Industry overview

Turn your passion for games into a career!

There's never been a better time to learn game design and pursue a career in the booming games industry.

Whether you're looking for a new career or updating your skills to increase hiring potential, CG Spectrum's intensive online courses help you launch your career in games.

Why learn game design at CG Spectrum:

  • Mentorship from world-class game designers
  • Supportive online community & industry insights
  • 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
  • Flexible schedules & 100% online. Learn from anywhere!
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CG Spectrum graduates can be found working at game studios all over the world

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Learn game design from experts

Get a more personalized experience with a professional game designer as your mentor! Graduate with the skills to pursue your dream career. See how it works in the video below.

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Flexible Scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on best-selling games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Specialized game design courses

Get more out of your education! Get access to an industry-approved curriculum, live weekly sessions with your mentor, personalized feedback on your work, plus support, industry insights, and networking through our amazing online community. 

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INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN

Start with basic game design theory to see HOW things should be designed, WHY they work, and WHAT to do to make an addicting game. You'll learn how to pitch your game, create a game design document, and make a UE4 gameplay prototype.

  • Learn about core gameplay mechanics
  • Design game systems, quests and objectives
  • Build simple prototypes using UE4 and Photoshop

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Expect to play a LOT of games in the name of research! Every great designer must know how to analyze, deconstruct and understand how each game differs. You'll learn how to paper design and concept; write a level design specification; and ensure level functionality and other technical needs are met. A fantastic entry-level course for aspiring designers.

 
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GAME DESIGN DIPLOMA

Using AAA case studies, you'll discover how to design more elaborate games in this fun but intensive course. Learn to build immersive game levels, create more engaging experiences, and see what it takes to launch a successful game.

  • Design advanced game systems, maps and assets
  • Whitebox a level in Unreal Engine 4
  • Create a small beautiful game prototype

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Great ideas are a dime a dozen in the world of game development; being able to execute them well is more important. You’ll learn how to validate and express your ideas and bring them to life in a playable game prototype. This advanced game design course includes 1-on-1 support from our Career Development Manager to prepare you for a career in game development.

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Mentors

Learn from the best in the business

Learn from passionate industry veterans with years of real-world experience working at major studios on blockbuster films and best-selling video games.