ANIM 223: Character Design

In this course, students explore the fundamentals of character design for animation, working with the elements of characterization, design, performance, movement, appeal, and anatomical structure in the creation of their own characters. Dimensional and flat stylizations are examined through construction of structural drawings and shape-based techniques. Through practical application, students contextualize the impact of body language and facial expressions on character design. Research and discussion consider the differences between concept art and production artwork, the basics of colour theory, the development of design styles in animation history, and the role representation.

This course is subject to priority rules; see here.


Completion of 21 credits

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Term Section Title
Spring 2022 ANIM-223-S091 Character Design
Spring 2022 ANIM-223-S092 Character Design