Illustration for Sequentials Arts: Comic Books & Graphic Novels
Designed with input from leading Canadian artists in the field, our Illustration for Sequential Arts Program has been structured to give students a broad skill base that will enable them to work in graphic design, advertising and publishing. They will have many skills valued by the game industry, and the potential to gain employment in the comic book and graphic novel industries. Since many of the courses in Illustration for Sequential Arts are also part of our Classical & Computer Animation Basics Diploma, students will have the prerequisites for, and may choose to take, other animation-related courses such as Storyboarding.
Max the Mutt students graduate with a solid portfolio, a web page, the skills to write a cover letter and résumé, and the ability to conduct themselves professionally in a job interview. We have strong contacts in the animation, illustration and video game industries. Our annual Industry Open House is well-attended by representatives from animation and gaming companies. Many employers contact us when they have job openings, and we regularly inform our graduates of employment opportunities.
Max is a school filled with people who are passionate about art. Their teachers are industry professionals who have experience and zeal. Their foundation classes instill not only techniques, but a new way of thinking about art and the world, and one feels the effect in a very short time indeed. The curriculum is strong and comprehensive, and classes interrelate and share everything that is learned. The staff and atmosphere is friendly and the instructors are dedicated to their craft and to their students alike. I have made friends for life here, and have built confidence and ability that will serve me for the rest of my days.
This is a three-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. Please contact our Admissions Department for advanced portfolio review requirements.