Digital Character Design

How do animators, video game designers, and other graphic artists create compelling characters from a bundle of ideas? Do you have a cast of characters of your own that you write about or sketch? Take your character from idea to digital creation as you learn character design fundamentals!

Receive hands-on support, step-by-step tutorials, and learn the elements and principles of art and design. Engage in visual problem-solving and conceptual thinking as you bring your original character to life! Imagine and explore your character’s backstory and personality through visual elements, including character briefing, color schemes, shape language, graphic translation and graphic interpretation. Move from rough sketch to digital character using Adobe Photoshop. 

Could you be the next Pixar animator or character designer helping to create a smash hit video game? Discover the process and tools you need to digitally create original characters!


How to Apply

Duke Pre-College uses a 2-step enrollment process: 

  1. First, students apply to the Pre-College program, indicating their course(s) of interest. Apply now.
  2. After they receive notification of their acceptance into Duke Pre-College, they enroll in the course(s) indicated in their Pre-College Application. 

Learn more on our How to Apply page.