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

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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 (:\n\nI 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.

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By Luis E

Jan 13, 2018

I loved it, the teachers and their experience is just gold.

By Tanja H

May 14, 2016

The good best practice and insight in the topic was greate

By Joshua R A R

Mar 4, 2021

Un gran curso dónde aprendes y te diviertes al momento :)

By Peggy C

Aug 15, 2016

Great course, fun projects - inspiring and informative.

By Tushar L

Sep 28, 2020

This course helped me improve my character designs.

By Alfredo L

Jan 5, 2017

Very insightful course. Teaches good design basics.

By Arturo I L T

Apr 25, 2021

i really enjoyed this course, 100% would recommend

By J W

Dec 12, 2016

It was a fun and artistic. I learned alot from it

By Glaucio J M d C

Aug 20, 2019

I enjoy a lot this course. Excelent teachers.

By Morgyn C

Oct 26, 2017

A very fun and well rounded course so far :)

By Survesh R

Feb 10, 2016

An awesome class to learn character design

By Rodrigo E M B

Aug 13, 2016

a good way to begin to express our ideas

By Marvin A

Apr 11, 2016

Excelente Curso.

Recomendado al 100% !!!

By Nilson R C D

Dec 19, 2016

Best teacher in the Calarts courses!

By Arushi J

Sep 29, 2016

A great experience.... learnt a lot!

By Iryna M

Mar 18, 2016

The best course that I have passed!

By samil

Dec 26, 2015

Found the course I imagine to take

By José J

Jan 19, 2016

Excellent course, learned a lot

By Antonio B M

Jan 18, 2016

Great course I really enjoy it


Jan 2, 2021

Excellent content and teacher

By Johann b E W

Dec 8, 2016

Awesome, really learnt a lot!

By Thomas S

Nov 14, 2016

Very good and helpful course.

By 梁爽

Jan 28, 2018

Very nice,lots of practices.

By Sarah-Louise H

Mar 19, 2017

Excellent course all around!

By daniel g

Feb 9, 2016

Lots of useful information.