Character Design

Students will learn how to quickly combine a variety of simple shapes to lay the groundwork for creating detailed character designs. The class will concentrate heavily on laying out simple shape combinations through value or line before returning back to them to add more detailed features. This process usually results in a higher number of unique designs within a given session. This course is ideal for any concept work in any industry.

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Create characters using basic shapes
  • Explore and develop ideas through thumbnail sketches
  • Appreciate the concept of interesting and readable silhouette shapes
  • Design a character lineup

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Accept and apply critiques
  • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
  • Prepare for and contribure to class discussions and critiques

Course Additional Information

Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Online Course Start and End Dates: October 7, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE 37 OLOctober 7, 2023November 17, 2023Online

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