MTM College (MTM), formerly known as Max the Mutt, was founded by artists and animators in 1996. Our goal is to create a vibrant, ethical community dedicated to passing on skills to upcoming generations, while fostering a sense of community.

We believe in taking our work seriously and encouraging students to keep their joy in creating life. We believe in an inclusive environment where every student matters. Humility and mutual respect are the first requirements for growth, for a happy, creative, productive college, and a meaningful career. We seek students and faculty who share our vision.

What MTM can offer


MTM college offers traditional 4-year programs: Concept Art, Sequential Art and Animation Production by the Max The Mutt original (since 1996). MTM, now as the Metro Toronto Media College, is adding more program curricula such as, media arts, virtual film production, visual communications, photography, art performance, and sound & music. 


We added international online courses of popular high-skill training and 2-year vocational training programs which are offered in our new Edu-Production Fusion campus in Toronto: 

– Visual Effect major by John Hughes Institute (Los Angeles, CA, USA, since 2008 and 1986)

–  Visual Communication and Virtual Production, by BONG IO Distribution (Los Angeles, CA, USA, since 2002 and 2018).

Where did graduates go

Over the last 27 years, Our graduates are working for companies including Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Guru Studio, Yowza Animation, Brown Bag/9 Story Media, UbiSoft, ShadowMachine, Warner Brothers Games, Corus/Nelvana, National Film Board/NFB and many others.


John P. Hughes

VFX Entrepreneur, Founder

CEO, Executive Producer


Jin Luo

Chief Engineer

Senior Consultant


Craig Talmy

VFX Supervisor

Animation Director

Chief Creative Artist


Linda Wall, PhD

Motion Graphics Designer & Producer,

the Educator


Rosemond Perdue

Producer and Distributor


Joel Hynek

Visual Effect Supervisor,

Virtual Production Advisor


Chris Consani

Art Design, Animation Design, VFX, Pop Fine Art


Mandeep Singh

VFX Artist, JHI Partner & Administrator


Shish Aikat

VFX Artist, JHI Partner & Administrator



Kent Burles

Jock MacRae

Ally Prasad

Dave Ross

Nikolas Powell

Steve Millard

Piotr Bielicki

Scott Cameron

Maya Ivanova

Wendo Van Essen

Nicole Ducker

Yoo Hoon Kim

Kyle Harrison

Mike Shiell

Adam Earle

Jessica Gibbons

Qiong Pan

Philip Bredehoeft

Kevin Zimny

Highlights of MTM's degree

MTM entered into an agreement in 2018 with Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, or Duncan College, located in Dundee, Scotland, for collaborative education. MTM students can be admitted to Duncan College for a one-year master’s program after they have successfully completed the four-year college diploma program at MTM. This is known as a“4+1 program”. 

MTM is also developing a“2+2 program” with two Canadian public universities in disciplines related to animation and art education. Under a 2+2 program, MTM students will be able to directly transfer to a public university for the remaining two years of study for a bachelor’s degree after they have completed the first two years of study at MTM. 

With the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, These bachelor’s degree programs are expected to be housed in one of our three campuses, located at 200 and 260 Town Center Blvd., Markham, Ontario. We are the sole owner of these two buildings which have a total floor area of 100,000 square feet.

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