Insider's Guide - Studying at Syn Studio
Insiders Guide

Insider's Guide - Studying at Syn Studio

Whether you’re already at school, looking to find a new school or even considering moving overseas to study, nothing beats hearing from the students themselves! We speak to Thomas Gorski about the ins and outs of studying at Syn Studio's campus in Montréal, Canada.

Whether you’re already at school, looking to find a new school or even considering moving overseas to study, nothing beats hearing from the students themselves! We speak to Thomas Gorski about the ins and outs of studying at Syn Studio's campus in Montréal, Canada.

Syn Studio Concept Art School
Art instruction, Concept Art, Illustration, and Traditional Drawing and Painting

The Specifics

What’s the name of your school?

Syn Studio.

What’s the name of the neighbourhood?

Downtown Montreal.

Closest train station or public transport option?

Place Des Arts Metro Station.

Photo by Céline Chamiot-Poncet from Pexels.

How long have you been there?

I moved to Montreal in September of 2020, so I am coming up to 10 months in Montreal and 3 terms at Syn Studio.

Why did you choose to study here?

Syn Studio is the one the best concept art schools in Canada and offers a specified education for anyone interested in pursuing Concept Art as a career. With industry working teachers, you get up-to-date information and insight into the field.


The Scene

The first thing you see when you walk outside your school?

St. James United Church. A beautiful old gothic church, inspiring to draw and sketch whenever given the chance.

The closest shop to outside your school is:

A&W.

Your school is great, but you wouldn’t mind a bit less:

Although it is beyond Syn Studio’s control, I wouldn’t mind a bit less online learning. As a result of the current pandemic, classes are mainly online but I am looking forward to the time when I will be able to see my peers in person.

The unofficial uniform of your school is:

Definitely a Syn Studio t-shirt we get when we start our studies.

A mandatory stop for anyone new to your city:

Montreal’s Old Port.

A common myth about your school is:

That Syn Studio is just concept artists, in fact they have a bunch of courses on comic making and illustration.

A massive night out for students at your school is likely to be:

Before the pandemic, we would get together for some Video Games, sketching, life drawing and just hanging out.


The Superlatives

You won’t find a better place to eat than at:

Pizzeria No. 900.

The strangest thing you’ve ever seen at your school is:

Every single skeleton reference model at the school has a name and personality.

One thing you’d never change about your school is:

The care and attention students get from both the administration and the teachers helps foster a learning environment that helps us succeed creatively and professionally.

But one thing you wouldn’t mind seeing changed is:

Some of the chairs and tables are getting a touch dated, I wouldn’t mind some more ergonomic chairs to help make those long hours at school more comfortable.

Gargon Temple Prison. Concept by Thomas Gorski. 

Someone gives you $1M to pimp out your school. You use it to:

I would definitely buy more computers and Wacom Cintiqs to make doing work at school more comfortable!


Bio: Thomas Gorski is currently completing the Concept Art Diploma program with passion for Environment Design and world building. You can find more of his work on his website and via LinkedIn.