A 30 week long online, beginner-friendly bootcamp designed to teach you the skills to secure a career in Game Development. 

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Program Overview

Vertex School Game Development Program


This program is specifically designed to teach students the skills required to secure a career working in Game Development. 

Game development skills are in high demand across the globe with demand for these skills increasing 601% faster than the job market overall.

Not only are game development skills needed in the industries of video games, film, XR, and the metaverse, but also in industries like architecture and construction, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, graphic design, interior design, automotive, and manufacturing to name a few... 

Common Job Titles

Game Developer, Tech Artist, Unreal Engine Generalist, Game Designer, AR/VR Developer, AR/VR Designer, Game Programer, Product Manager

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
  • Limited to 30 students

Topics We Cover

  • 3D Modeling Workflows
  • Game Resolution Techniques
  • UV Layout
  • Texturing for PBR
  • Rendering in Unreal Engine
  • Unreal Engine Mastery
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Blueprint
  • C++ in Unreal
  • Game Design Fundamentals

Time Commitment

  • 30 weeks total
  • Minimum: 20+ hours per week
  • Recommended: 30+ hours per week 
  • Meet twice per week then complete your work on your own schedule
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Term 1

Intro to Game Development

Skill Building Topics and Assignments
  • Create Real-Time, PBR Props
  • Create a fully realized scene in Unreal Engine
  • Create rich PBR Materials
  • Create editor tools in Blueprint
  • Create animations with Sequencer

Term 2

Game Development

Skill Building Topics and Assignments
  • Create Particle Systems in Niagara
  • Create Gameplay Events in Blueprint
  • Create an Action RPG

During this term you will use everything you’ve learned to develop your Game Development Capstone project while learning additional key elements for presenting it as a strong portfolio piece.

Vertex School Game Development Program

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Our Mentors

Dwight Mann Vertex School
Filipe Magalhaes Vertex School
Jacob Claussen Vertex School
Jake Dunlop Vertex School
Kem Yaralioglu Vertex School
Matt Board Vertex School
Melissa Altobello Vertex School
Stefan Oprisan Vertex School
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Vertex School Unreal Authorized Training Center

Vertex School is an Unreal Authorized Training Center

This ensures that our students receive the highest quality of Unreal Engine learning and allows us to best prepare students for the current job market. It also means that Epic is supporting us in our training process!

Payment Options


$14,995 $8,997

Save 10% when you pay in full



$2,749 /mo $1,632/mo 

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Where Our Graduates Work

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Next Cohort Starts January 8th, 2024


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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Check Out the Vertex School Blog  

Game Development Program Student Experience with Katelyn Salo

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