How to Apply & Register

Join the Animation Mentor Community

Start Your Animation Journey

Want to be an animator? You’re two steps away from making that happen. Let’s begin!

Core Character Animation Courses

If you are interested in starting the Character Animation Courses, you will need to apply to Animation Mentor for admittance. If you are accepted, you may then register for class. If you’re new to the school or have not taken a Character Animation Course with us before, applications are required for the following classes: Animation Basics, Body Mechanics, Advanced Body Mechanics, Introduction to Acting, Advanced Acting, and Feature Animation Acting & Polish. Applying to Animation Mentor is free, but tuition fees are required to attend our courses and workshops.

Animation Basics

Body Mechanics

Advanced Body Mechanics

Introduction to Acting

Advanced Acting

Feature Animation Acting & Polish

Apply & Be Accepted
Fill Out an Application

It only takes 10 minutes and it’s free!

  1. Fill out this application form.
  2. Be sure to include a detailed essay that explains why you want to become an animator. This is key to the evaluation process for acceptance.
  3. Submit the application.

Was I Accepted?

Our student success coaches will let you know within 1-2 business days if you’ve been accepted to the school.

Advanced Placement

Already have character animation experience? Jump ahead to the more advanced courses. Learn more about advanced placement.

Register & Pay

Register for Your Course or Workshop

Registration for the Character Animation Courses open 8 weeks prior to the next term’s start. We’ll let you know when it’s open.

Choose Your Mentor and Time

You have the option to choose any available mentor or time for the course or workshop in which you’re enrolling.

Pay for the Course

You have the option to pay in full or deposit $500 to save your seat. Interest-free payment plans are also available and you can choose to pay in 2, 3, or 4 installments throughout the term.


There is no need to apply for any of the workshops we offer, simply register before the deadline. Workshops are available at 12 and 6-week intervals.

Register & Pay

Register for Your Workshop

There’s no need to apply if you take our 6 or 12-week workshops.

Pay for Your Workshop

All workshops must be paid in full. Interest-free payment plans are only available for the Creature Animation Workshops.

6-Week Workshops

Maya Workshop: Animation Basics

Cartoony Animation

Game Animation Fundamentals

Game Animation: Combat Attacks

Previsualization Basics for Animators

2D Animation for Beginners

2D Animation: Walk Cycles & Character Movement

Introduction to Digital Painting

Visual Development : Principles of Design

Storyboarding 01: Fundamentals

Storyboarding 02: Intermediate

12-Week Workshops

Creature Animation: Locomotion

Creature Animation: Fight or Flight

Introduction to Character Modeling

3D Character Modeling 02 for Games