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Here at CGMA we try to make everything as simple as possible. Listed below are our most popular questions about the course, payment and other related information. If you find that you have not discovered the answers you seek, please feel free to message us directly at email@example.com and a representative will be there to assist you.
In the event that you need to take a break between school terms (up to a maximum of 2 consecutive terms) you must notify our admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you won't be registering for courses next term. You will not be able to automatically register once you are absent a term or more. When you're ready to return, please notify our admissions department email@example.com at least one week prior to that term's open registration period (in order to receive your unique registration link). Since class space is limited, students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on course availability).
Notes to consider:
- During your break from the program, you will still have access to the website.
- If you have paid for the program's courses in advance, you will be able to transfer these funds to another term as long as your resuming term date is within the same fiscal year from your original purchase. You will be issued a refund minus an administration fee in the event that there are any unused funds in your account by the end of the year.
In general, there are no refunds for CGMA courses.
However, in case of an emergency, you must contact CGMA at least 5 days prior to the start of the course for a refund. Regardless of the situation, a 5% processing fee is incurred on all transactions. The contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org . You will be sent a form to fill out immediately to consider your request for refund.
Remember, that when you register for a class you hold a seat that cannot be transferred to another student once class starts, especially on a course that is filled to capacity. Any type of refund must be requested within the same fiscal year of the original purchase.
Nevertheless, here are some of the options that we provide to our CGMA students who may be experiencing emergencies special circumstances:
- Request of enrollment cancellation during the first week of a term could qualify for a refund, minus a 15% cancellation fee of the price of a term.
- Request of enrollment cancellation during the second week of a term (prior its 5th day) could qualify for a refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee.
- Request of a Class Transfer into the next term. Transfers from one term to the other may be allowed, however, an administrative fee equivalent to 20% of the course cost will be collected before the student can be confirmed on the next term's roster. Transfer must be requested within the first week of the term and a higher rate will apply if the transfer is approved and moves student's graduation date to a different fiscal year.
Ultimately, the decision to refund any amount of money will be made completely at CGMA Online's discretion.
However, should a student be unable to fulfill his/her course obligations due to illness, personal tragedy, jury duty, or military deployment, please write to us at email@example.com with your Name, Title of Enrolled Course, and the nature of your problem, and we will determine your refund eligibility on an individual basis. Keep in mind some documentation supporting your situation may be requested.
We currently do not have any financial aid at this moment for the 3d program. However, we recommend for those in need of financial assistance to seek personal/educational loans or participate in employee training reimbursement programs from their employers. We can help provide any documentation you may need to apply to certain programs in your area. Also, you can explore Paypal's "Bill me Later" feature. You can find more information about this offer here.
You can also use your credit card to purchase through Paypal without having to make an actual Paypal account, or try our new Payment Plan option.
Students who wish to split a single or multiple class purchase into two smaller installments, can now do so using this feature. At the time of final purchase students will be presented with the option to pay by either: "PayPal," "Credit Card," or through our new "Register with Installments" option. For existing students, this will be after you log in and make your class selection(s). For new students, this will be at the end of the registration form you complete after making your class selection(s). In either case, the rest is pretty simple. After making your class/course selection(s).
Since this is the first time we are rolling out this feature, we will only allow a two-part payment plan for now. The first half will be due immediately upon successful registration. The second half of the payment will be due no later than ten days before classes open. The second half of the installment payment will automatically be deducted from your payment source ten days before classes open. For the Fall term, any classes purchased by end of day Friday, September 30th, will have the second half of their payment processed on: October 14, 2016. Any classes purchased after Friday, September 30th, will have their second payment processed on: November 4, 2016. So please make sure that sufficient funds are available around these times (depending on when you paid) to prevent a disruption in your enrollment process.
*Please note that any Payment Plan transactions that qualify for a refund are subject to our standard 5% processing fee.
Grants & Tuition Reimbursements
Members can be any person who works in the motion picture, theatrical/stage, sound, and or supporting industries (i.e. producers, directors, technicians, basic crafts locals, etc.), and is a part of their associated labor organization. If you would like to find out if you qualify as a member, please call the CSATF at: 818.847.0040 Ext.1260, or visit there website.
CSATF is a non-profit organization that administers a variety of programs for the benefit of the motion picture and television industry. The Animation Guild is a labor organization that represents animation and visual effects artists.
This program, which is administered by the Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (the "Fund") on behalf of entertainment industry employers, has been created to provide reimbursements to qualified members (or payments to vendors) for certain eligible approved training expenses that you incur in connection with your employment.
In order to participate in the CSATTF Skills Training Grant program, CGMA students- who are Fund members -will need to provide the Fund with substantiation or proof that you, in fact, incurred the expenses for which you are receiving reimbursement (or for which the Fund is making payments to vendors). Proof of tuition from CGMA courses consist of either a copy of your PayPal receipt or a Certificate of Completion for the course. This substantiation must be submitted to the Fund within a reasonable time after the expense is incurred.
