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Concept Art

Concept Art Education

Creating Concept Art is about conveying an idea in a visual form,  usually as part of the process of creating an entertainment product. This visual forum could be sketches, drawings, or images with a varying level of detail. Pieces could be stylized or realistic, depending on the project at hand. Albeit not being an end product itself Concept Art serves as the visual base on which a product is further developed. 

Concept artists must create drawings or paintings of various assets, including characters, props, buildings and others. Adopting different techniques is important to create impressive images. 

The overall aim of the Concept Art program at ARC Academy is to build the skills and knowledge in the field of 2D art needed by students to become successful members of a game studio. The program’s highlight is the final semester when students from all programs (Game Design, Concept Art, 3D Art and Game Programming) come together to create a game prototype with a studio producer. Studying takes place on-site at our campus, with classes mostly on evenings and weekends to suit anyone with a busy schedule.

What You Get?

Studying at ARC Academy provides you with a wide area of knowledge in game development but the main benefits for you upon graduation are:

A certificate recognized by the game industry and document from the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria

A certificate recognized by the game industry and document from the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria

Professional lecturers from game studios

Professional lecturers from game studios

Personalized feedback to develop a high-quality skill set

Personalized feedback to develop a high-quality skill set

Halls equipped with the necessary software and hardware

Halls equipped with the necessary software and hardware

Working on a real game prototype with a studio producer

Working on a real game prototype with a studio producer

Strong Portfolio, ready to be used for job applications

Strong Portfolio, ready to be used for job applications

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

This program is for those who have a passion for drawing and like to create worlds with their hands. The Concept Art Program is for art lovers and people with a rich imagination. If you enjoy translating ideas into visuals you are at the right place. The Program is suitable for people who would like to develop their skills in drawing and painting combined with knowledge of appropriate software.

Can draw

Can draw

Want to develop their talent

Want to develop their talent

Want to create <br>their own worlds

Want to create
their own worlds

Dreams of a career in gaming and the <br>creative industry

Dreams of a career in gaming and the
creative industry

WHAT WOULD YOU STUDY?

The Concept Art program at ARC Academy is two-year (4 semesters). Within the education, you will acquire knowledge, skills and techniques for working in the field of concept art, learning to use software to create a wide variety of worlds, characters and objects for creative industries.

  • The first semester introduces students to the vast universe of concept art, allowing them to learn about various aspects of creating the overall look of a creative project. 

    • Composition
    • Perspective
    • Anatomy
    • Live Drawing
    • Digital Painting (Intro) 
    • Traditional Animations 
    • Soft Skills 
    • 3D Art (Intro)

Meet the Lecturers

Our classes are taught by seasoned professionals who are willing to transfer industry know-how to the younger generation. The teaching process is interactive and mostly practice-oriented. That is why lecturers follow closely each student’s progress and provide personalized feedback.

STUDENTS GRADUATED IN CONCEPT ART

Thanks to their talent and hard work our students achieve professional success in the creative sphere.

WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PROCESS?

You can get detailed information about everything you need to know about becoming
part of ARC Academy on our Admission page.

Application form

Application form

The application includes personal information, your CV, portfolio and motivation for studying at the Academy. You should also attach your certificate of English Language Proficiency.

Interview

Interview

The interview is your chance to concisely present yourself as a quality candidate for ARC Academy.

Practical Task

Practical Task

Аs a final step you will be given a task with specific conditions, depending on the program you have chosen. 

Application Deadline

Early Admission
March 31, 2024

 

Regular Admission
July 15, 2024

Classes start
 October, 2024

Limited number of seats
Contact us for more information:
welcome@arc.academy

Classes start
 October 14, 2023

Fees

At ARC Academy, we work hard to provide quality and affordable education to anyone aiming for the game industry.

Below you will find the fees intended for each student applied to the two-year study programs.

50% fee for first year
Upon registration

50% fee for first year
Until September 2024

100% fee for semester 2
Until February 15, 2024

Book a Meeting with Our Team

Want to learn more about ARC programs, training, and application? Fill out the contact form below. We will contact you and organize a virtual meeting with the ARC team to meet and answer all your questions!


Start Your Career with ARC Academy

The Concept Art program was created in partnership with leading professionals from the biggest game studios in Bulgaria. All the lecturers you will meet during your training at the Academy have extensive experience and are ready to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of creators. Many of our students have already embarked on their professional paths in the creative industry. Apply to ARC Academy and become one of them!

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