Choose Your Art Path

Visual Arts Passage offers live, online Illustration courses, Character Design courses, and Fine Arts courses for beginners and experts. These online arts courses offer hands-on industry insights into building your art career.

Whether you’re working to break into the comic book industry or have dreams of becoming a freelance cover artist, the Illustration Online Class covers almost every corner of the industry.

Learn from the biggest names in concept art, build a real-world understanding of the industry, and develop the skills you need to have a competitive edge in the entertainment and game arts.

Develop your skills and voice, build a head-turning body of work, and learn how to thrive working with art galleries and clients.

Weekdays, 9am – 5pm

420 Bannister Rd #600
Kansas City, MO 64131

+1 (323) 366-7053

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a number of professional tracks including the Illustration Program, Commercial Gallery Program, and Character Design Program. Each program consists of a series of linear courses, each building upon the lessons taught in the previous. Each course consists of 10, 3 hour long classes. During the semester, you will complete hands-on assignments, receive personal critiques, and have insightful discussions regarding your skill and professional development.

You will meet with your mentor every weekend for a live 3 hour class. You also have the option to attend the midweek  "Study Hall", which is live class meet-up for all Passage students.

During your mentorship, you will develop your skills via lecture, demonstrations, and learn-by-doing assignments. Every assignment you submit will either be critiqued live and in real-time during your online class or feedback will be provided as a recording shortly after the live class.

Yes, Visual Arts Passage levels the playing field for artists. We go back to the basics and help you rethink the way you create visual narratives. This information is applicable to all artists, regardless of experience level.

We only require you to commit and pay for one course per semester. If for any reason you need to take a break from the program, you can return at a later date and pick up with your next class. We also have payment plans available for all of our live courses via lending with Affirm. Learn more about Affirm's full payment terms and disclosure requirements here: https://www.affirm.com/how-it-works.

Yes, as a mentorship student you will only take one, 10 week long course per semester. You do have the option to attend topic-based mini courses during the week, such as Color Theory or Figure Drawing.

Students will spend a minimum of 3 hours per week attending live and online classes. In addition, we recommend planning on at least 2-3 hours per week on your assignment as well. This program is designed to be extremely flexible, so you get out of it what you put in. Some of our students commit much more time each week.