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Career Workshop: Getting Started in Film and Games
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Career Workshop: Getting Started in Film and Games

A 5-week workshop to practice resume, portfolio, and learn interviewing best practices, and how to apply to jobs within the Film and Game Industry
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Get in the Game

Get in the Game
Not sure where to start or how to navigate towards a successful career in Film or Games? Having a plan can be extremely helpful to figure out where you want to go, what studios and projects you want to work on, and how to get there. This workshop will help guide students from different art entertainment disciplines plot a route to career success and demystify the job application process. This course will focus on all aspects for applying and getting your first job as a professional artist.

Learn how to develop a stellar resume and portfolio that recruiters want to see. Showcase your skills and learn how to prepare and present yourself for an interview setting, and practice the right answers to likely interview questions. This is a rare opportunity to receive direct feedback and insight from an industry recruiter. There will also be a chance to get a portfolio review from a professional artist to provide more in-depth feedback from an artist’s perspective. Students will leave the workshop with improved skills in terms of applying for jobs, interviewing, and interacting with potential employers. By the end of this workshop, students will have an updated resume and portfolio that puts their best work forward and have a solid understanding of what employers typically look for in portfolios. Let’s get started!

Course Format

Live

Skills Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Duration

5 Weeks

Q&A

Once a week

Feedback

Live

Lecture Type

Live
Assignment
Deadlines each week
PREREQUISITES
Students should be at a point in their education/career where they are ready to begin looking for a job as an artist. Students should have enough artwork to constitute a portfolio and ideally have a portfolio already in development.
MATERIALS
Word Docs or Google Docs; website or other portfolio hosting site

The more you know, the better.

Introduction to Outline of the Class | Recruiter and Hiring Manager Hiring Process Overview | Resume Best Practices | Cover Letter Best Practices | LinkedIn Profile Best Practices | Applying for Jobs | Review Resume Writing Resources and Resume Writing Homework | Portfolio Links and Review | Portfolio Best Practices Overview
Portfolio Presentation | What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Focus On While Reviewing Portfolios| Portfolio Content | Interview and Hiring Process Expectations | What to Expect In an Interview | Questions that may be asked | Interviewee Best Practices | Instructor will provide interview questions as a homework assignment that students can answer in written form | Following up and maintaining a relationship | What if you don’t get the job? | What if you get an offer? (Salary negotiations)
Mock Interviews with Student and Instructor Feedback
Portfolio reviews with instructor and professional artists tailored to the students attending class | Wrap up any remaining areas that need a more focus/insight
What after you get job | Studio behavior best practices | How to interact with your teammates (ie. being a sponge, growing, learning, asking questions, etc) | What your focus should be for your first year in the industry (growing, understanding the tools/workflow/engine, building relationships with your teammates, etc) | What expectations there are for junior, mid, senior, principal, lead, and director employees

Taking your skills to the next level

For specific questions regarding TBA instructors, please contact CGMA Admissions Department at registration@cgmasteracademy.com

PRICING SCHEDULE

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

3x Payments

$133

2x Payments

$199.50

Full payment

$399

Summer TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024
Career Workshop: Getting Started in Film and Games

What makes this learning experience unique?

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.

LIFETIME ACCESS

Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.

CERTIFICATION

Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.

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We can help with admissions questions, portfolio review/course recommendations!

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