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Statement of Attainment in Concept Character Design

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Overview About this course

Develop the technical skills to master your drawing style. Whether you’re experienced in game development, illustration and animation, or just starting out, you’ll learn to professionalise your concept designs to produce compelling characters.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Design a character from scratch, replicating the industry standard workflow

  • Draw characters from the front, side and back. In industry, this is known as a 'turnaround'

  • Produce a portfolio of professional concept character drawings

  • Build physical 3D modelling clay representations of characters

  • Draw models in costume to learn about how bodies and garments move

  • Incorporate feedback to improve your work

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Concept Character Design

  • A portfolio of great character concept art that you've created using the same processes that professionals use

  • Strong pathways to further study in game development, animation, design, illustration or fashion

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Drawing experience

  • Interest in generating visual concept designs for games and animation

  • An eye for design

  • Access to drawing materials such as pencil and paper

  • If you choose to draw digitally you will need access to a laptop Wacom or tablet

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: character designer, character artist and illustrator.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Concept Character Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Concept Character Design does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms CUADES302

  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas CUAACD311

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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