Gnomon’s Foundation in Art & Design provides a year of fundamental art education to students looking to become better artists, build a well-rounded portfolio, and lay the groundwork for further education in digital production or a related field. Discover the techniques and processes used within art and design across a wide range of creative mediums. From Life Drawing to Digital Painting, students are enrolled in four preparatory courses per quarter, up to a year of continuous study.

Considering Gnomon’s BFA Degree or Certificate Program in the future? Specific courses taken within this course of study are transferrable to our full-time programs.

Courses are not vocational in nature and do not lead to a certificate/diploma. For more information, contact admissions@gnomon.edu.

  • Up to one year of full-time study
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Four start dates per year
  • Available for domestic students ages 18 and up

Enroll Now for the upcoming Fall term, beginning Monday, October 8th 2018

1-Year Curriculum Note: This is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.

Term 1
  • Photoshop for Digital Production
  • Life Drawing
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Drawing in 3D
Term 2
  • Digital Painting
  • Drawing Fundamentals 2
  • Costumed Figure Drawing
  • Character Design
Term 3
  • Digital Painting 2
  • Animal Drawing
  • Prop and Weapon Design
  • Color Theory and Light
Term 4
  • Gesture Drawing
  • Creature Design
  • Environment Design
  • Vehicle and Mech Design

Tuition

Tuition$2500 per Term (total of 4 terms)
Non-Refundable Registration Fee$25 (per term)

How to Enroll

Gnomon’s Foundation course of study provides a year of fundamental art education to students looking to become better artists, build a well-founded portfolio, and lay the groundwork for further education in digital production or a related field. Admissions Advisors are available to discuss whether the course is right for you. For more information, please contact admissions@gnomon.edu.

  1. Submit the online registration form and $25 enrollment fee.
  2. Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent:
    Official high school transcripts providing graduation date or proof of completion. High school diplomas will not be accepted.

    or

    Certified copy of the student’s General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript or approved equivalent.

    More information regarding approved academic documents is available here.
  3. Complete a consultation with an Admissions representative.