Please contact an admissions representative to help you choose a program that's appropriate for you. To set up an appointment please contact us either via phone at 323-466-6663 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gnomon's high portfolio standards reflect our commitment to accept only the candidates we feel show immense potential to succeed, not only in our programs, but in the Visual Effects and Entertainment Industries. Interested applicants are encouraged to take advantage of our feedback, prior to officially submitting, by emailing samples to email@example.com.
What to Include
Your admissions portfolio should showcase your creativity and technical ability in collaboration, while reflecting your artistic interests and identity. Ideal portfolios will reflect a broad range of influences, styles and subject matter. While we welcome the addition of 3D work to your portfolio, emphasis is placed on more rudimentary forms of art and creativity. This includes, but is not limited to; anatomical studies, figurative and gestural pieces, hard surface and perspective renderings, traditional and digital paintings, sculpture, and graphic design. Examples of entertainment art are highly recommended and can include characters, environments, vehicles and props. Portfolios should contain between 15-20 samples of original artwork by the applicant for review.
We recommend showcasing your creative process through a range of sketches and renderings, including early concept design sketches, design variations, and finished renderings. Sketchbooks are a welcome addition and are considered a single piece. All pieces should be labeled with the approximate date of completion, the medium or software used, as well as any other information about the piece that will provide insight into how the piece was conceptualized and executed. Artwork created from reference must indicate so and give proper credit to reference sources. Other artists' work is not considered an appropriate reference source, with the exception of pieces created in 3D from 2D concepts. Artwork created directly from a tutorial is not considered an original piece and should not be submitted.
Presentation is a component of your portfolio that can either enhance or diminish your artwork. Artwork should be presented in a professional and organized fashion that is convenient to access and view. We accept many formats including personal URLs (no community portfolio websites please), DVDs, physical copies, books and PDF documents. Traditional artwork may be photographed and presented digitally, providing adequate lighting, cropping and image size considerations are made. Physical portfolio submissions must be labeled clearly with the applicant's name and contact information.
Submitting Your Portfolio
All portfolios can be sent digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical portfolios can be mailed to:
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Ste. 5430I
Los Angeles, CA 90038