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.  

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.