Algonquin College

Illustration and Concept Art


Develop industry-standard technical skills in digital and traditional media for a career employing your creative talent.
The two-year Illustration and Concept Art Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, prepares you for the field of illustration and the emerging discipline of concept art.
As a student, you develop skills in digital and traditional media. While developing your drawing skills, you learn about:

print periodical illustration
children`s books
graphic novel illustration
concept art for animation
interactive media
In this program, you work individually as an artist, but learn as a team member when contributing to concept art projects. You develop problem-solving methods, drawing techniques and production methods for the magazine, graphic novel or entertainment industries.
The faculty, many of whom are award-winning published artists widely respected in the industry, share their abundance of knowledge and experience.
Learning opportunities with industry partners allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed and also offer networking opportunities. With in-class discussions and hands-on learning activities, you develop your style and expand your portfolio.
There are many job opportunities after graduation. You may find employment in:

entertainment industries
technical illustration industries
Your roles might include being a(n):

illustrator (advertising, editorial, children`s books, technical)
concept artist (games, apps, animation, film)
production designer
background artist
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy exciting and creative art.
Are open to various styles, techniques and approaches to art.
Are versatile in conceptual visual communication.
Can work well under pressure.
Are highly disciplined with strong abilities to manage time.
Have a highly-developed inquisitive and experimental nature.
Have strong interpersonal skills.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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