Start your career with expert training in real-time and virtual production

To meet rising demand for skilled artists, CG Spectrum's virtual production course is designed to get you job-ready.

Take the first steps towards your career as a real-time 3d technical artist! Learn world building, lighting and camera essentials, and create a film quality cinematic shot using the Unreal Engine. With a real-time artist as your mentor, you'll learn practical job skills and how they can be applied in the real world for job roles on a stage volume.

Why learn virtual production at CG Spectrum:

  • Unreal Academic Partner & Unreal Authorized Training Center
  • Course developed and mentored by industry pros
  • Job-focused curriculum and additional career support
  • 100% online, study from anywhere!


As an Unreal Academic Partner and one of the Top 50 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Art Schools in the World, CG Spectrum is excited to offer career training in real-time 3D technical art and virtual production using Unreal Engine.

This ever-expanding field is rife with career opportunities, and CG Spectrum has partnered with Epic Games and industry professionals to develop a comprehensive, job-focused study pathway to ensure graduates are well-positioned to enter this field and make a productive contribution from day one on the job.

These skills are practical for new content creators as well as traditional filmmakers wanting to transition their existing skills to the virtual production environment.

Gain speed and confidence with Unreal Engine, learn cutting edge real-time 3d and virtual production techniques and create a high-quality cinematic shot for your portfolio to show employers.


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

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Personalized career training & mentorship

Get more out of your education at CG Spectrum. Learn virtual production with an industry pro guiding you every step of the way. 

Flexible scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry mentors

Have an industry pro as your guide during the course

Job-ready skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Specialized real-time and virtual production courses

Get access to an industry-approved curriculum, live weekly sessions with your mentor, feedback on your work, plus support, industry insights, and networking in our amazing online community. 


Start your journey towards becoming a real-time 3D technical artist with CG Spectrum. Using Unreal Engine, you'll discover how to create film quality environments, lighting, and atmospherics, plus how to pair these skills with their real-world equivalents for job roles on a stage volume. 


Course summary:

In this introductory real-time 3D course, you'll start with the fundamentals of Unreal Engine, learning a wide variety of features using the editor, working with different materials, rigging and animating characters, and motion capture basics.

Developing a good foundation in this area is essential for moving on to the Real-time 3D and Virtual Production Course, where you'll apply your new skills to create a film-quality cinematic shot.


Course summary:

Learn storytelling and how to create film quality environments to develop compelling cinematic shots.

Starting with world building, you'll create landscapes using Unreal and QuadSpinner Gaea before moving on to advanced texture blending, auto materials, and water systems. Next, you'll look at all lighting, VFX, and the post process volume to bring your scene to life. You'll understand how to work with cameras, rigs, lights, and digital humans to create a compelling scene for your portfolio. 

Students of this course receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.

Note: The Foundations of Real-time 3D & Virtual Production Certificate or an equivalent portfolio submission is a prerequisite for this more advanced virtual production course.


Course summary:

Unreal Connectors is the first micro-credentialing program dedicated to teaching established artists virtual production. Created in partnership with Epic Games, this 12-week intensive is for production professionals (filmmakers, content creators, animators, game developers, archviz and VFX artists etc) who want to expand their role, upgrade their skills, or start a new career.

We also invite studios looking to power up their teams and increase their real-time production services.

Get highly personalized training with just 4 participants for every 1 industry mentor, expert feedback and support with 5 live sessions each week, and technical assistants on hand to help with troubleshooting. 

Expect to learn how to create high-quality short films using Unreal Engine and state-of-the-art virtual production tools and techniques; Unreal Engine fundamentals, scene assembly, model ingestion, world building with Quixel, Sequencer animation, mocap & rigging; and cinematic storytelling, shot construction, look dev, lighting setups and more.


Learn from the best in the business

Learn from passionate real-time artists with years of real-world experience at major studios. More mentors to be announced soon!


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.