Comprehensive game programming courses tailored for all skill levels

Fast-track your way into the exciting and ever-growing video game industry! With the guidance of our seasoned industry mentors, you'll get a hands-on educational experience unlike any other school. Gain confidence as you navigate through the intricacies of game development and create playable games from scratch.

Our courses are taught by experienced artists who have honed their craft at renowned studios such as Blizzard, Ubisoft, Epic Games, and EA, ensuring that you learn from the best in the industry. 

Choose CG Spectrum for a high-quality education that goes beyond the basics. As an Unreal Academic Partner and Unreal Authorized Training Center, we work closely with Epic Games to bring you the latest techniques and industry insights from established professionals. Join us and unlock your potential to create groundbreaking games that captivate players around the globe.

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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!


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.


Learn directly from our highly experienced game programmers

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 mentors have years of experience working on AAA and other best-selling 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.


Learn more about game programming

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

Frequently asked questions

Game programming FAQs

How do I know if game programming is for me?

Here are some things to consider if you're wondering if game programming is the right field for you:

  • Do you have strong problem-solving skills? As a game programmer, you'll be responsible for finding solutions to complex challenges.
  • Do you have an interest in math and computer science? These subjects will be essential in your day-to-day work.
  • Are you a good communicator? You'll need to be able to explain your ideas clearly to other members of the development team.
  • Do you have a passion for games? If you don't love games, it's unlikely that you'll be motivated to create them.

If you can answer yes to these questions, then game programming may be the right job for you. Read more about the role, responsibilities and salary expectations of a game programmer.

What qualifications do I need to become a game programmer?

When it comes to getting a game programming job, game studios are not concerned about the qualification and whether students have a game programming degree or diploma. They want to see a strong portfolio.

Supervisors have 10-15 seconds to review each application and don't look at a resume unless the portfolio is impressive. Students could spend thousands on a degree, but if the quality of their work is average, they won't get a job.

Our game programming courses are portfolio based and include career services and recruitment events with companies like Epic Games to help graduates get jobs.

What are the different types of game programming jobs?

Besides becoming a Game Programmer, you could also pursue jobs like an AI Game Programmer or Gameplay Engineer. Explore other game development jobs.

Do I need to be good at math to be a game programmer?

No, you don't need to be good at math to be a game programmer. However, it is important to have a strong foundation in basic math concepts such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. These concepts will be used frequently in game programming. If you're not confident in your math skills, there are plenty of free resources available online to help you brush up on these topics.