Concept Art_

Evening Short Course

Next Course Begins: 11 November 2019
Length of Course: 5 Weeks
Learn to create art for the film, video game and animation industries.

Concept art can be defined as a form of illustration that is used to convey an idea before it is put into final production. It is not only used to design the objects, characters, vehicles and environments that feature in these productions, but the skills often extend into standalone illustration.

Techniques covered in this course are basic conceptualisation skills, perspective, drawing, anatomy and digital painting. A large portion of the course is devoted to working in Photoshop and mastering digital painting techniques, from the fundamentals such as basic form construction and texturing to more complex ideas like working with color and light. Students will use graphic tablets to do class exercises to build up a solid set of fundamentals and then apply these skills in exercises designing objects, characters and environments. Students are taught different workflows for completing concept art including drawing based workflows, designing with silhouettes, incorporating photo textures and overpainting.

This evening class is for the visually inclined. It is for anyone that would like to develop the visual awareness, imagination and technical skills to help them visualise and render ideas. It is for anyone that has marveled at digital art and now wants to take steps in creating their own.

Meet your lecturers_
Andrew Avvakoumides

Andrew is an experienced lecturer with a passion for excellence.

Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.

I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at Friends of Design was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to Friends of Design for a different course.

Morgana Marengo
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Course Requirements: Basic Computer Skills

In order to join this course it’s essential that you have knowledge of, and experience with Adobe Photoshop.


What do you receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.

2019 Course Schedule

11 November 2019 (5 weeks)

Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.


Cost: R6 900

Academy of Digital Art Full Time students will also receive a 30% discount.

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Register for open day_

We’d love to chat to you.
Next Open Day: 30 November 2019
Time: 10:00 for 10:30am

Space is limited so don’t forget to book your spot!

Please note there will be presentations at 10:30am.