Learn how to draw your own Manga and Anime characters.
Type: Online Certificate
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There is more to anime and manga than cute girls! …Okay, cute girls are admittedly pretty awesome, but who’s going to draw their house, their overly talkative pet sidekick, and of course, their signature weapon the “Scythe of Kill Everything That Moves +1?” You are of course! In this advanced branch of the Anime & Manga course, learn to specialize in designing everything from characters to weapons to backgrounds to make the world you envision truly come alive!
- Award Winning Proprietary Online Campus
- Studio Setting (20% Theory, 80% Practice)
- Weekly Live Sessions (Synchronous)
- Access 24/7 to Online Campus (Asynchronous 24 hrs, 7 days a week)
- 15:1 Student Ratio
- 1:1 Personalized Critiques
Class Times, Assignments & Workload
- Classes are delivered Online
- 2 Weekly Live Classes
- Students will be asked for 3 time preferences in the application form
- Weekly Assignments
- Assignments Workload: 15 - 25 hours per week
- Weekly 1 on 1 personalized critiques
- Total hours of instruction: 7 hours
- Total hours of assignments: 60 - 100 hours
- Week 1: EXPRESS! Personality & Emotions!
- Week 2: EQUIP! Props & Clothing!
- Week 3: SET UP! Backgrounds & Layout!
- Week 4: COMBINE! Everything & More Everything!
Please note that in order to pass the course, all assignments have to be successfully completed and submitted on time. Students intending to transfer to diploma programs must obtain a minimum grade of B- (76%).
Who should attend this class?
This course branch focuses on the pre-production, character design and concept stages of anime and manga creation. Recommended for creative artists with the goal of expanding their drawing arsenal and visual library, setting the foundation for a manga or anime of their own creation!
Prior drawing experience or having previously attended the “Anime & Manga: Getting Started!” course is recommended to hit the ground running in this advanced course!
Recommended for anime, manga and gaming enthusiasts who wish to further develop their skills after the original Anime & Manga Illustration course.
This course can be completed without software. Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI or Manga Studio are recommended for a more publish ready final assignment, but not strictly necessary.
Students will graduate from this class with an expanded repertoire of skills to draw not just anime and manga characters, but also props and settings. In addition, they will also possess and advanced insight on how to optimally layout a scene, bring out the full emotion of their characters, and the elements of what makes an anime or manga have a compelling cast or plot.
This is a short duration course and does not lead to a job.
Credits of this course can be used towards our Diploma Programs within six months of completion.
A Vancouver Animation School Certificate is a short term duration in a specialized training program. We are a studio and student centric school (20% theory 80% hands on). Students will graduate with a Certificate credential.
A freelance illustrator and graphic designer with over a decade of experience, Merritt “Zephos” Wong has become a professional Anime and Manga artist, a prominent figure in the Vancouver manga and anime having sold his own original creations both online and at numerous local conventions such as Anime Revolution and MiniComi. With his passion in uncovering the science behind the style of Kawaii and by proxy the complete reverse of it, Zephos’ artistic insight is sure to jump-start the juices of any budding anime and manga artist!
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