Character Design For Animation - (Summer): As animation moves away from its traditional roots towards ever greater technical sophistication, one thing remains constant - the need for unique and interesting characters for animators to bring to life. Whether you are a student or professional and regardless of your chosen media this course will provide you with the skills and working methods to create satisfying and original characters. You will be guided through all the stages necessary to design characters that may be used for traditional or computer animation, cut-out, stop motion, games, illustration, comic strips or advertising. With an emphasis put very strongly on drawing, you will be guided through the fundamentals of character design; from basic anatomy and construction, personality, facial expression, acting potential, implied movement and stylisation, through to the standard production aspects of pose-sheets, turnarounds and 3-D maquettes. Please note that this is a studio-based design and idea generation course rather than teaching computer software.
No formal entry requirements necessary