Programs

CGMA built 3 design programs to help artists further their skills. If you decide not to participate in a program, you can still customize your education and take only the classes which will better suit your artistic goals. In both cases, the method of payment is the same: you pay per term at the time of registration.

  • Foundation & Design Program
    Foundation & Design Program
  • Character Design Program
    Character Design Program
  • Environment Design Program
    Environment Design Program

Foundation & Design Program

In order to establish and maintain a career in Entertainment Design, an artist first needs to have a solid understanding of the field's core principles, tools, and techniques. CGMA's Foundation & Design certificate Program was created with this understanding at heart. It combines over ten distinct disciplines into a single comprehensive learning experience. After taking all twelve of the foundation classes - and successfully completing the ten most advanced of them - students will be granted a Certificate of Completion.



Character Design Program

The Character Design Program is a certificate granting curriculum designed to prepare students for the highly technical world of character design. Admittance into the program requires either successful completion of the Foundation & Design Program, or submission of a portfolio demonstrating sufficient proficiency in foundational drawing techniques and a working knowledge of human and animal anatomy. After taking all 10 character design classes- and successfully completing the nine most advanced of them -students will be granted a Certificate of Completion.

Environment Design Program

The Environment Design Program is a certificate granting curriculum designed to prepare students for the world of environment design. Admittance into the program requires either successful completion of the Foundation & Design Program, or submission of a portfolio demonstrating sufficient proficiency in foundation drawing concepts and techniques. After taking all eleven Environment Design classes - and successfully completing the nine most advanced of them - students will be granted a Certificate of Completion.

* Portfolio class is subject to mandatory prerequisites. Please contact CGMA for more information.

** CGMA reserves the right to substitute classes with others of similar content within the programs at any time.