Note: US citizens should refer to our Domestic Students section.

All application requirements must be completed prior to the application deadline corresponding to the term in which you plan to commence. For a schedule of terms and deadlines, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Application requirements are as follows (incomplete applications will not be considered). 

Please note that most documents must be sent as hardcopies and cannot be emailed.  Information regarding proper submission of required materials is available in the links provided: 

Step 1 — Speak to an Admissions Advisor

We encourage students to meet with an admissions advisor prior to applying in order to gain valuable guidance on submitting a portfolio and application. Advisors are available to meet in person, over the telephone or through Skype. To schedule an appointment, please contact Gnomon either via phone: 323-466-6663 or email:

Step 2 — Fill out and submit your completed online application and non-refundable $25 application fee

2-Year Certificate in Digital Production Application

BFA Degree in Digital Production Application

Step 3 — Portfolio

Portfolios should include 15 - 20 pieces in either digital or hardcopy format. For detailed information, please view our Portfolio Guidelines.

Step 4 — Complete and mail the Certification of Finance Form

The Certification of Finance Form verifies that applicants have adequate funds for tuition and living expenses while in the US. All financial documents must be either submitted in English or accompanied by an official English translation. Monetary amounts must be in US dollars or accompanied by a currency evaluation.

Step 5 — As evidence of High School Completion, or equivalent, international applicants must submit an official evaluation (for US high school equivalency) and English translation of one of the following items:

  • Official high school transcripts providing graduation date or proof of completion. High School diplomas will not be accepted.

  • or

  • Certified copy of the students General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.

  • or

  • Official college/university transcripts that indicate completion of a Bachelor’s degree.

For a list of approved evaluation and translation agencies, please visit our Academic Documents Page.

Step 6 — Submit a copy of your passport

Your passport copy can be emailed directly to your admissions advisor.

Step 7 — Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS as evidence of English proficiency. Gnomon only accepts official Test Report Forms (TRFs) sent directly from the testing center.
The minimum requirements by Gnomon, are as follows:

  • TOEFL score of at least 75 on the Internet-based test (IBT).
  • IELTS band score of at least 6 on a 9-point scale.

See the English Proficiency section for details on exemptions and additional information.

Step 8 - Interview

Applicants are required to complete an interview with an admissions advisor for consideration to a full-time program. The purpose of the interview is to give Gnomon an opportunity to get to know you better, as well as review school policies and the expectations of students attending Gnomon. The interview also gives applicants an opportunity to discuss their portfolio and application submission in greater detail. Interviews should be conducted once other required materials have been submitted. We are happy to schedule phone or Skype appointments for students who are unable to visit campus in person