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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%

How this program works:

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Built for the industry. Built for your trust.

Program designed in consulations with major studios in
the Animation, VFX and Video Game industries.

Introduction Courses start:
Monday, August 10th, 2020

Deadline to Apply: August 7th, 2020

Live Classes on:
Mondays, 5:30 pm Pacific Time

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Introduction to Concept Art
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.

The main mission of Concept Artists 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 concept 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Admission Requirements

Age

14+ years of age or older
(If under 19 years of age, parent or guardian consent is required)

Assessment Test

Successfully pass general
assessment test that includes
a computer knowledge assessment,
Internet knowledge assessment,
English reading and writing skills
assessment.

Portfolio

No portfolio requirement, this is a begineers hands-on course open to the general public.

English Proficiency

International students with English as a second language must demonstrate a good oral and written level of English. A telephone, Skype, or in-person interview may be required to verify this.

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Course Duration

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Program Outline

Introduction to Concept Art

Week 1
What is Concept Art

  • The Art of Conceptualizing
  • Drawing Assignments

Week 2
Basics of Character Design

  • Silhouettes
  • Drawing Assignments

Week 3
Animals & Creatures

  • Beyond Reality
  • Drawing Assignments

Week 4
Environment Design

  • Worlds of your Imagination
  • Drawing Assignments

All asssignments have to be succesfully completed to pass the course.
Course codes: INCONC-100,  INCONC-200,  INCONC-300,  INCONC-400.

Vancouver Animation School reserves the right to review and change without notice the curriculum design to meet the industry requirements.

Online
Live Classes

  • Small class sizes
  • 1 live session per week, one hour per session
  • 1 live support classes per week, one hour per session
  • Office hours online support

Assignments
Workload

  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 10 - 20 hours per week

Times
Schedules

  • Class times are listed at the top of this website page
  • Class times are also visible on the application form
  • Flexible times for you to work and study at the same time

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Software Requirements

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

Photoshop CC

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VANAS Students save 60%

Adobe Creative Cloud Software

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VANAS Students save 60%

System Requirements

Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Hardware.

Windows System

Windows System

Processor: 3 GHZ or higher
8 GB RAM (12 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Windows System

Apple Mac OSX

Processor: Core Duo / Intel
8 GB RAM (12 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Windows System

Internet

Broadband, High Speed connection
10 Mbps Download (Recommended)
1 Mbps Upload (Recommended)

Windows System

Webcam & Headset

These are essential tools for Online Programs

Recommended Books

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

Canadian Designation

An official transcript is the VANAS' certified statement of your academic record. The official paper transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the Institution seal and signature of the Institution Registrar.

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The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post- secondary education.

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The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers associated regulations.

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A joint initiative of the provinces and territories, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC),

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Established in 1990 to fulfill Canada’s obligations under the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies.

The Introduction to Concept Art certificate course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

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“I wanted to move to the next level in my career, for a long time I wanted to learn
character animation because I love movement and the possibility to make a
digital 3d character come to life, make feelings believable!”

Career Pathway

4 weeks

VANAS Introduction to
Concept Art

4 weeks

1 year

VANAS Concept
Art Diploma

2 year

VANAS 2D Computer
Animation Diploma

2 year

3 year

VANAS Advanced 3D
Modeling Diploma


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