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Entertainment Design

Entertainment designers bring stories to life by creating conceptual worlds, memorable animated characters and 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 department offers three tracks:

  • Concept focuses on the skills and creative ability required of entertainment industry concept designers
  • Animation develops students in the disciplines of character animation, storyboarding, modeling, art direction, and lighting for 3D and 2D animation
  • Game Design prepares students to create and convey game concepts through prototyping and production for multiple platforms
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Entertainment Design

The Joys of World Building: Entertainment Design Shines

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Featured Course

Game Development 3

Students create prototypes of sophisticated 3D games using industry standard development tools.

It brings me great joy to be able to share everything I have learned during my adventures as an artist with the next generation of entertainment designers.

Guillaume AretosChair, Entertainment Design

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