Concept Art for Game Design for 15-17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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About the Course
One week summer course for teenagers, ideal if they are considering a future in game design, animation or creative media.
This course focuses on the process of image-making in the game design industry. The course is hands-on and taught in a series of practical workshops and group sessions.
During this course you will:
Investigate the role of concept artist in the game production process
Develop your 2D visualisation skills
Use a combination of hand drawing and digital techniques
Develop characters and environments in response to a project brief.
What will you gain?
At the end of the course you will have a range of work for your portfolio including development sketches and finished images.
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What's included in the price?
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor, 6 - 10 August 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm. Maximum class size: 12.
Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee. Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? Accommodation (which includes evening activities) can be booked so the course can count as your DofE gold award residential. For more information on accommodation and online booking, follow the link above or call our office.
Well first things first there was a lack of communication before the course even commenced. The email sent specifically read "bring an A2 sketch book and materials you feel comfortable working with". So, trying to be prepered me and my friend who also went with me on the course brought new A2 sketch books and some watercolours. In addition to this I brought my tablet, which I work best on, with me knowing that the majority of concept art is done on one these days. To our dismay we didn't need to go out and buy these items or bring tablets because we wouldn't be using them thought the week. Instead we were supplied with sub par utensils which we would end up using to practice fine art. NOT concept art. Over every day we would copy something quickly into our sketch books until it bacame a dull monotonous task while 'learning' about basic perspective and other skills you would pick up from KS3 art. It was only at the very end we began to touch on some of the skills we could utilise to draft up our own concepts but even then it was minimal (thumbnails and silhouettes). Anyone who wished to further their understanding with one of the most prominent tools in the industry, Photoshop, will be in for a rude awakening.
Addendum: anyone completely new to art could definatly find enjoyment in this course but you will not be developing anything other than fundamental skills and have zero portfolio/showreel work by the end. It's a shame really because the tutor himself seems like a really nice chap who you could easily get along with if you are enjoying the work.
Mack foley - - #5774
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Course Start DatesMonday 6th August 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Teen friendly
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