209 West 520 North, Orem UT 84057; 801 765-7677
Hours of operation: 9 am – 5 pm Mountain Standard Time
Facilities: AnimSchool is an ALL ONLINE SCHOOL. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL FACILITY FOR INSTRUCTION. Students must provide their own computer and in certain scenarios, may need to purchase educational version of 3D animation software. AnimSchool is part of a free software program with Autodesk. As long as that is in force, Autodesk Maya software can be obtained for free for all program students.
Faculty listing as of 1/2020: Justin Barrett, Anthea Kerou, Alexander Snow, Tyler Kakac, Kent Alfred, Christopher Dias, Kelly Vawter, Manuel Bover, Anand Somasonduran, Louaye Moulayess, Daniel Paul, Morgan Greene, Jarrod Showers, Gwilym Morris, Jean-Luc Delhougne, Benn Garnish, John Paul Rhinemiller, Rahul Dabholkar, Seth Kendall, Brock Boyts, Scott McWhinnie, Hugo Hernandez, Luke Randall, Tyler Phillips, John Vassallo, Matthew Shepherd, Mitchell Yager, Luis Labrador, Charles Ellison, Daria Jerjomina, Walter Yoder, Brien Hindman, Marin Petrov, Joshua Tsukamoto, Juan Pablo Chen, Brandon May, Rafael Chies
State Registration: AnimSchool is REGISTERED UNDER THE UTAH POSTSECONDARY PROPRIETARY SCHOOL ACT (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student's responsibility to determine whether the credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers' training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. AnimSchool is in the process of becoming accredited by national accreditor, ACCSC. AnimSchool is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Accordingly, you should not expect AnimSchool class credits to transfer to other schools. You should apply to AnimSchool only if you believe it will offer the education you seek, and not with the intent to transfer credits later to a different college or university.
Tuition of Full Track + Program (without Intro Maya): $11,340.
Tuition of Single Course: $1,620.
Registration fee: $125
Cost of books per program: Approximately $100 (optional)
Qualifying applicants can get preapproved for a private student loan from lender ClimbCredit.
AnimSchool partner ClimbCredit offers student loans for our students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. International students may also qualify with a U.S. co-borrower.
If you qualify, get pre-approved for a ClimbCredit student loan here:
Through ClimbCredit, students can start off with low interest-only payments with full payments starting only after 27 months, or start full payments right away.
Options for ClimbCredit loans:
Non-Deferred Payments (principal payments begin when starting - higher payments, lower overall cost)
Payment amounts vary based on credit score and length of loan, ranging from $243-420 monthly.
Deferred Payments (interest only payments until expected graduation - lower initial payments, higher overall cost)
Payment amounts vary based on credit score and length of loan. During up to 27 months, the payments can be from $77-144. After deferred period ends after anticipated graduation, payments increase to full monthly payments of $330-420.
We have an optional "EasyPay" payment method for program students which spreads out the payments to bring the monthly cost down.
Cancellation policy: After registering for the school, signing the enrollment agreement, and paying the otherwise non-refundable $125 registration fee, visiting the internal student website, students have three business days to change their mind and withdraw from the school. They are then eligible for a full refund of all fees and any tuition paid, including the otherwise non-refundable registration fee.
After the three day period, students may withdraw after they login and are able to download AnimSchool educational course materials (and are then considered in receipt of AnimSchool course materials) and before they participate in AnimSchool classes (including General Reviews, Atriums, Workshops, Class Recordings, and Art/Drawing classes) until one week before classes begin, for a full refund, minus the non-refundable registration fee.
At any point in a term: Once enrolled in a term, students have until that term begins to opt out. During the first week of a term, students can withdraw from the term or school but because AnimSchool has already employed their instructors for the term, students are obligated to pay 1/3 of the agreed-upon tuition for the term, even if they cannot participate in the term.
After the first week of a term ends, 11:59pm Saturday Mountain Time, or after having accessed or downloaded the school’s animation rigs or class materials for the course, students can withdraw but are obligated to pay 2/3 of the agreed-upon tuition for the term. While a term is underway, after the first week, students wanting to switch out of a term and re-enter next term may do that, but as stated will forfeit at minimum 2/3 of the tuition for that term. If it is beyond the 7th week of the term, there is no credit issued; the full tuition is charged.
After the first week of a term ends, 11:59pm Saturday Mountain Time, or after having accessed or downloaded the school’s animation rigs or class materials for the course, students can withdraw but are obligated to pay 2/3 of the agreed-upon tuition for the term.
While a term is underway, after the first week, students wanting to switch out of a term and re-enter next term may do that, but as stated will forfeit at minimum 2/3 of the tuition for that term. If it is beyond the 7th week of the term, there is no credit issued; the full tuition is charged.
