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9-month long bootcamp designed to teach students 3D art skills to secure a career in games, film, XR and the metaverse.

Choose between Environment Art and Character Art.

Game Art Program Syllabus

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Program Overview

Program Delivery

  • Entirely virtual
  • Pre-recorded videos on demand
  • Live class sessions
  • One on one or small group live mentorship
  • Online student labs
  • Certificate upon completion

Topics We Cover

  • 3D Modeling Workflows
  • Game Resolution Techniques
  • UV Layout
  • Texturing for PBR
  • Rendering in Unreal Engine
  • and much more...

Time Commitment

  • Minimum: 20+ hours per week
  • Recommended: 30+ hours per week 
  • Meet twice per week then complete your work on your own schedule

Game Art Program Tracks

The Game Art Program is 9 months long and consists of 3 terms, each being 12 weeks long. Term 2 is when you start focusing on either Environment Art or Character Art.

Environment Art Track

9 months - 3 Terms

Term 1: 12 weeks - Modeling, Texturing, Rendering

Term 2: 12 weeks - Environment Art in Unreal

Term 3: 12 weeks - Advanced Environment Techniques 

Character Art Track

9 months - 3 Terms

Term 1: 12 weeks - Modeling, Texturing, Rendering

Term 2: 12 weeks - Character Sculpting and Texturing

Term 3: 12 weeks - Character Rendering in Unreal

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What Our Students Are Saying

Angela Jeong

With the knowledge I gained and portfolio I made at Vertex, I got hired into the game industry! 
Prior to Vertex, I had very little software knowledge. Now I’m comfortable using Maya, Zbrush, Substance Designer, Painter, etc.

I really enjoy the community Vertex provides. People are always exchanging info and providing feedback - there is always someone willing to help you. I guarantee that if you are willing to push yourself, you will be able to get a lot out of the Game Arts Program.

With Vertex I felt that I was supported and part of the school community both during and after graduating. 

I'm super grateful that I joined Vertex!

After Graduating from Vertex: Environment Artist at Liquid Development

Monica Bauer

Vertex forced me to develop a work ethic and by giving me the opportunity to talk to a variety of people within the industry, Vertex also gave me access to connections I had never thought possible. In fact, I still regularly stay in touch with my Vertex mentor a year after being his student.

While I’d like to say that many of my connections are the results of being incredibly lucky, I’d also like to think that it is important to set yourself into the position to be lucky. What I mean is that by taking initiative, you have a better chance of making lasting connections with others you admire.

After Graduating from Vertex: Environment Artist at Blizzard Entertainment

Lewis Hewison

 I recently finished the Game Art Program at Vertex and got a job in the industry! I now work at Antimatter Games based in the UK. Prior to Vertex I studied illustration for 3 years and used 3D applications for all of my work - I was always drawn to concept art and still image but wanted a job in the game industry though I didn't know how to approach it or what to specialize in.

I started looking online at tutorials but felt very lost. I started searching around for online courses with mentorship from industry pros to further my knowledge - I checked out Cliton Crumpler's course, CGMA, Think Tank, etc. I was heavily drawn to Vertex due to their program's length, price and that it's split into character and environment. What Ryan has built is great and I couldn't recommend it more.

After Graduating from Vertex: Junior Environment Artist at Antimatter Games

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Student Success Story

From Customer Service to AAA Studio

"When I enrolled I knew nothing about the industry (I wouldn’t have even considered myself a gamer or anything like that. I literally knew nothing. The Witcher is possibly the only game I had played from start to finish).

I got a job as a 3D Environment Artist at one of the Xbox studios sometime after Term II of the program. I never got to finish Term III because I didn’t need to since I had already gotten a job. After Term II I left the program and started my new job!..." - Lena Piech

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Application Process

Step 1

Submit Your Application

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

Step 2

Schedule Your Interview

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.

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