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Welcome to TMNT University!


Q: I have lots of great TMNT art. Can I submit it to your group?

A: We're sorry, only TMNT University themed art will be accepted by our group.

Q: What is the difference between being a member and "enrolling"?

A: Being a member of the group is easy - just join. Enrollment means that you want to be a part of the 2010 TMNT U class photo.

Q: How do I enroll myself or my fancharacter in TMNT University?

A: Anyone is welcome to join the group as a member, but if you want to be part of the class photo, you must enroll your student by filling out the enrollment form for your year. 2010 Class Photo enrollment is now closed.

Q: I have a great group, too! Can I affiliate my group with your group?

A: Sorry, TMNT-U will only affiliate with other TMNT groups at this time.


Q: My fancharacter is not a turtle. Can s/he still appear in the photo?

A: Absolutely! All are welcome, including non-mutants and humans.

Q: I don't have a fancharacter. Can I still participate?

A: You are welcome to draw yourself in the TMNT U uniform, if you'd like to participate, but don't have a character.

Q: I don't have a digital art program on my computer. Can I submit a drawing in marker or color pencil?

A: If you are using color pencils or other traditional media, please make the colors dark and vibrant. Light colors will not be accepted, so we may ask you to re-color your submission.
:bulletred: Many free digital resources are now available - Gimp,, and older versions of OpenCanvas are all free for your use to help color your drawings.

Q: I don't have a scanner. Can I take a photo of my drawing?

A: For quality purposes, photos of your submission will not be accepted unless we can't tell they're photos. Scanners are easily available at most copy service centers.

Q: Can I have my character in a special pose, or holding hands with Mike, or playing a prank on another character?

A: The TMNT canon characters will be the professors, and will be standing to the sides of the student group, so your character will not be able to interact with them. However, if you would like to be placed near a special character, we will put you as close to them as possible :)

Q: I want my character to be holding up a sign/wearing a huge hat/holding a weapon. Is that okay?

A: Don't forget that this is a class photo, so your character will be sitting in close quarters with other characters. If you plan on doing something that requires a lot of space, request to stand in the back or make sure that it doesn't cover up someone else's drawing!

Q: My character is older/younger than normal college age. Can she still attend, or be an instructor?

A: Your character should look college age for this photograph (teen or older). We're sorry, only canon characters will be instructors at TMNT-U.

Q: Can my character wear his/her uniform differently? Like, can they wear their tie as a headband or sag their pants?

A: Yes! You're allowed to customize your uniform quite a bit, but it must still be identifiable as the school uniform.

Q: What is the class schedule? What do the professors teach? How many years can my character attend TMNT University?

A: The TMNT University group isn't an RPG, it's just an art project. we don't have a class schedule or specific subjects that students must take, or anything like that. As such, you're welcome to do whatever you'd like! You can roleplay, make comics, give your character whatever class list, major, or instructors you'd like - whatever you want!

Newest Members

Hello, students!

We've had a LOT of inquiries about whether or not this group is dead.  Well, it kind of has been as of late, but here's the deal:

If someone with a demonstrated interest in the fandom would like to help admin the group and run the class photo for 2013-2014, you're welcome to contact school faculty (Pimpypants) and let us know that you would like to help.

Before you do that, however, make sure that you know what you're getting into.  Coordinating the class photos is a lot of work, and you will need to know your way around an image editing program such as Photoshop in order to set up the image.  Here's what we've had to do for previous class photos:

1. Upload instructions for the class photo drawings
2. Create/manage enrollment form, including enforcing a cutoff date.
3. Ask high profile fandom artists to draw Canon characters.
4. Collect/clean up images.  This part takes the most time, because no matter what, most people do not pay attention to instructions.  This is why we haven't done a class photo for the past two years.  We collectively spent over 90 hours cleaning up drawings and resizing them so they could fit the height requirements last time, and that didn't include drawing a background for the photo.  There were almost 200 images that we needed to clean up.
5. Bug people for late images or to correct images that we can't fix.
6. Create a seating chart that fits in with everyone's seating preferences and lets you see all the characters' faces.
7. Collect and coordinate the canon characters and also special characters, like cheerleaders.
8. Draw and set up the background image.
9. Add all of the drawings to the image and sort them into rows (200 layers, y'all)
10. Upload and credit your artists.

So, as you might have guessed, that was a lot of work, and required a reasonably powerful computer.  You might be able to figure out a way to do it more efficiently, but as you have seen, we haven't had time for this in a long time.

The rest of TMNT U is still open, as it always has been, and you're welcome to submit any art that has to do with TMNT U.  This includes fanfiction, memes, TMNT U themed drawings, etc.  

We'd like to apologize personally to anyone who has submitted art while we have been absent from DA and unable to approve your submissions.  Please feel free to resubmit or create new art for the group.

Feel free to leave any questions you have below and we will answer them when we have time.



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alopex320 Mar 30, 2014  New member Student Artist
How can I join I would love to join 😗
SuzietheAlicorn Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!Can I enroll my character in your TMNT University.I already made the picture.
WOLFY-THE-BLACKWOLF Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I would like to enroll my character in your university. Is it ok? 
Skaxis Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, can I enrol, and, if yes, how would I go about that?
reddragon122 Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I think I'll make a few drawings, get an idea what I can sumbit (create a few extra characters, learn the school uniforms/professers, see if I can interact with other characters, etc.) before I join ^^;
Innocent-Ninja Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
How do I join the group
Pimpypants Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just add it and start submitting drawings :)
Innocent-Ninja Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
LovelyLiar Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO... How can you enroll here? :blushes:
Pimpypants Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enrollment for the class photos are closed until further notice.  Sorry!
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