How It Works

We do things differently at CG Spectrum! See how our courses work and why students choose us for their career training.

The CG Spectrum difference

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 become the best connected, trained and prepared for life beyond school. Progress faster with expert feedback from your mentor, and join an inspiring and supportive online community of industry experts and peers.

What makes CG Spectrum unique?

  • Personalized job-focused training & career services
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
  • Live online sessions with your mentor each week + recorded video critiques
  • Supportive & active community of peers, alumni, & mentors
  • Flexible schedules & 100% online, study from anywhere! 

Getting started:

Once you’ve enrolled, joined the student portal and CGS community, and matched with an industry mentor, you’ll be ready to start! Here’s what each week looks like in 3 steps:

Your week as a student:

Start of the week

Review lessons and video content

  • Watch your recorded lectures and supportive material
  • Review assignment requirements
  • Begin researching and planning your week
  • Start assignment

Q&A session and upload work

  • Submit your first pass of work for the mentor's video critique
  • Meet your mentor online for a Q&A and critique session
  • Download and review recorded Q&A and revise your work according to feedback
End of the week

Critique and feedback

  • Submit your final pass of work for the week
  • Review additional recorded critique from your mentor working within your file
  • Review the following week's recorded lectures and supportive material
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How it Works

Learn directly from industry pros

CG Spectrum offers a more personalized education experience. Unlike other online schools, we offer very small class sizes and live weekly Q&A calls with industry mentors to ensure you have the support and professional feedback you need to get industry-ready. 

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Benefits of studying at CG Spectrum

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. 

Not all courses are built the same or offer the same amount of interaction (if any!) with mentors or teachers. We work hard to ensure a more personalized experience. Here are some reasons students choose us:

  • High quality education at a fraction of the cost of university
  • Small class sizes (max 4) & private 1-on-1 mentorship options
  • Direct access to industry mentors with years of film & game experience
  • Get studio-ready in half the time of an average degree program
  • Active, supportive online community
  • Job-focused curriculum & additional career services
Career Services

Accelerate your career

Build a competitive edge and meet your career goals with personalized career support from our in-house Career Development Manager.

Alongside building the technical skills, all 9-month course students get additional 1-on-1 career support with our Career Development Manager and help with:

  • Portfolio & demo reel reviews 
  • Resume/CV assistance & interview preparation
  • Internship & job application help
  • Career-focused workshops & webinars
  • Jobs board & monthly careers newsletter


Studios who have hired our graduates


Get direct access to professional artists

To be the best, it helps to learn from the best. You'll be personally mentored by industry experts with years of experience working on blockbuster films and best-selling games. Get valuable insights and personalized feedback on your work from leading industry veterans.