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Themed Environment Design

An 8-week course focused on theme park design and creating story-driven guest experiences

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, SketchUp optional
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong draftsman skills in environment design, perspective, digital painting,
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, SketchUp optional
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong draftsman skills in environment design, perspective, digital painting,
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, SketchUp optional
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong draftsman skills in environment design, perspective, digital painting,
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Conceptual Sketching - Designing a Theme Park Icon

Course introduction: What is themed environment design? | Using a design process | Iconic attractors – Creating Weenies | Demonstration – Developing an Icon

Week 2 | Selling the Idea - Rendering the Icon

A Brief History of Architecture | Genre/Archetypal Storytelling | Demonstration – How to add color to your value | Demonstration – 3D build and Render

Week 3 | Who Needs Perspective? – Conceptual Elevations

The fundamentals of Elevation | Looking over examples of elevation | Ride system implementation | Design with Park Operations in Mind | Demonstration – designing in elevation

Week 4 | Leveraging the Brush Engine

Custom Brushes | Creating an Architectural Kit | Forcing Happy Accidents | Demonstration – Designing with custom brushes

Week 5 |Planning Spatial Design – Creating a Masterplan

Queue Lines and their functionality | Park Operations – emergency egress and circulation paths | Think about the Guest Experience | Demonstration – Creating a Plan to your elevation

Week 6 | Leveraging 3D Massing

Building just enough | Create a compelling composition | Render Passes | Demonstration – 3D Massing Model in Modo

Week 7 | Feeling the Experience - POV Illustration

Understanding Visual Weight – balance and rhythm, tension and release | Design with 4 Values | Defining with Pools of Light | Leading the eye with paths | Demonstration – Painting with a 3D render

Week 8 | Final Visuals – POV Illustration

The proper use of scale | People are people | Area Development – The devil is in the details | Rendering with expression | Demonstration – Final Rendering

Themed Environment Design
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Real heroes don't wear capes, they teach

Luc has over ten years of experience designing and creating world-class destinations, attractions, shows, and products for a wide range of domestic and international clients. Among other distinguished projects, Luc was a designer on the recently-opened Shanghai Disneyland Castle, the largest and most intricate to date. With his passion for sharing design experience and understanding, Luc teaches Entertainment Design at ArtCenter College of Design. Luc is currently working as CEO and Principal Designer at Steadman Design Studio in Pasadena, CA.

Clients: Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers Studio, Samsung, Paramount Studios, Dreamworks, National Geographic, MNC Land, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Warner Brothers, Resorts Worlds and many more.

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

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