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Concept Art Mastery: From Basics to Brilliance

Certificated Program
*Minimum enrollment 6 months (22 weeks)
*2235€/term Monday till friday from 9:30am till 2:30pm (25h)
*3285€/term Monday till Friday from 9:30am till 5.30 pm (40h)
  • SPECIALTIES WORKED Character design, creature design, vehicle design, weapon and object design, environment design, storyboarding, and keyframe design

  • SCHEDULEMonday to Friday from 9:30am-2:30pm (25h per week)

  • DURATIONFrom 6 months (minimum registration period)


The Hidden Path to Make Professional Concept Art

in 6 months 

Tired of feeling frustrated, all the time? And looking for ways to become a successful concept artist faster?

What you’re about to discover will change the way you create art forever…

Are These Challenges Holding You Back? 

  • Lack of Technical Foundation: Are you feeling limited by a lack of fundamental skills? You're not alone. Many artists find that their creativity is stifled by gaps in their technical knowledge.
  • Inconsistent Quality: Do your designs lack the polish and consistency needed in the professional world? Inconsistent quality can be a significant roadblock in your career.

  • Difficulty in Storytelling: Are you struggling to convey compelling stories through your art? Storytelling is a critical skill in concept art, and many artists find it challenging.
  • Limited Range of Styles: Do you feel pigeonholed into one style or genre? A limited range can make you less versatile and marketable in the diverse world of concept art.

  • Struggles with Anatomical Accuracy: Do you find it challenging to draw anatomically correct figures? Whether it's human characters or creatures, anatomical inaccuracies can make your work less convincing.

  • Issues with Perspective and Depth: Are your drawings lacking depth or suffering from skewed perspectives? Incorrect perspective can break the immersion and believability of your scenes.

  • Weak Composition and Structure: Do you struggle with arranging elements in your artwork in a way that's both aesthetically pleasing and functional? Poor composition can distract from your work's main focus.

  • Inconsistent or Poor Use of Values: Are you having difficulty creating a balanced range of light and dark values in your artwork? Incorrect values can make your work appear flat and uninteresting.

  • Struggles with Color Theory: Do you find it challenging to choose and apply colors in a way that evokes the intended mood or message? A lack of understanding of color theory can result in visually jarring or ineffective artwork.


You're on the hunt for that secret sauce that'll take your concept art to the next level, right?


Dear Artist,

So, you're on the hunt for that secret sauce that'll take your concept art to the next level, right? You're probably thinking, "If only I had the skills to create art that leaves even me in awe!"

Well, let's cut to the chase. The secret to becoming a great concept artist in the industry isn't some elusive talent you're born with. Nope, it's not about talent at all.

You see, the real issue most people face is a lack of technical knowledge. Talent might give you a head start, but it's not going to carry you all the way.

We're here to let you in on the secret that industry-leading concept artists already know:


And guess what? Hard work and dedication will outshine talent almost every single time.

Before you can master the advanced tools and techniques, you need a rock-solid foundation in the basics. That's where most digital art programs fail—they skip the fundamentals.

Ready to unlock that secret and transform your art? Let's do this!

Our Program

Concept Art: Design & Storytelling

We've designed this program to be the solution to the industry's most pressing problems. By focusing on core skills like anatomy, perspective, and design, we prepare you for the specialized challenges you'll face in your career. Our approach ensures that you're not just another artist—you're a well-rounded concept artist ready to make your mark.

What You'll Learn

  • Anatomy: Dive deep into the intricacies of form, structure, and movement. Understand how to create lifelike characters and creatures.
  • Perspective: Unlock the secrets of depth and dimension. Learn how to create compelling environments that draw the viewer in.
  • Design & Composition: Master the principles of balance, contrast, and harmony to create visually stunning pieces.
  • Visual Storytelling: Learn the art of conveying complex narratives through your designs, making your work not just beautiful, but meaningful.
  • Structure
  • Language of Form
    Lines and planes
    Psychological theory of form
  • Block In
  • Values
    Scale of values
    Key Value
    Organization of values
    Light and shadow: Theory of light
  • Edges
    Shapes and edges
    Edges and textures
    Topology: planes, tris,
    quads and n-gons
    Low poly sculpting vs high
    poly sculpting
  • Color Design
    Hue and value
    Chroma and saturation
    Tints, shades and tones
    Munsell color theory
    CMY vs RBY
    Light on a matte surface
    Light on a specular surface
    Light on a transparent surface
    Light on different surfaces
Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

