CG Spectrum is a Rookies Certified School!

Student work by Ahmed Albastaki

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We're proud to announce that CG Spectrum is a certified school through The Rookies!

CG Spectrum Certified School Certificate

Rookies Certified Schools are independently reviewed and assessed by invite only, ensuring only the very best schools are accepted and the accolade remains exclusive.

The accolade is a quality mark which identifies the schools that offer the highest quality education, and are best suited to prepare students for a career in the creative industries.

A number of important factors are taken into consideration when assessing each school:

1. Relationship with industry

The relationship between schools and industry is a critical part of any good education. Rookies accreditation relies on making sure each school has a strong relationship with a range of local production studios and industry professionals.

2. Alumni feedback & success stories

Becoming a Rookies Certified School requires submitting testimonials from recent alumni to make sure they are truly happy and impressed with the education provided by the school. Success stories from recent graduates are equally important.

Some of the testimonials from CG Spectrum include:


It's your career success that matters. I was hired by Ubisoft where I worked for the last release of one of their big franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!

- Sebastien Muller, Senior Animator at Ubisoft, France

Taking their animation course was a very good decision! The program and mentors were way better than what I was getting elsewhere, and I landed a job immediately after finishing the course.

- Vanessa Rossi, Key Animator, MPC Canada

The education with CG Spectrum is the closest to giving me actual industry experience since I’m working alongside an industry vet whilst being taught the fundamentals of my trade.

- Subhaan Asif, FX Artist, Luma Pictures

Read our student testimonials to see what other CG Spectrum students are saying, or read success stories from alumni like Lawrence Zalasky who won an Oscar for his animation work.

3. Software and curriculum

Learning the right software and skills is one of the most important aspects of any student. The Rookies panel makes sure that accredited schools not only have a well-planned curriculum but also teach relevant and up-to-date software.

4. Staff development & training

All schools love to showcase their amazing staff that have worked on the latest blockbuster movie or AAA game. The Rookies require schools to show they have development and training plans in place to keep staff ahead of the game.

5. Studios that hire graduates

In addition to having a strong relationship with industry, The Rookies closely review where recent graduates are being hired. This provides a great indication of how industry-ready students are and if strong relationships are in place to help students with interviewing and job applications.

6. Quality of student work 

The independent panel reviews the work of all students, not just graduates. It's important for them to see the progression of skills all the way to an industry level. It's not always about showing the best work, the journey is equally important and a factor that truly highlights a schools worth.

Want to know more about CG Spectrum or what it means for us to be a Rookies Certified School? Investing in a course is a big commitment, that's why we strive for excellence and do everything we can to ensure you get the most out of your education. If you have any questions about our school or curriculum, don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!

Join the school that cares about your success!

Did you know CG Spectrum was also ranked #2 Online Art School by The Rookies, and listed in Creative Bloq’s Top 5 Best Animation Schools? CG Spectrum helps you get ahead by connecting you with some of the most talented and experienced mentors in the industry. Besides mastering the technical skills, you'll learn invaluable lessons that can't be found in a book. Enroll today and experience the CG Spectrum difference for yourself.


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