Become a game designer and create fun playable games

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:

  • Progress faster with mentorship from AAA game designers
  • Learn at an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center
  • Create a polished portfolio that stands out
  • Receive career support and guidance
  • Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max. 4)
  • Study online from wherever you are

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.

Course structure

Your pathway to the industry

Dive right into the full study pathway and be industry ready in 1 year.

Pathway illustration for Game Design (Full pathway)


Online classes, feedback and support

Included software

Unreal Engine, Photoshop


1-on-1 or small group classes (4 students)

Community Access

Lifetime access to online community of mentors, alumni and students


Learn directly from AAA game design professionals

Master your skill set while getting expert feedback and support from your industry mentor in a live Q&A call each week. All of our game design mentors have years of experience working on AAA video games at major studios.

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.


Studios who hire our students

Our commitment to job-outcomes and focus on career development has helped graduates find work at studios all over the world.

Graduate success

80% employment success rate

We’re proud to say that the majority of our advanced graduates are now working in the highly competitive film and games industry.

Our courses and in-house career services are created to give you the essential skills to be job-ready after graduation. Still wondering if CG Spectrum is right for you? Chat with our student ambassadors.


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 mentors and join an inspiring and supportive 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
  • High 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!

Frequently asked questions

Game design FAQs

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.