Animation Concept Art

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Animation Concept Art

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      PgCert

    • Duration:

      12 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 25,950 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 33,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A diploma in Animation Concept Art from the Vancouver Film School is an excellent way to show potential employers that you have not only the artistic talent to do the job, but also the dedication and training it takes to develop your skill to a professional standard. 

    In addition to gaining experience working alongside current and former industry professionals in an environment that mimics conditions you’ll find in the real world, you’ll have faculty support in producing a professional grade portfolio.

    Note that like most of the Vancouver Film School’s course offerings, this is arranged as an intensive 1 year program. In addition to graduating with a professional diploma in your chosen field, you’ll gain important industry contacts and experience producing projects and assets in a realistic developmental schedule. You’ll also have created an extensive portfolio of your own work, which will be key to winning the most sought-after position upon graduating. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 12 months. 

    Term 1 Courses

    • Career Prep
    • Design Fundamentals
    • Design Studio 1: Vehicles and Props
    • Digital Painting 1: Still Life
    • Life Drawing 1
    • Media Studies 1
    • Visual Story 1: Perspective

    Term 2 Courses

    • Design Studio 2: Environments
    • Digital Painting 2: Colour Scripts
    • Life Drawing 2
    • Media Studies 2: Architecture
    • Visual Story 2: Storyboarding

    Term 3 Courses

    • Design Studio 3: Characters
    • Digital Painting 3: Concepts
    • Life Drawing 3
    • Media Studies 3: Character
    • Visual Story 3: Character Design

    Term 4 Courses

    • Advanced Drawing 1: Realism
    • Design Studio 4: Visual Story Package
    • Digital Painting 4: Colour Relationships
    • Media Studies 4: Re-Mix
    • Visual Story 4: Animation

    Term 5 Courses

    • Design Studio 5: Final Portfolio
    • Digital Sculpting 1
    • Industry Mentor Studio 1: Portfolio
    • Visual Story 5: Animation 2

    Term 6 Courses

    • Design Studio 6: Final Portfolio Assembly and Design Package
    • Industry Mentor Studio 2: Portfolio
    • Life Drawing 5

    Learning And Teaching

    All of the Vancouver Film School’s diploma programs offer you real world working conditions with close connections to the industries in which you’ll be practicing. As you learn how to define your own artistic process, you’ll also learn how to collaborate with peers and project partners in order to better simulate the interdisciplinary teams you’ll be working with in the industry. You’ll also create a portfolio of your work and projects.

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you, and the professional grade portfolio you’ll develop in this program will help you distinguish yourself as a highly trained concept artist, whether your specialty is film, television, video games or all three. You’ll be able to apply for your first few roles with confidence, not just in your own abilities but in the reputation shared by all VFS alumni, working in media related fields all over the world.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 12 month Diploma. 

    To apply, you’ll need to be over the age of 19 and have a Secondary School Diploma or the international equivalent. Note that a portfolio of your art should accompany your application.

    All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise specified. International students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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