"Montreal is a city replete with artists of astonishing skill and value. One of the schools here that help this fact is Syn Studio; a school of high caliber. Having taken a few courses there myself, I can attest that their dedication to training people, in the core principles of art, is excellent. From concept art, regarding environment & character design, to foundation fundamentals such as life drawing and more; Syn Studio is the school that will ensure you get the artistic education to push you forward into a stellar career."
- Sean Samuels, Senior Matte Painter / Concept Artist at Atomic Fiction
"The time I have spent at Syn Studio helped me improve and become a concept artist in the video game industry. At Syn Studio, you receive technical knowledge from artists that are already working in the field. If you’re serious about your goals, then this is a good place for learning, networking and working like crazy on your portfolio with people as passionate as you are."
- Emylie Boivin, Concept artist at Frima
"When I arrived in Montreal just over 3 years ago; wanting to try and make a career from art – I knew no one, and was armed with pretty mediocre painting skills. As I type this, it’s been 6 months since I started working as a full-time concept artist at a large videogame company. That’s a pretty drastic change, beyond my wildest dreams. And I feel the people I met at Syn Studio are largely responsible for it. From helping to increase my skill level to helping me get jobs; the instructors were beyond fantastic. I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same results. But I would encourage any student; if you see an instructor’s work that amazes you (shouldn’t be hard), take their class and learn their secrets. The worst that can happen is you meet some people and improve as an artist, at a price that’s cheaper than similar online courses. And if you keep trying your best to improve; who knows what can happen."
- Michael Davini, Concept Artist at WB Games Montreal
"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."
- Allan Matudio, Concept Artist at WB Games Montreal
"I'm now a concept artist at Triotech Amusement, I've been taking classes and workshops at Syn Studio for almost 3 years, and I did benefit a lot from those classes to get the job I have now. All the teachers are super professional and highly responsible. I witnessed Syn Studio getting more and more of a good reputation in training professional artists in video game, film and fine art. There are more and more artists related to Syn Studio, it has become such a incredible place for artists to hanging out, getting contacts and having fun. And I do sincerely appreciate so much what Syn Studio has done."
- Dengyijia Liu, Concept Artist at Triotech Amusement
"I really enjoyed my Advanced Anatomy class and Figure Painting class with Charles Vinh at Syn Studio. At Syn Studio you can expect to be in a relaxing and inspiring environment where you can get one on one feedback with the teachers. I really liked the atmosphere there, Syn studio has a very warm and welcoming community where one can feel free to express their creativity."
- Roxanne Rainville, Concept Artist at Behaviour Interactive
"I learned so much from my experience attending the Digital Environment class at Syn Studio. Having an industry professional giving you personal feedback in a classroom environment is invaluable and crucial to a student's growth. The things I learned in that class is something I directly apply to work assignments today."
- Neeraj Patel, Concept/Cover Artist at Gameloft
"I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to Syn Studio for providing a place for artists/professionals to grow in their craft. I’ve taken classes over the years and enjoyed them a lot, particularly because of the variety they have to offer. A big takeaway for me was the motivation of being around talented artists and teachers who share a passion for what they do. This combined with a professional level education has pushed me farther as an artist and taught me what I needed to know to prepare for the industry. I would definitely recommend Syn Studio to anyone seeking to make it as a professional artist or to anyone interested in art."
- Sean Vo, Concept Artist/Illustrator at Aptitude X
"I decided to register for the intensive program at Syn Studio because I was having trouble finding a job in the field of concept art and illustration. I told myself that a few courses for 3 months would help me improve enough to get rid of my artist block. And I was right! Today, I’ve found a permanent job as an illustrator at Frima Studio and I know it’s thanks to all the teachings offered by the professionals that Syn Studio allows us to interact with, that I got this chance. I recommend this school to all those who are also aspiring to work in this field, and are struggling."
- Alexandrine Simard, Concept Artist at Frima
"Syn Studio enabled me to develop and deepen my artistic potential. The digital illustration classes gave me the confidence and expertise necessary to enter the professional sphere. My experience also allowed me to make many contacts with industry people which proved to be very valuable. I am proud to be a part of the Syn Studio community and I invite all who are interested to join us!"
- Jean Loic Fontaine, Concept Artist at Burrito Studio
"I came to Syn Studio as a young professional. After losing my first job I was still on shaky grounds, having barely one foot in the industry. So 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. Pretty much a dream scenario. Don’t get me wrong, the school won’t do the work for you but If you are the kind of person willing to put in the hours in and listen to your mentors, you will see results. I guarantee that!"
- Alex B. Dowd, Concept Artist at WB Games Montreal