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  •  1 year full time, 2 years part time

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UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: CACA

Concept art is the visual representation of ideas, designs, and concepts in the early stages of a creative project serving as a visual exploration and communication tool.

This is a level four stand alone qualification that is basically the first year of our degree programme. The course will enable those students who are unable to commit to studying for a full BA Honours degree to have an understanding of, and learn the basic skills required in their chosen subject.  

This new and exciting course has been developed in response to the expanding creative industries that influence our world today. If you are interested in game and character concept design, environment design for film or illustration our Concept Art & Illustration Certificate of Higher Education is a perfect starting point for you.

Programme Features

Carmarthen School of Art is known for its ‘family’ atmosphere, and open door policy. Class sizes are small and tutor contact is second to none. 

You can expect a varied programme of assignments that highlight the importance of technical skills within the industry. Students have access to excellent facilities with high spec computer suites with the latest versions of industry standard software (including the Adobe Suite, Zbrush, Blender & Autodesk), also cutting-edge resources including high-end Apple Macintosh computers, Microsoft Surface Studio and Wacom Cintiq. And with small class sizes, students have plenty of access to these facilities.

Programme content

A skills-based year delivered through a series of workshops, including Developing Visual Language, Visualisation: Concept & Process, Digital Processes and Creative Digital Practice, Creative Digital Illustration, Learning in the Digital Era and a Creative Project.

Progression and employment

Once you have successfully completed the Certificate of Higher Education, you could progress to level 5 of the full degree if you choses to do so.

Upon completing the full BA (Hons) Degree (years 2 & 3), there is huge growth in the world of concept art and illustration, with numerous opportunities in a varied industry. These include roles in the area of games, animation and film, with other potential markets such as book illustration, comics, and numerous other fields that require candidates with strong drawing skills and creativity.

Method of assessment

Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry requirements

Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

All full time applicants need to apply online through UCAS.

Part time students apply through the college application system.

Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course. 

Additional costs

There is no additional studio fee. However, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for specialist materials, printing and for course related excursions.

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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN