How to Apply & Register

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Start Your Animation Journey

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

Animation Programs

If you are interested in starting the Character Animation Program or the Game Animation Program, 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, Game Animation: Mechanics & Interactive Gameplay, Game Animation: Dynamic Action & Combat, and Game Animation: Cinematic Cutscenes. 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

Game Animation: Mechanics & Interactive Gameplay

Game Animation: Dynamic Action & Combat
Game Animation: Cinematic Cutscenes
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 opens for the Animation Programs 8 weeks prior to the next term’s start. We’ll let you know when it’s open.

Choose Your Mentor and Time

You can select your preferred mentor and choose the most convenient time for the course or workshop you are registering for.

Pay for the Course

To reserve your seat, a $500 payment is required. Following this, you can either pay the remaining amount before the term starts, or take advantage of our interest-free payment plans.


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

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