The Best Mentors

The Original, Online Animation School

Animation Mentor pioneered the concept of mentor-led, online education. Students in our animation program develop a one-to-one relationship with experienced professionals, working in the best studios around the globe. Mentors lead instruction in small, intense classes – no more than 9 students per class. Our mentors provide students with critical, up-to-the-minute insights into the industry, studio best-practices, technology tips and workflows. Students don't need to relocate to get an education from world-class educators. Using our cutting edge, proprietary technology, our Mentors provide live instruction, offer feedback and build lasting relationships with their students over the internet.

The Most Diverse Faculty of Instructors

Students at Animation Mentor can choose from the most diverse roster of professional animators at any educational institution in the world – we have over 100 mentors on our faculty! Our instructors come from the best studios in the world including:

The Highest Quality Instructors

Instructors at Animation Mentor undergo a vigorous screening and training process. This careful evaluation ensures that they are prepared to give our students the best education and the most for their money. Here's how it works:

  • Our mentors are almost exclusively referred to us by other professionals in the industry
  • We conduct a formal interview and scrutinize their demo reel. We carefully review their accomplishments, the quality of their work and their ability to provide mentorship to students.
  • Our mentor manager trains our instructors on the finer points of our educational methodology — including Live Review protocol, assignment flow, directorship, critiquing, class management, grading, and more
  • It doesn't stop there – our mentors are constantly trained to become better instructors and better resources for their students

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We’re all a lot alike.

At the heart of the Animation Mentor experience is the one-on-one relationship between students and mentors.