Overview Course

The course aims to give Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of figure/character development for various visual narrative media, including games and animation. Explore the essence of a character by developing their attitude and digging deep into what makes them feel real and grounded. Visual storytelling is key in the video game and cinematic world, and you will learn how to portray all aspects of a character in their attire as well as the smallest details, such as pose, attitude and personality. Hone your digital painting skills by using painting techniques, various methods such as custom shapes, custom brushes etc., to finish and polish up their character design. You will be able to see demonstrations, presentations and get feedback on your work.

Learning Outcome

  • Core mastery of skill-sets to create illustrations from imagination
  • Knowledge of important core concepts essential to illustration
  • Learn all the intricate points of illustrations used in books, films, games and fine art
  • Basic skills in creating scenes with characters and creatures in various environment using Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of the illusion of depth and how to apply it to the environment
  • Composition, lighting and perspective techniques that are applicable to various other art and art-related disciplines
  • Semi-professional to professional level of knowledge, presentation and skills required in the illustration industry
  • To gain a great advantage and edge over other students in animation, media, gaming, film, and visual effect schools

Who should Attend?

  • Game Design Professionals
  • Game Art & Animation Professionals
  • Media Professionals
  • Designers
  • Artists & Freelancers

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 16 years old and above recommended
  • Open to all Singapore Residents
This course is endorsed under Talent Assistance (T-Assist).
To find out more about T-Assist Funding, please refer to Programme Support under T-Assist page


Information as accurate as of 15 August 2019