Our Concept Art Diploma Program is undergoing a transformation! Click Here for More Details!

Close Menu

Program
Details

Basic admissions requirements
Pre-application interview

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?

Program Overview

School Name: Syn Studio - Cestar College (693630)
Program Name and Code: Concept Art (NTL.1A)
Language of Instruction: English
Diploma Type:* Attestation of College Studies
Accrediting Body: The Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research of Quebec
Program Length: 18 months - 6 terms (10 weeks each) - 1200 hours of class time

Program Structure


Term 1

Hours: 225

  • 574-CA1-SY

    Intro to Concept Art

    45h

  • 574-DP1-SY

    Sketching for Production I

    90h

  • 574-AD1-SY

    Visual Reference Library

    45h

  • 574-TN1-SY

    Digital Image Manipulation

    45h


Term 2

Hours: 195

  • 574-ND1-SY

    Image Integration

    45h

  • 574-DP1-SY

    Sketching for Production II

    30h

  • 574-EA1-SY

    Anatomy Study I

    75h

  • 574-CV1-SY

    Visual Communication I

    45h


Term 3

Hours: 210

  • 574-GE1-SY

    Gesture, Expression and Personality I

    30h

  • 574-DP2-SY

    Illustrating Characters in their environments I

    30h

  • 574-EA1-SY

    Anatomy Study II

    30h

  • 574-CV1-SY

    Visual Communication II

    45h

  • 574-EC1-SY

    Originality in Design

    75h


Term 4

Hours: 180

  • 574-GE1-SY

    Gesture, Expression and Personality II

    30h

  • 574-DP2-SY

    Illustrating Characters in their environments II

    60h

  • 574-CM1-SY

    Prop and Vehicle Design I

    45h

  • 574-CE1-SY

    Environment Design I

    45h


Term 5

Hours: 210

  • 574-CP2-SY

    Character Design I

    60h

  • 574-CP1-SY

    Creature Design I

    60h

  • 574-CM1-SY

    Prop and Vehicle Design II

    60h

  • 574-CE1-SY

    Environment Design II

    30h


Term 6

Hours: 180

  • 574-CP2-SY

    Character Design II

    45h

  • 574-CP1-SY

    Creature Design II

    45h

  • 574-MT1-SY

    Assuring Your Success in the Industry

    45h

  • 574-CE1-SY

    Environment Design III

    45h



Note: Detailed course descriptions can be found in the student information package that you
can request after completing the form below.



Program Features



• Elite vocational training with relevant industry professionals


This is why you came here. To let those who have already succeeded show you the way.




• Free Syn Studio regular art and social events


Open studio life drawing, field trips, end of term student art shows and parties, art demos and student movie nights


Learn and improve while forging bonds with other passionate artists on the same path.



• Regular 1-on-1 coaching sessions with real masters


Everyone who made it to the top had help along the way. Most had master level coaching.




• Attend industry events organized by Syn Studio (free for students in this program)


Game and film studio tours/visits, masterclasses, demos and workshops with world-famous concept artists, Industry parties and more.


Meet, learn from and make connections with the top people in the industry.



• Access to Syn Studio facilities outside of class hours:


School library
Student lounge
Personal storage locker
The Traditional Art Studio
The Mixed-Media Design Studio
The Wacom Digital Design Studio


The beautiful Syn Studio environment could be your everyday reality. A place to call home. A community and family that takes care of you.



Admission Process, Dates & Tuition


STEP: ACTION OR EVENT: DEADLINE OR DATE: FEES/TUITION DUE:
Step: 0
Advanced Portfolio/Application Review (get feedback on your application and the chance to re-apply free of charge) October 26, 2022 $50 CAD
Step: 1
General Portfolio/Application Review (this is where our team determines which candidates get an interview) February 1, 2023 $50 CAD
Step: 2
Admissions interview (the in-person or skype interview that determines if we accept you into our elite concept art training program) March 2023 FREE
RESULTS ANNOUNCED (now you know if you made it)
Step: 3
Send us your student contract and registration fee to finalize your registration. April 2023 $50 CAD
Step: 4
New Student Orientation and Start of Term 1 September 25, 2023 $5982.50 CAD (Paid every term, for 6 terms)
Step: 4
New Student Orientation and Start of Term 1 September 25, 2023 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 5
Start of Term 2 January 9, 2024 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 6
Start of Term 3 April 1, 2024 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 7
Start of Term 4 July 1, 2024 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 8
Start of Term 5 September 23, 2024 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 9
Start of Term 6 January 6, 2025 $5982.50 CAD
Step: 10
Graduation ceremony March 27, 2025 FREE
Total tuition and fees: $35,995*

*Certain conditions apply


Admission Application Form



Hello Everyone!

After 7 years from its conception, and a lot of consideration, we decided that it was time for our Concept Art Diploma Program to undergo a transformation.

The entertainment industry is continuously evolving with lots of new pipelines and workflows getting introduced every day. The objective of our Concept Art Diploma Program was to educate our students with the latest and most popular in-demand technologies and industry pipelines so they can enter and succeed in this fast paced sector. We realized there was a small gap between industry standards and requirements and our current course curriculum. To ensure we deliver on our promise of making students "industry ready upon graduation", we have decided to take a break to update our program structure and curriculum to make it current and in line with the latest industry developments.

With this decision, we will not be holding a Fall 2023 cohort so we have a full year to refine and revamp our Concept Art Diploma program so it is the best version it can be. We will then be resuming in 2024 in a new and improved format!

That said, we are excited to announce that we have also launched an Online Concept Art program. This will be an intensive, 12-month long experience geared towards helping you to polish and refine your portfolio to cater its content and presentation to the entertainment industry. If you wish to learn more, register and benefit from this exciting new program, Click Here!

Some people take action while others just watch on the sidelines. It's time to decide who you are. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to achieve your dream of being a professional concept artist. Take action now instead of letting yourself wonder "what might have been"...

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

- Leonardo Da Vinci

"If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of."

- Bruce Lee

***Reservations for the next portfolio review are made on a first come first serve basis. It’s absolutely free to reserve your spot and receive your application guide. So remember to reserve your spot NOW by filling out the form above.