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Online Concept Art Program

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Basic Admission Requirements

1. Do you already have some training (or self-teaching) in the fundamentals of realistic drawing and painting (including digital painting) and could you potentially show us a portfolio that demonstrates your skill level?

2. Are you passionate, focused, mature and improvement oriented? Will you have successfully completed at least 12 years of school before starting the program? (Or for Quebec residents: will you have successfully completed and been out of high school for at least one year before starting the program?). Could you potentially demonstrate this with the appropriate documentation and a letter of motivation?

3. Do you have at least an intermediate level of spoken English and could you potentially demonstrate this during an in-person meeting or Skype interview?

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Program Overview

School Name:
Syn Studio
Program Name and Code:
Online Concept Art Program
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Program Features and Details

Frequently Asked Questions

How is it different from the Concept Art Diploma Program?
Due to the popularity of our online classes as well as our Diploma program, we have decided to combine the two to offer an intensive Online Concept Art Program. This program is influenced by our Diploma Program, and is 12 months in length as opposed to 18 months. It is designed to help you put together a portfolio suitable for the industry that will make you more competitive when applying for jobs. Similar to the Concept Art Diploma Program, you will be working among peers, networking with teachers and art directors in the industry, and will receive guidance and personalized one on one feedback on your work. Assignments are also graded and students will be required to pass every course in order to complete the program.

How much does it cost?
The Online Concept Art Program is $18,000 CAD in total.

Are there any payment plans for this program?
Payment for the program is split into four installments of $4,500 CAD.

How many students are in a cohort?
Each cohort will consist of a maximum of 25 students.

What tools and software will be needed for the program?
You will need to have a computer or laptop that is capable of comfortably running Photoshop and Blender, which will be the primary software that you will be using for the program.

Are international students allowed to apply?
Everyone is welcome to apply, international students included! This program is not accredited, meaning that international students will not need to apply for a Study Permit.

What kind of student will be accepted into the program?
Students that are accepted into the program should already have a strong and solid foundations of the fundamentals, meaning anatomy, colour, perspective, composition and rendering. The first two terms of the program will focus on advanced fundamentals by developing your skills even further. The last two terms of the program will focus on you building your portfolio.

Is there any language requirement?
All of our classes will be conducted in English.

If I am an international student, do I need to apply for a study permit for this program?
Study Permits are not required for this program.

Will I get a Diploma at the end of this program?
Students that complete this program will receive a certificate of completion. This is not an accredited program, so the certificate received is not recognized by higher educational institutions. However, when applying for work in the industry, the primary factor in getting a job is showing and producing a strong portfolio.

Does this program offer a Postgraduate Work Permit afterwards?
This program is not eligible for a post graduate work permit upon completion.

Admission Process, Dates and Tuition

Early Portfolio Application Review:
September 7, 2022
Advanced Portfolio Application Review:
November 30, 2022
Second Advanced Portfolio Application Review (New):
January 25th, 2023
General Portfolio Application Review:
March 8, 2023
Results Announced:
April 2023

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