Overview

Learn game art & animation online

Take your first steps towards becoming a video game artist with CG Spectrum's online game art and animation course.

Whether looking for a new career or updating your skills, fast-track your way into the game industry with personalized career training from leading artists who have worked on best-selling games.

Why learn game art & animation at CG Spectrum:

  • Unreal Academic Partner & Unreal Authorized Training Center
  • 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
  • Support and industry insights from our online community 
  • Flexible schedules and 100% online. Learn from anywhere!
3d-modeling-study-area-overview-01

CG Spectrum graduates can be found working at video game studios all over the world

bg-31fe888fe5

Learn game art & animation from the experts

Progress faster with personalized mentorship from professional game artists and animators. See how our online game art courses work in the video below.

how-it-works-real-time-virtual-production
Flexible scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on major video games

Job-ready skills

Build practical job skills studios are hiring for

Payment plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Specialized online game art courses

Get more out of your education! Industry-approved curriculum, live weekly sessions with your mentor, personalized feedback on your work, plus a supportive online community cheering you on. 

game-art-study-area-overview-01
Game Art & Animation Course

CG Spectrum's intensive online game art course will teach you the fundamentals of 3D modeling, animation and FX, so you can confidently decide for yourself which area you would like to specialize in. With an industry mentor guiding you each week, you'll get insight into the video game industry, and gain speed and confidence using Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance Painter as you create original work for your portfolio! 

9 MONTHS

Course summary:

Learn game art essentials starting with 3D modeling and animation exercises using Maya, Substance Painter, and Unreal Engine. Practice setting up a professional workflow–a vital skill you’ll use throughout your career. Create game animations using the 12 Principles of Animation, then move on to building game assets. Finish your first term of the game art course with portfolio pieces ranging from animation walk cycles and combat actions to 3D models of stylized props or weapons.

Test your new skills with more complex projects in term 2! Practice animating characters interacting with their surroundings. Next, learn how they deal with physical force so you can start animating combat actions commonly used in video game production. Jump into a human anatomy lesson, using it to create a 3D character with clothing plus accessories. Finally, using a concept design, create a realistic 3D environment with buildings, trees, rocks and props.

Term 3 is all about game engine implementation. Using industry workflows in Unreal Engine, learn how to set up characters, implement animation, use AI interaction, and populate a game environment. Finish with a fully executable, playable game.

By the end of this course you will have a hands-on understanding of the video game pipeline, several portfolio pieces, and a clearer idea of which specialty you wish to pursue along your career path in the industry.

illustration-how-it-works-mobile-bg
MENTORS

Study game art with industry veterans

Get direct access to passionate industry artists and animators with years of experience working with major clients and studios.

Student Showcase

Student work that speaks for itself

With a focus on 3D modeling portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed.