ARTS2731 Concept Art
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: ARTS3621 Digital Paint 1
Concept art is a form of illustration used to convey an idea for use in films, video games, animation, comic books, or other media before it is put into the final product. Concept art usually refers to world-building artwork used to inspire the development of media products.
Emphasis is placed on visual presentation of ideas, concepts and original designs, and their expression through digital media.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
Understanding the creative process behind visual development of concepts and ideas.
Understanding photoshop and digital art techniques as creative medium used in the production of Concept Art.
Understanding the demands and requirements expected from a Concept Artist within a creative/production team.
Understanding time-management techniques involved into a professional freelance pipeline.
Understanding the use of photographic material and references into the creative process leading to the finalization of a Concept Art production.
Using all the developed skills listed above for the conception of a personal portfolio aiming toward the gaming/entertainment industry.
Students who complete this course should have
Students who complete this course should have acquired advanced skills required for the production of Concept Art in a professional setting.
Students who complete this course should have acquired advanced skills with Photoshop as a digital painting tool.
Students who complete this course should have a complete understanding of the production skills required to work as a professional Concept Artist.
Students who complete this course should have acquired advanced skills in visual composition.
Students who complete this course should have a strong understanding of the level and diversity of skills required to work as a professional Concept Artist.
Access to a computer (powerful enough to work with class’ requirements)
Access to a graphic tablet (Wacom Intuos or Intuos Pro recommended)
Access to Photoshop (Student’s Photography bundle is under $10)
Good internet connection for meetings, WITH camera and microphone
If using Cintiq in 306: Wacom Pen/Stylus (Cintiq) Available at SSU store or online
If using Cintiq in 306: Wacom glove (Cintiq) Available at SSU store
Sketchbook (Some Projects may require preliminary concept work)
Flashdrive (64GB minimum)
Students should consider purchasing a Wacom Tablet. Talk to the instructor about which Tablet to order.