Registration for CG Master Academy, the leading online arts school, is open for the Spring 2020 term. This registration period will be a little bit shorter than registration in the past to accommodate some updates they are making to their platform, making it easier for students to learn and engage more with their peers and instructors. You have until April 18 to register.
The Spring term offers new courses, lessons, instructors, and more ways to pay with their new 4-installment payment option (see below). CGMA has ears to the ground to better help students amp up their portfolios by providing courses that speak to industry demand. Unlike most traditional art schools, they do not encourage you to take courses that don’t speak to your specific needs. Students can take courses that speak to their individual goals under the guidance of the world’s most talented artists from Marvel, Dreamworks, Blizzard, and more.
If you have any questions regarding registration or portfolio review requests, please contact the CGMA Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (800)-959-0316.
NEW PAYMENT PLAN OPTION
Claim your seat for as low as $175*! Starting this Spring 2020 term, students can take advantage of our new payment system by splitting tuition costs in up to 4 installments. The 4-payment split option is only available for the first week of registration, with payments scheduled to post monthly. After the first week, students can split payments in up to 3 installments starting at $233*.
*Payment increments are dependent on price of the course.
Design Mentorship w/ Hueala Teodor
Cloth Creation and Simulation for Real-Time w/ Laura Gallagher
IP Development for Production w/ Mark Molnar & Pixoloid Studios
Narrative Illustration and Characters w/ Miguel Iglesias
UPDATED COURSE CONTENT
Stylized Characters in 3D w/ Hannah Kang
The Art of Color and Light w/ Chris Brock
Whatever your likely career path and desired endpoint in the field of entertainment design–be it in character design or environment design, visual effects, or another one of the many specialist 2D and 3D roles available–it is essential to gain a strong and balanced understanding of the fundamentals of good design, as well as the principles, techniques, and best practices that make up the bedrock of the entire industry. That’s where CGMA’s Foundation & Design Program comes in.
CGMA’s Environment Design Program has been designed to give artists the skills and know-how necessary to tackle this discipline in any medium, featuring classes that cover all key aspects of natural and solid-surface environment design, matte painting and sketching, narrative illustration, and composition.
Designed for those already versed in the fundamentals of drawing and design, this program carefully builds on those core skills to give students head-to-toe training in the art of human and creature character design for the entertainment industries. By the end of the program, students will be ideally placed to make the leap to a character design/concept art position at a film, animation, games, or print-based studio.
Storytelling lies at the heart of everything for artists working in the entertainment industry. This is an arena where every picture really does tell a story, and where the image is both a means of communication and a form of expression. Now, thanks to the billions being invested in the creation of original content by the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, the demand for artists with a firm grasp of narrative and the art of storytelling is greater than ever. On a practical level, the challenge for artists hoping to succeed in this field is to ensure their images, concepts, and designs make an intellectual connection as well as an emotional one–successfully conveying ideas, concepts, and entire narratives with economy and creative flair. The key to this is a solid understanding of both the classic rules of storytelling and the contemporary methods utilized by visual creatives working across all entertainment industries.