Syn Studio Class Bundles
Take 5 classes and receive additional benefits
Teacher Artwork by Jarrard Lee
What are class bundles?
The Syn Studio Class Bundles, is basically an Art Bootcamp designed to help aspiring concept artists and illustrators to strengthen their fundamentals and improve their art skills
Surrounded by passionate artists and immersed in a creative and productive environment, you will be challenged to push the limits of your skills in a short amount of time.
By purchasing a bundle of 5 classes (from our available courses in your chosen term), you will receive :
- A discounted price on each class (up to 28% with our two consecutive term deal)
- A free Activity Pass that gives you access to the following online activities
- Special Webinar and Q&A Event - Talk and Q&A- Each Term, a renowned concept artist or illustrator will give a presentation based on their special expertise, followed by a Q&A (may include paintovers or review of participant works)
- Concept Art Portfolio Essentials - Talk and Q&A - Learn everything you need to know on building a successful concept art portfolio from an industry pro! You’ll cover everything from curating content to presentation!
- Illustration Portfolio Essentials - Talk and Q&A - Get expert advice on building a successful illustration portfolio from an industry pro. You will learn everything from selecting your pieces to presenting so it stands out online!
- Portfolio Review with a professional concept artist:Get a live one-on-one portfolio (or general artwork) review with a professional concept artist. Reviews will last 15-20 minutes depending on the number of participants.
- Two social art events:
- An Art Jam - Join a team of concept artists in a creation challenge. See if you have what it takes to build an immersive video game or movie concept based on an intriguing prompt!
- A Quick Draw event where participants test their creativity and drawing skills against the clock!
- Access to our active online community
- A permanent display of your best artwork in our online Art Gallery
Take 5 courses and receive additional benefits!
Sign up for a Syn Studio Bundle and have access to a coordinator who can assists you in creating your ideal class schedule or simply create your own!
Where do I start?
Register for the program by selecting your term and clicking on the "Register Now" buttons in the Registration section below.
After completing your registration, we'll send you a welcome email that will provide you with the next steps you need to follow to select your classes. If you are unsure which classes to take, a coordinator will assist you in creating your ideal class schedule!
Teacher Artwork by Paulo Galamgam
Bundle Building Suggestions
A year at Syn Studio is divided in 4 terms : Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Each term has a duration of 10 weeks. With the Syn Studio Class Bundles, students can combine up to 5 courses per term.
You will find below typical class suggestions for different skill levels but you have the freedom to create your own curriculum by mixing and matching the available courses from different levels.
Teacher Artwork by Charles Vinh
Level 1Level 1
Strong fundamentals in traditional drawing, painting and sculpting are the foundations to create amazing artwork.
This level is about solidifying the fundamentals, getting a refresher on the most important art principles, and learning tricks to create realistic drawing and paintings.
Teacher Artwork by Christian Robert de Massy
Level 2Level 2
Second level classes are for students who have a good foundation in the basics of realistic drawing (such as perspective, proportion, shading and colour theory) and already know how to use Photoshop, but need more in-depth knowledge to create professional and complex artwork.
This level is about expanding knowledge, strengthening skills, and transitioning to the world of concept art and illustration.
Teacher Artwork by Anastasia Ovchinnikova
Level 3Level 3
These courses are for people who can already draw and paint realistically and can create complete digital illustrations.
Level 3 classes will help students to give a new edge to their images, properly render their digital work, and bring them closer to a professional level.
Teacher Artwork by Julian Kok
Level 4Level 4
This expert-level is for students who are ready to boost their portfolio and design process to a professional level.
This level is about discovering and diving deeper into new tools (such as 3D), further polishing and rendering work and exploring professional pipelines of the entertainment industry.
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What do our successful alumni have to say about the program?
Concept artist, Mino Games
"[Syn Studio was] one of the greatest experiences in my life. [..] The classes and assignments were pretty intense, exactly how I was expecting [..] teachers were great instructors. Not only they shared their techniques, but were also open to discussions about the industry, and how to present your work to the studios. [..] I was super lucky to study next to people from all over the world. [..] I made good friends and acquaintances along the way. [..] Thanks to the guidance of [my] teachers [..], I was able to prepare a good portfolio and present myself to several studios in Montreal. I wouldn't have been able to land a job without their advice."
Concept artist and freelance illustrator
"Syn Studio was undoubtedly the best academic experience I have ever had in my entire life.[..] Our teachers were always willing to share all their knowledge [..] My classmates were incredible; and being surrounded by such talented people motivated me even more to keep improving and learning everything I could. [..] I couldn´t be more satisfied and grateful for all the help that my teachers, friends and other people who worked at Syn Studio gave to me. [..] I’m currently working as a concept artist for a newly created studio, and also as a freelance illustrator for Indie games that will be released next year. "
Concept Artist, WB Games
"I went to Syn Studio with the goals of meeting people, making contacts, pushing my work and getting feedback on it. Syn Studio did not disappoint. I met amazing professionals of the industry (which I never had in four years of University!) and motivated students. I made lots of good friends and met a teacher that eventually got me an Interview at WB games Montréal to work on my first AAA."
