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Professional Career Development for Artists

The Professional Career Development for Artists online certificate course has been designed for artists who are ready to look for job opportunities in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game Industries.

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Completed Portolio/Demo Reel
Be Ready to Enter Workforce

Student profile

Technical ability30%
Artistic ability70%

Program Description

Welcome to the exciting stage of entering the workforce. Artists are a necessary asset to a studio. A good portfolio/demo reel will get you an interview, however it will not guarantee you the job.

Studio recruiters need to know that artists who are applying to their studios have an understanding of the application their process; including cover letters, resumes, demo reel presentation and portfolio breakdowns.

Getting the job will depend on how you conduct yourself during the interview. In this Job Development and Business for Artists online course you will learn the proper presentation skills and the business etiquette needed to succeed in Animation and Visual Effects studios.

Fully Accredited

This program is accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), designated under the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BCEQA), the Ministry of Advanced Education and listed under the Canadian Information Center for International Credentials (CICIC).

Become the awesome artist you are meant to be.

What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers. It ensures that a school is educating its students and meeting quality standards.   If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, it may be difficult to use your academic credentials.  Few employers will take your education seriously. Additionally, you may not be able to transfer your credit hours or degree to an accredited school.

If you are learning for personal enjoyment, accreditation may not be important to you. However, if you want to use your academic credential in the workplace or plan on furthering your education at a later date, accreditation is essential.

Admission Requirements

Artists must be post-secondary graduates with a completed portfolio / demo reel and be ready to enter the workforce.

Who should attend this program?

Artists who are post-secondary graduates with a completed portfolio/demo reel, ready to enter the workforce, struggling to find a job, looking to improve their interviewing skills, and looking to expand their understanding of studio's business etiquette. Also for Recent Graduates from an art related course in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries.

We've got your back. Education by real artists who love helping artists succeed.

Class Times, Assignments and Workload

  • Classes are delivered 100% online
  • Weekly live classes on Saturdays 10:30AM Pacific Time (1 hour sessions)
  • Weekly assignments (Four Assignments Total)
  • Assignments workload 15 - 25 hours per week
  • Total hours of assignments: 60 - 100 hours

Program Outline

Week Name of Course
Week 1
Porfolio / Demo reel, Shot breakdown, review and presentation.
Week 2 Resumes and Cover Letters. Chronological, Editing, Formatting and Critiquing.
Week 3
Hidden Job Market: Researching Jobs and Industry, Contacting Studios, Networking.
Week 4

Interviewing Preparation, Best Practices, Do's and Dont's, Salary Expecations, Contract Understanding, Negotiating.


Take creative control.

Required Materials

Computer / Internet

  • Webcam, Headphones, and Microphone are essential tools for Online Programs
  • Internet broadband / High Speed connection
  • Flash player (free)


  • Word processing (open-office) for resume and cover letters
  • Photoshop for Portfolios (i.e. Concept Artists)
  • Video Editing software for Demo Reels (i.e. Animators)
  • Academic discounts are available to our students

Get in touch with your Academic Advisor.

Next Start Date:

Starts on April 9th, 2018 - Application Deadline: 03.31.2018 23:59

System Requirements

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Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player
Apple Mac OSX
Processor: G5 / Intel
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Your tuition is protected

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The Student Training Completion Fund is established under the Private Training Act, and provides consumer protection to students enrolled in programs at institutions registered with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). 

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