The days where study had to be in the classroom are long gone. Nowadays you can hone your creative skills anywhere in the world with an online course – which is where online school (opens in new tab) (CGMA) can help. A leading provider of online digital art education, CGMA has now (opens in new tab), offering over 70 courses in concept art, modelling and texturing, VFX and gaming, tailored for artists of all skill levels. With just two weeks left to register, make sure you sign up today!
Each program runs over six terms, leading to a certificate of completion. Modules are arranged in weekly segments, each with a video lecture, an assignment with individual feedback from the instructor and a live Q&A.
Two weeks left to register!
The start of CGMA’s Spring term is just two weeks away, and with the already vast number of studios that have signed their teams up for the courses, it looks set to be a very special one. Students will not only learn from the best in the business, but also rub shoulders (virtually speaking) with other professionals.
Whether you are a professional trying to brush up on a skill or develop a new one or a student looking to learn from some of the best in the industry there are still a few spots left so make sure to register today! From concept art classes to VFX courses, CGMA is truly leading the way in affordable and accessible digital art education.
CGMA runs specialist programs in character and environment design, plus a general foundation course, taught by leading illustrators and concept artists. After completing any of these programs, you will receive a certificate of completion for your achievement.
Character design is at the core of any project in entertainment. This ranges from motion pictures and feature animation, to video games and children’s books. Our program dives deeper into understanding the true nature of the character creation process. Students will be shown how to create convincing character types that also fit believably within a given narrative/world.
Foundation and Design
In order to establish and maintain a career in Entertainment Design, an artist first needs to have a solid understanding of the field's core principles, tools, and techniques. CGMA's Foundation and Design certificate program was created with this understanding at heart. It combines over 10 distinct disciplines into a single comprehensive learning experience.
The Environment Design Program is specifically designed to help prepare you for the role of Environment Concept Artists. Whether for the film, game, or animation industry, an environment artist draws on his/her imagination to create worlds that are believable and full of life and wonder. This program builds on the foundational skills and principles learned in the Foundation and Design Program.
The series will begin easily enough with classes focused on understanding the many different types of environments with courses such as Fundamentals of Architecture Design before really pushing your imagination in more advanced classes – such as Environment Design 2 and Matte Painting – where you further develop a focused eye on the intricacies of environment design.
Something for everyone
If that’s not enough to satisfy your creative appetite, CGMA has a number of other training programs in its 3D Academy and CG Workshops divisions, including:
- Concept art: From 2D to 3D
- Biomedical imaging in 3D
- Absolute beginners
- Becoming a better artist
- Photogrammetry for Modern Games
- Body Mechanics
- Rigging techniques: Cartoon to realistic
- Character Facial Rigging for Production
- Scripting and Tool Development for Maya
- Intro into Digital Matte Painting
- Advanced Matte Painting
- Cloth Simulation
- Nuke Compositing for 3D artists
- Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya
- Introduction to FX using Houdini
- Mastering Destruction & Art-Directing Damage
- Production Modelling
- Anatomy for Production
- Animal Anatomy
- Creature Sculpting
- Character Casting
- Texturing for Games
- Texturing for Film/Cinematics
- Character Creation for Film/Cinematics
- Character Creation for Games
- Intro to Maya
- Intro to Environment Art
- ZBrush for Concept and Iteration
- Intro to Marvelous Designer
- UE4 Modular Environments
- Intro to Substance for Environments
Accessible to all
CGMA wants everyone to benefit from its expert training. So if you’ve found a course you want to enrol in but are worried about budget, never fear, the CGMA team have got your back. Offering a great instalment plan option, students can benefit from paying 50 per cent of their chosen course up front, with the balance to be paid four weeks later, making them accessible to everyone.
So what are you waiting for? (opens in new tab) today for CGMA’s upcoming and exciting Spring term, and head over to the website for more information on any of the CGMA courses.
For any assistance with admissions, contact CGMA Assistant Director of Admissions Jia Usmani at (opens in new tab) or phone (001) 818.561.9542.