The Concept Art Online Diploma program provides aspiring artists with the necessary foundation tools and the key to becoming successful Conceptual Artists.
Type: Online Diploma
The objectives for this online program are to welcome aspiring Concept Artists and prepare them throughout the course of studies for entry level positions in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. This program provides them with the necessary foundation tools and the key to becoming successful Conceptual Artists.
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.
Concept Art at Vancouver Animation School is a 4 term intensive. The Program consists of 10 hours per week comprised of live classes and online activities with a total duration of 990 hours delivered in 24 months. A full time version is also available.
Who should attend this program?
Aspiring Concept Artists, people that have an ability to draw, to create and have a wild imagination. Artists with the ability to convey their thoughts into drawings.
Who is our target student?
Aspiring artists who are deeply passionate about Concept Art, who recognize and understand their strengths of what they can be best at, and can build a rewarding career throughout their life in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. At VANAS, we believe in the power of simplicity to succeed, focusing on your strengths is our best philosophy.
Who is not our target student?
Artists looking for general education, undecided or unknowledgeable about career paths. We recommend taking other short courses we offer to find and recognize your strengths.
Class Times, Assignments and Workload
- Classes are delivered 100% online
- Small class sizes: 8 students
- 1 live session per week, 1 hour per session (Watch sample class)
- Bi-weekly assignments comprised of milestones and deadlines
- Online activities
- Assignments workload 10 - 12 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.
- This program is not available for students on a study visa.
1.- Complete Application Form including non-refundable fees.
2.- Pass General Assessment Test included in the application form.
|Year||Term||Code||Name of Course||Credits||Duration|
|1||Term 1||CONC-100||Drawing Foundations & Drawing Preparation||6||6 Months|
|COOL-100||Online collaboration and activities||3|
|1||Term 2||CONC-200||Characters and Environments||6||6 Months|
|COOL-200||Online collaboration and activities||3|
|1||Term 3||CONC-300||Production Design||6||6 Months|
|COOL-300||Online collaboration and activities||3|
|1||Term 4||CONC-400||Portfolio Development||6||6 Months|
|BUSI-400||Business and Job Development||3|
The curriculum for our Concept Art program has been carefully designed by our faculty board. We operate in an environment of continuous improvement, adapting to industry needs and with industry input.
Webcam and Headphones are essential tools for Online Programs.
Internet broadband / High Speed connection.
The Basis of Successful Art: Concept and Composition
Force: Character Design from Life Drawing
Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Software. Academic discounts are available to our students.
Students must complete every assignment in the program obtain a minimum average of letter B- (73%) to be considered successful in order to graduate.
Concept artists develop plans and visual concepts for games and movies. These professionals typically work in computer gaming or movie studio environments, creating characters and scenery.
This program is eligible for University Degree Pathways.
This program is listed under the BC Transfer Guide as block transfer.
Tuition in Canadian Dollars
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Graduation in Vancouver, Canada.