Frequently Asked Questions
What should my letters of reference say?
Letters of reference should show the working relationship you have with the person who is writing the letter. You have worked together for x amount of time and this person was your senior or junior and in what role. They should talk about your core strengths, insights they noticed about you, your work ethic, passion for what you do, etc. They should speak about how your skills / experience / attitude makes you ready for the role you are applying for.
It isn’t always about finding someone with all of the experience, it can also be about someone who will work hard, loves what they do and has shown interest in the area they are applying for.
Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes, you can apply for more than one position, but a separate application is required for each.
How long should my writing portfolio be?
Your writing portfolio should be no longer than 15 pages. If you have longer pieces of work, such as a feature film you've written or a book, we suggest you take excerpts from them to include in your portfolio. (Remember, if you've taken a scene from a longer piece, provide some context, if it's needed!)
Your writing portfolio does not necessarily need to be produced work. It could be spec scripts or samples you have written, or other types of writing, such as prose or books. The goal of your writing portfolio is to demonstrate your ability to write. Feel free to include a variety of styles / genres as well.
Can I work full-time and still participate in the program?
Yes. The expectation is that you are working full-time while you are participating in the program.
What does mid-level mean, in terms of applying for the program?
Mid-level means you generally have a minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in animation. It is about the context of your career to date and the skills and knowledge you have acquired, not necessarily the role you are applying for. You might also have more experience, and are senior-level, but you are applying for a new role in a new area. Both work.