Concept art is the most crucial stage in conceptualizing and driving the production process of video, games and film. Through a rigorous program of study, the 12-month graduate certificate in Concept Art for Entertainment at George Brown College will expand artists’ techniques and creativity, to transform written ideas into visual experiences.

Overview

Program name
Concept Art for Entertainment
Code
G407
School
School of Design
Location
Experiential learning
Duration
1 year (3 semesters)
Starting month
September
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study
FT

Year of Study

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2018-2019

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Open
Jan. 2019 N/A
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Open
Jan. 2019 N/A
May 2019 N/A

Full Description

Concept Design by Paul Leli - image of a fighter-style space craft

Image by faculty member Paul Leli.

The Concept Art for Entertainment program will train students to meet industry demand for concept artists and fine artists with a focus in entertainment fields. Strategically designed to provide specialized skills for graduates of Game - Art, Interaction Design & Development and Graphic Design, the intensive curriculum emphasizes the development of artistic and direction techniques relevant to the industry, namely concept art production and visual conceptualization, in real-world scenarios.

Students will become proficient with production processes, defining art styles and drawing techniques by interpreting stories, character profiles and design documentation. Throughout their time in the program, students will assemble a personal portfolio, while designing and directing the art production for games and film. This experience will provide graduates with the necessary professional practices to enter the workforce or become entrepreneurs.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
CART1001Visual Style and Presentation I
CART1002Digital Painting I
CART1003Surfaces and Materials I
CART1004Character Design I
CART1005Environment Design I
CART1006Production Process I
CART1007Production Project I

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
CART1011Visual Style and Presentation II
CART1012Digital Painting II
CART1013Surfaces and Materials II
CART1014Character Design II
CART1015Environment Design II
CART1016Production Process II
CART1017Production Project II

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
CART2010Studio Entrepreneurship
CART2020Experiential Thesis

The Industry

Concept art is an intense field that is highly competitive yet exceptionally rewarding. As the television and film industries shift in response to changing trends such as online access to traditionally aired content, the industry supplements its series and films with online and interactive content, which allows more opportunities and exposure.

Career Options

Concept artists are employable within multiple fields such as film, television, interactive storytelling, gaming and animation. Potential job titles include:

  • Concept Designer
  • Environment Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Illustrator
  • 2D Artist
  • World Builder

Tuition

$12,031.00*

Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Admission Requirements

*Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio and resume electronically. Details on these supplementary requirements will be communicated at a later date to qualified applicants, as part of the review process. Qualified applicants may also be invited for an interview.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129

Email: game@georgebrown.ca

Game Development Program Co-ordinator: Jean-Paul Amore, ext. 3427 or jamore@georgebrown.ca.

The School of Design is located at both 230 Richmond St. E. and 341 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1L1.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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