Learn and apply the skills you need to start a career in games online and from the comfort of your own home.
Our meetings are in two different time zones to make sure we cover everyone
You will receive mentorship to help you fine-tune your portfolio, interview skills and job search strategy in order to increase the number of game art job offers received
Can't pay all at once? No worries. Break your payment up into three month installments
We provide each of our immersive graduates with access to job readiness training, connections to employers, and opportunities to hone new skills.
Build a strong portfolio with one-on-one mentorship.
By the time you graduate from our animator classes, you'll have a strong online presence and a portfolio that reflects your value in the job market.
We offer guidance in evaluating job offers and negotiating terms before job acceptance.
"It’s been one hard, long, tiring journey, and I’ve thought about packing it up, calling it quits more times than I can remember over those years, but I knew one day my hard work would pay off, and today it did."
"Everyone told me to forget about trying to be a character artist, that artists have been trying for 6-7 years and that it would take me years before i get that chance. Now here i am making characters for an unannounced triple A title and already have watchdogs 2 in my resume. I feel like saying thank you to you and all the instructors here is not enough, but it's all I can say really, thank you so much for making my dream come true."
"I think i had a vague idea of how to make a character for games before but now I am much more confident. When I compare my new work with my old work it is just really better. This is the first time I was doing something realistic and it was a huge step for me and it went really well. "
"Seriously....last weekend, i was like "i'm seeing a movie where Hosein did the likeness and one of my fellow students ran one of the biggest doll companies around for years, i'm totally in the right place."
It's an exciting prospect, isn't it? Creating art for a living. Every day you go into work, get your coffee, chat with friends and then sit at your desk and just create... all day...
In the videos below, our founder, takes you through a few technical elements of being a Character Artist in the Game Industry. You don't need to know all of this. You don't need to be a master. You only need to be willing to do the work and to pick up a few pieces of knowledge along the way.
Enjoy this excerpt from our webinar with Marcin Klicki of CD Projekt Red, the makers of Witcher, as he tells you what you really need to know about getting a job in the game industry.
We teach the skills you need to kickstart your career as an artist and a lifelong learner. From anatomy fundamentals to 3D modeling tools to game engines, you'll learn to create game art while mastering Pipeline and best practices.
You will learn game arts best practices and tools by building your own character using the skills and software learned throughout the class such as ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Maya.
Utilize the latest software to develop your rendering, materials and texturing assets. Use software like Mari, Substance Painter, Marmoset and other tools to finalize your in-game model.
Building your skills as a game artist is not only about learning artistic and technical skills but also about soft people skills. We’ll train you in making tutorials, brand management and job search strategies to help you stand out above the rest.
You'll complete several projects, including a primary portfolio project that will help you begin your job search with confidence. Check out an example of a project from Mohammad Asraf.
Create warrior to fit within the God Of War or Witcher worlds.
Using Maya, ZBrush and Marvelous Designer, Oceane created the high resolution design sculpt. With feedback she was able to increase her level of realism and create more detailed accessories.
Oceane optimized the mesh and generated the maps using a few different software tools including Maya, ZBrush and Handplane 3D.
Oceane created the texture in Substance Painter, which was new to her and rendered it in Marmoset using PBR materials and submitted it for a job opening during that last weeks of the Bootcamp.
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Learn from skilled artists with professional experience in the field through our classes, bootcamps and immersives.
CD Projekt Red
Anatomist & Sculptor
Mon & Thu
10am & 6pm Pacific
Mon & Thu
10am & 6pm Pacific
Mon & Thu
10am & 6pm Pacific
We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses:
There's never been a better time to be a well-trained 3D Artist. The Game industry is growing and offers stable employment for artists trained in anatomy and the latest software.
By the end of this course you'll be able to:
Our students are artists, engineers transition into the arts, people just out of college, people who couldn't afford to go to college, vfx artists, baristas - artists who, just like you, have a passion for creating characters for the film and game industry.
By the end of the course, you will have:
We don't want financial obstacles to get in the way of you achieving your dream job so we offer payment plans for those who qualify. Note, you must first be accepted into the program before applying for financing.
The Immersive is in-person. The Bootcamp is online. The immersive is also over 520 hours of training while the bootcamp is over 40 hours of training.
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