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The Online Game Art and Game Development School

We offer 6-Month to 9-Month Programs That Train You For a Career!

Get One Step Closer to Your Dream Career

Complete the form below to apply to a Vertex Program and schedule a call with an Admissions Officer. 

Guiding you to your dream career.

Has it always been a dream of yours to work in AAA games, films, XR, or the Metaverse? At Vertex School we train students to get a career working in these industries. 

We're a higher quality, more affordable and up to date alternative to associate and bachelor degree programs which can be outdated by the time you finish them.

At Vertex School we offer one on one and small group mentorship from top artists working at places like Blizzard, CD PROJEKT RED, Naughty Dog, Fall Damage, and more. 
Get industry-ready
 with personalized career training and mentorship from professional film and game artists.

Whether you’re straight out of high school, changing careers, or upgrading skills, Vertex School gives you direct access to industry experts who have worked at major studios, a job-focused curriculum, and career development support to help you build the skills and confidence to pursue a fulfilling career in film and games. 

6-Month to 9-Month Career Ready Program Options

Vertex School Game Art Program

Game Artist


With our 9-month Game Artist Program you choose between a focus on Character Art or Environment Art.

Game Art Program Syllabus

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Vertex School Game Development Program

Game Development


This 30-week Game Development Program is going to start with the foundations of Game Dev and lead you to building your own portfolio piece.

Game Development Program Syllabus

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6-9 Month 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

Time Commitment

  • 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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Not quite ready to jump into a 6-9 month program? At Vertex School we also offer short term courses. We have courses that come with live sessions and pre-record courses which are learn at your own pace.

Looking for a discount on our courses? Check out our Course Bundles. With our Course Bundles you get to choose any 2 or 4 courses at the lowest price possible!

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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!

Where Our Graduates Get Jobs

“I highly value and appreciate my time spent at Vertex School. Vertex is a school unlike any other in this field; they are really passionate about game art and with a real, genuine mission to help people like me to acquire skills that make it possible to break into industry.

I was provided with the highest quality of support throughout the entire time of the Environment Artist Program. Prior to taking part in this program I had little to no knowledge about game art and Unreal Engine, but thanks to fantastic faculty and one of the best mentors ever I was able to secure my first job in the game dev sector, which hopefully will kick-start the career of my dreams.

I would recommend Vertex School to anyone considering a career in games or films and needless to say - I am proud to be Vertex Alumni!”

-Lena Piech, Environment Artist at Playground Games after Term 2 of the Game Art Program

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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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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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