Enrollment Procedure

THE ANIMATION ACADEMY is a vocational training program. We help artists develop professional skills as they apply to animation and related fields.

THE ANIMATION ACADEMY offers DISTANCE LEARNING in CHARACTER DESIGN 1 through Skype. Flexible scheduling and one on one instruction. Master Class training. Contact the Academy if you'd like to enroll.

CHARACTER DESIGN 1 - Distance Learning through Skype - 8 weekly sessions - $495

For enrollment inquiries contact us at 818-848-6590.



Once you've decided to enroll in our program call The Animation Academy at 818-848-6590 to discuss placement in class.

Please have samples of your work ready for review prior to enrollment. We recommend having your work online and available for review.

When your enrollment is confirmed and you've been accepted into class, we can process your credit card payment by phone or you can mail a check or money order to:

2740 W. Magnolia Blvd. Suite 305
Burbank, CA 91505

Payment for Semester 21.5 must be made to secure your place in class. Cutoff date is August 16 2018 for all students.

Class fee must be paid in full to secure enrollment.

We accept Visa and Mastercard. Please call our office to process your payment at 818-848-6590

There will be a $35 charge for returned checks.


All reservations are based upon payment of the class fee. To secure your reservation payment must be made prior to the due date. Enrollment is based upon a first paid first booked basis.

No student will be allowed to start class unless the course fee is paid in full.

All classes will be closed to new enrollment once the first session is completed.

No class is open to observation.

Students are responsible for their own drawing materials and art supplies.

Credits from the successful completion of our courses may be transferable to other educational institutions. Check with your school administrator.


The Animation Academy does not offer makeup classes. Students are entirely responsible for their class attendance. Arranging for makeups upon request is offered by The Animation Academy as a courtesy. Makeup classes must be schedule during the semester you are currently enrolled in.

Each semester lasts for six sessions over two months with students renewing every other month when they continue in our program. There are two makeup sessions scheduled at the end of each semester. Students with perfect attendance may come in to the makeup sessions as bonus classes. It is important to attend classes during the semester / time period the student is enrolled in.

Requests for a makeup class must be made while the current semester the student is enrolled in is in progress. Requests for makeups will not be honored following the completion of the semester that the student is enrolled in. Students must arrange for a makeup class while the semester they are enrolled in is in progress. Students may attend class during a different session of the week than the class they are currently scheduled to attend. Makeups sessions are scheduled in advance. Students are not permitted to attend a makeup session without advance clearance.


The Animation Academy is in observance of the policies of the Bureau For Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education of the State of California.


Our fees are lower than the State of California mandates for oversight. The Animation Academy voluntarily complies to the refund guidelines for postsecondary and vocational schools.

A $100 non-refundable registration fee is included in the class fee for New Students and is deducted in case of a refund. A $75 non-refundable registration fee is deducted for Returning Students. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is deducted for Continuing Students.

Our refund policy is in accordance with the policies of the Bureau For Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education of the State of California, which is based upon a 60% pro rata system and requires written notification be made to The Animation Academy for a refund to be issued. Once 60% of the semester is completed the window for a refund is closed. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds after the first session has been completed. The remaining amount of the class fee is pro-rated and refunded per the sessions that have passed. Allow 30 business days for a refund to be issued.