At any point during a term, students may withdraw from AnimSchool. Regardless of the payment method, students are obligated to pay for that term’s tuition, according to the policies described. If they have paid for the term already, (after the first week) they may be eligible for a maximum refund of 1/3 of the tuition for the term, minus a $75 withdrawal fee. (If it is beyond the 7th week of the term, there is no credit issued). (This assumes additional class sessions were not attended after the withdrawal request). Registration or other fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal can be initiated by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 801 765-7677 with a clear request for withdrawal. Any cancellation or withdrawal refund payments will be issued within 30 days.
Refunds are calculated based on the term week of the stated withdrawal request (assuming no additional classes were attended after the request or school assets accessed or downloaded), beginning Sunday midnight and ending Saturday before midnight Mountain Time, communicated via AnimSchool Private Message, email, or phone.
Surety bond: AnimSchool is bonded under the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, protecting students from fraud or abuse by AnimSchool. The Utah Division of Consumer Protection can be contacted at: email@example.com 160 East 300 South, Second Floor. SM Box 146704, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6704 Phone: 801-530-6601 Toll-Free: 1-800-721-SAFE
Length of Program: 12 months
Length of Program Track (Prerequisite classes and Program classes): 21 months
Length of Single Course (Express): 11 weeks
To apply for AnimSchool, prospective students need to (1) be 18 years or older the first week of class, (2) have a High School diploma, a G.E.D., or its foreign equivalent (applicants must upload one or a college transcript), (3) have basic computer skills on Windows or Mac.
In addition, if students do not have a working knowledge of Autodesk Maya they need to become very familiar with the software before their first term begins. Otherwise, they need to enroll in our Introduction to Maya course for their first term.
Students also must have a computer capable of running Autodesk Maya. See section 9.1 Hardware and Software Requirements.
3D Animation Track
The 3D Animation Track consists of Class 1-3. To be admitted to the 3D Animation Track, applicants must show artistic talent, and typically 3D software ability and animation ability or potential.
3D Animation Program
The 3D Animation Program consists of Class 4-7. To be admitted to the 3D Animation Program, applicants must show proficiency at animating using the basic principles and solid body mechanics. Applicants or students registering in class 4-7 have their assignment or portfolio reviewed by the Review Board for consideration.
3D Character Track
The 3D Character Track consists of Class 1-3. To be admitted to the 3D Character Track, applicants must show artistic talent, and typically 3D software ability and modeling or rigging ability or potential.
3D Character Program
The 3D Character Program consists of Class 4-7. To be admitted to the 3D Character Program, applicants must show proficiency in modeling and at least basic proficiency in rigging. Applicants or students registering in class 4-7 have their assignment or portfolio reviewed by the Review Board for consideration.
Graduation requirements: To graduate, a student must first be enrolled in the 3D Animation Program Track or 3D Character Program Track and complete the prerequisite courses to be accepted into one of the 12-month Programs. Students must complete the required or elective courses, each with a C grade or higher. If they fail to pass with a C grade or higher, they will need to retake the course (or in the Character Program, alternate course) at their cost. The last step is to alert AnimSchool administration of the student's readiness to graduate, and a review of their work by a member of the AnimSchool Review Board, who may approve for the student for graduation or recommend additional steps. In addition, students must abide by the standards of conduct and resolve any such issues, probation status, or non-payment status.
Graduate employment rates:
AnimSchool Graduation and Employment Rates for the most recent period:
Reporting Period March 2019
Graduates starting programs during the year: June 2016-May 2017
Employment Rates (graduates employed in the animation field within the reporting period, ~6 months after graduating):
Overall Employment Rate: 86%
30 employed out of 35 available for employment from the most recent period.
3D Animation Program (12 months): 75%
3D Character Program (12 months): 91%
Graduation Rates (students graduate program within 150% of program length):
Overall Graduation Rate: 54%
36 graduated out of 65 available for graduation from the most recent period.
3D Animation Program (12 months): 47%
3D Character Program (12 months): 81%
Overall: 36 graduated out of 65 available for graduation from that period.
Easy Pay Programs were a small cohort of 1 due to the transition from our previous 21 month program. We are just beginning to be able to report on the new EasyPay results.
Reporting Period March 2019
Graduates starting programs during the year: September 2015-August 2016
Graduation Rates (students graduate program within 150% of program length):
Easy Pay 3D Animation Program (18 months): 0 out of 1: 0%
Note: The Programs are 12 months in length after 9-12 months in preparatory classes to qualify. The entire courses of study are 21-24 months in length.
The EasyPay Programs are 18 months in length after 15 months of preparatory classes to qualify.