Concept Art Program — Course 2

Advanced Concept Design

Take your skills as an artist to the next level and build a career-ready portfolio

Course Details

This course focuses on developing design problem solving skills as well as their application while working with a client brief. Your mentor will share the tools you need to be efficient and effective as a concept artist. The class also explains in depth how to complete concept work gearing towards production. This includes iterations, orthographic drawings, colors, final render, and asset delivery.

When you’re navigating the industry, and a challenging brief lands on your desk, these will be the teachings you draw from to exceed client expectations. Take your concept artistry to the next level with the practical design problem solving skills offered in Advanced Concept Design.

Your mentor, a Hi-Rez Studios concept artist who knows the industry inside-out, will prepare you to meet real-world situations you’ll face working with clients or studios’ intellectual property. You’ll come out of the course knowing how to complete concept work geared towards production with poise and skill

Classes are hosted weekly, live and online. Your mentor will lecture on technique, skill, and the history of concept design. Added to that, you’ll join in for demonstrations, critiques, and Q&A sessions, with weekly homework assignments.

Key Takeaways From The 10 Week Course

  • Working with a brief

  • Building a visual library

  • The reference and research process

  • Iteration technique and process

  • Archetypes and conventions

  • The power of 3’s

  • Understanding color and light

  • Material, pattern, motif

  • Form, function, purpose, and aesthetics

  • Final rendering and asset delivery

  • Creating production grade deliverables

Dates

Oct. 9 – Dec. 18

Length

10 weeks

Live Classes

Saturdays
10:00am – 1:00pm PT

Price: $999 (limited offer)

Course Outline

Meet the Class Mentor Viviane Kosty

Viviane currently works as a concept artist at Hi-Rez Studios, where she works on both Realm Royale and Smite on the exploration and design of skins for various characters.

Guest Speakers

Live

Each semester, the Concept Art Program features a minimum of 3 guest speakers. We invite industry leading artists for these events and students are invited to ask questions and observe the guest artist as they share their craft and career wisdom in real time.

Fantasy art by art director Grace Liu

Grace Liu

Art Director at Monomi Park

Character design concept art sculpt by Miles Wadsworth

Miles Wadsworth

Character Artist at Dimensional Ink Games

Scifi character design holding gun

Mitchell Malloy

Art Director at Wild Blue Studios

On-demand

As a Concept Art program student, you will also gain access to guest speakers featured in the Illustration program as on-demand content.

Doug Chayka

Illustrator & Designer

Jacqueline Oakley

Educator & Illustrator

Panel design illustration by Miriam Martincic

Miriam Martincic

Illustrator

Access to the resources you need to pursue a career in art

Live Classes

Every class is delivered live and is fully interactive with lectures, demos, critiques, and guest speakers. Consider this your front row seat.

Office Hours

Study Hall

An Unbeatable Price

Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Concept Design is the second course in the Concept Art Program. This course is the perfect 10-week long bootcamp for artists who already have a foundation of skills, but are working to develop their abilities in creature and character design.

It's the best course for students who have already attended Introduction to Concept Design or relatively advanced illustration students. We do not recommend beginner artists start with Advanced Concept Design.

In most instances, we recommend starting with the first course in the program. If you are an experienced artist, with substantial training or skills, you do have the option to test into more advanced courses. If you need help determining if you should skip the first course in the program, please send a link to you work to hello@visualartspassage.com and explain which advanced course you hope to attend.

The Mentorship program is a "get out of it, what you put in" experience. That being said, our courses are structured to accommodate individuals with a busy schedule. We recommend setting aside a minimum of 3 hours for your live course and 2 hours to complete assignments and course work. We highly encourage students to commit more time if their schedule allows.

We encourage students to attend the livestream whenever their schedule permits, however, this is not required nor is it essential to fully benefit from the personalized coaching and mentoring offered by this course. Every class we host is recorded and available on-demand after the broadcast. You will still receive personalized feedback on work submitted before the livestream.

Yes! This course is designed truly as a mentorship course. Your mentor will review work you submit for the course and provide feedback during or after class to help you progress, improve and develop your skills and portfolio.

Yes, all classes are available for download during your enrollment as a mentorship program student.

We recommend students enroll in only one mentorship course per semester. We highly recommend taking mini-courses, such as Color Theory or Figure Drawing in addition to Mentorship courses.

Need Some Guidance?

We can help you with any questions related to enrollment, portfolio development, and the student experience.

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