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The Passage Experience

 
 
 

Wesley Burt, Passage Guest Speaker

Students enroll in industry-focused programs composed of progressively challenging, hands-on courses.

 
1. STRUCTURE & DELIVERY...

How it works

  • Enroll in a single course

    Students enroll and commite to one course at a time.

    Courses:
    Foundations 101
    Process: Skill & Craft (Illustration or Concept Art)

  • Attend the Online Class

    Each course consists of 11, 3-hour classes, delivered live every Saturday.* Students join their course Mentor and classmates in a live and online classroom. Classes feature lectures, demos, critiques, and guest speakers.*

    Every class is recorded and available on-demand the following day.

  • Industry Assignment

    Students receive a career-focused assignments nearly every week. The nature of the assignment depends on the course. Students work on their assignment during the week.

  • Connect on Our Private Slack Forum

    Students and instructors use Slack for communication and coaching between live classes. It's perfect for sharing work, connecting with peers, and applying instructor feedback. Think of it as your instructor's office hours.

  • Lectures/Demos, Critiqes, & Repeat

    Before the live class, students submit the completed assignment. A portion of class is dedicated to in-depth critiques of everyone's work. Afterwords, your instructor presents scheduled lectures, demos, or lessons.

    Repeat for all 11 classes.

  • Options for moving forward

    Continue: Enroll in the next course.

    Defer: Take a break and hold off on your next course.

    Dropout: You can drop out of the program after attending any course.

Learn about our Courses and Programs:

2. CLASS EXPERIENCE...

EVERYONE has a front row seat.

 Rough breakdown of each course curriculum.

Rough breakdown of each course curriculum.

Lectures & Demos: Each class consists of industry-relevant lectures and demonstrations.

Industry Assignments: Students complete assignments on a weekly basis. Each assignment focuses on the industry and portfolio development.

Group Critiques: Students submit assignments before class and each student receives a personal critique.

Guest Speakers: Two guest speakers present to each Illustration & Concept Art Course.

Miss a Class? No Problem.

classes are recorded and available on-demanD

 

 

Join our Private Slack Forum.

Students and Mentors stay in touch during the week using Slack, a collaboration hub that connects everyone— so you can communicate with your mentor and peers. Share your progress on assignments, ask for advice, and find inspiration.

 

 
 
 A conversation between Passage student Anke Gladnick and Edward Kinsella III in our Illustration: Portfolio Development Course.

A conversation between Passage student Anke Gladnick and Edward Kinsella III in our Illustration: Portfolio Development Course.

 
 Edward Kinsella III provides feedback to Passage student, Rob Jordan, during the week.

Edward Kinsella III provides feedback to Passage student, Rob Jordan, during the week.

 
 

* Class content varies based on the course. Not all courses are exactly the same. For instance, Career Development does not include lectures or demonstrations and is heavily focused on critiques.