Learn and apply the skills you need to create games from the comfort of your own home without sacrificing quality and face time with mentors. At Vertex School, we bring you the programs you need to stay up to date on the most cutting edge tools and workflows in the game industry.
Most online schools sacrifice interactivity for the comfort of On-Demand. Our courses have, for nearly a decade, focused on creating a demanding, real-world environment that has been scientifically proven to increase retention and improve your ability as artists.
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
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Learn the skills and the workflows you need to kickstart your career in games from working professionals. From modularity to texturing to lighting and rendering, you'll learn to create game art while mastering Pipeline and best practices.
Get introduced to Unity's core functionality and programming in C# within the Unity environment. Also, create your first Design Document.
Build an Alpha version of your game and dive into Unity's toolset, physics, character controllers and more.
Learn general software engineering topics like design patterns, algorithms, data structures, memory management, serialization / JSON, and more.
Work on your final project and get individualized lessons to help you create an amazing game that will make you proud!
Finish your final project and get individualized lessons to help you get your career started!
"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 Hossein 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."
Learn from skilled artists with professional experience in the field through our classes, bootcamps and immersives.
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We provide each of our immersive graduates with the most comprehensive job readiness program in the industry. Once you graduate you get free access to six months of weekly training, connections to employers, and opportunities to hone new skills.
Build a strong portfolio with one-on-one mentorship.
By the time you graduate, 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.
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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 get into the Game Industry. The Game industry is growing and offers stable employment for artists trained in craft and the latest software.
By the end of the course, if you've kept up with all materials, you can expect an intermediate mastery of the Unity engine and the C# programming language, with some knowledge of advanced topics. You will have the foundation to become an advanced game developer. You will also have the foundation to pursue other careers in programming, from PC and mobile applications to web servers.
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 - creators who, just like you, have a passion for the game industry.
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 Bootcamps are more intensive and more focused on your work. A class is a great introduction to content but to really grow we recommend bootcamps.
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