If you would like to file for tuition reimbursement, please download, fill out the latest Vendor Provided Training Skills Training Application here.
All forms should be submitted directly to CSATF.
In person or by mail to:
CSATF Attn: Skills Training
Here is the list of all CGMA courses with their CSATF Certified Training Program information. Please note that the grant will only cover 2/3rd's of the allowable amounts mentioned here.
|COURSE #||COURSE||AMOUNT||...............||COURSE #||COURSE||AMOUNT|
|2D1110||Perspective||$699.00||3D5525||Rigging Techniques: Cartoon to Realistic||$699.00|
|3D2210||Intro to Maya||$998.00||2D3311||Fundamentals of Environment Design||$699.00|
|2D1111||Dynamic Sketching 1||$699.00||3D5526||Advanced Matte Painting||$699.00|
|3D2211||Introduction to Environment Art||$998.00||2D3312||Environment Sketching for Production||$699.00|
|2D1112||Dynamic Sketching 2||$699.00||3D5527||Biomedical Imaging in 3D||$699.00|
|3D2212||Introduction to Zbrush||$499.00||2D3313||Environment Design 1||$699.00|
|2D1113||Analytical Figure Drawing||$699.00||3D5528||Environment Modeling||$699.00|
|3D2213||Introduction to Marvelous Designer||$499.00||2D3314||Environment Design 2||$699.00|
|2D1114||Animal Drawing||$699.00||3D5529||2D Concept Art - Creature Design||$599.00|
|3D2214||UE4 Modular Environments||$998.00||2D3315||Visual Development for Animation||$699.00|
|2D1115||Fundamentals of Design||$699.00||3D5530||Rigging the Body||$649.00|
|3D2215||Intro to Substance for Environments||$499.00||2D3316||Matte Painting||$699.00|
|2D1116||Environment Sketching||$699.00||3D5531||Animation for Crowds||$649.00|
|3D2216||Hair Creation and Styling||$749.00||2D3317||Vehicle and Mech Design||$699.00|
|2D1117||Digital Painting||$699.00||3D5532||Advanced Environment Design for Film||$649.00|
|3D5510||Body Mechanics||$699.00||2D4411||2D Animation: Body Mechanics||$699.00|
|2D1118||Fundamentals of Character Design||$699.00||3D5533||Compositioning in NUKE||$649.00|
|3D5512||Absolute Beginners||$699.00||2D4413||Anatomy of Clothing||$699.00|
|2D1119||The Art of Color and Light||$699.00||3D5534||Creating and Styling CG Hair||$649.00|
|3D5515||Scripting & Tool Dev. For Maya||$699.00||2D4414||Character Illustration for Film||$699.00|
|2D2210||Head Drawing and Construction||$699.00||3D5536||Digital Figure Painting||$599.00|
|3D5516||Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya||$499.00||3D1110||Production Modeling||$749.00|
|2D2211||Character Design for Animation||$699.00||3D5537||NukeX, NukeStudio & Modo in Commercials||$699.00|
|3D5517||Nuke Compositioning for 3D Artists||$699.00||3D1111||Anatomy for Production $||$1,498.00|
|2D2212||Costume Design||$699.00||3D5538||Environmental Texturing||$649.00|
|3D5518||Concept Art: From 2D to 3D||$699.00||3D1112||Animal Anatomy||$749.00|
|2D2213||Character Design for Production||$699.00||3D5539||Creating Comics: Drawing & Sketching||$649.00|
|2D2214||Storyboarding for Animation||$699.00||3D5540||Animating Creatures||$699.00|
|3D5520||Cloth Simulation||$699.00||3D1114||Character Casting $||$1,498.00|
|2D2215||Art Direction for Character Designers||$699.00||3D5541||3D Character Design||$999.00|
|3D5522||Becoming a Better Artist||$599.00||3D1115||Texturing||$749.00|
|2D2216||Creature Design for Film||$699.00||3D5542||Introduction to Environment Design for Film||$649.00|
|3D5523||Character Facial Rigging for Production||$699.00||3D1116||Texturing for Film/Cinematics||$749.00|
|2D2217||Character Design for Film||$699.00||3D5543||Asset Creation||$699.00|
|3D5524||Intro to Digital Matte Painting||$699.00||3D1117||Character Creation for Films/Cinematics $||$1,498.00|
|2D3310||Fundamentals of Architecture Design||$699.00||3D5545||Creating Comics: Illustration & Composition||$649.00|
|3D1118||Character Creation for Games||$1,498.00||3D5546||Realistic Character Texture Painting in Mari||$649.00|