2024 | SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

Register for our Spring Term, Enroll Today!

Explore All Courses by Study Area

Specialized online courses and mentorship to prepare you for a career in the Concept Art and Illustration industry

cover image
features image

2D Animation Essentials

A 9-week course where students will learn the fundamentals of character animation, importance of emotions, and how to make efficient 2D animations
Intermediate 9 weeks
features image

2D Motion Graphics in After Effects

An 8-week course diving into how to create compelling visual elements and animations using Adobe After Effects
Beginner - Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

3D for 2D artists

A 9-week course where students will learn to integrate easy 3D techniques into their 2D concept artwork using Blender
Intermediate to Advanced 9 Weeks
features image

Absolute Beginners

An 8-week course for beginning artists looking to develop a strong foundation using different tools in the entertainment industry
Beginner 8 weeks
Only 5 seats left
features image

Acting for Visual Storytellers

A 5 week course where students will learn simple acting techniques to better communicate character actions and emotions
All Levels 5 Weeks
features image

Analytical Figure Drawing

An 8-week foundation course focused on the analysis of the figure starting from skeleton, to muscle, and skin layover, and how to communicate the figure’s form, shape, and function
Beginner 8 weeks
features image

Anatomy of Clothing

An 8-week course on the foundation of visually communicating clothing and fabric, and how different materials react on the human form
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Animal Drawing

An 8-week course focused on understanding and illustrating animals by breaking down animal anatomy to its simplest forms and shapes
Beginner to Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Artist Essentials: Drawing from Reality

An 8-week course focused on developing your designs through observational drawing and compelling references
Beginner- Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Background Painting and Layout Design Mentorship

A 9-week course focused on developing finished layouts utilizing advanced painting methods and preparing an industry ready portfolio
Intermediate 9 weeks
Only 5 seats left
features image

Background and Layout for Animation

An 8-week course where students will learn the principals and production skills of an animation background designer
Intermediate 8 weeks
New
features image

Career Workshop: Getting Started in Film and Games

A 5-week workshop to practice resume, portfolio, and learn interviewing best practices, and how to apply to jobs within the Film and Game Industry
Intermediate - Advanced 5 Weeks
features image

Character Design For Production

An 8-week course diving into the tasks involved with character design in a production pipeline
Intermediate 8 weeks
Only 4 seats left
features image

Character Design Mentorship with Carlos Grangel

A 5-week intensive character design mentorship under the guidance of a renowned industry veteran. (Application required—see overview for details.)
Intermediate to Advanced 5 weeks
features image

Character Design Portfolio Mentorship

An 8-week mentorship course where students will strengthen their character design portfolios based on career goals and artistic direction/pursuits 
Intermediate- Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Character Design for Animation

An 8-week course designing characters with an industry-experienced character designer; develop a strong understanding of the elements that make strong, compelling characters
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Character Design for Film and Games

An 8-week course structured like a studio and freelance workflow focusing on character design
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Character Design for Freelancers

An 8-week course focused on preparing artists for working as professional freelance character designers
Intermediate 8 weeks
New
features image

Children's Book Illustration Mentorship

his mentorship is designed to give both illustrators and author/illustrators an in-depth understanding of how they can approach the children's book publishing industry.

Intermediate 8 Weeks
features image

Comics: The Art of Storytelling

An 8-week intensive course developing a story idea and learning how to get it published
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Composition for Concept Art and Illustration

An 8-week course on the art of composition and how it evokes emotion to engage audiences
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Costume Concept Design

An 8-week course focused on the design and development process of costumes for entertainment
Intermediate 8 weeks
New
features image

Creating Comics and Graphic Novels: Visual Storytelling between Comics and Manga

An 8 week course of visual story telling between comics and manga
Intermediate/Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Creating Manga: Storytelling Essentials

An 8-week course focused on learning the Manga storytelling method
Beginner - Intermediate 8 weeks
Upcoming
features image

Creating an Animated Short Film

A 10-week course designed to equip you with the tools to make your indie animated short film a reality
Intermediate to advanced 10 weeks
features image

Creature Design for Film and Games

An 8-week course structured like a studio and freelance workflow focusing on creature design
Advanced 8 weeks
New
features image

Design Mentorship

An 8 week course teaching students the theory and practice of professional design.

Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Digital Art Foundations

An 8-week digital drawing and painting course for artists looking to familiarize themselves with using Photoshop and Procreate
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Digital Painting

An 8-week course on the basics of painting digitally for building strong art foundations
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Digital Portrait Painting

An 8-week course on creating fantasy portrait illustration through the usage of composition and strong dramatic lighting
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Dynamic Animal Sketching

An 8-week course focused on introducing participants to the main principles of animation, and to how to apply them to dynamic animal sketching.
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Dynamic Figure Sketching

An 8-week course focused on emphasizing strength of the gesture and the use of simple volumetric forms to construct the figure, and a focus on performance. 
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Dynamic Sketching 1

An 8-week course utilizing observational drawing to understand how to see the world for the creation of design and illustration; develop strong foundation sketching skills through observation
Beginner 8 weeks
features image

Dynamic Sketching 2

An 8-week continuation course from Dynamic Sketching 1, utilizing observational drawing to understand how to see the world from a design perspective
Intermediate 8 weeks
Upcoming
features image

Ecorche'

A 10-week course on the 3D study of human anatomy through sculpture
All levels welcome 10 weeks
features image

