Our signature online program teaches essential technical skills, real-world software, and production workflows. Students will finish with a portfolio that showcases their area of expertise, helping them launch an exciting career in the CG industry.
Taught through Think Tank’s interactive platform, Portal, this program combines prerecorded tutorials, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one mentorship to prepare students for a career in Film, TV, or Games.
Specializing in your field of interest, you will create a portfolio that is catered toward a particular career, and often, a specific studio. With advice from your experienced supervisors and personal mentor, you’ll develop a wealth of industry insights, and connections to studios and recruiters.
In an industry that is constantly evolving, where roles inevitably overlap and evolve, new artists must be able to keep an open mind and flex their creative muscles to survive and excel. This program provides you with all the skills and tools to do just that.
This program is for artists new to CG seeking an extensive education along with the benefits of working remotely. Students must be ready to dedicate at least 40-60 hours a week to their studies. Working while studying is not recommended.
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:
Start with the basics. From texturing, lighting, compositing, rendering, asset creation and more…this term is designed to train you in the most essential facets of 3D modeling. In addition, you’ll be introduced to (and ultimately do a deep dive in) the software tools you’ll be using when working in the industry.
The courses you’ll take in this term will emphasize and enhance your organization, flexible thinking and problem solving skills. In just 16 weeks, you’ll become an extremely well-rounded artist, with a strong inkling towards what will become your area of specialization.
The fundamental courses started in Term 1 continue, becoming more intense, complex, and demanding. You’ll be presented with more in-depth, creative techniques and tools which will allow you to produce more complex and detail-oriented work.
As you move through Term 2, you’ll start to build on you skills in Houdini and really start to grasp the revolutionary workflows and procedures that the software offers. From here, you’ll produce your Intermediate Final Project – producing an environment, a creature or character, or another type of asset for Film or Games.
Courses in this term focus on advanced Houdini tools, uses and methods 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.
You’ll be required to maintain a full production schedule under the guidance of your supervisor while advanced stream courses continue. By the end of the term, you will have a robust understanding of Houdini's advanced capabilities and be well-equipped to tackle your portfolio.
As the foundational piece of the portfolio production process, this mentorship-focused term has you making definitive creative decisions–such as finalizing shots, completing lighting, rendering, and compositing to produce what will become the final cut.
Alongside the advice of your supervisor and 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.
Your virtual home base. Connect with classmates, your supervisor, take in live sessions, and explore the student gallery.
Utilize training materials, such as video, software screen capture, exercises, resources, and assignments.
Take part in live question-and-answer sessions with your classmates and supervisor to share your ideas.
Each class has a max of eight students. This means less theory, less waiting, more collaboration, and more feedback.
Throughout your program, you’ll get 24/7 access to all recorded live sessions and proprietary training materials.
Gain the skills, confidence, connections, and portfolio required to make a statement and land that first job.