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Professional Certificate in Concept Art for Games and Films

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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.

Programme Summary

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 Date:
29th July 2017 - 28th November 2017 (IMDA Grant Closing: 8th July 2017)
Graduation Criteria:
In order to file for a graduation certificate, the student must have completed and passed all the modules of the course.

Programme Highlights

Industry 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.

Course Modules


Foundation of Character Design

CON201: Foundation of Character Design

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.


Creature 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.


Environment Design

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.



CON204: Project

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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Entry Requirements

1. General Interest

Applicants must have a passion for creation, a love of media and entertainment, and willingness to strive for good results.

2. Age

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

Local Students

GCE ‘A’ Level or

3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or Certificate Level or NITEC

International Students

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.

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4. English Proficiency

Local Students

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).

International Students

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).