Overview

Study game programming online

Career training & mentorship from expert programmers

Learn to program games with the world’s most powerful 3D game engine, Unreal Engine, which is responsible for some of the best AAA games. In our online game programming course, you'll harness the power of UE and master programming over 9 months.

Why study game programming at CG Spectrum:

  • We are an Unreal Academic Partner
  • Learn from game experts with real-world experience
  • Train on industry-standard software
  • Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes

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Unreal Engine has been used to create some of the world's most popular titles for desktop, console, mobile, and even VR and AR experiences. Future-proof your career in this course, which covers C++ programming techniques, plus blueprints, UI development, input, collision, particle systems, animations, user experience and more.

As an online game dev school and Unreal Academic Partner, we're here to help you gain speed and confidence with industry-leading software, equip you with the latest game production techniques, and graduate with original work to show employers.

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Industry Qualification

Certificate

Study duration

9 months

Commitment

20 hrs weekly

Skill level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Windows PC, and Intro to Game Programming or portfolio submission

Delivery

Weekly online classes, feedback and support

Included software

Unreal Engine, Visual Studio 2019

Start date

Jan 10, 2022

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Why study with us

Specialized game development programs to get you studio-ready

Get more out of your education with CG Spectrum, an Unreal Academic Partner and Unreal Authorized Training Center. Network and build job skills that prepare you for a career in the video game industry.

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Flexible Scheduling

Plan your studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from mentors who have worked on best-selling video games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical, relevant job skills that studios are looking for

Payment Plans

Options to help you pursue your passion and start working sooner

Curriculum

Industry-approved curriculum to launch your career as a game programmer

Term 1: 12 weeks
Introduction to Game Programming with Unreal Engine

You'll will be introduced to the Unreal Engine editor and see how the editor interacts with C++ code while building levels and gameplay elements. Blueprints will be introduced as another way to visually add logic to your games. You'll build a simple game with input, collision, basic AI, User Interface and audio.

  • How to use the basic features of the Unreal Engine editor
  • Build levels containing materials, terrain, and gameplay elements
  • Start building a game with a fully interactive character
  1. Introduction to Unreal Engine
  2. Creating a gameplay feature
  3. Blueprints
  4. Game Mechanics & Systems
  5. Building a Level
  6. User Input & Animation basics
  7. Cameras
  8. UX - UI and Menus
  9. FX & Audio
  10. Adapting to change
  11. Polish & Testing
  12. Post Mortem
Term 2: 12 weeks
Intermediate Game Programming with Unreal Engine

In this term, you will tackle some more advanced uses of the Unreal Engine for a more complete picture of developing Unreal games, including character animations, particle effects, serialization, loading and streaming levels. Finish the term by developing your own fully playable game from scratch.

  • How to fully explore the Unreal animation and cinematics systems
  • Understand how saving, loading and serialization work
  • Flesh out your playable game 
  1. Third Semester Introduction / Project Review
  2. Player Interactions - Events and Delegates
  3. Memory Management
  4. Level Loading and Streaming
  5. Advanced Animation & Sequencer
  6. Introduction to AI - Behavior Trees & Blackboards
  7. AI Continued - perceptions
  8. Introduction to Networking
  9. Networking continued
  10. Advanced Debugging
  11. Profiling and Optimization
  12. Putting it All Together
Term 3: 12 weeks
Portfolio and Career Development

This final term is dedicated to getting you job-ready! With your mentor’s guidance, you’ll polish your best work for your portfolio and learn how to develop your competitive edge, market yourself, and make the best possible impression in front of employers. You'll also receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.

  • How to polish your portfolio to impress employers
  • Be more confident with negotiation
  • Network & self-promote effectively
  • Tap into the hidden job market 
  1. Career Pathways
  2. Industry Overview
  3. Portfolio Upgrade
  4. Networking and Online Presence
  5. Resume and Cover Letter
  6. Job Hunting
  7. Freelance Work
  8. Interviews and Pitching
  9. Personal Projects and Challenges
  10. Working in a Studio
  11. Contracts and Negotiations
  12. Personal Roadblocks
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Mentors

Get direct access to highly experienced game programmers

All game programming classes are run by experts with years of experience working on games at studios all over the world.

Study Options

Small Class

The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.

  • Max. 4 students per course
  • Affordable high-quality education
  • Network while you learn
Study Options

1-on-1 Private

Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.

  • Maximum level of mentor interaction
  • Greater flexibility to schedule classes
  • Customized learning experience

 

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$1,185 USD

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Per Term
$3,199 USD

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$1,485 USD

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$3,999 USD

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Studios that hire our students

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

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