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Toronto’s Max the Mutt Animation School and Daemen College in Amherst, New York have signed an articulation agreement that may provide some Max the Mutt graduates with the opportunity to obtain advanced standing in Daemen College’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program subject to meeting Daemen College’s requirements.
“This is exciting news for Max the Mutt diploma holders who apply and are accepted as they can earn a BFA degree in one academic year!” explains Maxine Schacker, the Founder and Director of Max the Mutt. “They will have the ability to round out their education with academic studies, and attain credentials that may be necessary for some job opportunities abroad.”
Max the Mutt and Daemen first entered into a partnership in May, 2010. Max the Mutt was able to assist Daemen in founding their new animation degree program. In the future, both schools will support and enhance each other’s programs and plan to cooperate in developing innovative educational strategies that will enhance the development of students at both schools.
Max the Mutt and Daemen are well matched as both stress small class size, foster skills and creativity, and seek to develop knowledge and skills that will make their graduates a positive addition to their fields and to the world. Max the Mutt and Daemen will also offer relevant workshops to each other’s students.
“We were amazed and delighted to find a school that has the same basic philosophy as Max the Mutt,” says Schacker. “We believe our graduates who apply for this and are accepted will have an easy transition into Daemen’s environment.”
Max the Mutt Animation School is devoted to the study of drawing, classical and computer animation, illustration for sequential arts and concept art for animation and video games.