Come to Career Day (a FREE event)
on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at the
The Ottawa International Student Animation Festival
at the National Archives of Canada 395 Wellington Street at Bay

9am - Who ARE These People?
How do you determine the value of an education? How can a student judge whether the school they’ve applied to is a nurturing educational environment or a sleazeball operation designed to bilk them out of their parent’s hard earned money? What is the checklist for an ideal animation program? Panelists:  Steven Dovas (The Pratt Institute), Steven Subotnick (Harvard University), Bryan Papciak (Rhode Island School of Design), Midhat Ajanovic, and Fran Krause ( The Pratt Institute)

Max the Mutt
10am – School Presentation:   Max the Mutt Animation School
Max the Mutt Animation School offers a three-year diploma program in Classical Animation Basics, including Digital Background painting and Flash Animation.  A fourth year Post Diploma Program in Advanced Animation includes 14-week production experience under a professional director; plus 10-week intensive in 3D Character Animation, Advanced Layout, Advanced Storyboarding or Character Design; plus 2-month internship with an animation company.
11am – School Presentation:   The College for Creative Studies
The College for Creative Studies is a private, fully accredited four year college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 8 degree programs including Animation and Digital Media. Students in this program explore Traditional Animation, 3D Animation, Digital Cinema, Integrated Media and, beginning in 2004, Game Design. This unique program provides each student with a common introductory foundation exploring all areas within
the department followed by specialization in their chosen field. Facilities include a multitude of Macintosh and PC computer labs, a stop motion animation lab, an experimental animation lab, a green-screen
production studio, 4 advanced AV labs, 2 FLAME workstations for high end post-production and a traditional animation lab.
1pm – School Presentation:  Sheridan College
The Animation programs at Sheridan are known the world over for the creative excellence of their graduates and faculty. The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation (BAAA) degree transforms the Animation –Classical diploma previously offered by Sheridan, and joins it with elements of the Computer Animation Post-diploma/degree certificate to provide students with a comprehensive, industry-ready skill set. Sheridan also offers Post-Diploma Programs in Computer Animation with specializations in Digital Character Animation and Digital Special Effects.
2pm – School Presentation:   Seneca College
Seneca College – Animation Arts Centre, Toronto, offers a three-year animation arts diploma, providing students with a solid grounding in traditional and computer animation.  The College also offers training on various 3D animation programs.  
Vancouver Film School

3PM – School Presentation:
Vancouver Film School
Internationally recognized as a leading educator in visual arts and entertainment production, Vancouver Film School offers one-year diploma courses in 2D Animation and 3D Animation & Visual Effects—and the opportunity to gain a hands-on, production-based education renowned for producing award-winning student work, including recent screenings at Annecy and Siggraph.  VFS programs immerse you in a high energy environment where you’ll learn to integrate the creative, artistic and technical demands required to be a professional animator with your desire to create new worlds and tell impossible stories. To ensure the curriculum teaches you the skills employers demand, VFS animation programs are guided by Advisory Boards of key professionals from industry leaders such as Pixar, LucasArts, ILM, Mainframe, EA and Digital Domain.
4pm - School Presentation:    Algonquin College
This exciting two year diploma program provides professional training for accomplished artists seeking to pursue a career in commercial animation.  The program offers an intense study of animation, layout and character design. Special attention is placed on traditional animation drawing skills, story boarding, traditional film practises and a complete understanding of the anatomy. The use of computers compliments our traditional training.

If you are interested in bringing a school group - please give us a call at (613) 232-8769