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School Profile For:

Animation Mentor

School Information

Animation Mentor
1400 65th Street
Suite 250
United States
(T) +(1) 510 450 -7200
(F) +(1) 510 450-7272

General Email:
Web Address:

Contact Information

Main Program Contact:
Julia Campbell
Admissions Lead
(T) +(1) 877 326-4628
(F) +(1) 877 450-7272

Program Information

Degree Categories:
Certificate, Diploma

Number of Students:
over 900

Number of Foreign Students:
over 400

Teacher / Student Ratio:
1 to 14

Year Program First Started:

Cost Per Credit:
Classes begin at $1,999

Fees / Tuition Information:
Classes range from $1,999 to $2,7999. Associated fees include $75 registration fee and $99 lab fee.

Financial Aid Information:
Private student loans are available for students. Click here for more information on loans:

Payment plans are available for those who qualify. Please email for more information.

Entrance Requirements:
A student must:

Be 18 years or older upon the first day of class.

Have a good understanding of the English language, as our classes are only offered in English at this time.

Be a high school graduate or have a GED or the foreign equivalent to a high school graduate.

Have intermediate computer software skills.

Meet the minimum system requirements (see below).

Achieve a passing score on a basic aptitude test (Wonderlic test). This measures basic understanding in math and verbal skills. Once we receive your application, you will be sent this test.

To get started, complete and submit an online application. An Admissions Counselor will then contact you to complete the enrollment process. The online application is available at

Facilities / Equipment:
Suitable for Windows XP and MAC OSX.

Windows: XP, Vista and Vista 64 bit, 7
Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
Preferred – Latest Chrome / Safari / Firefox
Supported – Internet Explorer 8.0
Flash Player 10
Acrobat Reader
QuickTime Pro
Broadband Internet: 256k minimum

MacOS X with an Intel Processor
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
Preferred – Latest Chrome / Safari / Firefox
Flash Player 10
Acrobat Reader
QuickTime Pro
Broadband Internet: 256k minimum

Program Description:
Animation Mentor is an online school focused on animation and VFX classes taught by industry professionals within the first fully-distributed production pipeline of a studio school. The programs and curriculum teach the exact skill set that film, animation, and visual effects studios seek — the ability to professionally collaborate and apply studio best practice workflows within a studio production pipeline and across multiple disciplines — and do so in a customized, affordable, and quick fashion. Students work collaboratively on an online production and leverage the full capability of the state-of-the-art, patent-pending AMP™ Studio Production Pipeline. This design replicates the current industry trend of making films within a fully-distributed pipeline. For more information, please visit

Faculty Description:
Animation Mentor has strong relationships with some of the best animators from major studios. The school also hires mentors who freelance or own their companies. The mentors provide valuable inspiration, guidance, and real-world experiences that enable students to succeed as a professional animator in a studio environment.

For a complete list of our current mentors, visit our site at

Alumni Information:
Currently 220 and growing. Studios include Pixar Animation Studios (U.S.), Industrial Light & Magic - ILM (U.S.), Sony Pictures Imageworks (U.S.), Walt Disney Animation Studios (U.S.), DreamWorks Animation SKG (U.S.), Electronic Arts (U.S.), Blue Sky Studios (U.S.), Tippett Studios (U.S.), Aardman Animations (England), Action Synthèse (France), Activision/Shaba Games (U.S.), Bardel Entertainment (Canada), Bungie Games (U.S.), Furia Digital (Spain), Disney Interactive (U.S.), Glasgow Animation (Scotland), HuHu Studios (New Zealand), Ilion Animation Studios (Spain), Iloura Digital Pictures (Australia), Kerozin (Slovenia), Laika Entertainment (U.S.), LucasArts (U.S.), Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Microsoft (U.S.), Molinare (England), Tata Elxi Limited (India), Ubik Visual Effects (Italy), Ubisoft Entertainment (France), Vetor Zero (Brazil) and more.

Career Placement Information:
Animation Mentor offers career service assistance to all of our graduates. Career Services maintains an excellent working relationship with many of the animation studios and other companies within the animation industry. Before students graduate they will have an opportunity to meet with Career Services, which will work with students to help them prepare to enter the job market. After graduation, Career Services will continue to work with graduates to help them find the right job.

Last Edited: Wednesday May 08, 2013

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