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Fundamentals of Perspective

Fundamentals of Perspective

An 8-week introductory course where students will learn the technical concepts of linear perspective drawing
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Learn the concepts of perspective

Learn the concepts of perspective
This is a basic, introductory course in linear perspective drawing. Students enrolled in this class will learn the most fundamental, basic rules, concepts and principles in perspective. The lectures, demos and assignments are created and designed with students who have no, to very little, understanding of basic perspective in mind. Students will gain confidence in fundamental perspective skills through technical studies and in depth presentations of concepts.

Focus will be placed on building a foundation of understanding rather than design. This is not a class for students who already consider themselves to have a solid grasp of basic perspective. This class can be taken digitally or traditionally, but it is strongly suggested to take it digitally since all demonstrations will be done in Photoshop using a tablet and the accuracy of the line work is important to review and overall artistic progression.

*Note: This course can be substituted for Perspective, in the Foundation & Design Program, should the student not be seeking a career in environment or background design.
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Registration Period
Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
Course Start
Sep 30, 2024

Course Format


Skills Level



8 weeks


Once a week


Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Basic drawing skills, basic Photoshop knowledge highly recommended
Photoshop and Wacom tablet or equivalent strongly preferred

The more you know, the better.

Class Structure: a)Demonstrations b) Assignments c) Feedback d) Live Q&A e) Questions | About the instructor: a) Education b)Work experience c) Examples of professional work | Tools and Materials
Fundamentals of perspective- Overview: a) The cone of vision b) The Perspective plane c)The ground plane d) Surface Planes | Repeating Equal Proportions | Repeating Unequal Proportions | Subdividing Equal Proportions
Creating the Cone of Vision| Drawing Accurate 1-Point Perspective Squares | Drawing Accurate 2-Point Perspective Squares | Drawing Accurate 1-Point Perspective Checkered Floors- Eyeball Method | Drawing Accurate 2-Point Perspective Checkered Floors
Locating Eye Levels and Vanishing Points | Scaling Characters – 1 – Point Perspective | Scaling Characters – 2 – Point Perspective | Scaling Character using an Accurate and Measurable Scale
1 – Point Perspective Inclined Surface Planes |1 – Point Perspective Declining Surface Planes | 2 – Point Perspective Ascending Surface Planes | Multiple Inclined Surface Planes
1 – Point Perspective Inclined Staircase | 2 – Point Perspective Inclined Staircase | 2 – Point Perspective Declining Staircase | Multiple Inclined Surface Planes
1 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules | 1 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 1 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 1 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line
2 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules| 2 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 2 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 2 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line
3 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules | 3 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 3 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 3 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line


Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

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Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Sep 30, 2024
Fundamentals of Perspective

What makes this learning experience unique?


Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.


Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.


Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.


Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.


I improved my digital perspective drawing skills a lot. I learned how to plan out a perspective drawing in thumbnail form before spending a ton of time doing the final drawing.


I used to believe that perspective was super complicated, but Robert did an AMAZING job of breaking everything down and simplifying it to the point where I now look back and am appalled that I every found perspective so complicated. I absolutely loved every single second of this course.


With the introduction of the basic rules of perspective, I’m able to comprehend and apply them into the assignments of the course.


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