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Course Description

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This studio course focuses on a design-based approach to developing character art. Character design involves a combination of form, function, and personality. Using traditional media, this course will explore brainstorming and design techniques used in character development for comics, graphic novels, video game design, animation, and advertising. Group work and critiques will be a large part of the classes. Projects will provide students with the methods needed to pursue their own character-based art goals, as well as demonstrate their skills in character art development. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Hands-on implementation of the process of designing a character, from brainstorming thumbnails to a final, polished Character Sheet
  • Experience in working in a professional workflow, creating material than can be edited, duplicated and shared with a team.
  • An understanding of design for function, and of their own strengths as designers.
  • Explore different aspects that make up a Character, both through personality and physicality

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

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Section Title
Character Design Studio
Type
Studio/Seminar
Days
Sa
Time
2:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Feb 26, 2022 to Apr 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
Delivery Options
Weekend  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Instructors
Section Notes

Course Supply List

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

COVID-19 Protocols for On-Site Courses
By registering to take an on-site course at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies you agree to comply with the following requirements:

Proof of Vaccination
1.
Masks are Mandatory
2. Maintain Physical Distance Where Possible
3. Practice Good Hand Hygiene
4. Self-Assessments

Please see our registration policies for detailed information on COVID-19 protocols for on-site courses at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies. We will notify you with updates as the situation evolves.

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.