Art Director, Thunder Lotus Games
"I chose Syn Studio due to its location in the heart of Montreal. I was curious about moving here because of its bustling videogame and VFX industry. I had an amazing time here and I miss it everyday. I would call it the best 3 months of my life. I met some great teachers like Charles Vinh, Lincoln Hughes and Oleg Dergachov [...]. I also met a lot of fellow artists, many of whom I still keep in touch with despite living in different cities or working at different places."
"I didn't have a background in fine arts when I joined the school and I somehow managed to understand a great deal in very little time. The teachers are not just passionate about helping their students, they are also active in their industry and would even go as far as to teach their in-house pipeline. Suffice to say that I was blown away by them. In addition, nothing beats being in a classroom with like-minded people. I would not be where I am today without Syn Studio."
Concept Artist and Syn Studio Concept Art Diploma Student Fall 2019
"I chose Syn for two main reasons: Syn is a great school with a big focus on Concept Art and because Canada is an amazing country. I've had very good memories at Syn with a lot of the amazing new friends that I've made there, but I think the best memory was finally creating my first portfolio. Before I did the Full Time Intensive program (now renamed to Art Bootcamp), I barely had anything to put in a portfolio and the classes at Syn really helped me get on track."
Freelance Concept Artist
"[... Syn Studio] has also given me the opportunity to study concept art and improve myself in a short period of time [...] The most important thing I learned while studying in Syn Studio is understanding how the concept art industry works and what kind of talent they’re looking for. This has helped me prepare for what might come and has allowed me to tailor my portfolio based on the companies I apply for."
Character Concept Artist, WB Games
"I took a single class at the studio, Character Rendering with Fred Bennett. I was looking to learn how to paint digitally since it was not something I was very good at, and I wanted to work as a concept artist. I enjoyed Fred's class so much that I quit my job at the end of his ten-week course and decided to study full time, for six months, at the school. Haven’t looked back since. The friendships I made at the studio hold a special place for me. "
Junior Concept Artist, FireSprite Games
"Syn [Studio] had many student activities as well as working spaces for homework completion. [..]there wasn't a course I didn't enjoy, however, Charles Vinh's tutelage and teaching methods were always extremely digestible and applicable; I'm deeply impressed by his wealth of experience in both art and as an instructor. The two terms I took prepared me with the skills, and portfolio that helped land my first job as a Junior Concept Artist. For this, I'm extremely grateful to my awesome teachers as well as the Syn Staff "
Junior Concept Artist, Atomhawk
"Overall I had a great experience at Syn Studio. I befriended fellow students, supportive teachers and talented industry professionals. I felt that I was consistently improving and felt confident that I was on the right path to break into the industry.[..] Receiving valuable feedback and industry advice, I was steered in the right direction towards having a solid portfolio. Having talented artists mentoring me throughout my time at Syn Studio was extremely valuable. This set the foundation for me to be best prepared for the industry."
"I joined Syn Studio [..] not only for the quality and the diversity of the training, but also to have the opportunity to learn from great teachers, meet people, make contacts and to be honest my time at Syn Studio was an amazing experience. Teachers are so passionate and interesting, they gave me a lot of great advice, they taught me everything I needed to know to start in the industry[..]. I definitely recommend Syn Studio to anyone who wants to learn art or become a professional artist, you will not be disappointed."
Concept Artist and Syn Studio Concept Art Diploma Program Student Fall 2020
"[The best memories were] meeting the teachers and staff of Syn Studio, the learning experience, sharing this with my classmates and the spirit of companionship that we had [...] I wanted to go to a school that had direct contact with the entertainment industry, especially the video game and film industries, and Montreal was offering just that. Budget was the second factor and I found that the exchange from Euro to Canadian Dollar was very convenient [... The Art Bootcamp] program was affordable so I decided to go study at Syn…"
Schedule and Fees
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
- The Summer 2022 term, which runs from July 4th to September 11th
- The Fall 2022 term, which runs from September 26th to December 4th
- The Winter 2023 term, which runs from January 9th to March 19th
- The Spring 2023 term, which runs from April 3rd to June 11th
Please note that places are limited. Apply now to reserve your space for the next term. We work on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you act too late, you will have to wait.The fee for a 1 term registration is $2375 CAD and the fee for a 2 term registration is $4475 CAD. Payment plans are available – please email [email protected] for more information. All prices are in CAD dollars. This price does not include art materials, hardware or software. The fee for a 1 term registration is $1899 USD and the fee for a 2 term registration is $3575 USD. Payment plans are available – please email [email protected] for more information. All prices are in US dollars. This price does not include art materials, hardware or software.
Spaces are limited and registration works on a first-come-first serve basis.
See 'Where Do I Start?' for more info.
Choose your term
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