CG Spectrum Institute launches new accredited creative courses

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CG Spectrum Institute (CGSI) has launched three accredited creative courses for the film and games industry: Animation & VFX, Digital Art, and Game Development, which can be pursued as bachelor’s degrees or diplomas. Developed and taught by seasoned industry professionals and academics, these specialised courses are designed to bridge the gap between education and industry. 

Applications are now open for the first trimester, commencing on January 29, 2024.

In the official announcement, industry veteran Magdalena Bisogni, who helped craft the new creative courses, said of the new degrees and diplomas:

“CGSI's courses have been built by a team that knows what to teach and how to teach it, combining practical industry methodologies with academic excellence and essential people skills to help students pave a steadfast pathway to a successful creative career. These specialised degrees train emerging artists for the ever-evolving film and game industry so they can adapt and thrive alongside it.”

The global entertainment and media value currently sits at over $2.32 trillion, with an almost 20% growth projected by 2027 (source: Statistica). This growth will unlock new opportunities for emerging digital artists with the right training and qualifications.

Registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and backed by major studios, CG Spectrum Institute graduates receive internationally recognised qualifications and gain a comprehensive education through the implementation of four unique learning streams:

  • Creative Concepts and Principles, introducing students to the history of the industry and relevant theory;
  • Industry Concepts, Processes and Capabilities, focusing on interpersonal skills and business acumen;
  • Technical and Creative Processes and Practices, teaching students practical skills and techniques using industry tools;
  • Capstone Trimester, where students spend time developing a high-quality professional portfolio along with essential job skills. 

Five specialisations—flagged by studios to meet their hiring demands—are available across the three courses, with more in development (including 3D animation, game programming, virtual production, and compositing). At present, students can choose to build their industry skills in one of the following areas as their major:

  • 3D Modelling
  • FX
  • Concept Art
  • 2D Animation
  • Game Design

Applications are now open, with financial aid options available through FEE-HELP for eligible students. The deadline for trimester one is January 24, 2024, at 11:59 PM (AEST). Eligibility and application details:

Pave your creative pathway with CGSI's new accredited courses!




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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