Students studying animation at Gnomon are trained to capture believable and appealing performances in their characters and creatures through the application of fundamental animation concepts, software techniques, and acting skills. Coursework covers a variety of animation methods including traditional and computer, as well as technical character rigging. With a balance of foundational education and software-based technical training, Gnomon’s Character and Creature Animation curriculum offers students an in-depth skill set relevant to the demands of the industry.
Foundational education in traditional animation and acting
Technical training with a focus on tools, processes, and workflow
In-depth training of industry software
Flexibility to customize assignments to fit your desired emphasis
Opportunities to create and collaborate on demo reel projects
Various options for elective courses
Financial aid eligible for those who qualify
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How to Apply
Applications for the 2020 Spring Term are due Friday, January 24th, 2020 Apply Now
2-Year Curriculum Note: This is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.
Gnomon strives to place graduates into their dream jobs right out of school. Our 2019 employment rates of 97%* for our 2-Year Certificate in Digital Production program means that Gnomon consistently supplies Hollywood’s studios with the talent they need.
*Percentage reflects the average employment rate of Gnomon’s vocational programs in accordance with national accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Visit our Consumer Disclosures for more information.
"The program and the fantastic people I met at Gnomon helped guide me through the complexities of the CG industry, enabling me to discover my true potential. It was the best decision I could have made for myself!"
Diana J. Zeng — Alumna
Lighting Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios
"Gnomon provides its students with a balance of technical know-how and the ability to develop their own unique artistic styles. This balance of skills is what all creative teams, including those at Walt Disney Animation Studios, look for when seeking new talent."
Studio Department Lead at Walt Disney Animation Studios