Character Design for Film and Games

An 8-week course structured like a studio and freelance workflow focusing on character design

COURSE OVERVIEW

Develop what makes a quality character


COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The more you know, the better.


Character Design for Film and Games
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Real heroes don't wear capes they teach

  • Dave Paget has been working as a concept artist within the entertainment industries for 8 years. Specializing in character design, Dave has mainly worked as a freelance artist on a variety of game, film and animation projects including the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, Spider-Man, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Love, Death+Robots, Kong:Skull Island and Bloodshot. Dave has recently joined Sumo Digital in the UK and is working full time, in-studio as a Senior Concept Artist.

  • Scott Caple has been working in the animation industry for 30 plus years as a designer, layout, and story artist for such companies as Lucasfilm, Don Bluth Productions, Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky, SPA among others, with credits including: Klaus, The Little Prince, The Incredibles, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Legend of Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Continent, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Inspector Gadget, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II, plus game design for THQ for The Incredibles, The Incredibles:Rise of the Underminer, Ratatouille, and Wall-E, The Little Prince.

    Other interests lean to such as calligraphy, painting, drawing, modelmaking, history and many things that require a lifetime to even begin to learn – sailing, fencing, arms and armour, movies, not to mention all these new things being served up by our digital age. In all of this he has learned that good reference is indispensable to creating good art.

STUDENT INTERVIEWS
  • The Warlock
    Interview with
    Samantha Combaluzier
    The Warlock
    Interview with
    Samantha Combaluzier
  • Codename: Fatboar
    Interview with
    Omar Gama
    Codename: Fatboar
    Interview with
    Omar Gama
  • The Cleric
    Interview with
    Hugo Araujo
    The Cleric
    Interview with
    Hugo Araujo
  • Rogue Warrior
    Interview with
    Max Kennedy
    Rogue Warrior
    Interview with
    Max Kennedy
  • The Step by Step of Sindriira
    Interview with
    Brendan Milos
    The Step by Step of Sindriira
    Interview with
    Brendan Milos
  • How to Design a Warlock in 8 Weeks
    Interview with
    Martin Cabrea Pavez
    How to Design a Warlock in 8 Weeks
    Interview with
    Martin Cabrea Pavez
  • Dark Knight: What It Takes to Level Up Your Skills
    Interview with
    Tanya Podolskaia
    Dark Knight: What It Takes to Level Up Your Skills
    Interview with
    Tanya Podolskaia
  • Rendering the Details
    Interview with
    Giorgia Vincenzi
    Rendering the Details
    Interview with
    Giorgia Vincenzi
  • Developing the Character You Want
    Interview with
    Charles Ge
    Developing the Character You Want
    Interview with
    Charles Ge
  • Changing Your Design
    Interview with
    Austin Kwidzinski
    Changing Your Design
    Interview with
    Austin Kwidzinski
    spring term registration
    Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
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    $699
    Course Begins
    January 22nd

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    Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

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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 22nd