Study digital painting

Explore specialized online digital painting courses to prepare you for an exciting career in the entertainment industry.

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Learn illustration and concept art from award-winning artists

Turn your artistic passion into a career with our beginner and advanced digital painting programs.

With an established digital artist as your guide, discover how to plan, develop and present compelling industry-standard artwork using Adobe Photoshop and graduate with original art for your portfolio. Traditional artists welcome!

At CG Spectrum, your career training includes direct access to some of the best digital artists who will share their experience working with clients like Marvel, Scholastic and Blizzard Entertainment.

Learn expert digital painting techniques and critical job skills such as how to market yourself and build lasting client relationships.

Our specialized concept art and digital illustration courses will get you job-ready and give you a personalized education experience.

Studying digital painting opens up a variety of career opportunities. Explore the career paths that could be yours after graduating at CG Spectrum.


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Essentials- Beginner

Peek inside the world of concept art and illustration! Choose this course if you want to pick up a new hobby, learn the basics and start using Photoshop to create original art for film and games.

Foundations- Intermediate

Take the first steps towards a career as a digital painter for film and games. Starting with art fundamentals, you'll discover how to create compelling art using Photoshop using professional workflows and techniques.


Why study at CG Spectrum

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:

  • Get job-ready in half the time of an average degree program
  • Personalized job-focused curriculum and training
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max. 4 students)
  • Live call with your mentor each week + recorded video critiques
  • Flexible schedules & 100% online, study from anywhere!

Progress faster with expert feedback from your mentor and join an inspiring and supportive online community of industry experts and peers.


Learn from professional illustrators and concept artists

Learn from the best to become the best. You'll be mentored by professional artists with years of experience working in the entertainment and publishing industries. 

Student Showcase

Explore student work and see what you can learn at CG Spectrum

Our students create high quality work that speaks for itself. We provide you with the tools and resources to help you build a portfolio that gets noticed.


Future proof your skills

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 digital painting can lead to many different types of careers, including;

Discover more about concept art and illustration jobs, salary expectations and tips to meet the minimum job requirements on our careers page.

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