Course overview Course overview
Build cultural, historical, and futuristic worlds
This is a project based course where each week students will be given an assignment 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 telling to prop design and layout. Students will come away not only as better designers, but have a stronger sense of world cultures and understand how the production pipeline works to how visual development plays a role crafting meaningful designs that are used to sell an idea or product.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Lectures by Tyler Edlin
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.
Environment design Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
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Aromie Kim / Spring 2017
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!
Christopher Lambert / Spring 2017
Best teacher I have ever had. Best class I have ever taken at CGMA.
Allan Boulogne / Fall 2017
Friggin hands down, coolest instructor ive had on CGMA. Super down to earth and a funny guy. I love 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!
Akos Szabo / Fall 2017
-he was a fantastic teacher during the entire course!
Arthur Hargrave / Fall 2017
Very clear and very informative. A lot of information to study from.
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