Working together for our students
The ACME Network. Animation Mentor and The ACME Network are proud to announce a partnership to provide animation scholarships to young and talented animators. Both organizations have committed to working together to give back and bring ongoing education opportunities to young people across the U.S.
The partnership will offer scholarships to Animation Mentor’s Maya Workshop: Animation Basics course. This six-week workshop was designed by industry professionals to introduce beginning animators to Autodesk Maya software and teach them to use the specific tools used in character animation. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding ACME students on the basis of their work, their participation as “peer mentors”, and the recommendations of both their classroom instructors and ACME. Alumni from the Animation Mentor program will be offering commentary and constructive criticism to members of The ACME Network. These working professional animators will visit The ACME Network’s online campus weekly to share their perspectives, insights and advice as well as build meaningful mentoring relationships with members of the ACME community.
The ACME (Art, Communication, & Media in Education) Network is an award-winning, non-profit online mentoring community that brings together students, teachers, and industry experts to help students become effective innovators, communicators, and leaders within today’s creative economy. ACME students develop social responsibility and gain college-ready, job-ready, and lifelong learning skills. Through professional and peer critique of their media projects, students not only learn state-of-the art industry standards and practices, but also develop the professional behaviors and capacity necessary to succeed in any job setting. Moreover, ACME’s “Pay-It-Forward” environment inspires students to serve as “peer mentors” – providing constructive feedback to other community members on an ongoing basis.
Read more about our partnership with The ACME Network.
If you are interested in the scholarship, contact your instructor at
The ACME Network for more information.
Autodesk, Inc. Students in our Animation Fundamentals use Autodesk® Maya® extensively. Autodesk has also sponsored many Animation Mentor events, including our webinars and educational events.
We are proud to sponsor CG Monks in their development of Morpheus 2.0, along with their work on an exclusive Animation Mentor character scheduled for release this fall.
We are honored to work with CGCircuit as a preferred partner for character rigging needs. CGCircuit provided all rigging for our new animation character, Hatch!
Kayla and Kyle, new rig additions to Animation Mentor were created and rigged by Josh Sobel Rigs. Available to all our students.
Boutique23 provides new dynamic characters from their library to our students.
Our friends at Rhino House have an incredible library of animal reference footage that an essential resource for any animator. Animation Mentor students enjoy a discount on Rhino House’s library of reference footage!
Our partnership with fxphd ensures that our animation students have access to important VFX media throughout the curriculum, particularly in our Creatures Animation workshops.
Thanks to our partnership with FX Elements, Animation Mentor students have access to high-end visual effects stock footage.
We worked closely with industry professionals from major studios and production houses in the development of our curriculum and our exclusive production pipeline. In addition, many of these industry professionals serve as mentors to directly teach the Animation Mentor curriculum.
Become a Partner
Please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Beck at 510-450-7220 to discuss our Partner Plan and its benefits to your company.