Thursday, October 30, 2008

Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design

Industrial Designer Scott Robertson (left) started a program in Entertainment Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2005. The program brings together skills in illustration (figurative work, picture composition, color theory, and narrative illustration) with skills in industrial design (technical perspective drawing, object styling, model building, and design methodologies).

Concept designers for the entertainment industry design characters, environments, vehicles, props and other things people have often never seen before. Robertson, who also has a publishing company (Design Studio Press) for concept design, put together a book called "In the Future... Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design" (right) that shows examples of student work in character design, color theory, architecture, visual development and originality.

Concept designers are expected to have the ability to design, and illustrate unique and compelling characters, environments, vehicles, and props for stories taking place in the past, present and future. They draw upon knowledge and skills in industrial design, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and concept design.

Click on the heading above or go to for information about the Entertainment Design program at Art Center College of Design.

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