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Concept Art Certificate

Note: This course is undergoing curriculum changes


The Concept Art online certificate course provides aspiring conceptual artists with the minimum specialized knowledge to become successful junior concept artists.

Type: Online Certificate
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 6 months
Start Dates: Sep, Apr;
Admission Requirements: Submit application form including the non refundable application fee of $125 CAD; Pass General Assessment test.


The Concept Art certificate is a 6 months course (12 months part time option available).  This course is a complete condensed solution covering foundations to character, creature and environment design.  it has been designed to welcome aspiring concept artists and prepare them throughout the course for junior level positions in the animation, film and video game industries.


Tuition in Canadian Dollars

Payment Options # PaymentsFrequencyAmount DueAmount Paid
A1Full Payment$9,000$9,000
B2Per Term$4,838$9,676



Part-time 12 months

12Monthy$  900$10,800


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Delivery Methods

  • This course is online
  • 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 (1 hour sessions each)
  • Weekly Assignments (Four assignments total)
  • Assignments Workload: 15 - 25 hours per week


Course Outline

TermName of CourseCreditsDuration
Term 1Software Foundations, Drawing Preparation & Drawing Foundations33 Months
 Week 1    Photoshop Navigation. Line of Action
Week 2    File management. Depth
Week 3    All about brushes.  Balance
Week 4    Zbrush UI.  Shape
Week 5    Zbrush Layers. Structural Drawing
Week 6    Perspective I
Week 7    Perspective II
Week 8    Anatomy I
Week 9    Anatomy II
Week 10  Character Design and Anatomy I
Week 11  Character Design and Anatomy II
Week 12  Character Design and Anatomy III
Term 2 Character and Environment Design
33 Months
 Character Design - Planning
Character Design - I
Character Design - II
Character Design - III
Character Model Sheets - I
Character Model Sheets - II
Environment Design - Planning
Environment Design - II
Environment Design - III
Environment Design - IV
Production Design: Environments & Sets
Production Design: Environments & Sets II

Total Credits

6 6 Months


Who should attend this course?

  • Artists in Emerging countries
  • Producers who wish to assemble a team and understand concept art processes
  • Artists with a limited budget
  • Artists with limited time
  • Artists who need to go into production on a limited timeframe
  • Studios training their staff for Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Artists with homeschool education
  • Artists with limited resources


Hardware Requirements

  • Wacom tablet or equivalent
  • High Speed Internet
  • Webcam
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Internet browser
  • Flash player


System Requirements


     Windows: XP, Vista Vista 64 bit
     Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
     4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
     Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome recommended)
     Flash Player
     Acrobat Reader
     QuickTime Pro


     Mac OSX Tiger or newer                    
     Processor: G5 / Intel
     4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
     Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome recommended)
     Flash Player
     Acrobat Reader
     Quick Time Pro


Digital Pen

wacom-logoA digital pen is an input device which captures the handwriting or brush strokes of an artist directly into the computer.

Wacom is committed to developing technology to meet the needs of specific professions and industries that can benefit from a more natural and efficient way to work.


Software Requirements


Adobe Creative CloudZbrush 3D Sculpting

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program the student will have a basic understanding of 3D Character Computer Animation. Students will have gone through the process of bringing life to a cast of characters; all in their own personal  style.


Academic Credential

A Vancouver Animation School Certificate is a short term duration specialized training program.  We are a studio school (20% theory 80% hands on).  Students will graduate with a Canadian Certificate credential recognized internationally.


Graduation in Vancouver, Canada.




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