Chevron Left
Back to Character Design for Video Games

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Character Design for Video Games by California Institute of the Arts

901 ratings

About the Course

In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games. Following a first week delving into some foundational concepts for successful character design, each of the remaining three weeks are structured as a master class where you will observe three professional character designers at work in the studio: Andy Ristaino (Adventure Time), Jacky Ke Jiang (Journey), and Robertryan Cory (SpongeBob SquarePants). Each designer will take on two different design challenges on the fly and address the various issues in designing characters for games, such as movement, expression, and technical limitations. At the end of each week you will have an opportunity to try out some of the concepts from that week's lesson on characters of your own design. This is a fun and engaging class especially useful for students interested in animation in film and TV as well as games, and is suitable for students of any drawing ability....

Top reviews


Dec 21, 2016

As I said earlier, I recommend this course for everyone; doctors included (:

I like how this course was treated in a different way. We see people doing the job on there ground, that's interesting.


Nov 5, 2017

Fun and challenging to me. Is not easy to me to create new characters, but with this practice and professional examples, I feel more confident to just do and see what happens. Thank you, very much.

Filter by:

226 - 239 of 239 Reviews for Character Design for Video Games

By Irene P

Oct 26, 2016

By Ricardo D

Nov 22, 2016

By Gastón N M

Dec 5, 2016

By Felipe C

Jan 6, 2016

By Aurelija M

Aug 7, 2016

By samson h

Jun 27, 2020

By Juan C D M

Jan 21, 2016

By Yomna B

Jul 29, 2020

By Benjamin H

Sep 13, 2016

By Viola B

Sep 27, 2016

By Luca L

Jul 26, 2017

By Marko D

Aug 21, 2022

By Constantin C

Jan 21, 2022

By Omar L

Apr 16, 2022