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    I have already sent in an application form in for a interview for Teesside University to do a concept art course next September, but i'm not sure if I want to go down there as it's quite a rough area from what I have heard people say. I have tried looking into to other Universities but only found a few, like Staffordshire and Doncaster University but from what I have read from the reviews of both uni's they don't seem to particularly very good compared to Teesside, but the only reason why I am a bit put have off by going to Teesside is because of the area. Do any of you know of a good University that does a concept art course, specifically as I don't want to do a games design course or anything like that as Its not what I want to pursue?
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    (Original post by Elexion)
    I have already sent in an application form in for a interview for Teesside University to do a concept art course next September, but i'm not sure if I want to go down there as it's quite a rough area from what I have heard people say. I have tried looking into to other Universities but only found a few, like Staffordshire and Doncaster University but from what I have read from the reviews of both uni's they don't seem to particularly very good compared to Teesside, but the only reason why I am a bit put have off by going to Teesside is because of the area. Do any of you know of a good University that does a concept art course, specifically as I don't want to do a games design course or anything like that as Its not what I want to pursue?
    Have you read through the creative skillset advice on pathways into concept art careers: http://creativeskillset.org/job_role...concept_artist

    Essentially they don't specify a concept art degree as the most common route (mainly because as you've noticed - it isn't very common or established) but through graphics/illustration or VFX/animation.

    I'd recommend looking into these degrees - dig into the various websites of universities offering them to decide if they offer the sort of flexibility/grounding that you are looking for to build a concept art portfolio and make contacts in industry to get into this career.

    (although for the record Teesside has an excellent record for games design/games programming - they have excellent links with industry and have essentially developed a local hub of designers http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/busin...517#r3z-addoor - but if you don't want to do games design then that very likely isn't the best course for you)
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    I'm not sure what concept art is but Goldsmiths is an amazing university for the arts so check them, sorry I couldn't be helpful lmao


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    I looked at Teeside and I wasn't particularly impressed by the work on there webpage. It's a new course, it might be great, it might be awful who knows going is a risk but it might be one that pays off. If you don't want to do a games course then Illustration is your best bet. I haven't found any particular illustration courses that strike my as good for concept art specifically. But good by reputation are Falmouth and Camberwell. Also perhaps consider a 2D animation course. Could provide some of the things you'll need.
 
 
 
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