Environment Sketching

An 8-week course focused on the basics of environment design sketching fundamentals for concept art for film, games, and animation

COURSE OVERVIEW

Sketch out the world you envision


COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Environment Sketching
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

  • Dzu Nguyen is a freelance concept artist and illustrator currently working the in video games and entertainment industries. In addition to freelancing, he also teaches at the Art Institute of California. Some of his past video games projects for Sony Computer Entertainment include Warhawk, Resistance: Burning Skies, “Sorcery”, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Destiny of Spirits.

  • Dmitry Sorokin is a freelance concept designer working on video games. Dmitry holds an engineering degree in oil & gas industry. And after 10 years career in that field he switched gears completely to pursue his passion – creating worlds. After acquiring Entertainment Design diploma in 2014 he worked with several video games and concept art companies including Arkane Studios, Bethesda, Bohemia Interactive and West Studio; and participated in production of several games with PREY being among the others.

spring term registration
Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
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$699
Course Begins
January 22nd

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  • Stuart Ayre

    I’ve been taught by many art teachers, and I can say with sincerity that Dzu is a good teacher. Here are three things I liked about Dzu as a teacher: 1) he treats each student in the same manner—in other words, no matter what level you are at, he cares for the student and also doesn’t seem to favour particular students. 2) His advice is concise and practical. 3) He can walk the walk—in other words he can demonstrate how to create great art.

  • Allan Boulogne

    Dzu is an awesome guy and a great instructor. He gave some really good insight into how the industry works and how he got his foot in the door. I really wish I had gotten more than 8 weeks to be in his class. Really happy I was able to have Dzu as an instructor—I could talk to him all day.

  • Sheryl Soong

    I was pretty paralyzed before taking this class. But I learned a lot and now I feel way more comfortable with approaching environments, even with things outside my visual library.

  • Nicole Tord

    From week 1 to 8, I can already see the improvement in my approach to environments. I now have the tools to go and confidently tackle backgrounds and scenes.

  • Laurence Carew

    I’d like to really thank Dzu, I think he has been a great help and appreciate his feedback. A great artist I hope to follow in the footsteps of one day!

  • Alex Gadbois

    The course exposed my weaknesses, but also revealed my strengths. I cannot wait to apply the things I have learned to more pieces.

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BENEFITS

What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

spring term registration
Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
Only
$699
Course Begins
January 22nd