Overview

Online Unreal Engine courses led by industry pros

The entertainment industry is booming, and demand for Unreal Engine-trained artists is high! 

Whether you want to learn Unreal Engine to work on AAA games, or you're exploring a career in realtime 3D and virtual production, CG Spectrum's introductory and advanced Unreal Engine courses and industry mentors are here to get you industry-ready.

Why learn Unreal Engine at CG Spectrum:

  • Unreal Academic Partner & Unreal Authorized Training Center
  • Mentorship from industry pros & supportive online community
  • 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
  • Flexible schedules & 100% online. Learn from anywhere!

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As an Unreal Academic Partner, Unreal Authorized Training Center, and top-ranked online school with students and mentors in more than 60 countries, CG Spectrum is proud to offer online Unreal Engine training specializing in game development, real-time 3D technical art and virtual production.

From introductory to advanced courses, CG Spectrum's Unreal Engine programs have been created in partnership with Epic Games plus veteran game developers, real-time artists and other film and game industry professionals.

Each comprehensive, job-focused study pathway ensures graduates are well-positioned to enter the video game and film industry and make a productive contribution from day one on the job.

Ready to gain speed and confidence with Unreal Engine, learn cutting edge techniques, and create high-quality work for your professional portfolio to show prospective employers? Enquire now!

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

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Learn Unreal Engine from the best

Get a more personalized education with expert game developers and realtime artists as your mentors! Graduate with the skills and confidence to pursue your dream career.

Flexible Scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on major films & games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Specialized online Unreal Engine courses

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

GAME ART & ANIMATION COURSES

Master the fundamentals of 3D modeling, animation and FX for games. 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! 

Learn game art essentials and build your own game in Unreal Engine! You'll learn about character rigging and animation, and create 3D assets which you'll import into Unreal Engine. There you'll set up and animate your characters, use AI interaction, create a combat cycle, add FX, and populate your game environment. Finish with a fully executable, playable game.

What You'll Learn
  • How to create a game in Unreal Engine
  • Character and prop modeling and animation basics
  • Setting up professional workflows
  • How to polish and present your work

VIEW GAME ART COURSE

Game Design Courses

Start your journey as a game designer! Using real-world case studies, you'll learn how to deconstruct games and design your own in Unreal Engine. You'll also learn other valuable job skills such as documenting and pitching your game. Finish with a fully playable game for your portfolio!

A fantastic entry-level course for aspiring designers. Start with basic game design theory to understand how games should be designed to make them fun and addicting. Find out how to properly analyze games, design and document your own, and make a gameplay prototype in Unreal Engine.

What You'll Learn
  • How to make a fun, addicting and monetizable game
  • Core gameplay mechanics, game systems, quests and objectives
  • Building simple prototypes using UE and Photoshop
  • Creating a game design document

VIEW INTRO TO GAME DESIGN COURSE

Great ideas are a dime a dozen in the world of game development; being able to execute them well is more important. Learn how to validate and express your game ideas and bring them to life in a playable game prototype, build immersive game levels, combine gameplay systems to create more engaging experiences, and see what it takes to launch a successful game. This course also includes 1-on-1 career support to prepare you for a career in game development.

What You'll Learn
  • How to design and build games in Unreal Engine
  • Create advanced game systems, maps and assets
  • Create a shooter project and use complex AI
  • Launch and pitch your game

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Game Programming Courses

Go from inexperienced programmer to capable Unreal Engine developer! Once you've learned C++, begin building fun 2D and 3D levels with fully interactive animated characters. Finish with a playable game and a great understanding of UE's user interface and tools.

Ideal game programming course for beginners with little or no coding knowledge! You'll learn C++ and start building your first game. In just 3 months, you'll be feeling more confident with this programming language, and ready to bring your game ideas to life.

What You'll Learn
  • Programming concepts used in game development
  • The basic syntax of the C++ programming language
  • How to build a simple game from scratch

VIEW INTRO TO GAME PROGRAMMING COURSE

Learn advanced game programming with Unreal Engine. This course covers more complex techniques with a focus on career development to help you build the skills studios are hiring for, including more advanced uses of Unreal Engine such as character animations, particle effects, serialization, loading, and streaming levels. Build a fully playable game for your portfolio and get 1-on-1 career support to prepare for work in a game studio.

  • Create levels with materials, terrain, and gameplay elements
  • Explore Unreal animation and cinematics
  • Build a playable game with an interactive character

VIEW GAME PROGRAMMING COURSE

REALTIME 3D & VIRTUAL PRODUCTION COURSES

Take the first steps towards your career as a realtime 3D technical artist! Learn how to build incredible 3D worlds and create a film quality cinematic shot using Unreal Engine. With a realtime artist as your mentor, you'll learn practical job skills and understand how to apply them in the real world for job roles on a stage volume.

Enter the exciting world of Unreal with this realtime 3D course for beginners! Go from simply installing the engine to creating a fully animated playable character in Unreal. You'll develop a broad knowledge of the game engine and surrounding pipelines including basic rigging and motion capture. 

What You'll Learn
  • How to use a wide range of Unreal features
  • Basic animation and rigging skills
  • Working with motion capture
  • An overview of realtime and virtual production pipelines

VIEW FOUNDATIONS COURSE

Discover how to build film quality cinematic shots from scratch! Learn to build 3D environments, work with virtual cameras, rigs, lights, atmospherics, and create your very own world with digital humans. Graduate with a high quality scene for your portfolio and get 1-on-1 career support to kick-start your career.

What You'll Learn
  • Expert worldbuilding and virtual production techniques
  • How to use cameras, lighting and digital humans in UE
  • Optimizing your scenes for render
  • Converting traditional filmmaking techniques to the digital space

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Unreal Connectors is the first micro-credentialing program dedicated to teaching 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) who want to expand their role, upgrade their skills, or start a new career, as well as studios looking to power up their teams and increase their real-time production services.

Expect 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. 

What You'll Learn
  • How to create high-quality short films using Unreal Engine
  • State-of-the-art virtual production tools & techniques
  • Unreal Engine fundamentals, scene assembly, model ingestion, world building with Quixel, Sequencer animation, mocap & rigging
  • Cinematic storytelling, shot construction, look dev, lighting setups & more.

VIEW UNREAL CONNECTORS PROGRAM

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