VISUAL DEVELOPMENT MASTER LEVEL 1

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VISUAL DEVELOPMENT LVL 1

Now available ONLINE!


 
JOIN TOP PROFESSIONALS FROM
RIOT, BLIZZARD DISNEY, AND PIXAR
IN THE BEST CONCEPT ART COURSE
 

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC STUDIES

Director of Academic Studies, teacher - Art director and Production designer - PIXAR Studios

Anthony Christov is an internationally renowned art director and production designer for the award-winning Pixar Animation Studios...

INTRODUCTION TO LEVEL 1

Visual Development Master courses are now available both onsite and online in live streaming

 

The online live streaming version is the same integral experience as the on-site version with the same features, including access to IDEA's recruiting services and to recruiting events as well. It will include dedicated platforms and channels to facilitate the delivery of assignments and communication with both your fellow students and your teachers.

 

​​Our one-year program is designed for passionate individuals looking for a career in the entertainment industry. The course is made of 3 modules; each module runs for 12 weeks. Students must complete all 3 modules in order to graduate.

 

Thanks to Anthony Christov's expertise and guidance as Director of Academic Studies, each module will cover all the skills needed to work in a professional environment as an artist and team member through the development of one or more collaborative projects.

Duration: 12 weeks

MODULE 1

CHARACTER DESIGN 1

  • Use of thumbnails

  • Forms search and recognition

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 1

  • Fundamentals

  • Aims of design and teamwork

DIGITAL PAINTING 1

  • Values and colors to create shapes

PERSPECTIVE 1

  • Horizon lines and vanishing points

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STUDIO TIME

  • Work on assignments

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  • Introduction to design for modeling and model packets

Duration: 12 weeks

MODULE 2

CHARACTER DESIGN 2

  • Advanced prop study

  • Teamwork overview

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 2

DIGITAL PAINTING 2

  • Shots

  • Lights and Mood

  • Composition

  • Values

PERSPECTIVE 2

  • How to place complex objects in a 3D space

STUDIO TIME

  • Work on assignments

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  • Finalize design

  • Project Delivery

PROJECT FINALIZATION

  • Matte painting

  • Rendering and use of references

DIGITAL PAINTING 3

  • Acquiring 3D skills

  • Shader packets

  • Lighting keys

  • Characters expressions

3D

MODULE 3

Duration: 12 weeks

STUDIO TIME

  • Work on assignments

MATERIALS

The use of a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed and a graphic tablet are also necessary; students enrolled in the on-site courses are required to bring their own laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed and a graphic tablet, as the academy does not provide them.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ONSITE COURSES

In the organization of the courses on-site we will refer to the current anti-Covid Italian Regulation, therefore to access the on-site classes will be mandatory to have the EU Digital COVID Certificate (in Italy is required "Green Pass Rafforzato" or "Green Pass Booster") which will be checked at each entrance.
It is also mandatory to wear the FFP2 mask during the entire lesson.
During the classes, it will be forbidden to eat and drink in class and to take off the FFP2 mask for any reason in order to ensure greater safety for all participants.
Furthermore access to IDEA will be denied to those who are displaying flu symptoms such as fever, cold or cough

Please note that the above-mentioned measure will take place for the entire duration of the academic year unless new rules or government decrees are created.

PLEASE NOTE:
Starting from May 1st of 2022, the Green Pass will no longer be required in order to access the IDEA Academy premises. We ask all students interested in attending the on-site courses to bear in mind that wearing FFP2 masks inside the Academy will still be mandatory and that, should regulations change again due to new COVID waves, IDEA will be forced to implement regulations.

ENROLLMENT DATES 2022/23

Enrollment deadline: subject to availability
Starts on: October 3rd, 2022
Ends on: June 20th/21st 2023

TIME SCHEDULE

CLASS A  (ON SITE*)

Monday: 10AM - 2PM CET/CEST
Tuesday: 11AM - 12PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov

Wednesday: 10AM - 2PM  
Friday: 10AM - 2PM

CLASS B  (ON SITE*)

Monday: 2:30PM - 6:30PM CET/CEST
Tuesday: 12:30PM - 1:30PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov

Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST
Friday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST

CLASS C  (ONLINE)

​Monday: 10AM - 2PM CET/CEST
Wednesday: 10AM - 2PM CET/CEST  
Thursday: 1:30PM - 2:30PM 
CET/CEST Lesson with Anthony Christov
Friday: 10AM - 2PM 
CET/CEST

CLASS D  (ONLINE)

Monday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST
Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST
Thursday: 12.30PM - 1:30PM CET/CEST Lesson with Anthony Christov
Friday: 2:30PM - 6:30PM CET/CEST

IMPORTANT: The school reserves the right to change the course's schedule

* Please note that during on-site courses, the lessons of some teachers will take place online but students are still allowed to come to the academy to connect and take lessons with their classmates

Alternative payment solutions can be arranged with the school

COST 

The Visual Development master LEVEL 1 cost is divided as follows:

 

 

ONLINE

ON SITE

  • € 750 annual enrollment fee (VAT included)

  • € 4500 tuition fee (VAT included)

  • € 800 annual enrollment fee (VAT included)

  • € 4950 tuition fee (VAT included)

The sum is to be paid as follows:

  • Enrollment:             800 € (VAT included) to be paid at the enrollment

  • First installment:      1650 € (VAT included) to be paid within October 3rd, 2022

  • Second installment: 1650€ (VAT included) to be paid within January 15th, 2023

  • Third installment:     1650 € (VAT included) to be paid within April 15th, 2023

The sum is to be paid as follows:

  • Enrollment:             750 € (VAT included) to be paid at the enrollment

  • First installment:      1500 € (VAT included) to be paid within October 3rd, 2022

  • Second installment: 1500 € (VAT included) to be paid within January 15th, 2023

  • Third installment:     1500 € (VAT included) to be paid within April 15th, 2023

Alternative payment solutions can be arranged with the school