Discover what it takes to launch a successful game. At CG Spectrum, you'll be mentored by world-class game designers and get direct feedback to improve your skills. Learn how to design immersive game levels and interfaces using Unreal Engine, and combine different gameplay systems to create engaging experiences.
Why study game design at CG Spectrum:
CG Spectrum is an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center and Unreal Academic Partner working closely with Epic Games to provide high-quality education with experienced mentors and industry best practices used in major studios.
This complete study pathway will prepare you for a career in game design in 1 year. You'll discover what it takes to make an addictive game and build your own with Unreal Engine to add to your portfolio.
Dive right into the full study pathway and be industry ready in 1 year.
Troy is an award-winning game designer and executive with over 25 yrs of game development experience at major companies like Microsoft, Ubisoft, Insomniac, EA, Disney, and Samsung.Read full bio
Scot helped create the first Advanced Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, and was responsible for hits like Falcon 3.0, Crimson Skies, 007: Everything or Nothing and DMC.Read full bio
J.J. has worked at NetherRealm Studios (WB Games), Disney Interactive and Midway Games. Titles include: Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Disney Infinity, John Woo Presents: Stranglehold.Read full bio
As a triple-A game designer, Nick has worked with giants like Ubisoft Toronto and Insomniac Games on titles such as Far Cry Primal, Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 5 and Far Cry 6.Read full bio
AAA Game Designer Heath has 13+ years' experience top studios in North America and Australia on The Amazing Spider-Man, Hitman, and The Tomb Raider franchise.Read full bio
While at award-winning game studio Blazing Griffin, Michael released titles like Murderous Pursuits, The Ship: Remasted, Distant Star: Revenant Fleet and Dino Tribes.Read full bio
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 already established a fantastic career.
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!
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Are game designers in demand?
Yes, game designers are in high demand! The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of video game designers will grow by 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. This is largely due to the increasing popularity of video games and the need for new and innovative content.
How long does it take to become a game designer?
How long it takes to become a game designer depends on several factors including your experience, and how much time you're willing to dedicate to learning, practicing and producing an exceptional game design portfolio that gets you hired.
If you have experience designing your own games, or have skills from another field (e.g. computer science, engineering) you may be able to reduce the time it takes to become a game designer. Starting from scratch without prior experience creating your own games will take longer.
CG Spectrum's game design courses are designed to help you become a game designer in 12 months. Upon graduation, you should be ready to apply for junior game, level or system design jobs. (Some of our most dedicated students have found work before graduating!)
What’s the difference between game design and game art?
Game design is about coming up with the concepts and ideas that make a game fun and enjoyable to play. This includes everything from the overall game concept and theme, to the individual mechanics and gameplay features.
Game art is about making those concepts and ideas come to life visually. This includes everything from creating the game’s characters and environment, to designing the user interface. Both game design and game art are essential to making a great game, but they are two very different disciplines.