Students will learn techniques in digital concept art for designing interesting and memorable character concept. This module covers fundamental ideas behind character design through the creation of unique thumbnails and rough studies. It also covers basics such as unique Character studies, construction and anatomy, costuming, posing, Realistic Textures and lighting techniques.
Professional Certificate in Concept Art for Games and FilmsSpeak with an Advisor
The Professional Certificate in Concept Art aims to train students to work in professional studios by providing them with the right environment, practices and attitudes suitable to professional set ups. Concept art course modules cover topics like composition, perspective, environment design, character design, creature design and more.
The programme emphasizes on the mastery of traditional, technical, creative and conceptual abilities in all aspects of the concept development process. With extensive coverage of game concept art and film concept art - students are introduced to various roles that can be pursued in the game / film production process.
|Awarded By||:||MAGES Institute of Excellence|
|Duration||:||3 Months (Full Time)
4 Months (Part Time)
|Programme Layout||:||Full Time – 5 days a week and 5 hours a day|
|Part Time – 3 days a week and 3 hours a day for Lecture classes|
|Note||:||International Students can only opt for Full Time programmes|
|Course Intake Dates:|
|31 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017 (MDA Grant Closing: 10 Jan 2017)|
|18 Feb 2017 - 17 Jun 2017 (MDA Grant Closing: 28 Jan 2017)|
|20 Apr 2017 - 19 Aug 2017 (MDA Grant Closing: 30 Mar 2017)|
|In order to file for a graduation certificate, the student must have completed and passed all the modules of the course.|
Programme HighlightsIndustry Project
- Industry project to give hands on experience and application of the knowledge acquired during the course.
In depth coverage of the subject through 4 modules that includes Final project.
Methods of Assessment
Each module will be assessed through a combination of assignment, attendance and project work.
Foundation of Character Design
CON201: Foundation of Character Design
CON202: Creature Design
This module covers fundamental ideas behind creature design through the creation of unique thumbnails and rough studies. Students will learn techniques in digital concept art for designing interesting and memorable creature concept. It also covers basics such as unique Creature studies, construction and anatomy, posing, Realistic Textures and lighting techniques.
CON203: Environment Design
Developing environments for the entertainment industry is one of the cornerstones of the concept artist's work. The students are trained to apply the fundamentals of composition and perspective in creating environment. Students will learn to develop themes and styles specific to different genres. Topics covered include cartoon, realism, hyper-realism styles for games and film.
This module guides students through the final stages of creating a portfolio that is geared towards creating illustrations for games and films. Interviewing and presentation techniques will be introduced, along with strategies for developing an effective self-promotional campaign.
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The Sci Fi Hunter
Digital Painting Tutorial, Sci Fi Hunter Study
An ultra-cool Sci Fi Hunter Character - digital painting starts from line to textured finishing. Real time 2 hours 30 minutes footage. Bring your Sci Fi Fantasy to life.
Digital Painting Tutorial, Blue Magic Stone Study
A stunning demo on how to paint an azure blue philosopher’s stone, meant for an enchanted forest environment. Taking detailing and texturing to the next level.
The Mountain Ram
Digital Painting Tutorial, Animal Head Study
A detailed digital painting of a Mountain Ram - focusing on colour techniques. Starting from line drawings and going directly to work with colour.
Digital Painting Tutorial, Gypsum Geometry Study
Meant to build the foundation of beginners in digital painting. With the right basics anyone can conquer the world of pixel paint.
Bachelor in Mechanical Design, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
With more than 6 years of industry experience, Dongjun brings immense talent, skill and passion to the classroom. Previously an Art Director, he has worked on many famous games such as King of Avalon, Toukiden & AION Legion amongst many others. Now with more than 5 years of teaching experience, he guides MAGES students to new levels of creative excellence.
1. General Interest
Applicants must have a passion for creation, a love of media and entertainment, and willingness to strive for good results.
16 years old (based on date of birth) by the date that classes start.
For IMDA Grant application, age requirement will be 18 years old and above (Singaporean and PR only).
3. Academic Qualifications for Diploma Intake
GCE ‘A’ Level or
3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or Certificate Level or NITEC
The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of senior high school education or equivalent.
For further information, please email us at [email protected]
4. English Proficiency
GCE ‘O’ Level English
English grade of C6 required for IT and Gaming programmes related courses.
Pass interview with the Academic Director and assessment by Academic Board (if student does not meet the above English requirements).
IELTS 5.5 or more
Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English
Student may attend additional English classes and pass at the equivalent of upper intermediate level (if student does not meet any of the above English requirements).