Overview

Design, build and launch your game design career

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of game design with our range of game design courses taught by world-class game designers.

Whether you're a beginner looking for short courses or an advanced learner seeking industry programs or accredited degrees, we have the perfect study option tailored to your skill level and goals. From creating your own game from scratch to launching your first title to market, we have you covered.

Our specialized game design courses provide a personalized education experience that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel, all taught by experienced artists who have honed their craft at renowned studios like Blizzard, Ubisoft, Epic Games and EA.

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.

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Course structure

Your pathway to the industry

Dive right into the full study pathway and be industry ready in 12 months. Courses can be modular, or bundled for a discount.

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Courses

Game design courses to get you career-ready

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. 

Benefits

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:

  • Personalized job-focused training & career services
  • Private 1-on-1  or small group classes
  •  Weekly live call with your mentor + recorded video critiques
  • Supportive and active community of peers, alumni, and mentors
  • Flexible schedules and 100% online, study from anywhere!

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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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.

Mentors

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.

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Learn more about game design

Discover free game design resources and articles to inspire you on your journey into the film and games industry.

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.