Become Industry Ready with Syn Studio’s Full-Time Intensive Program

Kickstart your concept art journey today by registering for the Syn Studio’s Full-Time Intensive Portfolio Prep Program. The Syn Studio Full-Time Intensive Portfolio Prep program provides aspiring concept artists with a chance to be a part of an elite training program and learn from some of the industry’s finest artists in one of the world’s top entertainment hubs at affordable prices. The next registration deadline is on June 12, 2019, and you can register for the program here.

The program’s flexible structure gives you the option of studying for 1 (10 weeks) or 2 (20 weeks) terms, with 5 courses each term. This provides you with the ideal platform to build strong concept art skills and a killer portfolio so you can do one or more of the following:

  • Get accepted into the elite diploma programs (such as the Syn Studio Concept Art Diploma Program)
  • Land an industry job
  • Win lucrative art contracts

The program can be adapted to suit the needs of each student. You have the option of choosing the courses you wish to study from a wide array of drawing, painting, concept design, illustration, and other specialized courses at a variety of skill levels. So with our help, you can design a curriculum that rapidly results in you achieving your artistic training goals.

The courses in the program are designed in accordance with the latest industry demands and requirements. These courses, taught by veteran industry artists who are also qualified and experienced teachers, cover a wide range of topics ranging from basic introductory traditional drawing to advanced concept art and illustration.

Some of the courses taught in the program include:

Concept Design taught by Pierre Raveneau (Gods of Rome, Asphalt Xtreme, Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak)

Environment Design taught by Anastasia Ovchinnikova (Magic the Gathering, Star Wars, Warhammer 40,000, Netrunner, Legend of the Cryptids, Pearl’s Peril and Ex Gods)

Composition, Lighting and Illustration taught by Donald Caron (Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell Universes)

Syn Studio’s successful alumni include art directors and lead artists as well as rising stars in concept art, illustration and matte painting in games, film and animation companies such as Ubisoft, EA, Eidos, Gameloft and many more.

Some of Syn Studio Full Time Intensive Portfolio Prep Program alumni include:

    • Yelim Kim – Concept Artist at Ubisoft
    • Jose Elias Villagomez – Art Director at Huuuge Games
    • Alan Herrera – Layout Artist at Oasis Animation
    • Raul Arbeloa Santos – Concept Artist at Mercury Steam Entertainment
    • Allan Michael Matudio – Illustrator at Ubisoft
    • Laura Mesones Casto – Art Director at Life Zero
    • Cristian Alberto Vasquez – Concept artist at Atomhawk Design Ltd.
    • Martin Pelletier – Designer / Illustrator at Moment Factory
    • Fred Maisonneuve – Concept Artist / Illustrator at Mawashi Science & Technology
    • Alexandrine Simard – Concept Artist at Behaviour Interactive

Syn Studio’s convenient location in the heart of downtown Montreal combined with the city’s reputation as an entertainment hub makes it an attractive option for aspiring concept art students from around the world. Many top AAA gaming companies such as Ubisoft, WB Games, EA, Gameloft and Eidos as well as numerous indie gaming companies are located in Montreal, creating top video games and generating new concept art jobs every day. This provides a great opportunity to get noticed and secure a job in the concept art industry upon program completion.

The program’s short duration (10 or 20 weeks) provides students with the option of easily attending the program with just a tourist visa. This has resulted in the Full-Time Intensive Portfolio Prep Program attracting several international students, making up 50% of the student body. The diverse nature of the program with some of the most skilled and committed concept artists from around the world has created a dynamic environment with a constant exchange of ideas that will make for an unforgettable experience.

Syn Studio regularly conducts fun and free social activities for its Full-Time Students such as art jams, portfolio reviews, coaching sessions, industry presentations, figure drawing workshops, studio visits and end of term student art showcases. These events provide insight into the industry and are opportunities to sharpen your skills and build lifelong friendships and connections that will benefit you during your artistic and professional journey.

Important Dates

The Registration Deadline for the Summer Term is June 12, 2019. To learn more about the program and to register yourself for the Summer and Fall 2019 terms or beyond, visit the Syn Studio website.

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Please note that space in this program is limited, classes fill up very quickly and applications received first will have priority.


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