SOA 2020
First semester calendar

SOA 2020
First semester calendar


Start your Arch-viz Artist career in 4 weeks

If you want to become a complete artist, the Archviz Masterclass is the course for you. Four weeks of in-deep knowledge, from photography to modeling, from rendering to postproduction. You’ll learn a solid workflow, constantly supervised by us, which includes all the must-have tools like Forest Pack, Railclone, Substance Designer, Gaea and much more. You’ll be able to create your first image during last week’s workshop and start your new career in the best way possible.


Masterclass #39 – March 2019

“Although it was very difficult to get away for 4 weeks to take the Masterclass, it was absolutely worth it. When I arrived all I knew how to do in 3dsMax was create a teapot. Now, after 4 weeks, I have learned to complete beautiful ArchViz renderings. The depth of knowledge, experience and creative mastery that was shared with us by the teachers and staff far exceed my expectations.”

Upcoming dates:
Masterclass #44: January 13 to February 7
Masterclass #45: March 2 to 27
Masterclass #46: May 4 to 29


Become a Corona Certified Instructor and master photorealism

If Photorealism is what you’re looking for, the Corona Renderer for Archviz class is what you need. We merged the Corona Academy course with our knowledge in lighting and shading to provide you the best one-week class possible. And the good news is this’s not just about theory but you’ll test all the new features on a project ready for you. At the end of the course, you’ll become a Corona Certified Instructor, and also you’ll get a Corona license for 2 years.


Corona Renderer #04 – February 2018

“I had just entered the world of ArchViz and decided to attend the Corona Renderer course: I couldn’t make a better choice. The course is advanced and intense (just one week). It is well-structured to let you understand all functions of the software, step by step. Giona, supervisor of the course, was really professional, experienced and available to solve any doubt.”


Upcoming dates:
Corona Renderer #09: February 10 to 14


Use creativity and tell your stories

If you’re working on many competitions or you simply want to change the look your images, the course on PostProduction and Mattepainting is your next step. Learn hot to work with 16-bit and 32-bit files but also how to digitally paint your images. Add then some photobashing and mattepainting and the trick is done. Your sketches will become live in your creative scenarios.


Post-Production #19 – August 2018

“We spent a week in San Dona di Piave, and I have no words to express how good those days were. The guys from SOA really know the software and how to master them. The enviroment there is something special too. Go and expect to see great artists, great teachers, great professionals and really funny people. Attending the Archviz Post Production Course changed my way of working and also my images. I definitely recommend SOA Academy to everyone and I’ll be back there soon for sure!”

Upcoming dates:
Post-Production #22: February 17 to 21

Substance designer for arch-viz

Create any kind of materials and textures

If you deal with shaders on a daily basis and you always struggle to find the right texture or material, the Substance Designer course is made for you. Learn the correct workflow to fulfill any client’s request and to create smart shaders you can reuse many times with different outputs, on any 3d software. Become a Material Master and boost the photorealism of your renders.


Substance Designer #01 – June 2019

“My latest experience at SOA was in the Substance Masterclass. I had never opened Substance before because I hadn’t much free time for studying it by myself.
About the Masterclass?
In 5 days Roberto gave us the knowledge on how to start and work with Substance following a clear workflow. He also went into deep in the creation of really complex materials, always giving you a solution for specific questions. For me it’s a really an awesome Masterclass with a lot of information to work on and stuff shared. I had no previous knowledge but if you have a basic knowledge of the software I think that your experience will be even better.”

Upcoming dates:
Substance Designer #02: February 24 to 28

unreal engine FOR ARCH-VIZ

Be ready for the future of Arch-viz

If you’re looking for an exhaustive crash course on Unreal Engine, this is the class for you.
Learn how to produce a complete VR ArchViz demo, client-ready. You’ll understand how to prepare your models to get the best quality possible, how to create your own materials, how to correctly set up a lighting system. Once the building is done, you’ll work on vegetation, landscape and also interaction, blueprints, and menus.


Unreal Engine #05 – May 2018

“I spent two weeks at SOA for the Unreal Engine Masterclass#5, and I was very satisfied with the level of teaching offered by the Academy. It was overall an extremely productive experience for me: the workshops were highly informative and the tutors very helpful. They offered thorough investigation of the content, and were open to respond to various questions and topics. Would definitely recommend!”


Upcoming dates:
Unreal Engine #12: March 30 to April 10