On November 16, 2013, AEF had a round table open discussion on the subject of teaching to the first job or the last job to animation students at the Creative Talent Network eXpo (CTNx).
With President Obama talking about ranking schools based on their ability to get students jobs quickly after graduation, AEF felt there was an opportunity to explore different schools of thoughts on how to develop a curriculum that would serve students best.
The welcome and introduction were given by Adriana Jaroszewicz (AEF Steering Committee Treasurer & Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University) and Aubry Mintz (AEF Steering Committee Co-Chair & Professor at California State University, Long Beach). Also included in the discussion were Dave Master (Education Consultant & Founder of ACME Virtual Training), Brooke Keesling (Manager of Animation Talent Development at Cartoon Network & Adjunct Professor, CalArts), and Sheila M. Soan (Associate Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California).
To listen to the discussion in its entirety, click on the video below.