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Game Arts:
Character Artist Track

Build the skills you need to launch a career in Creative Tech.

  • 3D Modeling
  • Anatomy
  • Topology & UVs
  • Marvelous Designer
  • Texturing Realistic Skin
  • Applications & Interviews
  • Unreal Engine
  • Substance Painter
  • PBR Workflow
  • Rigging
  • Python, C++
  • Lighting & Real Time Rendering
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Capstone project by Sushan Manandhar

Build incredible characters.

As a character artist you're the person that translates the story into the life like characters that the players interact with. While environment art is a rapidly changing field, character artists are rewarded by diving deeper into their craft and mastering things like anatomy.  The game industry is growing at an annual rate of 16% and continues it's take over of the entainment industry.  Our students go to jobs in AAA studios like Bungie, Bioware, EA and CD Projekt Red as well as tech companies like Houzz.  If you have grit, persistance and a love for characters then becoming a character artist could be a career for you.

Live Mentoring For
An Amazing Portfolio

The number one reason creatives join Vertex School is for the live mentoring.  We work with some of the best artists out there from studios like CD Projekt Red, Blizzard, Epic Games, Sucker Punch Production, 343 Industries, Id Software, Bioware and more.  You will work on real  projects with real game artists.

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Orientation: Remote Working, Class Structure & Expectations, Required Technology and Support



3D Modeling, Substance Painter, PBR Workflow


Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine, Materials, Lighting & Real Time Rendering


Advanced Game Tech

Marvelous Designer, Project Managment, GIT


Project Development

Topology, UVs, Realistic Materials & Capstone Project


Vertex Labs 

Participate in our in-house apprenticeship by building a real-world project in a small team


Art School

Anatomy, Life Drawing, Digital Sculpting, Digital Painting



Python, C++, Rigging and Job Search

You could become a

3D Modeler

Character Artist

Character Technical Artist

Prop Artist

Concept Artist

3D Artist

VR Character Artist

Digital Sculptor


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Mar 23rd, 2020

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9 months

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Monday & Thursday

1 pm to 4 pm PST

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Per Term


$2,400 $2,000

Every 3 Months


This is our Bootcamp option. Take as many terms as you need.




Best Option


The lowest cost option.  Owe nothing when you're done.




Every month for 9 months


Select a payment plan that includes interest.

Application Process

Step 1

Apply To Vertex School

Complete a 10-15 minute application covering your background, goals, and experiences. Then create your account.

Step 2

Schedule Your Portfolio Review

Meet with an Admissions Representative to discuss your application, walk through the program structure, and find out which program is the best fit.

Step 3


Complete online enrollment with your Admissions Representative and pay tuition.

Ready to take the leap?

Apply To Character Arts

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