Student Art: Rana Hanbazazah

CG + 3D Portfolio Pre-Production & Production

/Hybrid/32 Weeks Online + 16 Weeks On Campus/diploma

Perfect for those who’ve completed CG Fundamentals, an equivalent program, or worked in the industry; this program is designed to elevate existing skills, identify a specialization, and help students build an industry-ready portfolio.


Program overview

Taught through Think Tank’s interactive platform, Portal, for the first 32 weeks, this program enhances your foundational skills through prerecorded tutorials, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one mentorship.


Specializing in your field of interest, you’ll create a portfolio that is catered toward a particular career, and often, a specific studio. With advice from your experienced supervisors, instructors and personal mentor, you’ll develop a wealth of industry insights and connections to prepare you for a career in Film, TV, or Games.


Along with providing you with the flexibility of remote learning, this program immerses you in a professional community built on mutual respect, artistic support, and ingenuity. At Think Tank, we strive for our students to not just observe this community, but become active players in it.

Who it's for

This program is for artists with foundational skills in CG who wish to spend the majority of their program remotely, but want to complete their portfolio in a highly collaborative, in-person setting. Students must be ready to dedicate at least 40-60 hours a week to their studies. Working while studying is not recommended. 

Software we'll provide

  • MariMari
  • MayaMaya
  • MudboxMudbox
  • PhotoshopPhotoshop
  • V-RayV-Ray
  • Substance DesignerSubstance Designer
  • Substance PainterSubstance Painter
  • NukeNuke
  • MarmosetMarmoset
  • Marvelous DesignerMarvelous Designer
  • ZBrushZBrush
  • R3DS WrapR3DS Wrap
  • Unreal EngineUnreal Engine
  • UVLayoutUVLayout

Youโ€™ll choose your specialization in Term 1

While developing a broad skillset that enables you to pursue a variety of career paths, this program lets you focus on a unique specialization that will help define you as a CG Artist:

Characters & Creatures for Film
Characters & Creatures for Film
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Characters & Creatures for Games
Characters & Creatures for Games
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Props & Environments for Games
Props & Environments for Games
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Props & Environments for Film
Props & Environments for Film
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Term by term

Term 1 (Online)

You’ll begin this program by diving right back into where your schooling or experience left off. You’ll learn creative techniques that enable you to produce complex and detail-oriented work at a more advanced level.

In addition to the intense course work, you’ll be required to select your specialization path from one of four primary options: Environments & Props for Film or Games, and Characters & Creatures for Film or Games. These paths will inform what will eventually become your portfolio project during the next two terms.

Courses *
  • / 3D Modeling
  • / Drapery
  • / Hero Prop
  • / Anatomy & Topology
  • / Texturing
  • / Look Development
  • / Game Engines
  • / Production Pipeline
  • / Final Project
Art by Nicolette Batad
Student Art: Nicolette Batad

Term 2 (Online)

Courses in this term focus on advanced tools, workflows and techniques that will prepare you for the final stages of your specialization. Upon being connected with your personal mentor, you’ll begin to develop a full-term final project that will serve as a high-quality asset preceding  the portfolio production stage to come.

Workload and expectations increase during this term as pre-production on your portfolio and demo reel begin while advanced courses continue.

Courses *
  • / 3D Modeling
  • / Hero Prop
  • / Grooming
  • / Anatomy & Topology
  • / Texturing
  • / Environments
  • / Game Engines
  • / Advanced Tools
  • / Final Project
Art by Andrea Savchenko
Student Art: Andrea Savchenko

Term 3 (Campus)

Welcome to the Think Tank Campus. As the foundational piece of the portfolio production process, this mentor-focused term has you making definitive creative decisions on your pieces–such as finalizing shots, completing lighting, rendering, and compositing to produce what will become the final cut.

Alongside the industry-hardened advice of your mentor, you’ll take lessons focusing on presentation skills, portfolio packaging, career preparation and job search which will provide invaluable direction on preparing resumés and cover letters, as well as industry practices and ethics.

Courses *
  • / Production Pipeline
  • / Final Portfolio Production
  • / Job Search
  • / Presentation Skills
  • / Portfolio Packaging
  • / Experiential Learning Lab
Art by Ryley Kreye
Student Art: Ryley Kreye
* Specialization may affect course selection
Why Think Tank?

Personalized Fast-paced Hands-on Hybrid

  • Portal

    Your virtual home base. Connect with classmates, your supervisor, take in live sessions, and explore the student gallery.

  • Weekly challenges

    Each week, receive a set of challenges that reflects the problems and scenarios you'll encounter professionally.

  • Inspiring community

    Online, you’ll be connected to a supportive community of artists and industry leaders. This only expands on campus.

  • Small classes

    Each class features a max of 10 students. This means less theory, less waiting, more collaboration, and more feedback.

  • Elite access

    Get the opportunity to work in Think Tank's advanced labs, and enjoy 24/7 access to all recorded live sessions.

  • Leave with results

    Build a portfolio that showcases your area of specialization and primes you to enter the job market at an elevated level.

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Student Art: Danielle Nolan
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