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Vertex School

Courses: AR/VR and Game Development Bootcamps, Game Artist Bootcamp

Locations

Online

About Vertex School

Vertex School (previously named Game Art Institute) offers part-time, 12-week online courses in game art development and virtual reality development.

Founded in 2010, Vertex School offers bootcamps that encompass skills and the workflows needed to kickstart... Read More

The courses aim to teach students everything from modularity to texturing to lighting and rendering, and students learn to create game art while mastering pipeline and best practices. The VR development bootcamp teaches students how to use Unity and C# programming to build movement, interaction, UIs, and avatars. During the bootcamps, students actively participate in bi-weekly sessions with cohorts and mentors as they progress through milestones of the 3D artist program.

Applicants should have a basic understanding of polygonal modeling and sculpting processes and have a passion for creating characters for the film and game industry.

Vertex School courses are conducted via online web conferencing software to allow direct access to instructors. Courses are also downloadable and available to stream through the system. By the end of the course, students can expect to develop a full portfolio project under constructive peer review, and receive 6 to 8 months of guidance in evaluating job offers and negotiating terms before job acceptance.

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Courses

AR/VR and Game Development Bootcamps

  • Cost: $2,997
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This course will guide you from the ground up in AR/VR and Game Development. Unlike our Game Artist Bootcamps, there is no prerequisite into enrolling. However, we do require the full commitment and passion.

The VR development bootcamp teaches students how to use Unity and C# programming to build movement, interaction, UIs, and avatars. At the end of the 16 weeks, students should expect deep knowledge of Unity and C# programming to build movement, interaction, UIs, and avatars. Each Bootcamp graduate is provided with access to job readiness training, alumni network, connections to employers and opportunities to hone new skills.

Subjects: AR/VR

Game Artist Bootcamp

  • Cost: $2,997
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this online program, students don’t won't have to hunt for information -Ryan Kingslien will guide students through hours of lessons and training from over a dozen different and amazing artists.

During the Bootcamp, you will use the same software and workflow pipeline that AAA game studios use to create your game assets, and should expect to commit 20-30 hours per week towards the Bootcamp.

The class will meet twice a week with other students, Mentors, and Game Art Institute Founder Ryan Kingslien to review new assignments and receive new assessments.

All Bootcamp students will have access to tutorials and lessons from our amazing instructors, including Adam Skutt, Jarad Vincent, Shawnell Priester, Melissa Altobello, Mike Defeo, Brett Briley, Jason Martin, Hossein Diba, Eric Wilson, Steve Lord, Josh Herman, and Melissa Mazzocco. By the end of this course, students can expect to be proficient in skills needed as professional game artists and will have a portfolio to upload to ArtStation

The courses aim to teach students everything from modularity to texturing to lighting and rendering, and students learn to create game art while mastering pipeline and best practices. During the bootcamps, students actively participate in bi-weekly sessions with cohorts and mentors as they progress through milestones of the 3D artist program. By the end of the course, students can expect to develop a full portfolio project under constructive peer review, and receive 6 to 8 months of guidance in evaluating job offers and negotiating terms before job acceptance.

Subjects: Game Design

Vertex School Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.71/5

(24 reviews)
    6/15/2021
  • Lewis Hewison | Junior Environment Artist (Former Vertexer)
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Mentorship, Extensive Material, Passionate team!'"

I joined Vertex last August and have just recently finished at the same time as I got my start in the industry! I now work at Antimatter Games based in the UK. I studied illustration for 3 years and used 3D applications for all of my work - I was always... Read More

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    6/15/2021
  • Petros Gourgouris | Environment Artist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Extremely dedicated instructors, and a beautiful community!"

I came in to Vertex School after quitting my job in the film industry. I wanted to do something creative in my life. I began dabbling in 3D art and self teaching myself whatever I could grasp from various YouTube videos and online premade courses. What... Read More

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    6/14/2021
  • Andrew Baker | Unreal Generalist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Learned new skillsets, improved old ones, and final outcome far exceeded my expectations."

I had several specific goals in mind before I started at Vertex. I wanted to receive feedback that was constructive and critical. I wanted to improve my current modelling, texturing and Unreal Engine skills to something closer to the industry standard.... Read More

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    6/14/2021
  • Demi | Contract Character Artist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Work Hard, Play Hard!"

Hey folks! I've taken multiple classes run by Ryan Kingslien and crew, and I would have to say this is one of the most generous schools in terms of resources and time. The teachers are constantly working on their craft and always trying to improve the... Read More

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    6/13/2021
  • Mike Schreiner | Graphic Artist & Multimedia Specialist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Vertex School Is Worth The Investment"

Since graduating from a traditional 4 year college as a 3D Artist student, I was greatly struggling trying to find a full time career in the field. After learning about the Vertex School and their student's outstanding portfolio work, I was quickly convinced... Read More

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    6/11/2021
  • Aviv tal | 3D Generalist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Dedicated teachers, very extensive curriculum"

Stumbled upon Vertex School online environment boot camp by chance and it was a very good decision to enroll. The staff is super dedicated to helping students, getting people from different levels up and running and ready for a game studio role. Some... Read More

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    6/10/2021
  • Monica Bauer | Environment Artist
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Program puts you in contact with professionals - The rest is up to you"

I took the environment art boot camp in October of 2018. My previous education up to that point was self taught using YouTube and Udemy. Once I hit the wall with self-teaching, I looked to Vertex School to put me in contact with professionals in the industry.... Read More

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    6/10/2021
  • Angela Jeong | 3D Artist
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I learned everything here and got hired!"

Prior to Vertex I had very little knowledge programs. I only knew a little bit of Maya. Now I’m comfortable using Maya, Zbrush, Substance Designer, Painter, and etc. I also very much enjoy the Vertex Community where there are full of people exchanging... Read More

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    4/27/2021
  • Shawn | Engineer
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Decent if you already have a degree"

They give you a basic TA session once a week, where everyone in the course goes over their own project. You have to wait for everyone else to have one-on-one converations with the instructor while you wait. They don't attempt to schedule around people's... Read More

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    1/26/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Game Artist Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Good core curriculum, poor post-graduate support"

The program has a good baseline curriculum to introduce students to basic game industry pipelines and tools, as well as industry professionals who give valuable critiques in their respective courses . In fact, the AAA studio professionals who teach the... Read More

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Vertex School's average rating is 4.71 out of 5.0 based on 24 review(s).

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