How to build a career in CGI (animation and gaming) – masterclass

How to build a career in CGI (animation and gaming) – masterclass

Talk Motion graphic design

What do you need to make it in the animation and game industry? What kind of education do you need? How to build up a portfolio? What kind of skills should you acquire to be a professional? How to select your work environment based on the studio’s culture & portfolio?

The speakers, Anthony Christov, Art Director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo, co-founder of ARC Academy (Sofia) and IDEA Academy (Rome), and Kaloyan Kalamov, junior Character artist in AMC Ro Studio will answer these and any other questions you may have!

Anthony Christov has 30 years of experience working on films in Hollywood, the last 18 of which he spent art directing for Pixar. His teaching experience consists of 12 years of teaching at AAU (Academy of Art University) in San Francisco and 8 years at the CCA (California College of Arts) while working at Pixar. In 2017 he co-founded IDEA Academy in Rome and in 2019 ARC Academy in Sofia. He’ll talk about what it’s like to work in animation, what is special about the game industry, and what drives him to help young people develop their talent and turn it into a career.

Kaloyan Kalamov is a junior 3D Character artist from Ruse (BG) who joined AMC this year. He’ll share some of his practical tips on how to start a career in 3D art, from acknowledging what you’re good at, accessing suited learning resources, tailoring a portfolio, developing a network, finding the right team, and when found, how to further consolidate your role in the team.

The event is free. As the seats are limited please register early to book your place by completing the form on the link:

The event is organized in collaboration with ARC Academy, AMC Ro Studio, and CINETic.

AMC Studio Romania is a leading 3D art and design studio that creates digital content for video games such as The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt Red), World of Tanks (Wargaming), Call of Duty (Activision), Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony) and so on. But most importantly, it is a team of passionate world shapers and community builders that have fun together. Artists from AMC are 3D art trainers to both Animation students in UNATC and the Art of Game Design master’s program in CINETic since 2019.

ARC Academy was founded in 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria with a mission to be a bridge between young talent and the game, film, and animation industries. Our programs in Game Design, Concept Art, 3D Art, and VFX & Animation are developed according to the good practices of the studios. 85% of our successful graduates start their careers in the gaming and creative industries.

CINETic is a research department of the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest, Romania hosting four master’s programs: Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts, New Media Design, Animation Film, and, of course, Art of Game Design.


ARC Academy + AMC Ro Studio + CINETic UNATC

Date & time

26th Sep, Monday

26th Sep, Monday