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Game Design Program

GAME Academy Pathway Courses
12th Grade Capstone Course
Game Design: Mr Aghajanian
Curriculum Focus:
 
 
 
11th Grade Introcutory Course
Computer Animation:  Mr Salazar
SEMESTER 1
WEEK 1
Intro to Class
Walk Through: Value
Walk Through: Shapes
WEEK 2-6
Character Design Part 1: Faces
Walk Through: Front and Profile
Walk Through: Features
Walk Through: Face Types
Assignment: Character Design
WEEKS 7-11
Painting in the Computer
Walk Through: Painting in Photoshop
Assignment: Paint Your Character Design
WEEKS 12-17
BG Design Part 1: One Point Perspective
Walk Through: Cubes and Cylinders
Walk Through: Interior Room Background
Assignment: Background Design
WEEKS 18-20
Assignment: Paint Your Background
SEMESTER 2
WEEKS 1-4
Character Design Part 2: Figure Drawing
Exercise: Gesture Drawing
Exercise: Structure and Proportions
Exercise: Muscles and Clothing
Assignment: Character Design
WEEKS 5-6
Assignment: Paint Your Character
Character Design Group Project
WEEKS 7-10
BG Design Part 2: Two Point Perspective
Walk Through: City Background
Assignment: Background Design
WEEKS 11- 13
Animal Drawing/Creature Design
Walk Through: Various Animals
Exercise: Creatures
Assignment: Creature Design
WEEKS 14-16
Prop Design
Walk Through: Weapons
Walk Through: Vehicles and Ships
WEEKS 16-20
Video Game Design Group Project 
 
 
Other courses:
Graphic Design
Drawing
Cartooning