Concept Art for Entertainment Program (Postgraduate) (G407)

Program Description

Program Overview

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 in Toronto will expand artists’ techniques and creativity, to transform written ideas into visual experiences.

Full Description

The Concept Art for Entertainment program will train you to meet industry demand for concept artists and fine artists with a focus on entertainment fields. Strategically designed to provide specialized skills for graduates of Game - Art, Interaction Design 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.

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

Your Field Education Options

Students with approved portfolios are eligible for non-mandatory external field placements in semester 3.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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


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.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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