Best Course for concept art?

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Hi so i'm gonna be a concept artist in the future and i was wondering what the best degree for that career path would be + what uni offers it.

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Teesside University, Staffordshire University and Leeds Arts University (but it's Comic and Concept Art) all do the courses. I'm looking to apply to Teesside in 2021 once I complete my Foundation in Art, since it's facilities are great. The professors(?) are very approachable too.
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I'd suggest looking at professional concept artist's backgrounds to see what training they have. I imagine many will have some kind of arts degree, but there are probably several potentially relevant ones - illustration might be a good option in particular that could develop both the creative and technical skills needed, but even a fine art course may be suitable at least for developing the creative skills needed (however you would probably need to learn various relevant software and digital painting skills on the side)
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Hi so i'm gonna be a concept artist in the future and i was wondering what the best degree for that career path would be + what uni offers it.

Thank you for the help
Hi!

It's great to hear you're interested in Concept Art. A couple of people have mentioned that we offer this. We're one of the only universities that offers Concept Art as a standalone course.

Teesside is a great place to study Concept Art as our tutors have loads of industry experience in film, animation, comics and games. This ranges from AAA to Indie. Some of them also attend great events such as New York Comic Con and bring that experience back with them to the classroom.

We also have close links with industry, such as Aardman, Dreamworks and Ubisoft, which get involved with our teaching, but we also have loads of free guest lectures and portfolio reviews on campus for you to attend. We also have weekly life drawing sessions for everyone at every ability to build up your skills.

We have four dedicated Cintiq labs with full Adobe suites, some of which have 24 hour access.

At the end of third year, we also have ExpoTees, our annual industry-led exposition of graduate work, showcasing animation, visual effects, concept art, immersive and games - demonstrating creativity, imagination and industry-standard skills. We invite employers from all over the world to view your work and many people make great contacts, and some even get employed. Not to mention this runs on the same week as Animex, our international festival of games and animation, with speakers from all over the world from huge names such as Disney, Pixar, ILM, Blue Sky Studios just to name a few. These guys will also be popping in to view your final year work!

Last but not least, Middlesbrough, where Teesside University is situated, is currently receiving a lot of investment from the government to become England's 'Digital City' so this is a great place for you to begin your career!

Let us know if there's anything we can help with, hopefully see you soon!

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Hi so i'm gonna be a concept artist in the future and i was wondering what the best degree for that career path would be + what uni offers it.

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Hi L.A.T.P

It's great to hear that you're considering Concept Art, and as RukiaStudies mentioned, we run a BA (Hons) Concept Art for Games and Film course - and it's one of our most popular creative courses.

On this degree, you’ll learn how to combine traditional art techniques with digital painting, 3D modelling and digital sculpting and you’ll be able to choose from VFX options in games and film. In addition, you'll also get to team up with some of our games students to design and develop a full game - this gives you the chance to gain valuable experience working with students who specialise in different disciplines which will prove invaluable upon graduation.

You'll find all the info you need on the course on the link above. Outside of the course we have a brilliant games/creative community. We run the Global Games Jam every year which again, gives you the chance to collaborate with students from a range of courses. Check out what happened this year:



Please give me a shout if you have any Qs about our course.

Thanks

Amy
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