Max the Mutt is a Career College, founded and run by animators and artists. Faculty are all working professionals whose skills and experience are respected, and who are encouraged to propose additions and fine tuning of curriculum. We are dedicated to passing on our skills. We have small class size and ask students to treat the school with the same respect they would treat the workplace.
- 4 year Diploma in Classical & Computer Animation & Production:
In Year 4, students participate in a simulated production experience directed by an industry professional. 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.
- Two diploma programs that are unique in Canada:
>> 3 year diploma in Illustration for Sequential 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.
>> 4 year Diploma in Concept Art for Video Games & Animation: This unique four-year diploma program includes a mix of fine art, illustration, animation, and cartooning courses, as well as concept courses and instruction in all necessary computer software from Photoshop to Maya.
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.