Gnomon Announces Digital Production BFA Degree

Posted January 10th, 2017 by Lynette Clee  — 0 Comments

Student work by Beat Reichenbach. Helmet concept by Benoit Godde.

Student work by Beat Reichenbach. Helmet concept by Benoit Godde.

Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation will launch its first accredited baccalaureate Bachelor of Fine Arts program in 2017

Gnomon is excited to announce that it will now begin accepting applications for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Production. The full-time, four-year BFA degree program is the result of ten years of institutional planning and is positioned to strengthen further Gnomon’s 20-year mission to offer education that prepares students for careers in the field of digital entertainment.

For two decades, Gnomon has educated many of the world’s best digital artists with its full-time vocational programs and individual courses for professional enrichment. The school has been both purposeful and unhurried with Gnomon’s baccalaureate efforts to fully ensure the BFA degree program resolutely meets the needs of its students’ career aspirations and is consistent with Gnomon’s goals, objectives, and mission.

Gnomon Founder and CEO, Alex Alvarez, says: “Gnomon is extremely proud to have reached a landmark occasion with the upcoming launch of our BFA degree program serendipitously timed with our upcoming 20th anniversary. The hard work and support of so many, including staff, instructors, our advisory board, students, studios, and our amazingly talented alumni, are a testament to Gnomon reaching this milestone. We are extremely proud that, together, we have been able to design a degree that maintains Gnomon's standard of industry-specific education while providing our students with an additional tool to help with the launch of their careers. We at Gnomon work very hard to improve constantly, and I do believe that the degree is another step along that journey.”

Renowned for offering a vibrant curriculum that prepares students for future success with knowledge and skills that alumni can draw on for the duration of their professional lives, Gnomon boasts a continuing stellar placement rate — currently 96%* for 2016. The BFA program builds carefully on the time-tested success of Gnomon’s signature vocational programs and is designed to produce production-ready artists who are versed in general academic knowledge, foundational arts, and production skills. The curriculum will cover all aspects of a 3D generalist skill set, providing an in-depth understanding of the 3D production pipeline, and a strong foundation in both visual arts and general education studies.

Alvarez adds: “While Gnomon will continue to offer our full-time two-year vocational program, and our myriad courses for working professionals, the four-year degree marks the evolution of an idea that was born in 1997 with the simplest of motivations. I simply wanted to create the school that I wanted to go to, but couldn't find.”

Jerome Denjean, Head of CG at Blur Studio in Culver City, California, comments: “Gnomon is known for teaching real-world skills that apply directly to the market, producing graduates ready to work and grow in the VFX and animation space. Blur has hired several Gnomon alumni over the years, and they've all been able to make an impact very shortly after their graduation. It only makes sense that Gnomon would evolve to offer a BFA program and continue to create qualified contributors to this industry.”

Gnomon is now accepting applications for the BFA program and will officially launch the program in the Fall of 2017. For further information about the program, you can make an appointment to speak with an Admissions Advisor by phone, Skype, email, or arrange a visit to the campus in Hollywood. Prospective students can also find out more, get acquainted with the campus, learn about our educational options, and find out more about enrolling at the next Open House.

*Percentage reflects the average placement rate of Gnomon’s vocational programs in accordance with national accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). See Consumer Disclosures for more information.

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