Many students find a true sense of community at Gnomon. Through numerous opportunities for engagement, students become part of a diverse community of artists, forging friendships that extend well beyond their studies. From social activities, support services, student-led clubs and academic mentorship, Gnomon strives to create a campus environment that embodies inclusivity, encouragement, and student success.
There are various on-campus, student-run clubs which provide an energetic community forum for collaboration, learning, and experience within specific disciplines. A staff or faculty liaison will help facilitate scheduling, speakers, and organization. Club activities include, but are not limited to: guest speakers, sketch events, career-specific lectures, and social gatherings. Students are welcome to join multiple clubs. Questions regarding student clubs may be directed to Student Affairs.
Student Council meets once per quarter to address any issues students may be experiencing. The Student Council is entirely voluntary and student-managed. Leadership is in the form of the Student Council Board. These students meet with the general student population at a minimum once per quarter. Following this meeting, the Board meets with its Staff Advisor to discuss topics addressed in the general meeting and collaborate on ongoing and future projects. Common topics covered in each meeting include student concerns, hardware/software issues, faculty/class issues, and facilities. Suggestions for future programming, which drive decision-making and strategic planning within the scope of student services are proposed to, and addressed by, Administration. Questions regarding student council may be directed to Student Affairs.
Prior to starting a full-time program at Gnomon, all accepted students must attend an orientation session. Orientation materials, including the Gnomon Student Catalog and disclosures, are distributed to students in advance. Materials are reviewed and questions are addressed in the orientation session. Orientation provides students with an overview of Gnomon’s policies, procedures, and the criteria for successful matriculation. At Orientation, students become acquainted with the campus, the staff, and their peers. Gnomon staff members explain different offices’ obligations, student assistance, and clarify students’ rights and responsibilities. The Gnomon Student Catalog is distributed during the Orientation.
Gnomon holds an all-student assembly on the Stage when appropriate. Students are provided lunch while given the opportunity to converse with Education staff and faculty, meet other students, discuss on- and off-campus activities, and receive any important updates relating to their programs.
Gnomon hosts a quarterly Student Mixer, providing the opportunity for new students to socialize and network. Present at the event are key staff members from Education, Placement, Administration, among others. Student Club and Student Council representatives also join to offer advice, critique, and share experiences.
Gnomon’s green screen stage regularly hosts inspiring and educational events featuring some of the entertainment industry’s most talented artists. Whether it’s a making-of feature showcasing the latest VFX techniques of blockbuster films and triple-A games to paneled discussions with industry leaders and award winners, events are a valuable experience for students and professionals alike. Attended by students, alumni, industry artists, recruiters, producers, and enthusiasts, every event offers a chance to network, create new opportunities, and build relationships.
Note: Due to the pandemic, stage events and other campus activities have temporarily moved to a virtual format to ensure the safety of our community.