This course will take the student through the basics of visual development: from visual storytelling to character design; from creatures to environment design. Beginning with simple visual elements, the student will learn how to create images that tell a story visually, as well as support a production in animation, live action, and video games.
Session 1: Visual Components In this session we will analyze the visual components that form the basis for all images.
Session 2: Pushing The Design Of The Character This session will cover finishing a character design.
Session 3: Creature Design In this session, you will learn how a creature can be envisioned and designed.
Session 4: Anatomy, Story And Creature Design This session will cover finishing a creature design.
Session 5: Creating An Environment In this session you will learn how to create a believable environment in which to stage a character.
Session 6: Moving The Eye Of The Viewer This session will cover finishing an environmental design.
Session 7: Vehicle Design In this session you will learn how to employ shape to create a successful vehicle design.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.