Learn the skills you need to become a mobile game artist.

Learn the fundamental skills needed to succeed as an artist in the video games industry.  

Our programme provides beginners and intermediate artists an opportunity to fine-tune their art skills for a career in the games industry

Join our FREE 3-month accelerated video games production art programme. 

What You Get

2D & 3D Production

Free Online Training

Experienced Mentor/Tutor

Certificate Of Completion

Who Can Apply

You are a resident of Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, or Uganda

You have access to a personal laptop or graphics tablet

You have experience working with Blender, Clip Studio, and/or Adobe Photoshop

You have a background in technical drawing and painting

You are available to begin training from May 2023.

What you'll learn

Character Design

Promotional Art Design

Art Collaboration

Environment Design

Scene Visualisation

3D Modeling

Character Animation


What You'll Need

Passion for Art & Design

Computer or graphic tablet

Photoshop, Blender, Clip Studio

Availability for 3 months

Key Dates

Application Closed

Submit the assignment by 19th May 2023

Training Commences on 31st May 2023


Anyone in Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana or Kenya can apply; however our ideal candidate should possess some of the following qualities

  • Have a strong background in art, including skills in drawing, painting and digital art.
  • Have successfully completed an online visual art related course in the past 12 months
  • A strong passion for self-learning and problem-solving
  • Enthusiastic about launching a career in video game art production

Please send in your application by midnight Wednesday, 10th of May 2023. Early application is advised, please click here to start your application.

The art programme will operate in 2 levels. Students who successfully complete level 1 will progress to level 2. 

Level 1 

  • Learning Phase
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Start Date: 31st May 2023
  • End Date: 26th July 2023


Level 2

  • Project Phase
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Start Date: 27th July
  • End Date: 24th August


Participants who graduate from the training will be invited to apply for an internship with Maliyo Games.

The Game Art Programme will take place online.

The course curriculum will cover topics such as;

  • Character Design
  • Promotional Art Design
  • Art Collaboration
  • Environment Design
  • Scene Visualisation
  • 3D Modeling
  • Character Animation
  • Storyboarding

This training is powered by Maliyo Games, a mobile games development studio based in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Absolutely! We believe networking and making connections with potential employers is an essential part of the learning process. Our programme offers multiple opportunities for you to network with experienced mentors and professionals in the gaming industry. We are proud to say that many of our past participants have gone on to secure employment with Maliyo Games and our network of partners. So, you never know what exciting opportunities may come your way!

The Game Art Programme requires a 3-month time commitment from our participants. During this time, you’ll have access to learn with our self-paced curriculum, supplemented by tutoring sessions with other trainers.

We recommend that you set aside this period to focus on fine-tuning your skills and bringing your creative ideas to life.

With the support of our experienced mentors, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your career goals in the gaming industry.