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How Does It Work?


Inside the class

How do CGMA Master Classes work?

CGMA is an online art academy dedicated to helping artists develop and cultivate their creative talents. CGMA has four terms a year, and each term offers a variety of classes to choose from. Courses range from 6 to 10 weeks long, and include one full year of access to lectures, Q&A sessions, assignment feedback videos, and classroom materials.

Lastly, certificates of completion are granted to students who complete 80% of the class assignments (i.e. for an 8-week course, students must complete at least 6 assignments in order to receive a certificate of completion).

How Does It Work?What you’ll learn?

Each week will be based on the following format.

step one

Starting each week, you will gain access to a video lecture from your instructor along with an assignment description. Assignments will be due by the end of the week.

step two

After assignment submissions, the instructor provides individual feedback to each student that includes (where applicable) visual markups, adjustments to 3D files, or notes corresponding to the medium of the course. Feedback is recorded and posted in the classroom.

step three

Finally, there is a weekly live Q&A session. Students can interact with their instructor and ask questions about the industry, their career path, the homework, technical issues, etc. The Q&A sessions are recorded and made available in the classroom.

How it worksLecture and assignment



Similar to what happens in a physical classroom, at the beginning of each week, you will be presented with a topic and lecture that will be covered for the week. However, unlike what happens in a physical classroom, these lectures are given as fully pre-recorded video talks and demonstrations. During these recordings, instructors cover a range of topics, techniques, and examples related to the current week’s subject followed by a description of the assignment due at the end of each week.

How it worksLecture and assignment



Second only to actually viewing the pre-recorded lectures, Assignment Submissions are probably the most important weekly component of our courses. This is how your growth and progress is measured and evaluated each week. By making sure to submit your assignments on time each week, you demonstrate how well you grasped the subject of that week’s lecture. But more importantly, it gives your instructor the opportunity to personally view your work and give critiques and notes specific to you through the Instructor Feedback component. These are usually done as either pre-recorded videos, visual mark-ups, or both.

How it worksLecture and assignment


live Q&A

Now this is the time when you can interact directly with your instructor, and ask all those questions you had during the week (whether about that brush you saw in the pre-corded lecture, or about that technique you couldn’t quite understand). Better still, during these live sessions, you will be able to see and learn about all the questions and issues your classmates had as well. And even if you can’t make it to the live event- for whatever reason –don’t worry; they will be recorded for later viewing (just in case you miss it, or want to review everything covered during that time). How awesome is that?

How it worksAfter The Class

After the class

Wrapping up your class

At the end of the 10th week, students gain an additional lifetime access of viewing time for their classroom. During this period it’s important for students to review as much of the provided content as possible (i.e. course lectures, Live Q&A sessions and other students’ feedback), before the classroom closes. Please note that the classroom chat feature remains active 24/7 year round.

How it worksYour next class

Your next class

Finding The Right Course

If you ever need to know what course will help you level up, take advantage of our free Portfolio Reviews that will help guide you. CGMA has a dedicated Portfolio Review Team who can offer course recommendations based on your work and goals.

Or, look through our Course Recommendations page where we have sorted our catalog by technique.

Every individual has their unique strengths, goals and skills. We can help you enroll in courses right for your skill level while challenging you in areas you need to improve.

If you have any questions prior to enrolling in any classes, just ask! Our student advisory team will be happy to assist you.

You can reach them at: [email protected]

How it workspayment plans

Payment plans

Installment /
Payment plans

Students can take advantage of our payment system by splitting tuition costs in up to 4 installments. The 4-payment split option is only available for the first 2 weeks of registration, with payments scheduled to post monthly. After the first 2 weeks, students can split payments in up to 2-3 installments.

At the time of final purchase, you will be presented with a few payment options: PayPal, credit card, or through our “Installments” option. For new students, this will be at the end of the registration form you complete after making your class selection(s). For existing students, this will be after you log in and make your class selection(s). In either case, the rest is pretty simple!

How Does It Work?Steps


All you have to do is the following …


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Agree to one-time recurring payments


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