Final Project by:
Giacomo Bonanno (Italy)

Do you love CG artwork but don't have the skills? Our Foundation Term is just for you.

Think Tank's Foundation semester is the first term in our 16-month Asset Creation Program, but if you want to whet your appetite, four months is all it takes to create killer artwork like this.

Little to no experience? No problem! We have been training the best CG artists worldwide for over a decade. Our content is developed and delivered by the world’s leading visual effects professionals, working on the games and movies you know and love. Empowered by cutting-edge industry knowledge and real-world experience, we have distilled our Foundation term into the most effective program imaginable. In just four months, you can create your very own masterpiece.

If you've ever dreamed of creating art like this, and you’re looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself, now is the time.

Why not see what YOU could do?       

Where Our Grads Work

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Awarding Winning Education

Final Project by:
Mireia Jou Tarragó (Spain)

Final Project by:
Prathmesh Keshkamat (India)

Final Project by:
Tal Alexander-Amor (Israel)

Final Project by:
Jia Min Lee (Singapore)

The Results Are In!

"I never thought that I would learn as much as I did during the first term of classes. I'm glad that a friend recommended Think Tank to me, the Online course and instructors were amazing! Think Tank Online creates incredible opportunities to learn, talk, ask questions and get real feedback from professional artists, who are actually working in games and film. Enrolling in the Think Tank Online Foundation course has been the best decision, I was able to learn from my home and adjust it to my schedule."

"I started the Think Tank Online Program with high expectations, and they were all met or even exceeded. The instructors work in the industry and they will teach you about their area of expertise in a pipeline-friendly way. The supervisor will get to know you and give you personalized advice to help you improve. Basically, you will learn a lot!"

"Get ready to soak up excessive information that will absolutely elevate your skills to another level."

14 Week Program

$3,100 CAD

5 classes, 9 hours class time total and a one hour live session per week. Plus time for assignment completion and any related activities. In short, it’s like having a full time job, online.

What is the time commitment?

To participate in our online programs, and run the demanding software we provide, you will need a Windows computer with at least a 2.5ghz quad core CPU, 16GB of ram, and 2GB of GPU ram. A headset (with microphone), webcam and broadband internet are also required for communication.

Apple computers with similar specs should be fine, although we recommend installing Windows on your Mac.  Some smaller software packages / apps run on Windows only.

You will also need a tablet – we recommend Wacom.

What are the computer requirements?

When are the live sessions?

The live sessions are later in the week in the evenings. Typically Thursday nights at 7 or 9 pm. They are offered at this time in different time zones. The normal start times are based on Pacific Standard Time. Think Vancouver and Los Angeles. If you are in Europe or South East Asia we can usually find a start time that is more convenient for you.

What about the software? (Photoshop, Maya etc)

We will be providing you with all software required to take our online programs.  The list includes but is not limited to Photoshop, Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Mari, Nuke, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Vray and more!

How long is the entire program?

The program consists of four terms: Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Mentorship. Each term is four months. The entire program, including the one-on-one mentorship, is 16 months in total. In addition, Think Tank will continue to support students beyond graduation.

Do I need any previous knowledge or experience?

Previous knowledge will help you to succeed but it is not mandatory. The Foundation term is intended to equip you with the necessary skills to progress further in the program. It is expected that you attend your classes, participate in discussions, work hard and ask pertinent questions. If you do what’s required, there’s no reason a total beginner can’t become the next great industry professional. You will need basic computer skills.

How do students access the classes and feedback?

Think Tank Online has its own student “Portal”. Portal is an amazing custom designed interface that brings all a student’s needs together in one place.

FOUNDATION

Lay down the groundwork and acquire core skills

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2

Career oriented, specialized training begins

INTERMEDIATE

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Learn upper level techniques with additional project supervision

ADVANCED

4

Work with a professional mentor to create and polish your demo reel

MENTORSHIP

The Results Are In!

Where Our Grads Work

- Natsumi Cinthya Fátima Agrada Kurisaki (Peru)

- Johan Widell (Sweden)

- Ahood Dafa (Qatar)

Do you love CG artwork but don't have the skills? Our Foundation Term is just for you.

Think Tank's Foundation semester is the first term in our 16-month Asset Creation Program, but if you want to whet your appetite, four months is all it takes to create killer artwork like this. 

Little to no experience? No problem! We have been training the best CG artists worldwide for over a decade. Our content is developed and delivered by the world’s leading visual effects professionals, working on the games and movies you know and love. Empowered by cutting-edge industry knowledge and real-world experience, we have distilled our Foundation term into the most effective program imaginable. In just four months, you can create your very own masterpiece.

If you've ever dreamed of creating art like this, and you’re looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself, now is the time.

Why not see what YOU could do?

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