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Hello,

I decided that my dream is to become a Concept Artist, I have long surrounded myself by the arts and never studied art, I have always been self taught (I am doing A-Level Media, Business, and Psychology.)

I wanted to find a course to help me become a Concept Artist but all Concept Artist courses are outside of London, where I am forbidden to go... — so now I have no idea where on earth I should choose to study. I’d love to study the actual course for Concept Art but now I can’t since my parents forbid me from going out of London. I am also heavily invested in games, if anything I would love to do concept art for games when I’m older — so I have also been looking into Game Art (in unis like Pearson College London which has Escape Studios) but their course involves lots of 2d AND 3d art and I’m not sure if it will allow me to get set on a path to becoming a concept artist.

I just want to know what course is best for me now.
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Hi there

As someone who shares your passion for concept art with the hope to break into the video game industry, I recommend you look at our SAE London campus. Here we study everything from environment concept, matte painting, 3D modelling and animation rigging.
I currently study Game Art and Animation, which prepares you with a solid skill set to develop on and explore, with amazing opportunities to have access to industry leader seminars. I hope this is helpful and good luck!
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Hi, thank you for the information! Would you say that 3D Art is a must for a career in concept art?
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I wouldn't say it was a must, but I would say having an understanding of 3D will aid your 2D designs more than you might think and will not pothole you into one speciality.
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Thank you for your response. As well as 3D, is there a lot of 2D art involved in Game Art courses? I doubt it’s a lot but I’m sure it should contain an aspect of it like when you’re planning your 3D projects?
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Also for portfolio, do they (in general for all game att courses) exclusively need 3D art? Because I have no experience in 3D art at all, and hope to use my 2D art skills as a gateway to learning 3D in university
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The fundamentals for all 3D designs stem from 2D art - physically, digital, usually a mixture of the two. I would find it surprising if a university expected you to already be versed in 3D, it's a lot to self teach! The focus at SAE is solid research and 2D designs before evening touching 3D.
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Thank you so much for the response, I will definitely consider applying to SAE. How do you find the classes there? Are teachers supportive and do you find that they teach everything in a manner that you are able to understand?
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The classes and tutors can be tough to get used to, they really push your comfort zone, but you'll really see the improvement in your work and your developed style. The staff are ultimately a team of specialists so they offer fine-tuned expertise!
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