Entertainment designers bring stories to life for the entertainment industry through the design of conceptual worlds, creation of memorable characters for animated films, and development of immersive gaming experiences.
A successful career in Entertainment Design requires a fertile imagination, an understanding of the technological tools used to invent new realities and the ability to conceptualize within the parameters of a given story. Our alumni work in the fields of animation, video games, theme park design, film and television.
ArtCenter's Entertainment Design curriculum houses three tracks: Concept, which focuses on the skills and creative ability required of entertainment industry concept designers; Animation, which develops students in the disciplines of character animation, storyboarding, modeling, art direction, and lighting for 3D and 2D animation; and Game Design, which prepares students to create and convey game concepts through prototyping and production for multiple platforms.
Our faculty consists of the industry’s top working professionals including concept designers, animators and supervising animators, and game designers from Disney, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Sony, and Blur to name a few. We prepare our students for career opportunities as concept designers, art directors, performance and action animators, modelers, lighting artists, storyboard artists, game designers, level designers, and game directors with companies such as Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, ILM, Sony, Blur, 343 and Riot.