Level Design Methods, including level layouts, encounter design, visual scripting for level designers

PROFESSION: Level Designer

2D Lighting Techniques

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Concept Art/Design Techniques Programme

Anatomy Studies

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Realtime Rendering, including Physically Based Rendering and Realtime Lighting

PROFESSION: Lighting Artist

Product identity

PROFESSION: Branding Designer / Artist

Generating Ideas Including: Compiling, Thumbnails

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Adobe Ilustrator (vector images)

PROFESSION: Texture Artist / Concept Artist

Rendering Techniques, Rendering quality, post process effects, Image Compositing and render layers. Also includes various software like blender cycles, Pixar’s Renderman, mental ray and Arnold renderer

PROFESSION: Lighting Artist / CG artist / Concept Artist

Creature Design

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Interpersonal Skills - Essential skill for Product Marketing and Management

Camera Angles, Camera Shots and Lenses

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Cinematics Design

PROFESSION: Storyboard Artist

Post Editing and Image editing techniques

PROFESSION: Texture Artist / Concept Artist

Digital Sculpting Techniques, including traditional sculpting techniques, Dynamic Tessellation Sculpting, Character Sculpting, Prop and Environment Sculpting

PROFESSION: Environment Artist / Character Artist / Concept Artist

Digital Painting: Including Value Painting, Colour Painting, 3D Paint Overs, Photo Bashing

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Visual Effects Methods, particle effect, animated materials, lighting effects and post process effects

PROFESSION: Visual effects Artist

Vehicle Design

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Node based procedural texture techniques

PROFESSION: Texture Artist

Digital Line Drawing Techniques: From Thumbnails to Production Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

  ADDITIONAL CONTENT

  PHOTOSHOP

  UNREAL ENGINE AND UNITY

Anatomy for Character Artists: Includes bone structure, muscle names, shapes, insertions and deformation, surface anatomy such as skin, hair and nails

PROFESSION: Character Artist / Concept Artist

Environment Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Game/Movie Asset Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

  • Composition, including Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio Traditional Pencil Drawing
  • Traditional art skill, including gesture techniques, shading, lines and contours, perspective, shapes and forms
  • Surface Theory, including diffuse, reflection, refraction, Translucency and sub surface scattering
  • Design Principles
  • Character Design principles

CGI / CONCEPT ART MODULES (CONTINUED)


  • ​Designing from Location shots
  • Matt Painting
  • Design and Develop Art for a Complete Game Level
  • Advanced Rigging: Rigging based upon Anatomy
  • Character Animation 2: The Face
  • Character Animation 3: Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Creating Realistic Environments
  • Developing an Advanced Industry–standard Portfolio

The Concept Art course was started to give students the opportunity to learn a skill set that is focused more (but not exclusively) on the pre-production stages of projects in the entertainment industry, focusing specifically on games and movies. Students learn skills from both the production and pre-production stages of a project as jobs opportunities are more readily available for work in the production stages.


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INTERNATIONAL OUTCOME CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PORTFOLIO ALIGNED TO INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS


This course focuses on Concept Art, but also includes CGI elements.

Since Concept Art and Design, like any other art form, is practical- and skill-based, not a lot of International Exams are available. We are going to introduce Adobe and Autodesk Certification in 2017. The following is a skill set based on practical application that will be acquired by the student:

Adobe Bridge (Image libraries)

PROFESSION: Texture Artist / Concept Artist

SKILLS THE COURSE DEVELOPS

English II (Business Communication) - Essential skills for the IT Industry

  ZBRUSH AND MUDBOX

Product Design

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

  GENERAL ART AND DESIGN RELATED SKILLS

Illustration concepting

PROFESSION: Branding Designer / Artist

English I (Grammar) - Essential skills for each student (the whole of the IT market is based on English)

  PRODUCT DESIGN

Polygon Based Modelling according to requirements

PROFESSION: 3D Artists / CG Artist / Concept Artist

  AUTODESK 3DS MAX, AUTODESK MAYA, BLENDER INTRODUCTION

Costume Design

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Texture Painting techniques, including stylized textures, character texturing, image based projection texturing

PROFESSION: Character Artist / Texture Artist / Concept Artist

MODULES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE CGI COURSE (BOTH CGI AND CONCEPT ART MODULES)


  • Introduction to Visual Art
  • ​Traditional Art
  • Fundamentals of Visual Design
  • Line Drawing
  • Value Painting and Lighting
  • Colour Theory
  • Camera Angles, Camera Shots and Lenses
  • Creature Design
  • Fundamentals of 3D Part 1 and Part 2
  • 12 Principals of animation in Practice
  • Visual Design 2: Design Language and Genre Studies
  • Using References and Research to Refine Designs
  • Anatomy 1: Names and forms of bones and muscles of the Human Body
  • Principals of Character Design
  • Design Workflow: From Initial Ideas to Production Art
  • Character Workflow: From High definition mesh to Game Ready Asset
  • Creating Production Art 
  • Environment and Prop
  • Design Techniques
  • Production Art for Game Assets
  • Game and Level Design: Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Realtime Rendering
  • Rendering in–game visuals
  • Game and Level Design: For Production Purposes
  • Storyboarding 
  • Product Design
  • Blending 2D and 3D Art

Design to specifications

PROFESSION: Branding Designer / Artist

Animation techniques and workflow, including Rigging, Animating according to the Animation Principles, Facial Animation and environment and Prop animation

PROFESSION: Animator / CG Artist

Characterisation Techniques that includes 3D costume design, personality development, expression and posing according to the rule of gestures

PROFESSION: Character Artist / Concept Artist

Study Methods - Prerequisite knowledge/skill for all other courses

MS Office Fundamentals – Advanced Computer Literacy, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet - Prerequisite knowledge/skill for all other courses – Unit standard–based

Fundamentals of Project Management I - Essential Project Management skills for the industry

  • Design language principles 
  • Principles of Animation 
  • Movement Studies 
  • Referencing
  • Photo Bashing 
  • Theory of Colour 
  • Theory of Lights

  SUBSTANCE DESIGNER AND PAINTER

3D lighting techniques, including global illumination, three–point lighting, image based lighting, final gather, lighting for animation

PROFESSION: Lighting Artist / CG Artist

Composite rendering Techniques

PROFESSION: Render Artist / Concept Artist

Textures and Shaders techniques, including Photoshop textures, UV mapping, procedurally generated textures

PROFESSION: Texture Artist / CG Artist

Visual Effects for Realtime methods, including particles, post process effects, lighting effects

PROFESSION: Visual effects Artist

Modelling for Realtime, including Retopology or Remeshing, Triangulation Reduction, Level of Detail, polygon count management

PROFESSION: 3D Artists

Realtime Texturing Techniques

​PROFESSION: Texture Artist

Matt Painting: Blending 2D and 3D Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Character Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Adobe Photoshop Texturing techniques, including Photoshop texture painting, image based texture comping

PROFESSION: Texture Artist / Concept Artist

Architectural Design

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Texture Baking

PROFESSION: Texture Artist

Agile and Scrum Development and Application to Project - Prerequisite knowledge for Intermediate and Advanced level courses

Game/Movie Asset Art

PROFESSION: Concept Artist

Texture for Realtime, physically based Rendered Texturing and Materials, animated materials and textures, texture effects

PROFESSION: Texture Artist

Accounting and Business Finance - Necessity for proper Business Systems Development