Classical & Computer Animation & Production
Max the Mutt Animation School offers a rigorous curriculum based on Warner Bros. and Disney guidelines. 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.
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I have a job! I have been working at 9 Story Entertainment for the past few weeks doing Character Design for the new up-coming “Pound Puppies” show for YTV. Megan Leonard is working with me as well and we are really enjoying our new careers as designers.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and providing a place for learning the traditional skills of our trade.
All the Best,
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.