ARC Academy is the place where creators grow into professionals. The Academy was founded in 2019 with a mission to be a bridge between young talent and the gaming and creative industries.
85% of our successful graduates start their careers in the gaming and creative industries.
ARC Academy is a place where students acquire valuable knowledge and skills, make new connections, meet professionals from game studios and build their portfolios.
100% practical programs led by professionals
Knowledge from leading companies in the industry
Creating a portfolio
Starting a career in the creative industry and game dev
Our campus is located in the Elieff Center for Education and Culture at the American University in Bulgaria (AUGB). It provides to students:
- halls equipped with modern and powerful computers to perform practical tasks
- the necessary software for conducting the training
- area for practical tasks (life drawing, etc.)
- rest and dining area
- sports area
Feedback from students and alumni
This is where you would like to be if your dream is to be a creator In ARC you will find an environment for development and gaining knowledge that will save you years. With the right attitude and the Academy behind you, you will be able to conquer every peak or reach every dream, no matter how difficult the road is. Personally, ARC gave me much more than I expected and I am extremely grateful for that.
In ARC I met a lot of cool people and professionals. The teachers are really talented and make a great effort to help you develop during and after the education. The relationships you create with your classmates are also super nice and everyone helps each other. The program is quite intensive. Studying at the Аcademy helped me choose the role that fits me best in game development. It also taught me one of the most important things – teamwork.
A unique and wonderful place to develop your artistic skills!
The communication between teacher and student is always calm and in the direction of better development!
If you are interested in developing games, cartoons, or digital arts in general, in Bulgaria, there is no better place than ARC Academy. The ARC teams are exceptional professionals and very cool people. The opportunity to know them is incredibly valuable, and they are always open to help and share the most accurate and useful piece of advice. The academy gave me the opportunity to meet talented and interesting people, which contributed to the inspiring environment and made it a good environment for learning and development. The training places a strong emphasis on practical work and this gives you a very accurate idea of what working in a game studio on real projects is. I highly recommend it!
ARC Academy prepares you for work in a game studio by connecting you with industry professionals and helping you develop your potential at a high level. If you’ve ever wanted to be part of the process of creating video games, ARC is the place for you.
ARC Academy is a great place for anyone who wants to develop games, movies and digital art. The teachers at the academy are sо cool and responsive. They are ready to answer absolutely all questions and manage to pass their knowledge to us very well. They work in the game industry and know what students need to focus on when they are looking for a job. In fact, the whole ARC Academy team is very positive and motivated, and you won’t have problems communicating with them. If necessary, additional consultations with lecturers are quickly organized, which provide useful guidance in the development of student projects.
ARC Academy has many positive qualities, but I will list the four most important to me:
- The lecturers in the program are professionals in the game industry who are currently developing games. That’s why the taught material is as up-to-date as possible and prepares students for direct work in the industry.
- Lecturers present the material in very understandable and practical way. You can see motivation in them to pass their professional experience. They motivate students to work in the game industry.
- The ARC Academy team is extremely positive and helpful. They help the students to develop professionally by providing additional consultations with the lecturers. They guide students to make the best career choice.
- The equipment (hardware and software) in the halls is at very high level and provides an opportunity for fast and qualitativе game development.
ARC academy is the perfect place for people who want to be in the game industry. It offers a great learning environment, with lectures being professionals with a lot of experience.
The ARC team is great and you can always rely on them for help and advice.
The equipment in the halls is modern and provides access to a lot of software. As a person who graduated Game Dev Advanced, I can surely say that the experience is worth it. I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and experience.
I highly recommend ARC Academy to anyone who wants to be a digital artist in the game or film industry. ARC prepares their students in a realistic studio environment. Lecturers are distinguished professionals who really help you develop your potential.
I highly recommend ARC to anyone who is interested in the gamе industry and is looking to make a career in it. During your training you will meet many professionals and they will help your build your portfolio and skills, needed by the industry.
Cool place and cool people. The teachers are exceptional professionals and very nice people with whom it is a pleasure to study. Everyone contributes to the creative and inspiring environment. The program is intensive and includes many subjects. The perfect place for motivated people looking for development in the game industry.
ARC is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to make a career in the entertainment industry. In the academy I met amazing, interesting, and dedicated people. The program is intensive and full of useful and interesting information covering the whole process of creating a game. The most valuable thing in ARC is the teachers. They are amazing professional, and cool people. It is a pleasure to learn from them.
ARC is a very colorful experience and undoubtedly the best place in Bulgaria to get valuable skills and knowledge needed in the real world of the game dev industry!! 12/10
People in ARC’s team are very helpful and positive people. The atmosphere in the academy is very nice and conducive to work. The program itself is diverse and tailored to the needs of each student. The lecturers are top professionals in the game industry, so if you have a question, they can always answer you with up-to-date information on how things are. At the academy I had the opportunity to meet some of my art idols and learn from them. ARC helped me develop my skills and gain confidence to move forward in my professional development. I strongly recommend it!