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Explore our industry-focused 3D modeling programs and be mentored by top 3D artists who have worked on major films and games.
From beginner short courses to advanced industry programs – find the right study option for your skill level and career goals.
Learn professional workflows from experienced artists who have worked at world-class studios such as Disney, Ubisoft, ILM, Sony, EA and Weta.
Our specialized 3D modeling courses will get you job-ready by giving you a personalized education experience.
Studying 3D modeling opens up a variety of career opportunities. Explore the career paths that could be yours after graduating from CG Spectrum.
Take the first steps towards a career as a professional 3D modeler. These beginner-friendly courses help you develop a solid foundation in modeling using industry-standard software like ZBrush, Maya, and Substance Painter to prepare you for a career in this field.
9 months - 20hrs weekly
Learn 3D character modeling and create a game ready character complete with hair, clothing and accessories. Then build a 3D environment which you'll texture, light, import into Unreal Engine. Note: Term 1 of this course is the same as the Introduction course. So if you've already completed it, you’ll skip to term 2.
Dive deeper into more advanced character, creature, and environment modeling techniques and build a strong portfolio of work to show employers. This course helps you specialize further and get industry-ready with expert career advice and support.
9 months - 20hrs weekly
Speed up your workflow and further your environment and character design skills by creating more detailed fully rendered models, including a creature with skin, scales and fur. This course focuses on portfolio prep and career development so you graduate studio-ready.
Peek inside the world of 3D modeling! Choose this course if you want to pick up a new hobby, learn the basics and start creating your first 3D assets from scratch in Maya.
3 months - 20hrs weekly
3D modeling for beginners starts with the essentials: navigating Maya, setting up workflows and building 3D assets from scratch. See the differences between film and game models and find out how to work with your models in Unreal Engine and texture in Substance Painter.
We’re proud to say that with an 80% employment success rate the majority of our advanced graduates are now working in the highly competitive film and games industry.
Studying 3D modeling can lead to many different types of careers, including;
Discover more about 3D modeling jobs, salary expectations and tips to meet the minimum job requirements on our careers page.
Discover free 3D modeling resources and articles to inspire you on your journey into the film and games industry.
Get a more hands-on education with mentorship from top film and game experts, an industry-approved curriculum and a thriving creative community cheering you on.
By giving you access to the most talented artists in the industry, we help you to become well connected, trained and prepared for life beyond school.
What you get when studying at CG Spectrum:
Progress faster with expert feedback from mentors and join an inspiring and supportive community of industry experts and peers.
Our mission is to make sure our students are best prepared for a successful career when they graduate.
We strive to provide affordable, high quality and personalized education and believe in the power of learning first-hand from industry experts who have already established fantastic careers.
What makes CG Spectrum unique:
As an online school with students and mentors in 90+ countries, we're proud to bring the industry to you – wherever you are in the world!
I've just accepted an internship role at Pixar!
As my final semester of the Advanced 3d Modeling course is coming to an end, I've just accepted an internship role at Pixar! I've learned so much over the past year and am thrilled to have the skills now to make a career change for my dream job. I'm excited to begin this new phase of my journey—thanks so much CG Spectrum!
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.
One of the best learning experiences of my life.
In less than a year I was able to achieve results I could never imagine!
You're not just another number.
I always dreamed of breaking into the entertainment industry and since joining CG Spectrum I realised it's not an unachievable dream. CG Spectrum has a way of mentoring students that I hadn't experienced before. My mentor was always pushing me in order to become industry-ready. Mentors are always available for feedback and take a proactive approach to teaching. Studying online makes for a more dedicated and uninterrupted learning experience.
I highly recommend signing up with CG Spectrum!
I was looking for a final push to bump my skills and finally start applying for jobs as an artist. Shortly after finishing my Advanced 3D Modeling Course I landed my first job as Junior Environment Artist, which was my dream!
Having unlimited access to industry experts offers a treasure trove of learning opportunities for aspiring artists
Learning new or different software is not the hard part. What matters is making the most of whatever tools you know in the most effective manner. That is how my education helped me in my career, delivering results in the smartest way possible with whatever options available.
I'd like to thank Maxine for how genuinely dedicated she is, and her helpfulness and attentiveness towards students.
Recently, not only did Maxine set up a well organized career info session for the students, she went above and beyond to take very thorough notes on the entire presentation for students to refer back to. All the staff and students in the CG Spectrum community are super friendly, responsive, and supportive. You can always find the help you need.
If you're considering a career change for the CG Industry, try CG Spectrum. You won't regret it!
I wanted to give special thanks to Maxine, for all her time and guidance. Maxine will go out of her way to help guide you! She will take the time to listen to your specific drives, needs and weaknesses, then help you set your goals and craft methodologies to fulfill them. I am really thankful to Maxine for all her unconditional help!