Gnomon’s online individual courses are designed for artists seeking visual effects training direct from Hollywood with the added convenience of learning from home. Our live online courses put you in a virtual classroom with direct access to working industry professionals and your peers. Courses cover a variety of subjects within film, game, and visual effects production.

Online courses are only available to residents of California and those residing outside of the United States.

Courses are not vocational in nature and do not lead to a certificate/diploma.

Avocational courses may transfer into Gnomon’s vocational or degree programs. For more information, please contact Admissions at

  • Live, interactive, online classes
  • Instruction from industry professionals
  • Curricula and projects are geared toward providing students with relevant skills
  • Easy-to-use interface provides access to courses, homework, forums and more
  • Courses meet once per week for 10 weeks and are available four terms per year

The Registration period for Individual Courses for the 2020 Fall Term is Thursday, September 3rd through Sunday, October 18th.

"Gnomon understands that they are not just training students to use cutting edge technology, they are training artists to create with a fully realized tool-set that starts with their own well-grounded and developed artistic eye."

Madeleine Spencer — Instructor
Creature Designer/Texture Artist at Weta Digital

"Not only does Gnomon train you with state-of-the-art tools but more importantly, they train you in the art and fundamentals of creating visually stunning imagery. In an industry where the tools and software are constantly changing, I feel like that is the key reason Gnomon rises above all other schools."

Mike Zhang — Alumnus
Lighting TD at Sony Pictures Imageworks
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Learn from Home

Experience the same innovative training and instruction as our on-campus courses with the added convenience of learning from home.