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Max the Mutt Ranks 3rd Worldwide, First in North America, for Digital Illustration & Concept Art !

Environment by: Angela Jing Matinong - 2017 Concept Art graduate
art by: Boris Radevski - current year 3 Concept Art student

art by: Boris Radevski – current year 3 Concept Art student

 

“The Rookies” has ranked Max the Mutt 3rd worldwide for Digital Illustration, and first in North America, for their 2017 School of the Year Official World Rankings.

art by: Dhenzel Obeng - current year 4 Concept Art student

art by: Dhenzel Obeng – current year 4 Concept Art student

 

The Rookies is an international website dedicated to emerging artists and supported by major companies worldwide. Every year students around the world submit work and compete for scholarships, internships and prizes, and, most important, to get their work critiqued by major international digital artists. Each fall schools are rated based on the work uploaded by their students.

Environment Design by: Boris Radevski - current year 3 Concept Art student

Environment Design by: Boris Radevski – current year 3 Concept Art student

 

As stated on The Rookies: “The Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2017 is based on the quality and performance of student work that is submitted to our judging panel between March 2017 – May 2017.”  The judging panel is composed of respected professionals from top companies.

Last year was the first year Max the Mutt students entered, and we were delighted to discover that for 2016 we’d ranked 5th in the world.

Character Design by: Zabi Hassan - current year 4 Concept Art student

Character Design by: Zabi Hassan – current year 4 Concept Art student

 

This year we rank 3rd!   We received the highest ranking of any program in North America. Work was submitted by students in years 2, 3 and 4. Our ranking is particularly exciting because Max the Mutt’s Concept Art Program is small, especially when compared to some of the university programs both in Canada and the USA that we’re competing with. We never have more than 15 students in a class, and frequently fewer. For such a small program to have so many students with excellent work that we have come out this high, is the end result of  everyone’s caring and passion, a well-thought-out curriculum, dedicated students, small class size, and inspired instruction.

Environment Design by: Desiree Moffatt - 2017 Concept Art graduate

Environment Design by: Desiree Moffatt – 2017 Concept Art graduate

 

Hats off to all of you!

Just an additional note: special congratulations to Zabi Hassan, who having completed a summer internship at UbiSoft Toronto, is now working for UbiSoft. by special arrangement, as a Junior Concept Artist  (joining 4 other former MTM students) while completing his fourth year at Max the Mutt. Congratulations, Zabi!  Well done.

                                     

Max the Mutt offers the only in-depth Concept Art Program in Canada, and we are looking for applicants who have imagination, passion, work ethic, grit, and a desire to learn and develop as designers and digital artists. Because this program prepares you for both animation and games, in addition to working digitally, it requires a serious interest in developing traditional fine art skills, including painting in oils. If this description fits you, we encourage you to contact us now!

We offer private tours and consultations, and also host one Open House weekend each month (the first is Sept 30/Oct 1).

Join the Max the Mutt students and graduates who year after year produce exciting, imaginative and artistic digital illustration recognized worldwide.

admissions@maxthemutt.com 416-703-6877, toll free in North America 1-877-486-MUTT

We look forward to meeting you soon!

art by: Damjan Lazic - 2014 Concept Art graduate

art by: Damjan Lazic – 2014 Concept Art graduate

 

 

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