Workshop Costs and Payment Options

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Animation Workshop costs are very low for a fully interactive class.
Animation Workshop Costs
Animation Workshop costs are very affordable.
Each course lasts a term of 11 weeks. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars. If students do not pass a class, AnimationWorkshops strongly recommends they retake that course (at their own expense) before continuing to a more advanced workshop.
There is a one-time application fee of $50, which is non-refundable under most scenarios.
Students must supply their own computer hardware and 3D animation software. The personal computer can cost a few hundred to over a thousand dollars.
Decide how you want to pay
Each Term, Monthly
Pay Per Term
$600*
Pay Monthly
$200*
Pay Per Term $600 per term
Students can choose to pay each term. This is not an automatic payment; they must submit payment Manually each term.
Pay Monthly $200 per month
Our pay-per-month option allows students the flexibility of splitting the term tuition rate into 3 equal payments, to be paid over the term. There are no extra fees for this service, although we do require a tuition deposit and Automatic Payment setup.
Students on the monthly payment option must maintain a valid credit or debit card on the account. Upon acceptance to Animation Workshops, Monthly payment students pay 1 month's tuition deposit which is held on account for the student's final month of classes. Their 1st monthly tuition payment is then due on the 25th of the month before the term begins. Payments will be drawn each month automatically, unless paused or stopped.
Recommended Books
Students may want to read these helpful books for 3D animation, modeling and rigging. They are not required for the classes.
Animation Workshops
The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas $40
The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams $20
Character Animation Crash Course! By Eric Goldberg $23
Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 1 and 2 by Walt Stanchfield $40
The Visual Story by Bruce Block $23
Film Directing Shot by Shot by Steven Katz $20
Draw the Looney Tunes by Dan Romanelli $23
Timing For Animation by Tom Sito $20
Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior by Desmond Morris $12
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life by Paul Eckman $11
Character Workshops
The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression by Gary Faigin $17
Constructive Anatomy by George Bridgman $9
Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form by Eric Goldfinger $51
Python in a Nutshell by Alex Martelli $27
Complete Maya Programming - Part I $35
Complete Maya Programming - Part II $51
python.org free
Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right by Jason Osipa $32
Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition) $41 ISBN-10: 0321316312
Refunds, Withdrawal, Cancellation, Late Payments and Taking a Break
Read all policies regarding payments
Refunds, Withdrawal, Cancellation
After registering for a workshop, students have three business days to change their mind and withdraw from the school.
They are eligible for a full refund of workshop fees paid, including the otherwise non-refundable registration fee.
After the three day period, students may withdraw before they participate in Animation Workshop classes until one week before classes begin, for a full refund, minus the non-refundable registration fee.
Students registering for a workshop in a term need to stay with the class during that term, regardless of how their schedules change, or their situations otherwise change. When they enroll in a term, they should be sure that they can fully commit, and complete that term. Students should be sure to have the time and resources to fully participate for the 11 weeks. If unsure about their ability to participate, students have until just before the term begins to withdraw.
At any point in a term: Once enrolled in a term, students have until that term begins to opt out. During the first week of a term, students can withdraw from the term or school but because Animation Workshops has already employed their instructors for the term, students are obligated to pay 1/3 of the cost for the term, even if they cannot participate in the term.
After the first week of a term ends, 11:59pm Saturday Mountain Time, or after having accessed or downloaded the animation rigs or class materials for the workshop, students can withdraw but are obligated to pay 2/3 of the agreed-upon fees for the term.
While a term is underway, after the first week, students wanting to switch out of a term and re-enter next term may do that, but as stated will forfeit at minimum 2/3 of the tuition for that term. If it is beyond the 7th week of the term, there is no credit issued; the full cost is charged.
At any point during a term, students may withdraw from an Animation Workshop. Regardless of the payment method, students are obligated to pay for that term’s fee, according to the policies described. If they have paid for the term already, (after the first week) they may be eligible for a maximum refund of 1/3 of the cost for the term, minus a $75 withdrawal fee. (If it is beyond the 7th week of the term, there is no credit issued). (This assumes additional class sessions were not attended after the withdrawal request). Registration or other fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal can be initiated by emailing: admin@animationworkshops.com with a clear request for withdrawal. Any cancellation or withdrawal refund payments will be issued within 60 days.
Refunds are calculated based on the term week of the stated withdrawal request (assuming no additional classes were attended after the request or school assets accessed or downloaded), beginning Sunday midnight and ending Saturday before midnight Mountain Time, communicated via email.
Payments
New students must pay before the term begins, in order to enroll. Enrolled students must keep their payments current to maintain status at Animation Workshops and retain access to the student website and assets. To register in a particular class for the following term, existing students must be current with their fees.
Existing students must pay for the upcoming term by the 25th of the month before classes start. Students who fail to pay within 7 days of that date will be subject to a $35 late fee and have their access restricted to the student website. Students should then call or email the Payments Department, at payments@animationworkshops.com to bring their account current and resume student status. If students need to arrange a different due date, the Payments Department can work with them as long as it is within the seven day grace period. Existing students who fail to pay for the current term must contact the Payments Department and arrange payment to avoid having their account suspended.
Students on the monthly payment option must maintain a valid credit or debit card on the account. Monthly payments will be withdrawn automatically on the 25th of each month. If a card is declined during the attempt at processing, the student will be notified by email and they will have seven days to make a manual payment on the Animation Workshops website, or be assessed a $35 late fee. If students need to arrange a different date for the automatic payment, the Payments Department can arrange that as long as it is within the seven day grace period. Following the seven days, monthly payment students must contact the Payments Department at payments@animationworkshops.com to arrange payment and avoid having their account suspended.
Students paying monthly must pay a Class Deposit, which is equal to the monthly fee payment amount. This deposit is due at the time students register for a class. The first monthly tuition payment will be then be due the 25th of the month before classes start, regardless of the time between payments. The 2nd payment will be due the 25th of the following month, and the Class Deposit will then be credited to the last month of the term or last month of workshop participation. If students get that deposit refunded, then wish to take another workshop the following term, they will need to pay another Class Deposit. A $35 late fee will be assessed if any of these payments are not paid within seven days of the payment due date. If students need to arrange a different date for the automatic payment, the Payments Department can arrange that as long as it is within the seven day grace period. Following the seven days, monthly payment students must contact the Payments Department at payments@animationworkshops.com to arrange payment and avoid having their account suspended.
Autodesk offers free software for all students
The educational package, Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation, includes Maya, Mudbox, and other programs.
The educational package, Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation, includes Maya, Mudbox, and other programs. Instructions for downloading will be issued to students after registration.
Fast "basic broadband" internet access is required. For best results, students need download speeds of 1.5 Mbps or more and upload speeds of 1.2 Mbps or more. This will allow all students and the teacher to web-conference together in class. To find out the speeds you are experiencing on your computer and connection, go to a website such as www.speedtest.net and hit the Begin Test button.
A microphone and webcam are required. You need to use a microphone and webcam to talk to the teachers and students. Online classes often work best with headphones as well, but they are not required. A webcam is also used to take a picture of drawn assignments, and record live planning for animated scenes.
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