Visual Storytelling & IP Development Track

Learn how to capitalize on your design skills with unique courses dedicated to storytelling, storyboarding, and visual communication

Courses start on October 1st, 2022

TRACKS 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 Track has been designed to give artists exactly that.

As you complete each course, you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for a course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.

Should you have any questions regarding these courses please contact [email protected]. Additionally, you only pay for the course(s) you take in a given term.

Understand the importance of Storytelling & IP
COURSES

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FALL
October 1st - December
22nd 2022
WINTER
January 22nd- April
15th 2022
SPRING
April 16th - July
8th 2022
SUMMER
July 9th - September
30th 2022

As you complete each course you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for an in course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.  

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  • Sal Hernandez

    Very easy to work with and good at explanations.

  • Emiko Sawanobori

    He was very clear with his explanations and thorough with his answers.

  • Ania Remlein

    He tried to support us individually, which was great.

  • Khadeeja Jamaal

    He’s very helpful, especially for an overwhelmed beginner like me.

  • Kate Ledermeier

    He was great! I’ve learned so much from him, especially because he explained things so clearly and easily.

  • Alan Lashbrook

    Eugene was very helpful and seemed to take a genuine interest in each student’s progress.

  • Hugo Favre

    Eugene was a really good teacher. He always took time to answer questions and give good and clear feedbacks. Also he didn’t have the same level of expectation the first weeks as the last weeks. Which was really awesome and helping!

  • Catherine Phan

    Eugene is amazing!! I really loved listening to him.

  • Ivy Jordan

    Bill was a really great mentor with a lot of experience at his disposal. Watching him draw was really incredible too. Seeing the way another artist works and how they choose to tackle a design is seriously so helpful.

  • Justin King

    Kevin is a great, knowledgeable teacher who I would definitely take a class from again.

  • Giuseppe Bonanno

    Kevin is, without any doubt whatsoever in my mind, the best instructor I have had the pleasure of working with. He has consistently gone above and beyond in his efforts to help myself and other members of this class strive not merely for improvement, but for work that is genuinely professional. I hold him in the highest regard.

  • Hannah Shigeta

    More than great—much, much better than classes that I had taken in university.

  • Michelle Ferri

    Kevin is awesome! I didn’t plan on signing up for this class at first because it didn’t seem focused towards television animation but I changed my mind when I saw Kevin’s portfolio. He is not only an excellent storyboard artist, but a really gifted teacher.

  • Pam Miller

    Miguel is amazing, both as an artist and a compassionate instructor. Thank you so much for your insight and support!

  • Lucas Örström

    Very helpful, and could motivate students whilst giving very much needed feedback to keep the learning a fun experience!

  • Anna Berentsen

    Miguel did an absolutely fantastic job. Very intelligent and well spoken. A lot of artists have incredible skills but aren’t able to articulate themselves in a way that makes them good teachers- but Miguel was great at both.

  • Anna Orlova

    This course is highly conceptual and very well structured. It’s not an easy material but it is explained very clearly. Also, I loved the artistic freedom we had in our assignments, it’s super inspiring!

  • Lucia Chuang

    Miguel is an amazing teacher, with a lot of knowledge, very professional and helpful.

  • Kimberly Halm

    It was a lot of fun. The live sessions were the most useful part to me in the course and I always looked forward to them.

  • Sebastian Posada

    Mauricio was awesome! He really engaged with us and answered every question that was asked – pretty amazing!

  • James Pickard

    Really good mentorship and instruction from Mauricio.

  • Anouk Perusse-Bell

    The instructor is clearly passionate about his profession and he demonstrated his enthusiasm throughout the assignments. He always managed to bring the best points in any of the students’ work. Improving them but preserving the student’s initial idea.

  • Sonja

    I could address all the fields I wanted to improve in and Mau also opened my eyes to some crucial points I wasn’t aware of

  • Sonja

    Mau took a lot time for each student and really addressed the situation and point at where each student was.

  • Paula Engelbrecht

    He is very skilled at explaining both the fundamental concepts that underpin storyboarding and how he thinks and problem solves when he creates storyboards. Lanny is very open and generous in sharing his knowledge about the storyboarding industry with his students.

  • Jeff Larkin

    Sergio did a great job in covering a lot of bases with the software, and sharing tips specific to our needs as 2D artists, and his availabilty to answer questions was excellent.

  • Juan Pablo Roldan

    Really great course, all I was looking for, Sergio is a great instructor!

  • Saem Hasnain

    One of the best! Was very patient and helpful. Went above and beyond when we needed answers for specific problems.

  • Jeff Larkin

    Sergio spent a lot of time with us and did a great job, thankful to study with him.