To my surprise, Gnomon School of Visual Effects raised their tuition for their previously comparable computer graphics by a whopping $20,000. It is now $66,000, which does NOT count room, board, parking, supplies etc.
What has changed is that the new program is called Digital Production for Entertainment. It consists of two full years, instead of the previous 7 quarters, and consists of four different tracks:
- Modeling and Texturing
- Character Animation
- Visual Effects Animation
- 3d Generalist
They also have a combined Digital Productions and Entertainment design program for three years totaling a whopping $81,000… Even their 9 week Maya intensive program went up from $9,000 to $10,675.
The advantage is that if you want to specialize in one of these areas, you can. However, I am beginning to wonder if getting a three year program at SCAD or Ringling would be the better deal now, especially with more scholarship money available from these institutions. Just a heads up for everyone interested in Gnomon.