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About Digital Art Course

The goal of this Digital Art course is to provide advanced theoretical and practical expertise of figure/character development for a variety of visual storytelling media, such as games and animation. Investigate a character’s essence by cultivating their attitude and delving into what makes them feel real and grounded. You’ll learn how to express all parts of a character in their apparel as well as the smallest details, such as position, attitude, and personality, in the video game and cinematic worlds. Brush up on your digital painting talents by experimenting with different painting techniques and strategies such as custom shapes, custom brushes, etc in this Digital Art Class. This course will teach you how to design a character based on a tale and how to comprehend and develop character poses.

Best Digital Art Class Singapore, Best Concept Art Class Singapore

Character Design for Films & Games

Characters are the agents through which we are brought into the world and universe of a Game, Movie or TV Show; they fulfil a crucial and vital role in media. This course will provide advanced theoretical and Practical knowledge of figure/character development for various visual narrative media, including games and animation.

Explore the essence of a character by developing their attitude and digging deep into what makes them feel real and grounded. Visual storytelling is key in the video game and cinematic world, and you will learn how to portray all aspects of a character in their attire as well as the smallest details, such as pose, attitude, and personality.

Taught by Mohd Zaki bin Ragman, who is a published illustrator and comics artist with over 18 years experience in the industry (his latest comic Badang is a historical comic based in Singapore during the Second World War) and mentored by Kobe Sek, an Art Director at Ubisoft Singapore with over 10 AAA titles under his belt, ensuring that your unique artistic needs and aspirations are met.

Duration/Schedule:36Hrs (Saturdays, 9:30AM - 4:00PM)

Note:Customisation Available for Corporate Clients

Award:Statement of Attainment and Certificate of Completion

Software Taught:Adobe Photoshop

Grants Available:SSG, SFC, PSEA, UTAP

Course Code :TGS-2021005685


Kobe Sek

Mentor | Art Director | Concept Artist

Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman

Illustrator | Creative Director | Lecturer

Topics Covered

  • Concept Art Production Flow Ideation Methods.
  • Importance of Keyplates and Backstory in the Concept Art Process.
  • Create Thumbnails and rough sketches.
  • Anatomy of the Concept Character in Orthographic and Perspective Views.
  • Create expressions for the character.
  • Final Character Design based on the keyplate.
  • Importance of cross-department workflow between concept and 3D artists.
  • Render the final character concept – Colors, lights, and shadows.
  • Additional – Explore AI’s impact on character design ideation through engaging discussions and get mentored by a Ubisoft Artist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key issues relating to concept art practice.
  • Develop ideas for a new character’s features and profile.
  • Demonstrate artistry, conceptualization, and processes including thumbnail sketches and comps.
  • Demonstrate composition and orthographic drawing skills based on the creative brief.
  • Apply aesthetic and conceptual understanding of concept art in the evaluation of one’s own work and the work of others.
  • Design a character concept that effectively communicates the narrative.
  • Explain the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in the concept art development process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to render expressive characters through various styles and techniques.



30 Sept 2023

Entry Requirements


  • Age – 18 years and Above
  • Minimum Education Level – N Level
  • Language – English (Written & Spoken)

Course Fee

(incl 8% GST)

Full Program Fees: SGD 2,376

Singaporean 21 – 39 Yrs or PR: SGD 1,276

Singaporeans > 40Yrs: SGD 836

SME Company-Sponsored: SGD 836

Grants Available

Self-sponsored students can use SSG Training Grant, Skills Future Credit, PSEA grant, UTAP, and SEP. 75% attendance is mandatory to complete the program The student should submit and must pass the prescribed assessment (i.e. Practical Project) *For additional grant eligibility, please contact us.

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