About the course
Many students regularly create games and animations using simple sprites, often garnered from the web or from the (boring!) default libraries included with many software packages. This course will give them the skills and knowledge required to produce their own customised and unique 8-bit sprites and artwork. As fledgling developers, students need to learn the skills involved with creating original artwork for their projects to avoid plagiarism and sprite-jacking later in their careers. As budding digital artists, this course provides an excellent primer to creating fun, vibrant yet simple artwork they can insert into any project they create in the future. Students who enrol for this course are encouraged to use their new artwork in the companion course: Make-A-Mario!
A LAPTOP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE. You may borrow one from HackLab for the duration of the course for £30, just add it to your basket.