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Game Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-COM-2798
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $15


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-2512 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that satisfies the primary objective of all web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jul 10 - Aug 7 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2438
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Behind every great 3D video game is a concept designer, who designs creatures, characters, swords, guns and other game assets that visually represent a virtual world. Young artists in this course are introduced to this profession, and to ZBrush, a digital sculpting program that combines 3D modeling, texturing and painting. With ZBrush, artists can create characters and creatures as if they were shaping clay, and give them dramatic surface treatments that result in high-resolution models. More than a software tutorial, this course is an exercise in imagination, as well as a peek into the fascinating world of the concept designer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3719 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to build simple interactive games using the latest web technologies that are at the heart of STEAM learning as you draw, animate and craft action using JavaScript. The instructor introduces you to the basics of interactivity using preprogrammed game modules, which illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation and boundary events. You can expect to learn coding techniques and get an introduction to Adobe Suite programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. While there is no need for prior programming knowledge, you should be interested in computer technology and the potential of gaming to convey compelling experiences.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3719-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to build simple interactive games using the latest web technologies that are at the heart of STEAM learning as you draw, animate and craft action using JavaScript. The instructor introduces you to the basics of interactivity using preprogrammed game modules, which illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation and boundary events. You can expect to learn coding techniques and get an introduction to Adobe Suite programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. While there is no need for prior programming knowledge, you should be interested in computer technology and the potential of gaming to convey compelling experiences.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2438-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Behind every great 3D video game is a concept designer, who designs creatures, characters, swords, guns and other game assets that visually represent a virtual world. Young artists in this course are introduced to this profession, and to ZBrush, a digital sculpting program that combines 3D modeling, texturing and painting. With ZBrush, artists can create characters and creatures as if they were shaping clay, and give them dramatic surface treatments that result in high-resolution models. More than a software tutorial, this course is an exercise in imagination, as well as a peek into the fascinating world of the concept designer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3710 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

If you are a movie lover, you've seen Maya in action. This award-winning 3D animation software package has advanced features that allow an imaginative artist to create the impossible, or at least the never considered. Maya has been used to create eye-popping movie characters like the gods, monsters and mutant heroes in The Avengers, as well as their vehicles and weapons that are always at hand. This course introduces the basics of the Maya interface and the concepts of 3D modeling. During class, you complete a Maya model that, while only the first step to creating a whole new universe, highlights the possibilities of this unique tool. Given the career possibilities emanating from the study of 3D animation, why not start here?

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - Aug 6 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1978
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

See, hear and feel sound in a whole new way! Here's your chance to design sound for the screen -- including movies, animations, games or projected presentations -- by learning how to construct soundtrack elements for a better audience experience. The instructor begins with an introduction to Audition and Logic Pro and lessons in sound recording. You'll then learn to change and edit your original source material through hands-on exercises in repairing damaged files, referencing sound libraries, and output options for maximum effect.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Ryan Campos (Bio)
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