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Entertainment Design Adjunct Instructor

Company:
Laguna College of Art + Design
Job Location:
Laguna Beach, California
Category:
Art

Entertainment Design Adjunct Instructor

Five Teaching Position Openings

Laguna College of Art + Design, is seeking an experienced Entertainment Design Adjunct Instructor. The College is located in an internationally recognized arts colony in Laguna Beach, California and offers a diversity of majors in Animation, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Fine Art, Game Art, Illustration and Entertainment Design.

Course: Concept Design for Entertainment

Course Description:

This is an advanced course in visual development, art direction and production design with an emphasis on the organization of all the pictorial components in a visual system supporting narrative content. The conceptualization of design choices, the calibration of stylistic parameters and other world building techniques will be explored through the creation of detailed concept art and the elaboration of a complete style guide. Emphasis is placed on prop design and set dressing for environment design and themed entertainment.

Course: Costume Design for Entertainment

Course Description:

This is a studio course designed towards developing knowledge of costume design as it pertains to illustration and the entertainment industry. The course provides extensive development, sketch and rendering practice towards the historical context for how clothing, costume accessories, and armor have evolved through the past several millennia. Additionally, this course will function in collaboration with character design for Entertainment Design, providing students with design skills required specifically for the entertainment industry. 

Course: Figure Painting for Entertainment Design

Course Description:

In this course students will be introduced to fundamentals of figure painting in gouache, with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students will be introduced to traditional painting techniques that will compliment and reinforce digital painting skills. The course will focus on full figure compositions. Students will practice quick sketch techniques and long pose techniques. Students will reinforce their knowledge of anatomy, light and shadow, color temperature, and learn various painting techniques.

Course: Fundamentals of Entertainment Design

Course Description:

This is a studio course meant to introduce students to Entertainment Design and the creative practices and problem-solving techniques used in the Entertainment industry. This course provides foundations skills commonly used in the creation of concept art. There is an emphasis on the visual development process and approaches to drawing and painting that provide students with an ability to clearly communicate the form and function of characters, objects, and environments. Students will learn basic xyz and constructive sketching techniques. Students will use inspiration and reference to develop their ideas into thumbnail designs, resolved sketches and diagrams, and finished concept illustrations.

Course: Storyboarding for Entertainment – Live Action Film + Television

Course Description:

This course teaches students to develop and create a sequential series of staged drawings (that is, the visual script of each scene in a film). The course covers how to effectively portray the essence of a story by means of quick and accurate sketches. A brief overview of script writing is included. The script's plot, situations, and conflict are developed from rough sketches to finished presentations. This course also examines staging, cinematography, drama, action notes, dialogue, pacing, timing, and sequencing the story's action.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lecture and demonstrate course material in a way that fulfills department needs/standards.
  • Preparation of syllabus, attendance, and teaching of curriculum according to the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Work with live nude models – ability to set up lighting and poses for long poses. (Figure Painting for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Participate in student office hours related to this specific course.
  • Adheres to LCAD’s diversity, equity and inclusion program.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Requirements, Experience and Education

Qualifications to perform this job successfully: An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The successful candidate must possess a user-centered attitude and a desire to work in a team-oriented environment that serves a diverse population.

  • 1 - 3 years teaching experience preferred.
  • Strong drawing and painting skills, ability to work digitally and traditionally preferred
  • Ability to teach visual development process
  • Ability to demonstrate design techniques that focus on character design, environment design, props and set dressing for environment design (Concept Design for Entertainment Design Course, Fundamentals of Entertainment Design Course)
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to demonstrate painting in gouache and/or acrylic required (Figure Painting for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Ability to teach figure drawing and figure painting (Figure Painting for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Ability to demonstrate and lecture on anatomy (Figure Painting for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Professional experience in Feature Films, Television Series, Feature Animation, Theme Park Design, or Games as a concept or visual development artist preferred (Concept Design Course, Fundamentals of Entertainment Design Course)
  • Professional experience on Feature Films, Television Series, Comics, or Games as a Story Artist (Storyboarding for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Ability to create emotion, humor, appeal, and action through continuity boards; emphasis in uniquely subtle, dramatic acting preferred (Storyboarding for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Understanding of cinematic staging and cutting (Storyboarding for Entertainment Design Course)
  • Professional experience in costume design or character design for Feature Films, Television Series, stage/theatre, Games, or equivalent (Costume Design Course)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A commitment to supporting LCAD’s diversity, equity and inclusion program

Physical Essential Functions

Sitting, standing, keyboarding, may lift up to 20 lbs. without assistance, grasping, pulling, pushing, reaching, and moving from one place to another. This position takes place indoors in a classroom environment sitting at a desk, standing for long periods of time and occasionally working in front of a computer. Occasional bending, stooping, and squatting.

Part time position. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@lcad.edu. Please also include which courses you are interested in teaching.

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