Diploma of Visual Arts (Concept Design) (CUA51115)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CUA51115
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Duration: 1 year
Start date: Multiple intake dates. Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Republica Education (RTO 20814) t/a CG Spectrum
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Concept design is one of the first critical steps in the production pipeline, and helps turn story ideas and characters into real-life drawings and illustrations. Before anything gets modelled, animated or rendered, it has to be conceptualised and designed.

If you're passionate about building story worlds and developing characters from scratch, concept design is the animation speciality for you. By studying this online Diploma of Visual Arts (Concept Design) (CUA51115) course with CG Spectrum, you will learn from leading concept artists and be trained to create amazing designs through illustration and digital paintings.

The course covers advanced illustration techniques that focus on character, creature and environment design, and will train you in industry-standard programs such as ZBrush and Adobe Photoshop. You'll finish this course with an impressive demo reel to showcase your technical skills and creative flair.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Submit a portfolio of creative work, with minimum of 2 pieces demonstrating previous experience creating visual work

AND

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or have parental consent if aged 16-18

 

Areas of study

In this Diploma of Visual Arts (Concept Design) (CUA51115) course, the areas of focus will include:

  • CUAACD501 - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • CUAILL401 - Develop and refine illustrative work
  • CUAILL501 - Develop professional illustrations
  • CUAPAI501 - Refine painting techniques
  • CUAACD502 - Create observational drawings
  • CUADRA501 - Refine drawing techniques
  • CUAACD505 - Work with the human form in creative practice
  • CUAACD503 - Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • CUARES503 - Analyse cultural history and theory
  • CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAPPR502 - Develop own sustainable professional practice
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • SITXICT401 - Build and launch a small business website
  • CUAPPR501 - Realise a body of creative work
  • CUAPPR503 - Present a body of own creative work

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Become a concept designer and bring your ideas to life.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Visual Arts (Concept Design) (CUA51115) from Republica trading as CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation.

This course equips you with the storytelling nous and technical expertise to work in animation across the television, film and video game industry in roles such as:

  • Game Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Storyboard Artist

 

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Alternatively, CG Spectrum offers flexible payment plans using credit or debit card.

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You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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RTO 20814

CG Spectrum is the brainchild of two animators who were fed up with poor quality demo reels, and wanted to provide students with personalised training from the very best the animation industry had to offer. Today, CG Spectrum has a 40-strong cohort of industry mentors who have worked on award-winning titles like Game of Thrones, Avatar, and Assassin’s Creed, meaning students gain a world-class education from the comfort of their own homes. CG Spectrum courses are delivered entirely online, and cover specialities such as game design, 3D animation and modelling, visual effects, concept design, and compositing and lighting. Studying with CG Spectrum means being a part of the most globally connected film and game school in Australia, and graduating studio-ready.
Students will use Canvas, CG Spectrum’s learning management system to watch video tutorials, download course materials and upload assignments. The college has also designed Catapult Week to get you comfortable with the learning platform, and offer step-by-step guidance on how to install and set up your software. You will also take part in live Q&A sessions with your mentors and fellow students, during which your mentors will have real-time access to your files to demonstrate their workflow and show you new techniques and problem-solving strategies. If you’ve got any further questions, you can contact your mentor via email, and they will get back to you within 24 hours.

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