CG Spectrum – Concept Art & Digital Illustration Course

Concept Art & Digital Illustration Course




From $7,999 USD


9 months





about the course

What will you learn?

Turn your artistic skills into a career as you discover how to create professionally polished art for the film, video game, and publishing industries. 

At CG Spectrum digital painting school, you’ll get hands-on experience creating compelling concepts and narrative images for the entertainment industry. Learn how to work with client briefs and deliver high-quality work that keeps clients coming back. You’ll be mentored by highly experienced artists who have worked with some of the world’s biggest film and game clients. 

On graduation, you can choose to specialize in either concept art or illustration and continue with the Advanced Diploma course.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

Be mentored by award-winning artists

Discover expert Adobe Photoshop techniques

Learn to create art for film, games & publishing

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

Start your illustration and concept art for beginners course by establishing a solid understanding of color, value, and light. Then you’ll look at how physical attributes affect design choices by learning perspective drawing and anatomy. Discuss indirect versus direct design briefs, plus how to develop ideas based on the information you’re given. Apply your new skills to design a character, and learn how to professionally polish and present your work.

What will you learn?

  • Communicating effectively through the use of line, value, and color
  • Understanding of the principles of perspective
  • The importance of anatomy observation and practice
  • Asset production workflow

term 2

The second term of the concept art course begins with lessons on how light and color affect mood, before moving on to the creation of stylized materials and textures. You’ll find out how to develop an artistic style, and apply life drawing and dynamic posing techniques to create and present appealing art.

What will you learn?

  • Define, develop and apply artistic styles
  • Create stylized digital materials
  • Add depth and range to your artwork
  • Increase speed using expert sketching and rendering techniques

term 3

Learn the fundamentals of environment and set design by 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 plus the paint-over method to acquire lighting and perspective information from pre-rendered assets.

What will you learn?

  • Turn your ideas into compelling concept art
  • Design environments and sets for movies and games
  • Speed up your workflow with efficient compositing techniques
  • Frame and stage your shots to tell a story


What do you need to apply?


$ 7,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,199 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 9,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,999 USD
    (3 x payments)

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