California Institute of the Arts

Character Design for Video Games

This course is part of Game Design: Art and Concepts Specialization

Taught in English

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Fran Krause

Instructor: Fran Krause

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No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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98%

Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Game Design: Art and Concepts Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this first week of the course, we will explore some of the major concepts involved in creating compelling, unique, and purposeful characters. These ideas will provide the basis for your assignment this week and lay the groundwork for our visits with professional designers in the coming weeks.

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5 videos6 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week, we visit Andy Ristaino, a character designer who has created many of the ingenious characters for the animated series Adventure Time.

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5 videos2 readings1 peer review

This week, we visit Jacky Ke Jiang, an animator who has worked as a character designer for both Disney Feature Animation and in video games. Jacky will discuss working in both 2D and 3D modes as he completes his challenges.

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4 videos2 readings1 peer review

This week, we see Robertryan Cory in action. Cory is an a character designer known for his work on shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Ren & Stimpy, and Gravity Falls.

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8 videos4 readings1 peer review

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4.6 (118 ratings)
Fran Krause
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