      • Thumbnails
        Value studies
      • Color
        Color studies
      • Film Language
        Cinematographic terms and techniques
        Use of the camera
        Turning on


  • Human Anatomy
    Human body proportions
    Bones and muscles of the body
    Anatomical differences by sex, age and race
    Grease, creases and deformations
    How to draw a skull
    Anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders
    Anatomy of the face and facial expressions
    Anatomy of the thoracic cage
    Anatomy of the pelvis
    Anatomy of the arm, forearm and hand
    Anatomy of the legs, knee and foot
    Biomechanics: weights, forces, relationships, stresses and relaxations
  • Animal Anatomy
  • Hybrid Anatomy
    Monsters and creatures


  • Basic fundamentals of perspective
  • One-point perspective/frontal view
  • Two-point perspective
  • Multiple leakage points
  • Three-point perspective
  • Inclined planes
  • Arches, curves and bridges
  • Elevation, plan and profile
  • Lenses
  • Shadow on characters and objects
  • Characters and objects in perspective

Drawing I

  • Drawing of Bargue
  • Portrait drawing (initiation)
  • Drawing of figures in short and long poses, beginner level
  • Portrait drawing (initiation)
  • Atmospheric drawing for beginners
  • Artistic anatomy (initiation)

Drawing II

  • Plaster drawing (advanced)
  • Figure drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • Portrait drawing (advanced)
  • Intermediate atmospheric drawing
  • Multifigure compositions for beginners
  • Intermediate artistic anatomy
  • Figure drawing from the initial level of imagination.
  • Expressive and gestural drawing at the beginner level

Drawing III

  • Figure drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • Portrait drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • Advanced atmospheric drawing
  • Advanced multifigure compositions
  • Artistic anatomy (advanced)
  • Figure drawing from the imagination advanced level
  • Expressive and gestural drawing advanced level
  • Final project
Painting I

  • Grisalla – Cast paint
  • Grisaille – Painting of short and long figure poses
  • Grisaille – Still life painting
  • Limited palette – Cast paint
  • Painting of masterpieces
  • Landscape painting

Painting II

  • Limited palette – Cast paint
  • Limited Palette – Painting of short and long figure poses
  • Limited Palette – Still Life Painting
  • Limited Palette – Portrait Painting
  • Painting of masterpieces
  • landscape painting
  • Plein air
  • Entry Level Atmospheric Painting
  • Figure painting from imagination initial level

Painting III

  • Full palette – Molten paint
  • Full Palette – Painting of short and long pose figures
  • Complete palette – Still life painting
  • Full Palette: Portrait Short and Long Poses
  • Painting of master copies
  • Plein air
  • Multifigure compositions
  • Urban landscape
  • Figure painting from imagination advanced level
  • Expressive and gesture painting
  • Final project
  • Model studies. small format
  • Skull cast study
  • portrait with model
  • Anatomy study. Ecorche.
  • molds
  • Half-size sculpture with model

Career Opportunities

The work of concept artists is in demand by animation, video game, television and film studios.

As in many creative vocations, concept artists can work in a studio or freelance – or sometimes a mix of both. In general, starting your career in a studio is a good way to gain experience and contacts.

Your newfound skills will open doors to a variety of career paths. Whether you're interested in character design, environmental art, or visual storytelling, our program prepares you for success in any niche you choose.

  • Concept Artist 2D & 3D
  • Storyboarding Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Character 2D & 3D Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Visual Development Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Story Artist
  • 3D Game Artist
  • Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D Generalist
  • Freelance Artist
  • Multimedia Artist
  • 3D Prop Artist
  • Illustrator Graphic Artist


Upon completion of the program, you'll receive a certificate that's more than just a piece of paper—it's a testament to your skills and dedication, backed by the Madrid Academy of Art.

Although you will have your diploma when you finish your studies, the most important thing will be your portfolio, your work will be your best letter of reference.

MAA is a school registered in the Art Renewal Center (an American association in charge of promoting professional academic education) so when you finish your studies, you will receive your own diploma, with the seal of the Madrid Academy of Art and that of Art Renewal Center.