Concept Art Program — Course 1

Portfolio Development

Instructed by Dale Stephanos & John English

WE WILL IDENTIFY YOUR DREAM CLIENTS & SHARPEN YOUR PORTFOLIO TO HIT THESE SPECIFIC TARGETS.

Dale Stephanos, Instructor

COURSE DETAILS

Set your goals and hit them with a polished, professional-grade portfolio.

Prepare yourself to impress the art directors you most want to work with. Portfolio Development will give you the guidance and feedback to complete three to five head-turning illustrations. Led by industry award-winners who have worked for and with every big name under the sun—Newsweek, Time, Esquire—you’ll get close mentorship geared to help you succeed.

Your mentor won’t just help you progress as an illustrator, but as a professional too. With guidance on how to enter the industry, and how to see yourself as an entrepreneur.

After just 10 weeks, you’ll walk away with an Exit Portfolio to be proud of, and helpful, personalized critiques from some of the most respected professionals in the illustration industry.

Classes are hosted weekly, live and online. Your mentor will lecture on technique, skill, illustration history, and industry know-how.

Classes are hosted weekly, live and online. Your mentor will lecture on technique, skill, and the history of illustration. 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

  • Identify your industry and career pursuit

  • Develop a portfolio aimed at your aspirations

  • Branding

  • Development of personal style

  • Marketing

  • One-on-one coaching

  • Exit Portfolio

  • Industry networking

Dates

Jan. 22 – March 26

Length

10 weeks

Live Classes

Saturdays
10:00am – 1:00pm PT

Price: $999 (limited offer)

Course Outline

Meet Your Mentors

Illustration & Concept Art Industry Guest Speakers

Live

Each semester, the Illustration 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.

Doug Chayka

Illustrator & Designer

Jacqueline Oakley

Educator & Illustrator

Panel design illustration by Miriam Martincic

Miriam Martincic

Illustrator

On-demand

As an Illustration program student, you will also gain access to guest speakers featured in the concept art program as on-demand content.

Fantasy art by art director Grace Liu

Grace Liu

Art Director at Monomi Park

Scifi character design holding gun

Mitchell Malloy

Art Director at Wild Blue Studios

Access to the best resources

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

Course Start Date

Jan. 22, 2022

ONLY

$999

Payment Installments Available

Even though our courses are the best value, with the high caliber instruction and personalized mentoring, there are finance options available to make the mentorship program financially possible for as many artists as possible. Select Shop Pay or Affirm at checkout to view options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Portfolio Development is the third course in the Illustration Program and it's the perfect course for advanced students who have begun to build out a portfolio. The course is a 10-week long workshop to continue building and polishing your portfolio to prepare it for the industry.

We recommend this course for students who have already attended Ideation & Visual Storytelling or for artists who are already working at an advanced level.

We recommend against jumping straight to Portfolio Development, but for some advanced artists, this is feasible. We recommend booking a portfolio review here, but there is no technical requirement to attend a more advanced course.

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.

Book a free portfolio review with a working artist!

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