Study digital painting

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

Student work by Gonzo Apestegui


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.


Explore all digital painting courses

Short courses


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. 

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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Studios who have hired our graduates

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.


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.

About us

The CG Spectrum difference

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 already established a fantastic career.

What makes CG Spectrum unique:

  • Career services to accelerate your journey
  • Quality education at a fraction of the time and cost of university
  • Software licenses included, no additional costs
  • Direct access to industry mentors with years of film & game experience
  • Supportive and active community of peers, alumni & mentors

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!