CHR331 - Character Development

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Subject Title
Character Development

Subject Description
Based on their own original storyline, students will now engage in a series of progressive assignments, spanning semesters three and four. Students will create a series of original characters and story art, depicting the world they live in demonstrating specific beats and moments in their story. This series of deliverables is intended to reinforce the more advanced elements of character design, storytelling and production art. While generating a unique look and feel for their production, an emphasis on story, character exploration, originality in style and appropriate design, while demonstrating an understanding of genre/end usage and market will be the focus this semester.

Credit Status
1 credit towards the Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
-        Create a series of characters for an original animated production.
-        Produce a series of story-art based illustrations for pre-production use.
-        Demonstrate flexibility and adaptation in stylistic approach.
-        Create a series of five characters that maintain continuity across a production.
-        Follow Art direction based on agreed direction from concept to final design.
-        Execute digitally cleaned final designs to professional standards.
-        Execute digitally coloured final designs to professional standards.
-        Demonstrate correct labeling for all deliverables.
-        Demonstrate correct naming conventions for all deliverables.
-        Submit completed deliverables in the required templates.
-        Deliver completed final model pack by the required deadline.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.