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Course Description

Have your own idea for a cartoon? A little character design goes a long way. In this course, students learn to create believable, interesting characters with human traits for cartoons and animation. Instruction covers staging, silhouette, posture, structure, costume, color, and shapes. Students also explore the art of popular cartoonists, animation characters, and design types. In addition, students learn how to apply these skills in various market segments such as advertising, animation, gaming, and beyond.

 

Prerequisites

Specific coursework required for Certificate Students. All other students should have equivalent experience.

Life Drawing is recommended but not required. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Character Design
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Jun 07, 2022 to Aug 09, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
Materials List
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method: Synchronous 
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom. 
  • Courses details are subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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