CHR431 - Character Design - Advanced

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Last revision date 2017-12-18 09:13:47.531
Last review date 2017-12-18 09:13:47.531

Subject Title
Character Design - Advanced

Subject Description

In this final semester of 2D design, students will focus their attention specifically on just one of their original characters as their semesters first half deliverables. The creation of a professional level character pack for their chosen character, including poses, expressions, mouth-charts and props will be the desired outcome. In the second half of this semester students will be introduced to and engage in the maquette building and traditional painting process as a storytelling tool.

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:
- Draw structurally advanced forms from a variety of views.
- Draw structurally advanced forms in a variety of poses.
- Draw characters that express emotion resulting in effective performance.
- Show ability to maintain continuity throughout the design process.
- Execute clean-up of final model pack to professional standards.
- Execute digital colouring of final model pack to professional standards.
- Sculpt a 3D version of chosen final character design.
- Follow Art direction based on agreed direction from concept to completion.
- Submit all final deliverables that adheres to proposed design outcomes.
- All completed deliverables submitted 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
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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.