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Build cultural, historical, and futuristic worlds
This is a project-based course during which students will weekly be given assignments found typically in the entertainment industry. Each week focuses on using different architectural styles and building mini projects from them that utilize a different design principle. We will start out simple, but by the end of the term students will have a thorough understanding of various architectures, core design principles, and many aspects of visual development such as production sketches, interior and exterior shots, environmental storytelling, as well as prop design and layout. Students will come away not only as better designers but have a stronger sense of world cultures, understand how the production pipeline works, and see how visual development plays a role crafting meaningful designs that are used to sell an idea or product.
Fundamentals of Architecture Design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Tyler Edlin is traditionally trained with a Bachelor of fine arts and certificate of illustration from The Art institute of Boston. Notably he has worked many indie projects like Fall From Heaven and the Therion Saga to the larger productions of Tinkerbells Fairies from Disney Interactive and Chivalry: Medieval Warefare from TornBanner studios. Tyler has worked with studios including Disney Interactive, Hitpoint Studios, Studio Virty's, Fantasy Flight, Paizo Publishing, StarDock Industries, Tornbanner Studios, and Activision.
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Spring TERM Registration
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
Patient and considerate, Tyler did an amazing job at letting me realize my mistakes and using them as steps to better understanding. His feedback made me want to improve and I was inspired to redo my past assignments while doing the one that would be due. All in all, a fantastic instructor whose lessons I'll remember!
Best teacher I have ever had. Best class I have ever taken at CGMA.
Hands down the coolest instructor I've had at CGMA. Super down-to-earth and funny guy. I loved the small history lessons of each architecture type. He really knows his stuff and he's really, really supportive of all the student's work. Amazing guy and great course!
He was a fantastic teacher during the entire course!
Very clear and very informative. A lot of information to study from.
The course covers all variations of architecture, and helps establish the rules for each. This exposes you to a lot of different designs, and grows your visual library, as well as grounds your own designs firmly in reality.
This course improved my artistic and technical skills, by introducing me to different types of approaches and feedbacks which overall improve my understanding of Architecture, Referencing, Photoshop, Draftsmanship. Design, Problem solving. working under deadline and creative restraints.
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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