Course Description

Artwork by Caroline K.

Professional game development teams are made of designers, programmers and artists who follow a roadmap called the development pipeline. During pre-production, concept artists design the intended look and feel of the game to ensure it is technically and visually interesting. Join a class of concept artists while sketching, drawing and painting the references for future game assets. From game environments to characters and key items, use digital software and traditional media to build a concept pitch deck for your next game.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Online, Asynchronous
Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024
Online, Live Sessions
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Jul 08, 2024 to Aug 05, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $370.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 28, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jul 03, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024
Necessary Supplies

This course requires a digital drawing tablet or Apple iPad and Apple pencil. Additionally, you can expect to spend up to $75 (estimate) on supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books for this course. A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes
  • This course requires access to Adobe Photoshop (or Procreate). Please visit the Adobe Photoshop website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
  • While students primarily use Photoshop or Procreate in this course, students may use other digital painting software.
  • The instructor will be using a Huion Kamvas 22 with Photoshop on Windows OS. 
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