Fundamentals of Character Design

An 8-week course for building foundational skills necessary for the design of appealing characters in film, games, animation, comics, and more

COURSE OVERVIEW

Design your character's personality


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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Fundamentals of Character Design
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Bringing out the best in talent

  • Stefan is a senior concept artist and illustrator with a strong focus on character design and he excels at drawing and painting stylized characters and animals. He has worked as a concept artist in entertainment industry for over 10 years, primarily working with video games and since he started freelancing in 2015 he has been working with a wide range of clients. Most recently, he had the privilege of working at SPA Animation Studios in Madrid, Spain as Lead Lighting Artist on the animated movie Klaus for Netflix.

    As a mostly self-taught artist Stefan continually allocates a big part of his time improving his painting, drawing and design skills. Besides working as a production artist, Stefan spends his time painting traditionally with oils. More specifically, he takes a big interest in plein air painting.

    Stefan lives in Stockholm, Sweden and is currently freelancing for a variety of different clients whilst trying to balance freelancing, personal projects and his family life with his wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

  • Bernie is a Luso-Brazilian Character Designer/Illustrator based in London UK. He graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in Illustration and Animation Production and has worked in the industry since 2017 in Commercials and Tv Series and has worked with Cartoon Network, Nexus Studios, The Line, Netflix, Blinkink Feed me Light and Ritzy Animation.

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Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
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$699
Course Begins
January 24th

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  • Chris Lindstrom

    Very good instructor. He provided clear and useful feedback each week and the Q&As were very informative.

  • Bakari Griffin

    I learned so much and finally learned how to put the character into characters! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!

  • Jacob Birmingham

    It was helpful to have character design tool sets broken down. The methods Brett introduced us to helped me create characters I probably would not have previously envisioned out of my head, just by creating some space to play with different proportions, and providing some new ways of thinking and/or approaching a design.

  • Sandra Schwartz

    It improves the way I see things around me and the way I draw in general! I ‘m so glade I took this course!

  • Amanda Zima

    I took this class more for fun and to push me a bit out of my comfort zone. I think just having assignments to work on was super helpful to force me to draw. I sometimes suffer from not knowing what to draw, and end up not drawing, or drawing similar things over and over again.

  • Frank J Montes

    This course has really forced me out of my comfort zone and helped me expand the areas my mind usually goes to when I sit down and draw a character.

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BENEFITS

What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

spring term registration
Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
Only
$699
Course Begins
January 24th