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Concept Art Program

NoW Enrolling—Starts may 25

JASON FELIX, PASSAGE MENTOR

About the Program

This program consists of four progressively challenging online courses, each 11 weeks in length. The classes are small and the lessons are industry-tailored.

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ON ALL COURSES

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COURSE I.

Intro. to Concept Design

JASON FELIX, PASSAGE MENTOR

This course establishes the foundation for character, creature and environment design. Your mentor will share the tools you need to accelerate as a concept designer. Each class consists of lectures on technique, skill, critique, and demonstrations. Outside of the live class, students will advance their skills and comprehension by way of hands-on assignments and access to a variety of insightful documents. In addition, this course features two industry-acclaimed concept artists as guest speakers.

Topics Including:

  • Value & color

  • Line sketching

  • Character design

  • Creature design 

  • Shape design

  • Thumbnails

  • Color design

  • Silhouette

  • Environment design

  • Composition

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Rendering


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COURSE II.

Advanced Concept Design

JASON FELIX, PASSAGE MENTOR

This course is all about identifying your world and the story you want to tell. Students use their acquired skills to further develop their skills through rigorous study and exercises focused on the career path of their choice. This is where you put your world building to work. This course is heavily focused on storytelling. Students delve into problem solving, identifying solutions, developing character, environment mood and emotion. The focus of installment Ideation & Visual Storytelling is identifying a good narrative and how you craft a compelling story. 

  • Lighting

  • Color

  • Story

  • Creating a narrative

  • Production

  • Pipeline

  • Inductive/Deductive Reasoning:

  • Atmosphere

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COURSE III.

World Building

JASON FELIX, PASSAGE MENTOR

Portfolio development prepares students for the industry. This class applies all of the lessons, information, and tools explored in the two previous workshops towards entering the industry. This immersive chapter of the program is intensively hands-on and all students in attendance will develop a complete working portfolio. During this workshop, your mentor advises you as you prepare a portfolio that will apply to the industries you plan to pursue. Industry information will be  delivered through several guest art directors, critiques, and entrepreneurial guidance from seasoned artists. Two high-profile guest lecturers will present during this installment.
 

  • Rendering Techniques: Adding and subtracting detail. final execution of an image to product ready.

  • Immediate Career Focus: Acknowledging weaknesses, developing strengths

  • Portfolio completion - You will develop a working portfolio to present to potential clients and companies.

  • Portfolio Development: making industry standard pictures.

  • Presentation to client: You will learn the proper etiquette and approach to presenting your work to a client.

  • Self Branding: Aligning your social media, website and self promotional materials

  • Marketing: Direct mail, social media, networking with art directors, creative agencies, studios, and potential clients.

  • Final Image: How is your work going to be used by the client?

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Course IV.

Career Development

JASON FELIX, PASSAGE MENTOR

Career Development is designed as a repeatable course after completion. Students may take this course multiple times. Now that you have already established your Portfolio for the Entertainment & Game Arts industry, you're ready to apply everything you've learned towards a career. You can continue to hone your skills, sharpen your portfolio, and outline your career strategy and prepare to tackle the industry. In addition to sharpening your skills, you will establish your career goals and outline the necessary steps to succeed. Every step of this process will be guided by an illustration mentor, a highly vetted professional in the illustration industry. The mentor provides students with industry-relevant information for one of the fastest changing professions. This includes portfolio guidance, entrepreneurial counsel, and all the gritty aspects of running your own business and launching your career. 

  • Networking: Online self promotion and building professional relationships.

  • Marketing: Best methods to succeed with online, direct mail, and social marketing of your business.

  • Personalized: Lectures and demos are not repeated. This is all about your portfolio and development as an artist.

  • Establish Goals: Every student will develop a plan to tackle their career aspirations

  • Exit Portfolio: Assignments are developed into finished images

  • Identifying ambitions: Determine the clients, projects, and companies you want to work for as an illustrator.

  • Industry Perspective: Understanding visual arts industry and the best methods to pursue these opportunities.