Environment Concept Design

An 8-week course utilizing industry techniques for developing environments for games, film, and more
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Environment Painting and Design

An 8-week course focused on creating stronger environment paintings based on a narrative of the student’s choice
Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Environment Sketching

An 8-week course focused on the basics of environment design sketching fundamentals for concept art for film, games, and animation
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Environment Sketching for Production

An 8-week course focused on creating visual themes for use in a production pipeline
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Experimental Digital Painting

An 8 week course that will teach students cutting edge techniques of painting in order to create expressive paintings that tell a story.
Intermediate 8 weeks
Only 4 seats left
features image

Figure Drawing: Anatomy of Style

An 8-week course on developing a drawing language by simplifying anatomy into basic shapes and gestural lines
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Foundations in Modern 2D Animation

An 9-week course where students will digitally create modern short animations that are fun and engaging to watch
Beginner to Intermediate 9 weeks
New
features image

From Script to Animatic in Storyboard Pro

An 8-week course to learn beginner, intermediate, and advanced skills in Storyboard Pro while creating a storyboard animatic within the program.

Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Fundamentals of Architecture Design

An 8-week course focused on the architecture of different cultures and applying that knowledge to visual elements in story and design
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Fundamentals of Character Design

An 8-week course for building foundational skills necessary for the design of appealing characters in film, games, animation, comics, and more
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Fundamentals of Design

An 8-week course focused on the elements of design and developing strong technical skills along with an eye for successful design
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Fundamentals of Environment Design

An 8-week course developing fundamental skills used to create appealing environment design for films, games, animation, and illustration
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Fundamentals of Perspective

An 8-week introductory course where students will learn the technical concepts of linear perspective drawing
Beginner 8 weeks
features image

Getting Started in the Game Industry: Interviews, Portfolios, and More

A 4-week course where students will develop skills for applying to jobs within the games industry.
Intermediate 4 Weeks
Only 5 seats left
features image

Head Drawing and Construction

An 8-week course deconstructing and constructing the human head; students will become familiar with the shapes and form and will learn to draw the head with knowledge of anatomy
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

IP Development for Production

A 10-week course guiding you through how to develop and pitch a compelling and visually cohesive world.
Intermediate to Advanced 10 weeks
features image

Illustration Mentorship

An 8 week mentored course where students create refined images using professional practices
Intermediate- Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Intro to Blender for Concept Art

An 8-week overview of Blender’s main tools for building 3D scenes to create dynamic concept art
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
New
features image

Key Frame Illustration for Production

An 8-week course where students will learn about the essential elements of what goes into a cinematic illustration: composition, storytelling, mood, lighting, & color
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
New Only 4 seats left
features image

Manga Storytelling Mentorship

An 8-week mentorship course where students will acquire new knowledge about manga storytelling, they will learn how to analyze manga pages and they will receive constant feedback on their storyboards following the Japanese system of work between an editor and a mangaka.

Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Matte Painting and Concept Art for Production

This class is designed for artists willing to dive into the world of matte painting for visual effects.
Intermediate to advanced 8 weeks
features image

Mobile Game Art 1: Buildings and Props

An 8 week course where students will learn about the art of the mobile game industry and how to create tileable isometric buildings and props
Intermediate - Advanced 8 weeks
features image

Narrative Illustration and Characters

An 8-week course creating strong images that tell stories using visual design principles
Intermediate (portfolio review is recommended) 8 weeks
features image

Perspective

An 8-week course introducing students to linear perspective systems; students will explore a variety of basic and complex laws to convey the illusion of dimensional forms in space
Beginner - Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Pyro FX Using Houdini

An 8-week course focused on creating state-of-the-art pyrotechnic effects for TV and Film
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Shading and Material Creation in Unreal Engine

A 6-week course where students will learn how to work within Node Based Shader systems, apply modular thinking when authoring Material Shaders, and how they can optimize them for Production Limitations and Guidelines
Intermediate 6 weeks
features image

Sketching Mentorship with Peter Han

An 8-week course designed for students who are looking for one-on-one guidance and a more intense, individualized curriculum to take their sketching to the next level.
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality

An 8-week course on how to develop an idea into a story using timeless techniques
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Storyboarding For Animation

An 8-week course developing skills required for storyboarding and story development for animated features.
Intermediate 8 weeks
Only 5 seats left
features image

Storyboarding Mentorship

An 8-week mentorship geared towards creating professional-level storyboard sequences  
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Storyboarding for Live Action and Commercials

An 8-week course developing skills required for storyboarding and story development for live action productions
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Style and Story for Illustration Mentorship

A 8-week mentorship focused on creating illustrations in a variety of styles for different mediums
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

The Art Of Color And Light

An 8-week course developing an eye for color and studying fundamental color theory knowledge
Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Themed Environment Design

An 8-week course focused on theme park design and creating story-driven guest experiences
Intermediate to Advanced 8 weeks
Upcoming
features image

Vis Dev in 3D: Tools for Hard Surface Design

Learning Concept Design into 3D Quick and Flexible Way, Then Make a full package with Paintover Technique on 3D Model for Surfacing.

Intermediate 8 weeks
features image

Visual Development and Art Direction Mentorship

A 10-week mentorship course focused on learning how art direction helps tell the story and fits within the production pipeline.
Intermediate to Advanced 10 weeks

Need guidance? We’re Here to Help.

We can help with admissions questions, portfolio review/course recommendations!