Syn Studio, one of Canada’s finest concept art schools, is inviting applications for the 2018 intake of its 18 month Concept Art Diploma Program. The intensive program, currently in its second year, is designed for aspiring concept artists and passionate students who possess good fundamentals and are interested in learning high level design and digital illustration skills. The teaching faculty comprises senior level concept artists and art directors from the film and videogame industries who will be helping the students in their journey of becoming top concept artists.
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Syn Studio’s elite 18 month Concept Art Diploma Program is designed to help students learn the skills necessary to meet the demands and become successful in the highly competitive concept art industry. During the first half of the program, students undergo rigorous training to master their fundamentals. The second half of the program focuses on applying those fundamentals to concept art assignments, while learning advanced digital techniques and cutting edge pipelines so students’ deliverables match the exacting standards of the concept art industry. During this phase, the students take the role of the junior concept artists and the teachers act as their art directors, providing them with critical on-the-job skills and helping them develop a professional-level concept art portfolio. Syn Studio’s Concept Art Diploma Program was created after a thorough analysis of the changing industry trends, a careful study of similar top art programs as well consultations with world’s top educators and concept artists, most notably Scott Robertson. The program prepares students to be industry-ready upon graduation through its unique hands-on course structure. In addition, Syn Studio provides its students with additional opportunities to network with senior concept artists, leads and art directors and get noticed by companies during supplementary workshops, masterclasses and other industry related events.
Concept art industry veterans including Thierry Doizon, aka Barontieri (Lara Croft GO, Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, Deux Ex: Human Revolutions and Tron: Legacy, among others), Daniel Kvasznicza (Batman: Arkham Origins, Starcraft and Far Cry, among others), Christian Robert de Massy (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, among others) and Meinert Hansen (Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, 300, Silent Hill, Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Myst 4: Revelation, among others) are some of the many leading art directors and senior concept artists who teach in the Concept Art Diploma Program.
Syn Studio’s Concept Art Diploma program is an international program (more than 50% international students in the 2016 and 2017 cohorts) and this is your chance to get a world class concept art education at the most affordable price in one of the most vibrant student and entertainment industry cities in the world.
The Advanced Application Deadline Review date for the 2018 Syn Studio Concept Art Diploma Program is November 2nd, 2017. You can reserve your place for an advanced portfolio review (first come first serve).