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    Unhappy Any art schools in Europe with possible Concept Art approach?

    Hi, I'm 19 years old and just graduating from Secondary School of Arts. Even
    I have studied Graphic Design for 4 years Ii have always been in love with
    concept art especially character and creature design.


    Because I live in Slovak Republic, there are no opportunities for college that
    is aimed for some kind of production painting or even concept art. I tried to
    get on few colleges but I have met negative responses because of my "too
    commercial way of art" (that is what university lectors kept saying about my
    portfolio).


    I have made this thread because I have noticed most of people are asking
    about American art schools. So I would like to ask, do anyone know about
    some good european art college or university where I can get a decent
    concept art foundation?


    P.S.lease excuse my bad english. I'm planning to get better.

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    A good animation school such as Gobelin in France should teach you much of that.
    http://schools.awn.com/?ltype=program&pcat=2&loc=France
    Those schools may have a Bande Dessinée (comic books like Mobius, Mézières, Schuiten, or Bilal) or illustration program.

    Also consider schools with architecture and industrial design programs. They will teach you a trade, and may teach you a lot of drawing. It's not a perfect concept art design school, but you may have fun regardless. And find a job out of school

    A fine arts atelier or formal school from the concept art Realism vs construction thread will teach you much of it.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=160487
    The one I'm at doesn't do character design, landscapes, etc. I don't care because it's teaching me the fundamentals of drawing and I can learn character design elsewhere.

    I tried to get on few colleges but I have met negative responses because of my "too
    commercial way of art" (that is what university lectors kept saying about my
    portfolio).

    If the local schools are good at teaching fundamentals then do up a new portfolio with non commercial works. Do art with traditional themes at school, do concept art at home and on break.

    If they aren't good at teaching fundamentals, do a portfolio of artwork with traditional themes anyway . The life drawing, architecture studies, still lifes, etc. will make you a better concept artist regardless.

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    Hi I'm in same spot as you. At this moment I propably try Industry design at FaVU VUT, because in czech republic are'nt any schools directed at concept art. Only fine arts courses or architecture. FAVU has open days 23.- 24. 6.2012 so maybe we will bump into each other

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    Thx for the links, I really appreaciate that. Especially CA thread
    If the local schools are good at teaching fundamentals then do up a new portfolio with non commercial works.
    Yeah that's what came up to my mind after the last lector told me. Well, my only reason to get on local colleges was to have some time for my own work and simultaneously learn and do traditional work for college. And you are right about drawing and painting studies and still lives. Marc Sheff shows that very clearly

    Rubajz
    Well, I just found today a great opportunity to study in Great Britainthrough some Slovak agency. I am going to ask about details for Visual Arts and Design - Image and Communication it looks good for me, because I have some experience with printmaking and I studied graphic design as well.

    I guess you're from Czech Republic and I must admit I didn't consider Industrial Design in Brno, just in Bratislava at VŠVU but I did't send application due date . I tried Ostrava and Zlin as well but I didn't get at any of them. So GB is my last shot.

    I wish you best of luck at VUT, I heard it is one of the best schools in CR

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    Hey, I'm from Italy, and here there are a few art schools, specialized in comics and illustration. They also cover digital art.

    There you go:
    http://www.scuolanemo.com/ (Accademia delle Arti Digitali Nemo, Florence): In my opinion this is the best one, if you already know how to draw

    http://www.scuolacomix.net/ (Scuola Italiana Comix, Naples): the only one with a year long basic drawing class.

    http://www.scuolacomics.it/portale/ (Scuola Internazionale di Comics, Rome, Naples, Florence, Reggio Emilia, Turin, Jesi, Pescara, Padua, Brescia)

    http://www.ied.it/ (Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Rome, Venice, Turin, Florence, Cagliari,as well as Barcelona and Madrid): they are focused on fashion design, interior design, as well as illustration and concept art

    http://www.scuoladelfumetto.com/ (Scuola del Fumetto, Milan,Palermo):this one is just focused on Comics and Illustration

    http://www.scuolaromanadeifumetti.it/ (Scuola Romana dei Fumetti): mostly comics and illustration

    http://www.veneziacomix.com/ (Venezia Comix: just Comics and Mangas)

    http://upgrade.tv/(Upgrade, Milano): they have short classes on various 3d Softwares

    There are some others, but these are the most important ones. Hope this helps

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