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CG Spectrum was founded on the principle that students learn best through personalized, hands-on education taught by industry professionals who specialize in the discipline they are teaching. By giving students access to the most talented artists in the industry as their mentors, this helps ensure that CG Spectrum students are the best connected, best trained and best prepared for life beyond school in their respective fields.

Our mentors meet students from around the world online for small classes or 1-on-1 specialised industry diploma courses. This personalised education gives our students an advantage, by allowing them to network with artists of major studios, regardless of their geographic location.

In addition to the unique 1-on-1 approach to training, CG Spectrum mentors spend a majority of their time working within the student files to show them how they would approach their work as a professional. This allows students to quickly adopt professional workflow and reach a higher standard at a faster rate.


Start: Lessons / Video Content

  • Review the recorded lectures and supportive material
  • Review the assignment requirements
  • Begin researching and planning their week
  • Start assignment

Middle: Live Q&A Session / Feedback

  • Submit their first pass of work for the mentor’s video critique
  • Meet instructor online for a Q & A and critique session
  • Download and review recorded Q & A session and revise their work according to mentor feedback

End: Critique / Feedback

  • Submit their final pass of work for the week
  • Review additional recorded critique by their mentor working within their file
  • Review the following weeks recorded lectures and supportive material


  • Get in-demand specialised training – Be confident that the skills you’ve learned are exactly what major studios in the world are looking for. Our specialised courses have been created by award-winning mentors for graduates looking to excel in Film and Games industry.
  • Network while you learn – Get taught and have your work critiqued by our industry connected mentors, allowing you to build your network from the moment you enroll.
  • Built by industry, for industry – Our curriculum has been designed by the mentors who teach it, created to get the most out of every artist so they can hit the ground running after graduation.
  • Unrivaled support and feedback – CG Spectrum is the only online school that works within student files to help trouble-shoot mistakes so they’re only made once. All classes and critiques are recorded so students can go back and review their lessons at any time.
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"Your education is their top priority! I didn't realise how much I didn't know before joining CG Spectrum. I feel like missing pieces of knowledge are now clicking into place. I'm learning stuff you just can't get from tutorials and books and each lesson is building you up for the next. At CG Spectrum I'm learning so much and loving every minute of it."

Chris ElyCG Spectrum Student

"From the get-go you’re thrown into hands-on projects that have you itching to learn more. This doesn’t feel like online studying. The mentors are always there to help and the live chats and forum help you get to know your fellow students who are also more than willing to give insightful feedback. Every step of the way you’re growing into a wonderful community."

Patricia TamyoCG Spectrum Student

"This is how teaching should be, I learned so much faster!"
I signed up for the concept art mentorship program and I'm so glad I did.

Cian Plumb

Studios Who Hire Our Graduates

Ready to start something great?

CG Spectrum Online School for Animation and VFX offers world-class education taught by industry professionals aimed at helping you start your visual effects and animation career with online courses for Animation, 3D Modeling, Concept Art, Houdini VFX, NUKE Compositing and Game Design. 

Our flexible training options consisting of either smalls classes or 1-on-1 mentoring help you get production ready for a successful career in the industry. Whether this is your first time in school, looking to up-skill or you are changing careers, CG Spectrum will have your back every step of the way.


Do you have questions about one of our courses? Contact us and we'll get right back to you