$2K to $5K
Prices may vary on elective courses taken
Completion of the Foundation & Design Program or demonstration of good foundational drawing and digital painting skills
12 months|In order to qualify for a program certificate of completion, students must enroll in and complete at least six courses in this program.
Based on US job data
Foundations & Design Program overview
Understand the importance of Storytelling & IP
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. CGMA’s Storytelling & IP Development Program has been designed to give artists exactly that.
Cinematic & Animation Illustration
Comics & Graphic Novels
Foundations & Design CURRICULUM
Madeline Julyk / Summer 2017
I had a phenomenal time in this class, and I'm so sad it's ending -- Mitchell is funny, personable, knowledgeable, and is always responsive an attentive in and outside of the classroom. He puts a lot of effort and care into critiques and genuinely cares about the improvement of his students. If he ever has another class on CGMA, I'm taking it in a heartbeat. I can't express enough what a positive experience this was!
Tessera Madison / Summer 2017
This has been a fantastic experience! Mitchell has been an incredible teacher. He takes the time to give each student detailed feedback. He is easily available if we have any questions or are struggling with an assignment. His lectures were extremely helpful and I learned so much. I am so grateful for this experience and would love to take more classes in the future!
Lucca Medeiros / Summer 2017
The classes were really full of knowledge, and I learned a lot!
Janna Sophia Koppenwallner / Fall 2017
-Thank you for the great class!
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