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CG Spectrum College Becomes Official Unreal Academic Partner

The online school offers courses in game design, game programming, game art, and animation; with new Epic Games academic partnership, school plans increased game development training offerings to better prepare students for a competitive and changing job market.

CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation has announced it is the first online school to become an official Unreal Academic Partner. With growing global demand for Unreal-trained professionals, the school’s collaboration with Epic Games will elevate its offerings with the latest game development training to better prepare students for a competitive and constantly evolving job market. The online program offers courses in game design, game programming, game art, and animation.

"It's a real pleasure to welcome CG Spectrum into the Unreal Academic Partner Program,” commented Mark Flanagan, Education Partner Manager at Epic Games. "I have long been an admirer of their teaching model. The experience of the instructors, industry-relevant courses and targeted mentorships have been perfected for distance learning. We are all looking forward to seeing where their students can take their skills in the future and hope that many will feature amongst the incredible work which we feature in our student reel."

The Unreal Academic Partner Program recognizes schools committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities with an experienced faculty, proven curriculum, and resources to create positive outcomes for students with a variety of personal growth and career objectives.

“We chose to work exclusively with Unreal Engine to join Epic's vision for the future of content creation and to train our students with the skills needed in the myriad of emergent real-time jobs that will result,” noted CG Spectrum chief operations officer Jeremy Chinn. “As a top-ranked online school with students and mentors in more than 60 countries, we’re in a unique and advantageous position to offer world-class Unreal Engine education to a global market.”

CG Spectrum’s game development courses have been created by industry veterans with extensive experience working on Triple-A games at major studios. From beginner short courses to full industry diplomas, students have an opportunity to access to an industry-approved curriculum and be personally mentored by industry professionals.

“With the upcoming launch of Unreal Engine 5, this is an exciting time to be in gaming and visual effects,” added Chinn. “The possibilities are endless and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this booming sector. Unreal has been adopted by a wide range of industries, making it a truly universal and versatile skill that will open many doors for our graduates and place them in demand.”

Source: CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation