Gnomon Now Accepting International Students Into Its BFA Program

Posted August 29th, 2018 by Bayli Anderson — Category: News — 0 Comments

Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Hollywood, CA | August 29, 2018

"We’re thrilled to now be able to accept applicants from around the globe into our Bachelor of Fine Arts program."

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is now authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students into its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Production program. Gnomon offers full-time degree and certificate programs in Digital Production to students interested in studying digital arts, animation, and visual effects for careers in the entertainment industry.

Labeled, "the MIT of visual effects" by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon was founded in 1997 by industry veteran Alex Alvarez, and for the last two decades, has educated many of the world's best digital artists. Graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers at the likes of Industrial Light and Magic on the Star Wars franchise, Blizzard Entertainment on World of Warcraft and Overwatch titles, and on multiple blockbuster features at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The highly competitive school has won numerous 'School of The Year' awards at the CG Student Awards and The Rookies and was awarded a 'School of Excellence' Award at the 9th Annual ACCSC Professional Development Conference.

Alex Alvarez, Gnomon’s Founder and President, says: "We’re thrilled to now be able to accept applicants from around the globe into our Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Gnomon strives to cultivate the world’s best digital artists in support of the entertainment industry and this authorization allows us to enroll outstanding students regardless of their country of origin—opening the doors to previously untapped talent and excellence."

Gnomon’s full-time educational and vocational programs are taught on the school’s Hollywood campus, located in the heart of California’s entertainment industry. With state-of-the-art labs and studios, students receive first-rate instruction from the industry’s top working professionals in a production-like environment. Students are also offered opportunities to participate in industry related events, including studio presentations, “making of” events, user group meetings, gallery shows, and more.

Gnomon accepts new students year-round. Prospective students can currently apply to start during the 2019 Winter term or later. Visit our admissions page to learn more on application and registration periods. For registration inquiries, please email admissions(at)gnomon(dot)edu. For media inquiries, please direct emails to media(at)gnomon(dot)edu.


Gnomon offers a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry, with degree and vocational certificate programs, and individual courses for professional enrichment. Located in Hollywood, California, Gnomon's campus boasts nine high-tech computer labs, four drawing classrooms, a dedicated sculpture workshop, a greenscreen stage, as well as multiple student lounges and industry-inspired facilities to help aspiring artists feel at home in digital production. Learn more at

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