About Us, The Academy for Cinematic Art and Animation

ABOUT US AND OUR PHILOSOPHY

2.07.2024

The Academy for Cinematic Art and Animation was founded in 2023 and is based in Stillwater.

Our mission is to provide quality online education about Unreal Engine and UEFN at a more than fair price. 

Our philosophy of teaching Unreal Engine is based on these core principles:

ALL COURSE CONTENT MUST CONTINUALLY UPDATED
This principle is extremely important for us because we realize Unreal Engine is constantly evolving and changing. Too often we see courses that were created with the best of intentions, but then were never updated and became irrelevant. We won't allow that to happen with our courses. It is for this reason that we actually incorporate our tests into Unreal Engine itself.

ALL COURSES NEED TO CONTAIN ACCURATE INFORMATION AND STRIVE FOR BEST PRACTICES
Since our curriculum is developed by an Unreal Authorized Instructor, it is critical to us that we keep our courses accurate and strive to heighten awareness of best practices. This includes acknowledging mistakes when we make them. And we all make mistakes from time to time.

ALL COURSES MUST BE CONTINUALLY IMPROVED
As the engine evolves and we learn more every day about it, it is vital to us that we continually improve our courses and make them better. We are not content to sit on the same lesson plan for years. It is important to us that we push ourselves to create the best content possible.

ALL STAFF MUST CONTINUE TO ADVANCE THEIR OWN EDUCATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF UNREAL ENGINE
Underpinning all of the above is the idea is that our instructors continue to challenge themselves professionally and continue in their own pursuit of knowledge regarding the engine and all that it can do. We can't maintain the other principles if we ourselves are not pushing ourselves to stay current and learn as much as we can.