MFA Lab for ANM/VFX Now Open this Spring!

The MFA Lab for Animation & Visual Effects is now open!

Get one on one language and communications tutoring for ANM/VFX:

Midpoint Review
Final Review
Directed Studies

Who can go?  MFA students and MA students from their third semester on.

Where is it?  180 New Montgomery, 3rd Floor, Cubicle Two (outside Tom Bertino’s office and across from Yolanda Chen’s desk)

How can I go?  Make appointments at

Who will help me? Erika Weisbrich, EAP MFA Liaison for The School of Animation and Visual Effects

When are the appointments? Mondays and Fridays. See the schedule at

For more information on MFA Lab, click here:

For more information on your tutor/MFA Liaison, click here:

Meet Your EAP ANM/VFX Liaison!

See you soon in the MFA Lab!

Director Tom McGrath and Producer Ramsey Ann Naito Coming on March 2nd

DreamWorks 2017 Recent Grad Television Art Trainee Program

A Visit from BlueSky Studios on March 1st


GLAS Animation Festival (March 2-5, 2017)

GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 2-5, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Check out the list of special guests and screenings here.

Spring 2017 ANM ONLINE Director Town Hall Chat

Spring 2017 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat
Monday, February 27th @ 4:30pm Pacific Time

To participate, register here:
Can’t attend? You can request a recording here:
If you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online Help Desk:
Email:   Phone: 415.618.3545 or 1.888.431.ARTS

Meet Your EAP ANM/VFX Liaison!

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Meet Your Onsite ANM Directors (Thursday, 2/2)

Are you a new and lost ANM student? Do you have questions?

Meet your ONSITE ANM directors on…

Thursday (2/2) at 11am 79 New Montgomery, Theater

There won’t be candy, but there will be answers to your questions!


WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. Women in Animation has created this scholarship in her name to support students who demonstrate artistic talent and have a passion for animation. Every year, WIA awards a $1000 scholarship to one deserving animation student.


  1. Applicant must be a full or part-time student enrolled in an accredited college-level animation program in the United States with a career goal of becoming an animation professional.
  2. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a registered alien with the right to work in the United States.
  3. There is a $25 application fee for non-members.


WIA will begin accepting applications on January 15.

The deadline to apply is April 29.

Scholarship recipient will be announced on July 1.


  1. A portfolio, reel, or web address to online portfolio. Portfolio artwork should be copied and reduced to 8.5 by 11”. Do not send originals, as portfolios and/or reels will not be returned.
  2. A 500-word typed essay outlining educational and career goals.
  3. One written recommendation from a teacher or mentor.
  4. A copy of the applicants Student Identification Card

For more information, click here.