A legendary school founded by a legendary digital artist, this is a school you can trust
Schoolism has rapidly become one of the bestknown online art schools. This is thanks in part to its prolific founder (Bobby Chiu being a wellknown and supremely well-respected artist himself), and the diverse team of instructors it’s collected. The roster includes the likes of Craig Mullins, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, Iain McCaig, Nathan Fowkes and other titans of the entertainment industry.
The courses available are as diverse as the people teaching them, covering more traditional topics such as gesture drawing (essential for aspiring animators and concept artists), portraiture, anatomy and colour and lighting fundamentals, as well as character and creature design, digital painting and storyboarding. Basically, pretty much all areas of expertise that you can think of in the industry are covered here.
Schoolism operates around a one-year subscription model for $144/£102. Within that year you’re able to work on a single course, but have the option to switch at any time for a minimal fee. It’s a smart system that enables the student to cover several topics within that year if they have time available and are able to work efficiently. It’s also possible to receive video feedback from the tutor directly, but this costs $998/£706 and positions are limited.
Registering for a class gives you access to pre-recorded lectures, which are then available to be streamed throughout the duration of the subscription (assuming you don’t switch course) and there’s a Facebook group available in which to share work for critique by students.
Schoolism co-founder Kei Acedera created this beautiful painting, entitled Outlaws.