Entertainment Design

Entertainment designers bring stories to life for the entertainment industry through the design of conceptual worlds and creation of memorable characters for animated films.

A successful career in Entertainment Design requires a fertile imagination, an understanding of the technological tools used to invent new realities and the ability to conceptualize within the parameters of a given story. Our alumni work in the fields of animation, video games, theme park design, film and television.

ArtCenter's Entertainment Design curriculum houses two tracks: Concept Design, which focuses on the skills and creative ability required of entertainment industry concept designers; and Character Animation, which emphasizes the nuances of designing, modeling  and bringing to life appealing characters through 3D and 2D animation.

Our faculty consists of the industry’s top working professionals including animators and supervising animators from Disney, DreamWorks and Blur to name a few. We prepare our students for career opportunities as performance and action animators with companies such as Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, ILM, Sony, Blur, 343 and Riot.

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Entertainment Design

It brings me great joy to be able to share everything I have learned during my adventures as an artist with the next generation of entertainment designers.

Guillaume AretosChair, Entertainment Design

Take the next step toward a career in entertainment design.