In partnership with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF) and the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839, CGMA courses qualify for tuition reimbursement through the CSATTF Skills Training Grant program.
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|