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Gnomon Approved to Give Student Visas

Gnomon School of Visual Effects has been approved by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) to enroll non-immigrant M-1 students and to issue I-20s. Eligible foreign students may now receive visas to attend Gnomons High-End Computer Graphics Certificate Program or Maya Fast Track Program.

This is such an important step for us, said Kristin Bierschbach, Gnomons director of administration. Because of the quality of our programs and instructors, students from all over the world want to come to Gnomon. Now they can.

Gnomons Certificate Program is an in-depth education in the computer, production and traditional art skills. The Maya Fast Track Program is a short-term, immersive program designed to get 3D professionals up to production-speed in Alias Maya. Both programs are approved by the State of California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Vocational Education.

International students who are interested in additional information on Gnomons approved programs or how to apply for a student visa may visit the school Website at, call the office at (323) 466-6663 or e-mail

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is a professional institute specializing in training for visual effects for film, television and games. Located in the heart of Hollywood, it offers a full curriculum for individuals wanting careers in 3D, professionals in need of specialized training and custom training for production studios. Founded by Alex Alvarez in 1997, Gnomon is located at 1015 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Suite 5430i, Hollywood, California 90038.

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