Design
 

Visual Development and Character Design

Visual Development and Character Design
Design characters, props, and environments for various uses in animation and print.
DESAN
361R
 Hours3.0 Credit, 6.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDESAN 250R; Animation BFA acceptance.
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining DESAN 361R
Course Outcomes: 

Character Design and Visual Development

Students will be able to identify advanced design principles and apply them by designing characters, props, and environments that are appealing to target audiences and suited to the needs of a given animated project.

Story and Character

Students will be able to construct compelling visual stories across a wide variety of character types and objects. Students will be able to develop character stories that inform their design decisions.

Abstraction and Caricature

Students will be able to apply rules of abstraction and caricature in the appropriate proportions for a given character and project.

Technique and Design

Students will be able to implement drawing, inking, and basic color techniques necessary for making designs presentable and interesting for art directors.

Style

Students will be able to shift their drawing style as necessary and show how to balance design principles when creating new styles.

Critique

Students will be able to differentiate between the various styles of critique and will be able to give and receive feedback using principles of good critique.

Visual Development as a Professional

Students will be able to face the emotional and ethical challenges of visual development work in the animation industry with good attitudes and behaviors.