TERM 5 COURSE OUTLINES

Entertainment Senior Project

Course Description​

Building upon  Entertainment Design, in this course you will undertake a design senior project that you will use to showcase to present to your peers, and to use for career/job search.  Working again from your own script you will create additional objects, characters, and environmental breakdowns to produce a pro package.  Enhance your interpretation of the story to highlight specific details in the narrative.  You will fully complete compelling designs that focus the audience attention on key story elements. Your final output will be polished and fully rendered using a range of techniques such as Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Keyshot, and V-Ray rendering software.  This course and project will provide you with an opportunity to prepare for your senior project.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Produce designs and concepts in service to a script that is authored by the student.

  2. Tell a compelling story by using advanced composition, lighting and design principles.

  3. Refine their design process (i.e., research, refine, and design a basic character, vehicle, prop + environment design).

  4. Demonstrate intermediate to advanced design skills that display a knowledge of anatomy, perspective and design.

  5. Adapt to the direction and deadlines that are provided by your Instructor.

  6. Utilize digital software to enhance the finish and quality of design including Maya, Z-Brush, Keyshots, Substance Painter and V-Ray

  7. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills during class and team-work.

  8. Deliver a visually compelling and professional pitch to your instructor and classmates.

  9. Use design jargon and key terms when communicating in writing and orally.

  10. Write a compelling script scene for a game, animation, or film.

Course Duration

A total of 45 hours over the course of 15 classes, 1 class per week.

Portfolio Preparation

Course Description​

For emerging concept designers, a strong portfolio is key to professional opportunities and employment. In a world that relies increasingly on digital formats, a portfolio works to represent both the designer and the person, which is why it is important to make the best impression possible.

This course emphasizes both portfolio production and assembly in studio as well as classroom tutorials outlining important industry standards for communicating effectively with prospective employers, and the public. This includes learning how to craft compelling artist statements, a resume and bio, a cover letter, making their own website.

Students will have the opportunity to create new designs in-studio and prepare themselves for work in the competitive entertainment industry. Students will also experience portfolio development as a process of continuous enhancement of self-awareness, learning and development.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Assemble a professional quality portfolio.

  2. Create a portfolio website.

  3. Discover and explore approaches for communicating with professional and public audiences.

  4. Create an impactful online portfolio and professional presence.

  5. Adapt to the direction and deadlines that are provided by your Instructor.

  6. Write a resume, cover letter, artist statement and bio.

  7. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills during class and team-work.

  8. Pitch your artist statement to your instructor and classmates.

  9. Use design jargon and key terms when communicating in writing and orally.

Course Duration

A total of 45 hours over the course of 15 classes, 1 class per week.

Presentation / Interview

Course Description​

Presenting yourself and your professional capacities in an interview is an artform in itself.  In this course you will explore how to research companies and interview successfully.  This course emphasizes portfolio presentation, company research practices, and interview strategy development.  This includes strategies for how to insert your artist statements, resume highlights, key biographical details, and your concept designs into interviews as well as in networking scenarios.

Students will have the opportunity to refine written professional resources, enhance their web portfolio/profile, and practice interviewing in preparation for their practicum placement in Term 6.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Present a professional quality portfolio.

  2. Discover and explore approaches for researching companies to assess potential employment fits.

  3. Develop interview strategies, formulate STAR stories, and participate in a mock interview.

  4. Practice communicating with professional and public audiences.

  5. Enhance your online portfolio and professional presence.

  6. Enhance your resume, cover letter, artist statement and bio.

  7. Adapt to the direction and deadlines that are provided by your Instructor.

  8. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills during class and team-work.

  9. Use design jargon and key terms when communicating in writing and orally.

Course Duration

A total of 45 hours over the course of 15 classes, 1 class per week.

Studio Practice

Course Description​

Studio Practice is a vital course for students to work on and to complete their Senior Project and portfolio.  It represents the synthesis of the previous studios/course work in the Concept Design program curriculum. This is the stage at which students are expected to work on their Senior Projects independently as well as support their peers. Success in this course will require students to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they have acquired previous course work.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Complete their Senior Project - a fully completed story package encompassing vehicles, props, environment and character design..

  2. Working in teams or individually, apply the design process to complex design problems both simulated and real.

  3. Collect, synthesis, and effectively use large amounts of project-related research.

  4. Learn to work independently, and develop rapport in a studio-based work environment.

  5. Show measurable progress in their work from one class to the next.

  6. Participate in class or group discussions actively, and interact with classmates through discussion and work critique in the studio.

  7. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills during class and team-work.

  8. Learn to work with realistic deadlines and requirements with stakeholders.

Course Duration

A total of 45 hours over the course of 15 classes, 1 class per week.

Main Campus

2110-8888 Odlin Crescent

Richmond BC Canada

​V6X 3Z8

Surrey Campus

201-2055 152 Street

Surrey BC Canada

​V4A 4N7

(Portfolio Development Only)

778-297-6628

604-385-9920

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