LEARN CONCEPT ART & ILLUSTRATION FOR VFX & GAME DESIGN

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GET PROFESSIONAL CONCEPT ART TRAINING FROM STUDIO ARTISTS

Do you love to draw and spend hours and hours sketching your creations? Are you looking to take your artistic skills to the next level and break into the industry? Now is your chance.

Give life to extraordinary creatures, design incredible weapons and visualise entirely new worlds never seen before. Learn Concept Art for Film and Games and turn your passion into a career.

From character and environment design to matte painting and digital paint overs, our Online Diploma of Concept Art Course gives you the skills to create a polished portfolio with guidance and training from industry professional artists.

Whether you’re just starting out, wanting to upgrade your skills or looking to get your portfolio noticed, CG Spectrum’s Diploma of Concept Art & Illustration is the course for you.

CG Spectrum gives you direct access and connects you to the best mentors from around the world, delivering a personalised education that gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

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"I am loving every minute of it! As an aspiring Concept Artist, it's been amazing to have an industry professional as a mentor. Having one on one feedback has been so helpful, for example submitting your work and receiving back a paint over and a 30 minute video of well thought out and detailed constructive feedback. I've learnt so much and have also gained much more motivation to work hard for my dream job."

Lauren Wakley CG Spectrum Student

COURSE INFORMATION

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CONCEPT ART COURSE CURRICULUM

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TRIMESTER 01 Full Time - 15 weeks

Strong foundations serve as the first stepping stone to understanding and creating concept art for video games and film. This study period is focused on developing well rounded skills and learning all aspects of the Concept Art pipeline including using Photoshop.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Introduction to Photoshop
  2. Composition
  3. Materials
  4. Dynamic Posing
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TRIMESTER 02 Full Time - 15 weeks

Students will build upon foundational skills by focusing heavily on character design and prop design techniques. Learn the art of storytelling by developing scriptwriting and storyboarding skills to establish a creative vision for productions.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Character Design
  2. Storyboarding
  3. Visual Development
  4. Intermediate Anatomy
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TRIMESTER 03 Full Time - 15 weeks

Advanced techniques are taught focusing on Creature Design and Environment Design while learning Matte Painting and ZBrush techniques used in film production. Students will also create a professional portfolio to submit to potential employers.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Creature Design
  2. ZBrush Paintover
  3. Matte Painting
  4. Portfolio Assembly

HOW IT WORKS

Start: Lessons / Video Content

  • Review the recorded lectures and supportive material
  • Review the assignment requirements
  • Begin researching and planning their week 
  • Start assignment 

Middle: Live Q&A Session / Feedback

  • Submit their first pass of work for the mentor’s video critique
  • Meet instructor online for a Q & A and critique session
  • Download and review recorded Q & A session and revise their work according to mentor feedback

End: Critique / Feedback

  • Submit their final pass of work for the week
  • Review additional recorded critique by their mentor working within their file
  • Review the following weeks recorded lectures and supportive material
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GRADUATE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

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CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO

Do you have questions about one of our courses? Contact us and we'll get right back to you.

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

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"The most important quality of CG Spectrum is that they concentrate on training their students in a specific discipline.They know that the industry is full of experienced and trained people and their goal is to find jobs for their student. I honestly believe that these guys have built this institution to get people jobs and help grow the industry into something even more amazing than it is now."

Tom Garden Concept Artist - Freelance

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"CG Spectrum has really taught me how to further develop my design skills and push my portfolio to a professional standard. My mentor is an experienced industry concept artist and made every class enjoyable. The mentors really train you to how to think critically about your work and acquire more attention for detail; details that really pull your work together to make that impressive polished piece in your portfolio."

Stephanie Lee Concept Artist - Tayutau

COURSE Tuition

SMALL CLASS

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SMALL CLASS OVERVIEW

At CG Spectrum you're never just a number. We cap our class sizes at 5 students so you get the most attention possible at a more affordable price. Studying in a small class setting also allows you to learn from your peers and build a larger network. 

1-ON-1 MENTOR

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1-ON-1 MENTOR OVERVIEW

By choosing the 1-on-1 option you will receive an educational experience unlike any other. Get more individual time with your mentor and customise your learning by focusing on areas you're really interested in. You'll also have greater flexibility with finding a schedule that works for you.