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AnimSchool offers a full-powered, balanced education in 3D! Apply to AnimSchool to learn from the best working professionals online.

AnimSchool's mission is to be the premiere online school for the broader world of 3D animation. AnimSchool is the premiere online school for learning the arts of rigging and modeling -- making characters!

Applying to AnimSchool takes several steps. Here is what you should have ready to begin!

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Download the current AnimSchool catalog and review the contents. This is a detailed document covering how AnimSchool works and school policies.

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Decide which payment method you'll use. You can pay per term, per month, or using Easy Pay. For more details, see the Tuition and Fees page.

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Decide which program track you'd like to apply to! AnimSchool offers two different courses of study in computer animation. Each program has THREE prerequisite courses plus Introduction to Maya, if applicable. After passing the introductory level courses students apply for a place in one of our programs.

  • In the 3D Animation program, you learn how to animate at a feature film level. A limited amount of character-making skills are also taught. In later classes students choose between advanced film animation and gaming animation courses.
  • In the 3D Character Program, you learn how to make characters, from modeling to rigging. A limited amount of animation is also included. In later classes, students have a choice of classes, learning about advanced sculpting, more technical scripting and tools or lighting and environmental modeling.
  • No program. I just want to take an individual class, Express style.
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Write a one paragraph description of your goals in learning 3D at AnimSchool. We would like to admit those most committed to completing a program of study. You will be asked to paste your goal statement during the application process.

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Post your art online. If you have not made any 3D or 2D characters or animation yet, that is fine. In that case, post any of your drawings or visual arts abilities at a web file service such as http://www.mediafire.com, or other direct web location. Be prepared to post the link during the application process.

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The state requires that students sign an enrollment agreement. Review a sample here. You will need to type your name at the bottom of the enrollment agreement. This is the digital equivalent of signing the agreement.

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You will need to agree to the AnimSchool.com website Terms of Use Agreement.

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Find your High School diploma (or equivalent) or college transcripts or degree, and scan it in. You will need to upload it during the application process. These documents may be uploaded in English or in Spanish, or must be translated and certified to be accepted.

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There is an application fee of $125. This is non-refundable after 3 days. You will need to pay that now to apply. Paying tuition does not have to be done now. For monthly and EasyPay, your first monthly tuition payment is due upon acceptance to AnimSchool, then your remaining Monthly payments will be withdrawn automatically on the 25th day of each month beginning the week before the first month of classes.

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Due to legislation in some states, we are unable to currently accept students from certain states. Click here for a listing of the affected states.

User Information

Name Prefix:

First Name:


Middle Name:

Last Name:


Date of Birth:


* You must be 18 years of age or older on the start date of the term they are applying for (7/2/2017).

User Name:




Confirm Password:


User Contact Information



Address Line 1:


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ZIP/Postal Code:


Phone 1:


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Phone 3:

E-Mail 1:


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Time Zone:

Please provide a link to your art, of any kind, that is posted on the web. This can be scanned drawings, animation, 3D renderings, etc. You can easily post things for free at webpages like mediafire.

Artwork Link:


Student Essay

Please add a short essay describing your inspirations for getting into the field of 3D animation, your level of motivation, and intention to complete the program of study. (Express students, can omit that last part.) 

We recommended that to write it elsewhere and paste it into this field – because data typed into a field like this is subject to getting lost.


3D Experience:

Please let us know how long you have worked with the following programs:

3ds Max:
Other: (List software and times)

How did you hear about AnimSchool?   *

Student Referral:

Emergency Contact Information

Contact Name:

Emergency Contact Number:

Proof of High School Graduation

Please upload a copy of your High School diploma, GED or the Non-US equivalent. Documents that are not in English must be translated and certified to be accepted.

Allowed File Types:
  • Word document (.doc or .docx)
  • .jpeg or .jpg
  • .pdf
  • .png
  • .zip

Site and Membership Agreements

Terms of Use


Download AnimSchool Catalog

(Enrollment Agreement will be generated after you select a program, in the next part.)

Student Application Part 1 of 4: Account Set Up Form

Part 1: Account Set Up Form
Part 2: Enrollment Selection
Part 3: Payment Information
Part 4: Sign Site-Use / Enrollment Agreement

"Online reviews with some of the best animators in the world who really take the time to look at your work." –Mark B.

"Now I know how to make animation better, appealing. After AnimSchool, I feel empowered." –Carlos R.

"AnimSchool has allowed me to advance in a career that is filled with opportunities" –Carlos G.

"I’ve learned so much and I’m really happy I chose AnimSchool! It’s pretty cool that I get to work on characters I love...I’m thrilled that I get to model, rig and animate Donald Duck’s nephews for a Disney project." –Nanda D.

"Without knowing anything about Maya 2 ½ years ago and be able to do these sort of things today – makes me really proud!" –Martin S.

"I didn’t know crap about 3D animation before I got here, so it’s really cool! I have an animation job now." –Maikoe A.

"I finished school, got a job and was promoted to Animation Supervisor--all because of AnimSchool." –Dimitar B.

"I've learned a lot from all the professional animators at AnimSchool! Their stories about daily work in major studios and productions worldwide made the profession come alive for me." –Imelda A.

"I had done commercials and worked on TV for 5 years, but during my first class at AnimSchool I realized that I didn’t know how to animate yet! This was just so different!" –Daniel J.

"I am now comfortable with modeling, character creation and rigging in Maya. Before AnimSchool, I didn’t know how to rig anything." –Richitos M.

"Even though it’s an online school it feels like a whole community of people who I have never met before but became really good friends with...it’s simply the BEST!" –Dilen S.

"The instructors are among the best. They have been super kind with me - they not only taught me how to animate better, they also pushed me to become a good team member." –Carlos A.

"From class to class I could see a marked improvement in my work." –Maxim K.