MTM is in tune with the industry
Max the Mutt offers a rigorous curriculum that has been developed (and is continually updated) to meet the increasing level of proficiency required by the video game and animation industries.
In addition to a series of both classical and digital animation courses, the curriculum includes in-depth drawing classes, cartooning, acting for animation, character design, background painting/design, and a sequence of visual language, storytelling and storyboarding courses. In Year 4, students participate in a simulated production experience directed by an industry professional.
Max the Mutt students graduate with a solid portfolio, a demo reel, the skills to write a cover letter and résumé, an online profile page, and the ability to conduct themselves professionally in a job interview.
We have strong contacts in the animation community; our annual Industry Evening is well attended by representatives from animation and gaming companies. In addition, many employers contact us when they have job openings, and we regularly inform our graduates of employment opportunities.
- Completed APPLICATION FORM and PORTFOLIO REVIEW FEE (Contact your Admissions officer for more details).
- A copy of your secondary and/or post-secondary school transcripts. Please provide transcripts from any institution attended in the last five years.
- A written character reference from a current or past instructor or employer, with contact information. International applicants are required to submit two references.
- Two still life drawings of objects in an environment. For example, a bottle on a table, or toys on a floor.
- A drawing of your own hand.
- A drawing of a room (interior).
- A drawing of a neighborhood (exterior).
- Pages from your sketchbook.
- Students who live at a distance can submit through attachments to emails and a Skype interview
Program Specific Requirements
Choose and provide an example from ANY TWO of the following categories:
- cartooning: characters and objects of your own design
- character rotation: one character (of your own design) in a rotation (profile, front and 3/4 front views); adding a sheet for the same character with different facial expresions is an optional extra
- background/layout design: design a background that your characters may exist in, with appropriate props
- storyboarding: create a 6-12 panel storyboard illustrating a simple idea that might be made into a film
A 2-3 page essay about yourself and why you want to attend this program. Your essay must include:
- What animated films, studios, or animators have inspired you and why?
- What are your major interests and influences?
- What are your favourite books?
- Have you had any team or group experiences?
- Why do you want to attend this program?
This is a FOUR YEAR DIPLOMA, the first year of which is Visual Arts Literacy (VAL). For direct entry into year two or three, students may apply for advanced standing. To qualify for advanced standing, into any year, students must submit portfolios demonstrating skills equivalent to those developed in the year or years preceding the year they are applying for.
- No scholarship assistance for International Students in the first year.
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