Concept Design

Concept Design
Application of illustration methods and creative process to solve visual problems for entertainment production design. Faculty-led teams work within given parameters to research, visualize, and render original compositions, characters, environments, creatures, vehicles and props.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDESIL 310; or DESAN 365R
 RecommendedDESIL 250; DESIL 351; DESIL 453.
 ProgramsContaining DESIL 457
Course Outcomes

Professional Preparation

Student will be able to apply the best practices, processes, literature, and tools of the concept design field and will have a working knowledge of past concept artists and leading contemporaries as they identify personal artistic influences and professional opportunities.

Conceptualization, Visualization and Analysis

Students will be able to competently implement skills such as creative conceptualization through observation, effective visualization through individual artistic study and practice, and meaningful analysis through group critiques and faculty assessments.

Design Process and Teamwork

Students will be able to apply design processes that emerge from fluid ideation and research, advance through critical analysis, revision, and iteration, and result in original outcomes. Students will be able to adapt individual art practice to the visual direction of a team project and contribute meaningfully within given aesthetic parameters.

Visual Communication

Students will be able to utilize the visual languages of literal, symbolic, and emotive representation through characterization, personification, aesthetic design, and applied color theory. Students will be able to implement creative design solutions and visual storytelling strategies to appeal to, and communicate with, a diverse audience via entertainment media.

Thematic Expression

Students will be able to create images that communicate uplifting ideas with clarity, express spiritually inspiring themes through the narrative and conceptual aspects of creative work, and identify opportunities for positive cultural influence through the concept design field.