Student Art: Zoรฉ Brening

CG Asset Portfolio Pre-Production & Production

/Online/48 Weeks/diploma

Ideal for artists who’ve completed CG Fundamentals, an equivalent program, or worked in the industry, this program is designed to elevate a student’s existing skills, identify their area of specialization, and help them build a stand-out portfolio.


Program overview

Taught through Think Tank’s interactive platform, Portal, this program combines prerecorded tutorials, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one mentorship to help experienced artists elevate their skills in an interactive, production-driven setting.


Specializing in your field of interest, you’ll create a portfolio that is catered toward a particular career, and often, a specific studio. With advice from your experienced supervisors, instructors and personal mentor, you’ll develop a wealth of industry insights and connections to prepare you for a career in Film, TV, or Games.


Because you already have the basics down, it’s time to challenge yourself and take the next step in your education. The creative industry is one which demands a lot, but we’re here to make sure you have everything you need.

Who it's for

This program is for artists with foundational skills in CG who want to elevate their skills while working remotely. Students must be ready to dedicate at least 40-60 hours a week to their studies. Working while studying is not recommended.

Software we'll provide

  • PhotoshopPhotoshop
  • Substance DesignerSubstance Designer
  • Substance PainterSubstance Painter
  • MarmosetMarmoset
  • Marvelous DesignerMarvelous Designer
  • ZBrushZBrush
  • Unreal EngineUnreal Engine
  • MayaMaya
  • MudboxMudbox
  • UVLayoutUVLayout
  • NukeNuke
  • MariMari
  • V-RayV-Ray

Youโ€™ll choose your specialization in Term 1

While developing a broad skillset that enables you to pursue a variety of career paths, this program lets you focus on a unique specialization that will help define you as a CG Artist:

Characters & Creatures for Film
Characters & Creatures for Film
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Characters & Creatures for Games
Characters & Creatures for Games
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Props & Environments for Film
Props & Environments for Film
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Props & Environments for Games
Props & Environments for Games
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Term by term

Term 1

You’ll begin this program by diving back into where your schooling or experience left off. You’ll learn creative techniques that will enable you to produce complex and detailed oriented work at a more advanced level.

In addition to these more advanced lessons, you’ll be required to select your specialization path from one of four primary options: Environments & Props for Film or Games, and Characters & Creatures for Film or Games. These paths will inform what will eventually become your portfolio project during the following two terms.

Courses *
  • / 3D Modeling
  • / Drapery
  • / Hero Prop
  • / Texturing
  • / Look Development
  • / Game Engines
  • / Production Pipeline
  • / Final Project
Art by Anne Mayores
Student Art: Anne Mayores

Term 2

Courses in this term focus on advanced tools, workflows and techniques that will prepare you for the final stages of your specialization. Upon being connected with your personal mentor, you’ll begin to develop a full-term final project that will serve as a high-quality asset preceding the portfolio production stage to come.

Workload and expectations increase during this term as pre-production on your portfolio and demo reel begin while advanced courses continue.

Courses *
  • / 3D Modeling
  • / Hero Prop
  • / Grooming
  • / Anatomy & Topology
  • / Texturing
  • / Environments
  • / Game Engines
  • / Advanced Tools
  • / Final Project
Art by Andrea Gazulli
Student Art: Andrea Gazulli

Term 3

As the foundational piece of the portfolio production process, this mentor-focused term has you making definitive creative decisions on your pieces–such as finalizing shots, completing lighting, rendering, and compositing to produce what will become the final cut.

Alongside the advice of your supervisor and mentor, you’ll take lessons focusing on presentation skills, portfolio packaging, career preparation and job search which will provide invaluable direction on preparing resumés and cover letters, as well as industry practices and ethics.

Courses *
  • / Job Readiness
  • / Production Pipeline
  • / Final Portfolio Production
Art by Alex Lorente
Student Art: Alex Lorente
* Specialization may affect course selection
Why Think Tank?

Personalized Fast-paced Hands-on Anywhere

  • Portal

    Your virtual home base. Connect with classmates, your supervisor, take in live sessions, and explore the student gallery.

  • Weekly challenges

    Utilize training materials, such as video, software screen capture, exercises, resources, and assignments.

  • Peer learning

    Take part in live question-and-answer sessions with your classmates and supervisor to share your ideas.

  • Small classes

    Each class has a max of eight students. This means less theory, less waiting, more collaboration, and more feedback.

  • 24/7 access

    Throughout your program, you’ll get 24/7 access to all recorded live sessions and proprietary training materials.

  • Leave with results

    Gain the skills, confidence, connections, and portfolio required to make a statement and land that first job.

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Student Art: Anna Kalantarov
Tuition & Start Dates

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Ready to take the next step? The application process is simple, and our Admissions Team are happy to answer any questions you might have.
๐Ÿ“ฃ Tuition is increasing for select Online programs. Apply by October 1, 2024, to get the current rate.ย ย ย Learn more.

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