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 am writing to you because I wanted you to know, what a profound effect you have had on my life. I spent seven years taking art classes at Max the Mutt and was extremely sad when it came to an end at graduation. I enjoyed every class, even the ones I had to repeat, and feel privileged to have studied under you, Tina and all of the other faculty members I had the pleasure of learning from….Max the Mutt taught me the skills to be a good artist, but my success was always going to be up to me.
I miss attending your school a lot and hope that your current students appreciate what you are providing for them. By the looks of the talent on your website, I would say that they do.
Thank you for everything.
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.