Classical & Computer Animation & Production Coordinator, Max the Mutt
If you’re looking for an exciting career in the digital entertainment industry, now is the time to go after your dream.
As social distancing measures continue to keep us cooped up inside, it’s no surprise that digital consumption is at an all-time high. This trend isn’t new — the audience for animation, video games, and digital illustration has been steadily growing, and when TV and film production inevitably slowed due to pandemic restrictions, the digital entertainment industry surged even further.
That’s why a career in the creative industries is a fantastic opportunity right now.
Pursuing a career in the entertainment arts
For any career you need proper training, and it happens that one of the best institutions for entertainment arts is right here in Ontario. Toronto’s highly-rated Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design (MTM) focuses on entertainment arts and offers three in-depth programs: Classical and Computer Animation and Production, Concept Art for Animation and Video Games, and Illustration and Storytelling for Sequential Arts.
“Canada has strong creative industries, which means that skilled workers are in demand and recruiters are competing for qualified recent graduates,” says David Huynh, Classical and Computer Animation and Production Coordinator and Instructor at MTM. “We ensure our students have the traditional and digital skills they need, but we also emphasize professionalism and simulate industry environments to ensure they’re ready to seamlessly transition to the workplace.”
That’s why MTM graduates can be found at companies like Nelvana, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Disney, Pixar, Netflix, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Games.
MTM also offers workshops and portfolio development courses (now available online) for adults and students aged 12 and up, and is offering new workshops for the 8-and-over age group.