CG Spectrum Institute, the Australian arm of CG Spectrum global, has launched two new accredited online business courses: a Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Degree.
Six scholarships (worth AU $100,000 total) are on offer for the first intake starting February 2023.
Read on for course and application details.
For more information, watch the replay of our recent live info session. Baden (Academic Director) dives into CGSI's new business courses and scholarships and answers frequently asked questions.
Business degree with a creative twist
Registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), CG Spectrum Institute’s accredited business courses are designed to shape the next generation of creative leaders: resilient, forward-thinking individuals ready to disrupt the old business model and create the businesses of tomorrow.
With a focus on creative thinking, the Bachelor of Business Degree and Business Diploma are suited for entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business or creative studio; sole proprietors/freelancers looking to increase their business acumen; and individuals with their sights set on leadership roles.
While the courses are not focused exclusively on the entertainment industry, they will give students a solid foundation in business and leadership–highly transferable skills that can be applied in numerous contexts. Graduates will understand what it takes to launch, scale and sustain a thriving business in a modern world.
Why creative thinking?
Rapidly evolving technology continues to push businesses into unchartered territory. The entertainment industry itself has seen major shifts in the way people engage with video games, films, concerts, augmented/virtual reality experiences, and other social and creative content.
Consumers expect more immersive and authentic experiences with the products and services they interact with leaving the door wide open for innovation and disruption. While there's a huge demand for innovators, launching a sustainable business in a fast-moving landscape requires creative thinking.
Creative thinking means being open to possibilities, thinking outside the box, and pivoting as needed.
This skill, coupled with a solid foundation in business and leadership, can help you identify opportunities to create products and services that meet and anticipate demand; make informed decisions quickly, not reactively; and embrace change rather than fear it.
Whether you want to open your own VFX or game studio, work for yourself as an indie game developer or freelance artist, or you're interested in moving into a leadership role at a production company or creative studio, creative thinking in a business context can help you sail calmly through turbulent times, and stay relevant regardless of what the future brings.
Apply for a business scholarship
Three full scholarships for the Diploma of Business and three half scholarships for the Bachelor of Business will be granted to successful applicants in the following categories:
Excellence in Creative Business Scholarship
Creative First Nations Scholarship, and;
The Creative Trailblazer Scholarship
Scholarship submissions close on 30th December, 2022 11:59 PM (AEST) and successful recipients will be announced on 9th January 2023.
The business courses are open to everyone. You do not have to be in Australia to apply, however, classes will be held virtually during Australian business hours and attendance is required.
To apply for a CGSI business scholarship, fill out an application and send a short video telling us why you think you should be awarded. After application and shortlisting, you will be contacted by one of our friendly staff for an interview.
See below for eligibility and application details. Good luck!
Established in 2011, CG Spectrum is a global top-ranked training provider offering specialized programs in real-time 3D, game development, animation, VFX, digital painting, 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, and Toon Boom Authorized Training Center delivering programs worldwide. Learn more at cgspectrum.com.