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Term 1

Intro to Blender

Course Description​
Blender is a remarkable platform that empowers concept artists to bring their ideas to life by creating stunning assets such as props, environments, and characters. This class has been specifically designed to help aspiring artists learn the essential basics of Blender and master its diverse functionalities to enhance their creative process and craft exceptional concept designs.

Intro to Perspective

Course Description​
It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3 point perspectives. Deep and strong understanding of perspective is a fundamental component in all concept design. In this course you will gain confidence and familiarity using perspective techniques to draw vehicles, objects, and architectural environments. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to select and utilize appropriate perspective techniques in future coursework.

Figure Drawing & Anatomy Drawing 

Course Description
A fundamental understanding of anatomy is essential for human and creature design  in production. From stick figures to complex characters, in this course you will be  introduced to the basics of human and animal anatomical structures. By the end of  this course, you will be able to block out basic character shapes, forms, structures  and identify and describe basic anatomical features.

Visual Communication 1

Course Description​
Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of composition, lighting, and design principles. Working from a design brief that encompasses a character, an environment and a vehicle or object, you will aim to communicate a story to the viewer. Practice using composition, lighting, and mood to direct the viewer’s attention to key story elements. This course and project will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your storytelling skills for future and more complex projects in Visual Communications 2.

Design Sketching

Course Description​
Employers in the field media arts and design need to hire artists who can draw efficient and compelling designs. Whether you have lots of experience drawing or very little, this course will help you build confidence sketching from visual references and develop your visual library. From military gear to simple objects, you will practice drawing efficiently from life and images in your sketchbook. By the end of this course, you will be able to utilize your visual library for future projects.

Intro to Digital Painting

Course Description​
Photoshop is one of the concept designer’s most essential tools for professional work in animation, games, and film. From learning hot keys to making your first digital designs, this course provides a strong foundation for future course work and industry practice.

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