80 Level Digest: Unreal Engine Academic Partners

Today we've collected a list of schools that train the next generation of developers of interactive, real-time experiences. 

CG Spectrum, an online animation, visual effects, and game development school, is recognized as one of the best online schools in the world. The school runs courses of Animation, 3D Modelling, Digital Painting, Game Development, and Visual Effects. 

Benefits of studying at CG Spectrum:

  • Job-focused career training and mentorship from industry pros
  • Flexible class scheduling and payment plans
  • Live weekly Q&A call with your mentor and recorded critiques
  • Access to industry insights and networking opportunities
  • 100% online - study from anywhere

Escape Studios has been recognized as one of the best institutions in the world to learn Visual Effects, 3D Animation, and Game Design, according to the 2021 Rookies Rankings. The Rookies Rankings place Escape Studios first in the UK and fourth in the world for Production Excellence in both Visual Effects and 3D Animation. Escape Studios is also placed first in the UK and eighth in the world for Game Design and Development and ranked 29th in the overall Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainment Schools and Colleges in the world. 

CG Pro is a Premier Online Virtual Production School. The classes are taught 100% live, face to face with one of three Unreal Authorized Instructors. In addition, you will receive:

  • Ongoing support in the CG PRO private community group from the instructors and teaching assistants
  • Ask questions during office hours
  • Meet & greet LIVE with leading industry guests and ask questions
  • Placement support after the course is completed
  • Qualify to become a member of the Alumni Group for year-round community support and access to guest speakers such as Nick J and others of his caliber
  • Access to ALL CG PRO Masterclasses for that class
  • Lifetime access to ALL class recordings
  • Relationship and network building with other artists

Skyup Academy was created by Mauro Baldissera, a Digital 3D Artist and Marco Recalchi, a Film Director. Skyup Academy wants to be a point of reference for young people who seek to express themselves and make their way through 3D Digital Art, Visual Effects, Digital Animation, video games, and films. The Skyup team's mission is to train young people who want to write the future by expressing their art through these professions. 

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Studio Arts is Hollywood’s premier 3D animation, visual effects, and production design training facility. The team works with public agencies and private employers to identify regional workforce needs to design, set-up, and coordinate programs. These activities provide pre-employment training in basic and job-specific skills for those preparing to enter or return to the workforce. Studio Arts provides post-employment training for businesses and industries to upgrade employees’ skill levels to meet current and projected needs. These training activities are facilitated to enable employers to update and expand the professional and managerial skills of employees. Studio Arts provides training in Computer Animation, Entertainment Design, Graphic Design, Game Design, Compositing, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, Production Design, and Previsualization. 

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CGISCIENCE is a team of experienced professionals with a collective background in CGI technology, biology, architecture, engineering, in-training, and project management. Today, CGISCIENCE is a leading training and consulting center that brings 3D Visualization, Animation, Simulation, and Virtual Reality, under one roof. As a professional Autodesk, V-Ray by Chaos, and Unreal Engine authorized training center, the school specializes in Live Online training courses designed for Beginner to Expert level skillsets. The team provides professional training for the various software related to AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), automotive, and scientific (biotechnology) industries. The instructors are certified by the world's leading software providers such as Autodesk, Adobe, V-Ray by Chaos, Unreal Engine, and Unity3D.

SIRT is a Canadian Unreal Authorized Training Centre offering the highest standard of customized Unreal Engine workflow training in virtual production. This enables new and existing Canadian creatives to develop their skillset and transition from a traditional to a virtual production filmmaking pipeline. Through professional trainers and breakthrough technology, SIRT is the leading virtual production innovation in Canada.

Final Pixel Academy is the training arm of Final Pixel. The team offers classes on the latest virtual production techniques. The mentors of Final Pixel are industry experts working on virtual production projects for major broadcasters and international brands. They will help the students to upgrade their skills by providing tips and tricks and beneficial techniques. The team notes that they're training and upskilling the next generation of virtual production. artists, technicians, producers, and directors in the latest technology that is constantly evolving and rapidly changing.

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State of Art Academy is an International Archviz School, that offers in-class courses in a fully-equipped space. There you can live the original SOA (State of Art) experience under the guidance of the mentors who will introduce you to a world of tools and techniques to become a real Master in ArchViz. 

Among the course you'll find: 
  • Postproduction & Matte Painting Online
  • Photorealism with Corona Renderer Online
  • Unreal Engine for ArchViz Online
  • SOA Archviz Masterclass

You may find more Unreal Engine training centers here. Also, don't forget to check out the courses on our workshops page

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