Joe wanted to be an artist since he was three years old. His first “recognition” as an artist came when his kindergarten teacher said that he was the only student who drew zippers on pants. Years later, Joe’s love of oddball things inspired Rocko. When on a trip to a zoo, he saw an Australian wallaby oblivious to the chaos around him.
There were no rules and nothing held us back.
– Joe Murray
Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.
The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.
We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!
Please note: all submission and notification dates are subject to change.
We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world.
The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, full-time paid talent development program for aspiring pre-production artists. We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG generalists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators.
The Nick Artist Program is designed to kick-start the journey of career-ready artists! If you’re ready for the SLIME of your life, come join us at the Nick Animation Studio.
Please note: All dates are subject to change.
We’re always on the lookout for fresh new perspectives and voices who are also curious to learn…and be a SPONGE! Come join us and make an impact!
*Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm PST on February 1, 2023
There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!
Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.
30 YEARS AGO TODAY, Rocko’s Modern Life premiered on @nickelodeon 🧡 We’re celebrating with original concept art by creator Joe Murray from the #NickArchives ✍️ Did Rocko make a big impact on your modern life?
30 YEARS AGO TODAY, Rocko’s Modern Life premiered on Nickelodeon 📺 🧡 We’re celebrating with original concept art by creator Joe Murray from the #NickArchives
YIP YIP! 💨 Applications are now open for #AvatarAcademy, a new trainee development program centered in the Avatar Universe 🎨 To learn more and apply, click the link below: 👉 at.nick.com/AvatarAcademy 👈