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In the Concept Art minor students explore the intersections of Illustration, Animation, Game Design and Entertainment Design while developing technical skills in hand drawing and painting from observation, digital drawing and painting, and a range of AI techniques to design characters, props and environments.

Participating Departments

The Concept Art minor is open to all undergraduate majors.

Concept Art Minor Required Courses

  • Choose one course* (that is not a requirement of your major) - 3 credits
    • ANIM220 Design and Drawing for Animation I - or -
    • GAME220 Design and Drawing for Games I - or -
    • ILUS212 Drawing and Painting I
  • GDIL333 Making with AI Generators - 3 credits
  • Concept Art Elective ** - 3 credits
  • Concept Art Elective ** - 3 credits
  • Concept Art Elective ** - 3 credits

Total - 15 Credits

* Animation and Game Design majors must take ILUS212
**A limited choice of Studio and LAS courses will count as Concept Art Minor Electives, as determined each semester by the Interdisciplinary Studies Director, Animation Chair, Game and Entertainment Design Chair and Graphic Design/Illustration Chair. Students choose three electives that are not also requirements of their majors.

See Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Liberal Arts and Sciences for course descriptions.

For more info Download the following PDF to see how the Concept Art requirements fit into your chosen major:

For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2023-24 (class of 2027):
Concept Art Minor Info Sheet 2023-24 (see Degree Works for Academic Plan)