ENCOURAGING SUCCESS & DELIVERING RESULTS WITH AN OPEN CURRICULUM FORMAT

MEDIAN FULL-TIME PAY: $90K+/YEAR

Environment Artists are digital animators and illustrators that create background art for the video game, animation and visual effects industries. ECA’s curriculum ranges from 3D Modeling to Texturing, Staging, Rendering and Compositing.

Rigorously structured 4-month program

Focuses on environment design

Certificate of completion upon graduation

100% online & live; no pre-recorded courses

Program runs online 8am-12pm, Mon-Fri

Honing skills from concept to completion

330+ hours of curriculum per session

Project management operating methods

EXPLORE THE ENVIRONMENT ARTIST CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

Our Environment Artist Certificate Program is designed to cultivate the best talent available for the entertainment industry, resulting in artistic integrity, ability, and a skill-set that is appreciated, respected, and able to flourish.

COMPOSITION & STAGING

COMPOSITION & STAGING

Create a believable and dynamic composition integrating all the elemental components for coherent perspective, scale, motion, and mood.
3D MODELING

3D MODELING

Master low poly modeling within a 3D platform and learn to use universal interface tools for production.
3D LIGHTING & RENDERING

3D LIGHTING & RENDERING

Focuses on creating artistic and cinematic lighting setups that enhance visual storytelling through light. 
MATTE PAINTING

MATTE PAINTING

Photoshop for both CG design and photomontages. Master skills to become a stand-alone technician using these software essentials.
COMPOSITING

COMPOSITING

This course centers on the fundamentals of compositing images from multiple sources to efficiently create backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on user interface, composition, keyframing, layers, footage, color keys, tools and workflows.
CONCEPTING IN PHOTOSHOP

CONCEPTING IN PHOTOSHOP

This course focuses on the fundamentals of color and light to include shadows, reflection, identifying color temperature, and color mixing. Students will expand on existing visual techniques and master the rules of color and light in order to create accurate and believable images.
CULTURAL CONTEXT

CULTURAL CONTEXT

Discussion of art history as it relates to the creative process. Students will critically examine the role of cultural and architectural references with regard to background design. An emphasis will be placed on constructing concise and creative narratives as supported by mood boards and SEL exercises.
WORLD BUILDING IN UNREAL ENGINE

WORLD BUILDING IN UNREAL ENGINE

The objective of this course is to learn the fundamentals of world building in Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

Learn what it takes to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures, including contracts, copyrights, finance/accounting, marketing, and partnerships.
PORTFOLIO DESIGN

PORTFOLIO DESIGN

Analyze marketing aspects of demo reels, portfolios, and to create a successful personal brand.

The objective of this course is to provide the best strategy to pursue employment in an artist’s chosen industry.

MASTER CLASS

MASTER CLASS

Workshops hosted by professionals in the animation, illustration, visual effects, and gaming industries.

Workshop provides networking opportunities that deliver professional feedback and an insider’s look at the industries’ needs.

MEET OUR ESTEEMED ENVIRONMENT ARTIST PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

Our revered faculty member’s experience collectively covers a number of remarkable disciplines which therein propels student success. Our instructors hail all the way from the United States to Turkey, Hong-Kong, Nigeria, Australia, France, Portugal and beyond. ECA believes in cultivating a global perspective.

Sonya Carey

Professional Practices

Franklin CHAN

Composition & Staging

Francesco FURNERI

3D Lighting & Rendering

Karim Aboushousha

World Building in Unreal Engine

Ariel GOLDBERG

Portfolio Design

Hugo GUERRA

Compositing

Obaida Hamdi

3D Modeling

Katie Massaroni

Cultural Concept

Jannis Mayr

Color & Luminance

Danny Janevski

Matte Painting

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