CGMA Stories

Fall 2016 Student Gallery


Since 2017 has now come around, CGMA has been looking to work on self-improvement via recently minted resolutions. For a lot of students, this means becoming a better artist while for others, this means something else entirely. CGMA believes students won’t understand where they’re headed until they’re first reminded of how far they’ve come so it’s only fitting to display some of their student gallery from the last term of 2016.

“As each and every one of our students made their way through curated industry programs, rigorous instruction from top artists, and/or acquiring completely new techniques, we witnessed just how much our students enjoyed our approach to quality instruction. And for us, this has made all the difference”, said Manny Fragelus, Program Director for CGMA.

Environment Design

Fundamentals of Environment Design
Environment Design 1
Intro to Environment Sketching
Environment Design 2
Environment Sketching for Production
Intro to Environment Sketching


Analytical Figure Drawing
Head Drawing and Construction
Animal Drawing

Character Design

Character Design for Film and Games
Creature Design for Film and Games
Costume Design
Fundamentals of Character Design
Storyboarding for Animation
Character Design for Animation
Character Design for Production

Foundation & Design

Dynamic Sketching 1
Dynamic Sketching 2
Fundamentals of Design
Digital Painting
Fundamentals of Architecture Design
Anatomy of Clothing
Art of Color and Light

3D Character Arts Program

Program Page
Elective Classes

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CGMA Couch-Surfing


Remember couchsurfing? It was big thing a couple of years ago. Well, it’s not dead, and thanks to one of our most engaging students, the CGMA community is now more connected than ever!

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The Sheep in the Q&A


CGMA students and instructors live everywhere. It sparks funny stories, unexpected new friendships, and a network of international, highly motivated artists aspiring to be a part of a community that resembles them in its unicity. We thought it was about time we shared some of these stories.

Thomas was one of our first students. He lived in a small village in Austria where he taught art to high school students and raised a pet sheep on his farm in his downtime. On one particularly nice evening, during the class’s weekly Q&A, Thomas decided to take his laptop outside. Also present in the session were Nick, a student in Texas, and Jason Scheier, the instructor in Los Angeles. All participants had their microphones on so they could talk to each other.

ThomasKleinbergerWhat Thomas forgot, however, was that it was 6pm, the time he usually fed his sheep dinner. When he heard Thomas come outside, he started bleating loudly in anticipation of food. Meanwhile, Nick’s dog in Texas heard the noise through the video conference and started barking, causing the sheep bleat even more! Eventually, they had no other choice but to turn off their microphones since nobody could hear anything else than the cacophony of a dog digitally herding a stubborn, bleating sheep from more than 5000 miles away.

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