In this class you will tackle your most in depth creative briefs yet. You will engage in extensive creative development, with a focus on high quality design and animation. Your thesis project will serve as an opportunity to take your portfolio to the next level. We’ll also focus on professional development. We’ll help you build your portfolio and give you practical actions steps to begin your career.
If you have the basics of Design and Animation down pat, but need a strong push with improving your conceptual, storytelling and production skills, then this may be perfect for you. Ever wonder how pros come up with ideas? Or how someone stays on track time wise? We'll put on the director, art director and producer caps for 12 weeks, and explore the real world critical thinking that goes into a making successful project. After the course, you should be more confident in taking on a whole project creatively and logistically, and your work will be more considered, unique and attention grabbing.
* A screen based drawing tablet like a Cintiq is not essential, but recommended for the first half of the class.
* This class is more demanding time wise than class 1 and 2. A minimum of 12hrs a week for homework is recommended.
Submit a portfolio link to firstname.lastname@example.org and put, "Class 3" in the subject line.
"The community is a huge part of the program. There is a lot of interaction, and it's a great resource for technical questions or just sharing inspiration."
- Roald Seeliger, Germany
"Getting critique from a trained professional really helps to find what kinds of things to focus on. I've had a lot of "aha!" moments when the mentor pointing things out to me."
- Wolfram Friele, Netherlands
"The mentors helped so much with creative feedback, that would force you to think critically instead of giving you the answers to a design or animation problem."
- Kyle Predki, Boston
Don't wait too long to claim your seat. We are often constrained by the number of mentors who are available each semester, so limited seating may apply.
We're all looking forward to a great semester!