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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 jhonatan g r t

Nov 21, 2016

la creación del personaje que tu vas a manejar es una extensión del mismo juego y su historia.

By asfan

Dec 12, 2016

it give me a strong basic knowledge on character design, i enjoy every session on this course

By Peter S

Jun 11, 2020

Some of the homework seemed slightly repetitive but definitely fun and informative overall!

By Gianmel V

Jul 9, 2020

Really helpful for beginners that want to know more about character design in general!

By Dhiksha A

Apr 20, 2020

Interesting course. It was nice to learn about the industry experts and their methods.

By Ben s

Apr 29, 2018

Great course, I am close to finishing it, and I've learned a lot. Thank you very much

By Ali A

Mar 25, 2019

it will go through practcal stuff and let you experience and trains your creativity.

By Bao N H

Feb 2, 2016

coolest stuff ever, please do more of them so I can tell people to join the course

By Matteo R

Mar 7, 2020

Amazing course! I learned a lot of things about the world of character design :)

By Смирнова А Д

Dec 5, 2016

Very intresting! I enjoyed doing homework! Серьезно. Это один из лучших курсов.

By Pamela P

Apr 26, 2016

Very well organized. Awesome interviews with character artists. Super videos!

By Alex M

Feb 15, 2017

Very interesting way to learn by observing the approach of different artists.

By Yassine R E F

Feb 15, 2016

Guest artists were AMAZING and the weekly exercises productive. Thanks Fran.

By Ana G V F

Aug 9, 2020

A great course to learn character design and learn different perspectives!

By Jaime A

Aug 7, 2016

From the first 30 seconds of the first video I can know I'll love it!

By whipexx

Mar 7, 2016

Really good course, must be done with the rest of the specialization.

By Filip R

Feb 24, 2016

It's the interviews with famous artists which make this course great!

By Evelyn S d S

Jul 6, 2020

the course is amazing and I love how this course is dynamic and fun.

By Felipe R

Oct 5, 2019

Great course, I really learn how to create a character for a game.

By taylor c

Sep 4, 2016

Beautiful course, very informational. Great community here, too!

By Hein H Z

Jun 26, 2020

Great course. Love to know about how animation industry works.

By David H

Oct 26, 2016

Top knotch! Great professor, great interviews! Great material.

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 Peggy C

Aug 15, 2016

Great course, fun projects - inspiring and informative.