World-class VFX training and mentorship by industry professionals
Think Tank Training Centre was born out of a passion for sharing industry knowledge with the next generation of artists creating assets, animation, or VFX for the top Film, Television, and Game companies across the globe. Think Tank has ranked in the top 3 creative entertainment schools in the world by the prestigious Rookies online community the past three years in a row. The school is known for its intimate, personalized support for each student during and beyond the programs. Our training approach is informed, flexible, innovative, and relevant to leading studios worldwide. Most artists who want to get into the CG industry rarely know what job position or discipline they want to end up in. We believe in supporting our students' journey to discover their true passion and unique point of view. Our program introduces our students to everything CG and then allows them to focus on an area of specialization that elevates them above the average generalist. Steps away from a thriving global ecosystem of film, games, AR/VR studios, and television production houses, our graduates are accredited by leading studios as top-notch, thoroughly trained talent. Our "must be" working industry instructors and mentors, flexible curriculum, distinctive mentorship model, purposefully designed facilities, and one-of-a-kind online program delivery platform provide every advantage for graduates to make a successful transition from student to qualified working professional.
Programs: Degree Certificate
3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Art program
The 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Art program is an intensive, experiential learning model taught on our purpose-built campus. Small, twelve student classes coupled with instruction from currently working industry professionals with enumerable credits + the distinctive value of having a remarkable collaborative experience are at the root of what makes this program so in demand. This is Think Tank’s signature program that was created over 15 years ago, and although it’s continually evolving to stay relevant, it continues to help so many budding artists get the skills and direction they need to fast-track their success in the film, television, and gaming industries.
The Advanced Portfolio Pre-Production and Production program
The Advanced Portfolio Pre-Production and Production program is designed for students that can prove they have developed advanced skills through previous education or experience and understand where they want to specialize but are lacking the ability to create an industry-worthy demo reel to be used as a calling card for the job market. It provides students with the advanced technical skills to round out their skillset and the tactical tools necessary to take them through the process of preproduction and production so they can create an industry-accepted demo reel designed to open opportunities within existing companies in the world of games, animations, and visual effects.
The Advanced Portfolio Production program
The Advanced Portfolio Production program is designed for individuals that can prove they have extremely advanced skills through previous education or experience and have started on a demo reel but have been unable to get it to a finished state that gives them the confidence they are truly showing their talents. Through this program, students are assigned personal mentors from leading studios to help them create and polish their demo reels. In addition to some advanced technical skills, there is a focus on presentation skills, packaging your portfolio, and job search. The ultimate goal is to create a kickass portfolio demo reel that truly represents your abilities and opens the doors to opportunities within existing companies in the world of games, animations, and visual effects.
Think Tank Online
Think Tank Online has the same quality as our in-person classes. With that in mind, there are a couple of reasons we have decided to offer our program online. Our in-person school gets sold out pretty fast and for many, they have to stay on the waitlist, which is not always a bad thing but the sooner you start the sooner you could get your dream job. With Think Tank Online we are also giving a chance to those great talents who can’t afford to travel halfway around the world to Vancouver to attend our in-person school. In the comfort of your home now you can attend classes that are going to be delivered live with interactive feedback sessions.Learn More
Global School Rankings 2021
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Global School Rankings 2022
Awarded to Schools that ranked highly in the Rookies Global School Rankings 2022.
Global School Rankings 2020
Awarded to Schools that ranked highly in the Rookies Global School Rankings 2020.
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