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Introduction to Concept Art

Welcome to the exciting world of Concept Art. In this Concept Art course you will learn why concept artists play such an important role in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game Industries.Type: Online Certificate

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Portfolio not required

Student profile

Artistic ability90%
Technical ability10%

Program Description

Welcome to the exciting world of Concept Art. In this Concept Art course you will learn why concept artists play such an important role in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game Industries. Their mission is to inspire, to generate ideas, to make people believe. Concept artists are at the starting point of the studio pipeline, they are planning and designing the next blockbuster movie or what could be the best selling game.  You'll get to know the keys of a successful conceptual artist and what constitutes a successful concept art portfolio. This inspiring course is part of our concept art online school that brings the concept art in all of us.

Fully Accredited

This program is accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), designated under the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BCEQA), the Ministry of Advanced Education and listed under the Canadian Information Center for International Credentials (CICIC).

What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers. It ensures that a school is educating its students and meeting quality standards.   If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, it may be difficult to use your academic credentials.  Few employers will take your education seriously. Additionally, you may not be able to transfer your credit hours or degree to an accredited school.

If you are learning for personal enjoyment, accreditation may not be important to you. However, if you want to use your academic credential in the workplace or plan on furthering your education at a later date, accreditation is essential.

Admission Requirements

None.  This is a beginners course.

Who should attend this program?

Aspiring Concept Artists, people that like to draw, that like to create and have a wild imagination. Fans of animated movies, video games, Comics and TV.

Who is our target student?

Aspiring Concept Artists who are deeply passionate about generating visual concepts for Animated Movies, Video Games and Digital Visual Effects.  Artists who recognize and understand their strengths of what they can be best at, and can build a rewarding career.

At VANAS, we believe in the power of simplicity to succeed, focusing on your strengths is our philosophy.

Who is not our target student?

Artists looking for general education, undecided or unknowledgeable about career paths.  We recommend taking our other short introductory courses to find and recognize their strengths.

Class Times, Assignments and Workload

  • Classes are delivered 100% online
  • Small class sizes
  • 1 live sessions per week, one hour per session
  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 10 - 20 hours per week
  • Schedules are assembled by time zone; applicants will provide 3 time preferences in the application form.  We do our best to match those preferences between students and teachers.

Program Outline

Week Code Name of Course Assignment workload
 1
INCONC-100 
The Art of Conceptualizing - What is Concept Art?
15-20 hours
       
2 INCONC-200 
Basics of Character Design 15-20 hours
       
3
INCONC-300 Beyond Reality: Animals and Creatures 15-20 hours
       
4
INCONC-400 Worlds from your imagination: Environment and background Design 15-20 hours
       

Required Materials

Internet

  • Webcam and Headphones are essential tools for Online Programs
  • Internet broadband / High Speed connection


Software

  • Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Software
  • Academic discounts are available to our students

Recommended Books

  • The Basis of Successful Art: Concept and Composition
  • Force: Character Design from Life Drawing
  • Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers

Next Start Date:

Starts on Jan 8, 2018 - Application Deadline: 11.30.2017 12:00 6 Days

System Requirements

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Windows
Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player
Apple Mac OSX
Processor: G5 / Intel
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Software Requirements

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Your tuition is protected

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The Student Training Completion Fund is established under the Private Training Act, and provides consumer protection to students enrolled in programs at institutions registered with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). 

“Vancouver Animation School has given me a real look into the professional work of a concept artist. The classes are with people that currently work in the industry and their advice have been priceless. It also helped me to get the connections with people in the industry and taught me how to start networking to nurture relationships (another priceless thing).”

Connect with us

27-5490 Byrne Rd., Burnaby BC, V5J 3J1, Vancouver, Canada

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