5 Reasons why 2015 was a Big Year for Gnomon

Posted January 4th, 2016 by Lynette Clee — Category: Education — 0 Comments

Located in Hollywood, home to hundreds of film, game and television studios, Gnomon is truly in the heart of the entertainment industry

Located in Hollywood, home to hundreds of film, game and television studios, Gnomon is truly in the heart of the entertainment industry

Following an exciting year, Gnomon looks back on 2015 and recaps some of the key milestones

The last 12 months have offered Gnomon a great deal to celebrate. 2015 brought not one, but two prestigious awards, which is a true testament to the students, instructors, and faculty that have kept Gnomon on its distinguished path. With the launch of a new Games Track, a brand new website, and the addition of free, streaming events, it has been an exceptionally rewarding year for the Gnomon community and an exciting time to be a Gnomon student.

1. 2015 School of Excellence Award

The School of Excellence Award is a high honor bestowed upon ACCSC-accredited institutions recognized for delivering and maintaining high levels of achievement among their students. Gnomon was deemed eligible for the award having demonstrated a high level of student achievement, including rates of graduation and graduate employment.

To be awarded School of Excellence, Gnomon demonstrated a high level of student achievement, including rates of graduation and graduate employment.

2. Four top spots at the CG Student Awards

The School of Excellence Award was icing on the cake after Gnomon dominated the annual CG Student Awards (now renamed The Rookies). Not only was Gnomon named School of the Year, but two alumni were awarded top honors in both Student of the Year 2015 categories: Daniel Kho scooped first place in the VFX/Animation group while Danny Mak found himself top of the class in the Next-Gen Gaming category. What’s more, Gnomon student Cheyne Hessler won a Bootcamp Placement in the Next-Gen Gaming category.

Gnomon takes the title of School of the Year for the second year in a row at the prestigious CG Student Awards 2015 sponsored by Autodesk. Student Work by Danny Mak, Concept by Michael C. Hayes

3. The new full-time Games Track

In 2015, Gnomon continued to improve its curriculum offerings with the addition of a Games track developed for students looking to specialize in the art, design, and tools of games. With a balance of design education and software-based technical training, Gnomon’s Games Track is offered as part of the full-time programs, offering students an extensive and in-depth skill set relevant to the demands of the industry.

Video game environment created by Gnomon student, Lucas Sparks

4. A sleek website revamp

Launched in May, gnomon.edu is the new-look website that offers intuitive navigation through a slick presentation of art and photography, as well as regularly updated gallery showcases, community events, and the school blog. New features also include the ability to LiveChat with an advisor during office hours, plus logins to Online Courses and the Student Portal.

The new Student Gallery is an impressive collection of the artwork produced by students during their Gnomon education

5. The launch of Gnomon’s Livestream channel

For many years, Gnomon has hosted an abundance of inspiring and educational events featuring some of the entertainment industry's most talented artists. Traditionally these were limited to the capacity of the Gnomon Stage and for those with easy access to Hollywood. Establishing Gnomon’s Livestream channel in May has since enabled people over the world to experience the regular top-class events from Gnomon’s green-screen stage.

An Evening with Naughty Dog was just one of many free events presented by Gnomon in 2015

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