Strong foundation skills form the bedrock for any great 3D artist.

The Foundations for Film & Games Diploma is the perfect spawn point for those looking to begin their journey as a 3D artist in the film & video game industry.

We start from the ground up so there is no experience required. Through -out the course you will learn a bit of everything from 3D Modelling, Animation, Game Design and FX. This allows you to get a good feeling for what interests you the most so you can choose a specialization to focus on in our Advanced Diplomas. 

Projects Include:

  1. Animation and Rigging
  2. Modelling and Texturing
  3. FX and Lighting
  4. Game Engine Implementation

At CG Spectrum we teach students the latest techniques with industry standard software that major studios worldwide use in their production pipelines. All required software to complete the course is provided to students.

Software you will learn:

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Maya  Photoshop Substance Painter Unreal




Course Information



ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF 3D ANIMATION Master advanced animation techniques

Take the next step towards your career in Animation and learn about the 12 principles of animation and how to create believable physical animation. Breathe life into your characters and understand advanced acting techniques to create convincing performances while delving into the principals of creature animation. Students will also create a professional portfolio to submit to potential employers.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF 3D MODELLING Master advanced 3D modelling techniques

Learn what it takes to become a professional 3D Modeller and take your skills to the next level. Learn human anatomy, texturing, advanced modelling techniques for creatures and characters in the popular digital sculpting software ZBrush. Students will also create a professional portfolio to submit to potential employers.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF FX & SIMULATION Master advanced FX & simulation techniques

Light up the sky with epic fireballs, unleash the power of the sea and reduce towers to piles of rubble in our Advanced Diploma of FX & Simulation. Take your skills to the next level and see what it takes to become a professional FX Artist and learn advanced techniques using the powerful software Houdini FX. Students will also create a professional portfolio to submit to potential employers.



Study Period 01 Full Time - 15 weeks

Strong foundations serves as the first stepping stone to understanding 3D and creating artwork for film and video games. This study period is mainly focused on creating 3D models, basic animations as well as developing textures and materials. These are core skills in the CG Industry and are relevant to all other areas.

Projects include:

  1. Introduction to 3D Basics
  2. 3D Modelling Fundamentals 
  3. Animation Fundamentals
  4. Introduction to FX

Study Period 02 Full Time - 15 weeks

Taking students growing modelling and texturing skills, we now expand into complex areas like character rigging for use in the Unreal Game Engine and utilise motion capture and animation to create a fully functioning character. They will also design environments for games, and create visual effects.

Projects include:

  1. Introduction to Game Engines
  2. Character Modelling
  3. Animation & Rigging
  4. Introduction to Lighting

Study Period 03 Full Time - 15 weeks

During this study period, you will work with your mentor on a final project and choose a specialisation. You can collaborate with other students on a group project or focus on your own work. The skills learned in this study period provides a pathway into our advanced diplomas.

Pathways Include:

  1. Advanced Diploma of Animation
  2. Advanced Diploma of 3D Modelling
  3. Advanced Diploma of FX & Simulation


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"It’s your career success that matters."
I applied to some companies with my updated reel and get the chance to be hired by a small studio named Dwarf-Labs where I did some animations for a CG commercial. Then I was hired by Ubisoft where I worked for the last release of one of their big franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!"

Sebastien Muller Animator, Assassin's Creed Syndicate


“CG Spectrum has been an instrumental part of my growth”

CG Spectrum has been an instrumental part of my growth as an animator, helping me sharpen my skills, acquire new ones and strengthen my character animation abilities. This is an invaluable experience for anyone looking to learn animation or take their skills to the next level.

Phil Minter Previs Artist


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