Sep 03 Scholarship Deadline
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Design 360
Design 360º

ACT-017 03

Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure which eld suits you best? Then this lecture/studio class is for you. Design 360º explores many of the majors in ArtCenter’s degree programs, including Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. Through individual projects, you will get the chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills are emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is a perfect introduction for students new to ACX Teens. Estimated cost of materials: $20

Filmmaking from A-Z

ACT-108 03

Follow the journey of a film—from the birth of a concept to the marketing of the final product. Explore the various stages of putting a film together, including storyboarding, production design, working on a set, and the post-production process. Learn about different jobs in the lm industry and complete several in-class projects, gaining hands-on experiences with different roles. Estimated cost of materials: $30

Introduction to Product Design

ACT-060 03

Product designers work on a range of projects, from consumer electronics to furniture to footwear. In this hands-on class, you will explore product design as a profession and discover marketing and production processes—all while learning industrial drawing techniques, concept development and visualization skills. Estimated cost of materials: $75

3D Illustration
3D Illustration

ACT-103 03

Explore the digital image creation tools used throughout the entertainment industry. Today, artists use programs such as ZBrush to up their digital games. Begin your digital journey by learning how to integrate ZBrush sculpt- ing techniques and traditional illustration methods in Photoshop. Explore traditional concepts like composition and lighting while learning to use ZBrush to enhance your drawing abilities or confront your insecurities. Students will complete a poster that integrates both 3D and traditional drawing elements. Estimated cost of materials: $25

Sculpture
Sculpture

ACT-095 03

In this introductory course, you will explore various methods and processes of contemporary sculpture. Learn the basics of working with traditional and non-traditional materials in a 3D space. While working on individual projects, you will become familiar with a comprehensive range of materials and techniques, including wire, plaster and mold making. The cost of materials is included in class tuition.

Branding Basics

ACT-114 03

What is a brand? Learn the basics of branding—and the integral role that design plays in creating brands—by studying the work of successful (and unsuccessful) infuencers, celebrities, products and companies. In this class, you will work on identifying and describing brands as well as conceptualizing and designing your own brands from the ground up. All media platforms will be studied— from social media outlets to guerrilla advertising to traditional print formats. Estimated cost of materials: $40

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Drawing from the Nude

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Character Design

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Photography

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Illustration

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Photography

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Illustration

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Comic Book Illustration

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Illustration

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Comic Book Illustration

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Illustration

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Surrealist Pen and Ink

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Collage

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Illustration

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Figure Drawing

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Surrealist Pen and Ink

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Comic Book Illustration

ACX Teens course Design 360° shows how art and design are connected

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Christian Perez-Morin and Gabriella Carboni

Christian Perez-Morin and Gabriella Carboni

In the ACX Teens course Design 360°, students explore the wide world of ArtCenter’s degree programs, including Advertising, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. 

“The course shows students that design and art disciplines are connected to each other,” says designer and alumnus Christian Perez-Morin (BFA 12 Graphic Design), who co-teaches Design 360° with artist Gabriella Carboni. “It’s a simple way for someone to try out multiple disciplines without committing to a certain area of study,” he adds. “It shows students their options.”

With Fall ACX Teens courses being taught remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perez-Morin and Carboni have focused their course on communicating and verbalizing ideas and on drawing skills as an essential way to express those ideas. “During this time, as we find ourselves more dependent than ever on technology, we’re actually pulling our students away from the computer as much as possible,” says Perez-Morin.

In the course, students choose a topic to focus on, then develop a product and brand related to that topic. In each class, students explore their brand through the lens of a different ArtCenter degree program, says Carboni. They’ll make a brand logo for Graphic Design. They’ll draw the product itself, exploring Product Design. They’ll design a space that represents the brand, for Environmental Design. Students will also learn the process of printmaking and making prints, for Fine Art, and will use flexible tape to create a car on a wall, for Transportation Design. 

“We start with lectures that show a variety of work made in the specific field, and then move into creating projects,” says Carboni. “Our class is perfect for students who are creative and find themselves interested in visual arts but don’t know where to start.”

Perez-Morin, whose clients include Acura and Girl Skateboards, emphasizes the importance of creativity, problem-solving, art and design during this unprecedented time—for both teens and adults.

“Serious problems need to be solved, and designers can help by using their talents for humanitarian, environmental and social initiatives,” he says. “Art can also bring people joy and purpose in a time of fear and confusion. Art reminds us of the beauty in the world.”

 
08.31 -10.03

Registration period

09.03

Scholarship deadline #1

09.24

Scholarship deadline #2

10.03

Classes begin

11.06

Last day to drop classes

11.28

Holiday, no classes

12.12

Classes end

01.06

Spring 2020 registration begins