Perfect for beginners, hobbyists, and creatives, CG Spectrum's two-week workshops will help you build foundational skills in a range of creative areas.
These carefully crafted short courses are designed and led by industry experts to ensure you'll learn the most up-to-date skills and techniques. Get 10+ hours of asynchronous study coupled with a one-hour mentor-led session each week.
If you're serious about a career in the creative industries, these workshops, along with practice, can also help you get prepared for some of CG Spectrum's more extensive job-focused courses.
2 weeks - Novice
Build your fundamental art knowledge and improve your core drawing skills with the guidance of a professional concept artist and illustrator. No experience or software required!
2 weeks - Novice
This workshop will help you draw the human head with realism and accuracy through clever simplification of forms and building an understanding of key proportions and landmarks.
2 weeks - Novice
Learn how to analyze and simplify the human figure to its most essential elements, streamlining dynamic and appealing gestures without focusing too much on technical anatomy.
We’re proud to say that with an 80% employment success rate, the majority of our advanced graduates are now working in jobs closely related to their studies.
If you want to pursue a career in film, games, and publishing, these workshops, paired with practice, can get you ready for our more advanced courses in:
Learn more about our job-focused and industry-led three and nine-month courses on our courses page.
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Learn core art essentials with mentorship from experts who've worked at top studios and a vibrant online community to share your learning journey with.
We strive to provide affordable, high-quality, and industry-focused education and believe in the power of learning first-hand from professional artists who have already established successful careers.
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As an online training center with students and mentors in 90+ countries, we're proud to bring the industry to you—wherever you are in the world!
Established in 2011, CG Spectrum is a global top-ranked training provider offering specialized programs in animation, game development, digital painting, 3D modeling, VFX, virtual production, and visualization. CG Spectrum inspires and trains creators through a unique online learning model and personalized mentorship from industry professionals.
CG Spectrum is an Unreal Authorized Training Center, Unreal Academic Partner, SideFX Certified Training Provider, Toon Boom Authorized Training Center, and Chaos Academic Partner delivering programs worldwide.
I have found a greater confidence in my own work and as an artist.
I studied Introduction to Concept Art and Illustration, and it was fantastic. I have studied graphic design and digital media in the past but I wanted a refresh on illustration in a digital way. CG Spectrum were amazing!
The flexibility and online approach really worked for me.
Having a mentor that works in the industry facilitated both guidance and support in the weekly submissions. Their critiques guided my skill set and put me in front of the competition by helping me learn to troubleshoot from my mistakes.
I'm extremely satisfied with how far I've come.
The very personal learning experience I had through CG spectrum encouraged me to dig deep with questions and figure out how to really improve. I got the attention I needed from my mentor and broke through the frustrating plateau I had been at before starting. Looking back on my old artwork, I'm extremely satisfied with how far I've come.
I left every session feeling inspired.
Having studied on my own before CG Spectrum, I realized that there are a lot of things you just can’t get from Google. My mentor was very generous in sharing his own experience and lessons learned along the way. I was able to gather so much knowledge on light theory, post-production workflows, tips to add realism to a scene, and more.
I moved from another school as CG Spectrum offered a more specific program for my needs.
Let me assure you that it was the best move I have ever made. Mentors are current industry professionals so you know that techniques are relevant and I honestly believe that these guys are in it to see you succeed.
CG Spectrum offers unconditional support.
I want to thank the entire CG Spectrum staff and mentors for their unconditional support, for sharing beyond the course syllabus, and for always giving 100% in everything.
CG Spectrum seemed too good to be true. Looking back, it was the best decision.
Every mentor and staff member has been so hands-on and directly involved in my learning. Co-Directors of top box office movies and supervisors of major Netflix TV shows are giving me feedback on my projects. Students also have access to a strong community, and an awesome career class to prepare you for your dream job.
Thank you CG Spectrum for giving me exactly what I needed to get started in this competitive industry.
I started the Concept Art & Illustration Course to create a stunning portfolio to apply for an internship. Without CG Spectrum I would never have been able to create a portfolio on a level that got me an amazing internship in Beijing.
CG Spectrum has given me the skills I need to make my art a professional career.
I've always wanted to pursue training in concept art, but living rurally I never had the opportunity to do so, until I came across CG Spectrum. The online learning capacity allowed me to study from home. My mentor gave me detailed critiques, not just pointing out flaws, but painting over and showing how to improve them. I was always encouraged to push the envelope, and gained valuable insight into the industry. A fantastic school, I highly recommend it!
To better understand the industry, I enrolled at CG Spectrum.
There I was able to create a demo reel and build connections with professionals that ultimately led me to my first opportunity as an animator at Sony Imageworks. I have to give a HUGE shout-out to CG Spectrum’s Career Development Manager, Maxine Schnepf. She was the person who guided me through the entire application process. I honestly believe I would not have gotten this opportunity without her help.