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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

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STUDIO TIME

  • Work on assignments

DIGITAL PAINTING 3

3D

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  • Finalize design

  • Project Delivery

PROJECT FINALIZATION

  • Matte painting

  • Rendering and use of references

  • Acquiring 3D skills

  • Shader packets

  • Lighting keys

  • Characters expressions

MODULE 3

Duration: 12 weeks

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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.

ENROLLMENT DATES 2024/25

Enrollment start: March 2024
Enrollment deadline:
subject to availability
Starts on: October 7th, 2024
Ends on: June 17th/18th 2025

TIME SCHEDULE

CLASS A  (ON SITE*)

Monday: 9:45AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST
Tuesday: 11AM - 12PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov

Wednesday: 9:45AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST
Friday: 9:45
AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST

CLASS B  (ON SITE*)

Monday: 2:30PM - 6:30PM CET/CEST
Tuesday:
11AM - 12PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov
Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST
Friday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST

CLASS C  (ONLINE)

​Monday: 9:45AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST
Tuesday: 11AM - 12PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov

Wednesday: 9:45AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST  
Friday: 9:45AM - 1:45PM CET/CEST

CLASS D  (ONLINE)

Monday: 2:30 - 6:30 CET/CEST
Tuesday: 11AM - 12PM CET/CEST  Lesson with Anthony Christov

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

  • € 1300 annual enrollment fee (VAT included)

  • € 4800 tuition fee (VAT included)

  • € 1300 annual enrollment fee (VAT included)

  • € 5190 tuition fee (VAT included)

The sum is to be paid as follows:

  • Enrollment:             1300 € (VAT included) to be paid at the enrollment

  • First installment:      1730 € (VAT included) to be paid within October 7th, 2024

  • Second installment: 1730€ (VAT included) to be paid within January 15th, 2025

  • Third installment:     1730 € (VAT included) to be paid within April 15th, 2025

The sum is to be paid as follows:

  • Enrollment:             1300 € (VAT included) to be paid at the enrollment

  • First installment:      1600 € (VAT included) to be paid within October 7th, 2024

  • Second installment: 1600 € (VAT included) to be paid within January 15th, 2025

  • Third installment:     1600 € (VAT included) to be paid within April 15th, 2025

Alternative payment solutions can be arranged with the school

COURSES FEATURES

ON-SITE

  • Access to recruitment activities

  • Access to post-course assistance

  • Student pass (that grants discounted access to some events, like Annecy Fair)

  • Free extra lectures with Recruiters and Professional

  • Welcome package

  • Museums and outdoor Drawing sessions in Rome most interesting sites

  • Live events, e.g. Christmas Party

ONLINE

  • Access to recruitment activities

  • Access to post-course assistance

  • Student pass (that grants discounted access to some events, like Annecy Fair)

  • Free extra lectures with Recruiters and Professional

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