This online concept art program is designed to get you industry-ready. Whether you want to freelance as an independent artist, or work at a film or game studio, you'll build practical job skills and learn to communicate through art, creating work that captivates and inspires.
Benefits of this concept art program:
Get your career off to a great start!
Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and has partnered with industry trainer CG Spectrum to deliver quality 3D modeling programs to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry.
Advance your career with mentorship from established industry professionals who will share their insights as you build job skills and a polished portfolio to show employers. Inquire today!
Stand out in a competitive industry. See the kind of work you could be creating and adding to your concept art portfolio.
Get more out of your education with a quality curriculum, career services, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, plus support, regular events, and networking in our amazing online community.
Begin your Foundations and Asset Development semester by establishing a solid understanding of color, value, and light.
Look at how physical attributes affect design choices by learning perspective drawing and anatomy, discuss indirect versus direct design briefs, and learn to develop ideas based on the information being given.
As you put theory into practice you will explore Photoshop’s powerful interface and tools and learn time-saving shortcuts.
In Rendering Techniques & Character Drawing, you'll begin with lessons on how light and color affect mood before moving on to the creation of stylized materials and textures.
Discover how to develop an artistic style and apply life drawing and dynamic posing techniques to create and present appealing art.
The Layout, Level Design, & Composition semester covers the fundamentals of environment and set design starting with perspective drawing: the key to creating solid concept art.
Discover how to visualize environments by building matte paintings from scratch, using photo-bashing techniques and the paint-over method to acquire lighting and perspective information from pre-rendered assets.
In Characters, Creatures, & Enhanced Workflow Techniques, you'll use anatomy, posing skills, personality and character traits, and the environment to inform your designs.
Create backstories for your characters and experiment with color, posing, and lighting to engage your audience in your story.
Time to speed up your workflow using 3D sculpting and kit bashing techniques to quickly block out, light, and render your concept art.
Create dynamic compositions using ZBrush and Blender to continue to further develop your concept art skills and learn industry-standard workflows.
You'll start out by sculpting basic forms to generate quick renders, capturing detail and lighting. Then move to more advanced models such as the human form and complex environments.
Discover how to polish and present your portfolio to impress employers, learn how to network and market yourself effectively, and understand how to tap into the hidden job market.
Learn all you need to know to take your visual work and package it up for post-study employment. You'll explore avenues to host your work on industry websites to gain visibility, as well as ways to host work on your own site in a professional manner.
As a student you also get access to career services to get clear on your career goals, polish your CV/resume and portfolio, write appealing application letters. You'll also get an insight into freelancing: finding work, discussing finances, and applying standards for private client-based work.
Graduate feeling ready and confident to kick-start your career in this exciting industry!
For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the Hussian College Catalog.
All of our mentors are carefully vetted industry professionals who have worked at major studios on feature films and video games. Meet with your mentor each week for a live Q&A call and receive recorded personalized critiques on your assignments. See who you could be learning from!
Mentor of Concept Art & Illustration
Full of passion and creativity, concept designer and illustrator Humza Khan has carved out an impressive artistic career in the entertainment industry. Since graduating from the College for Creative Studies in 2006, Humza has worked both in-house and freelance for prestigious clients such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Activision, LucasArts, Wargaming, Ubisoft, Fischer Price, Hasbro, Mattel, National Geographic, and Nickelodeon, to name a few! He's worked on games like World of Tanks, Call of Duty, The Division 2, and The Sims. Humza's specialties include character design, e
Mentor of Concept Art & Illustration
Award-winning artist Tyler James has worked with more than a dozen major developers and triple-A franchises over the last fifteen years. Serving in roles such as Concept Artist, 3D Character Artist and Art Director, he created concept art and illustration work which has become widely recognized on the internet and used for major character designs in game development. You can find his work in titles such as Heroes of the Storm, Warhammer, Rift, Star Wars, Hex, Warmachine, Wasteland, Warcraft, RWBY and many others. He has worked with major companies like Blizzard Entertainment and Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Job-focused programs to kick-start your film and game career
From basic walk-cycles to complex character animation, learn hand-drawn or 'cut-out' style 2D animation using Toon Boom software.
Rig and animate incredible characters and creatures for film and games using Autodesk Maya in this comprehensive 3D animation program.
Master digital sculpting and build realistic 3D props, characters, creatures and environments using Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter.
Turn your artistic skills into a career as you learn to create professionally polished art for films and video games using Photoshop.
Unlock your career as a digital illustrator and discover how to create compelling narrative art for film, games, and book publishing.
Harness the power of procedural node-based VFX workflow techniques to create destruction, explosions and water simulations in Houdini.
Learn to seamlessly integrate digital assets with green screen and other live action footage in Nuke and build a VFX shot from scratch.
Bring your video game ideas to life by designing and building a fully playable game with a great user experience in Unreal Engine.