Sophoria Academy FAQs

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Frequently asked questions

Do i need to know how to draw before i start?

Not at all! 🙂 Remember being an artist doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be able to draw something. In the film, tv and games industry, the term “Artist” is just used to describe someone who specializes in an area. For example you could have an animator who is an artist but also an animator. It does help to some degree, especially in modelling and 2D life drawing classes but it is not essential.

Where is the Academy located?

Where are everywhere and nowhere! Jokes aside, basically SOPHORIA Academy is an online school and students can study in their own time from the comfort of their own homes. You do not have to be located in a specific country to join our courses, you can be on a boat out at sea for all we care.
Of course this is important in some cases when it comes time for reviews of your work with your instructors. We can work out a time that best suits you to get feedback or you can have your mentor record the feedback for you if you are not available.

Do i need to know the software being taught before i start?

There are two types of courses. if you are complete beginner then we advice you to take in the introduction courses first. This will get you familiar with the software and confidence before taking the advanced classes. This does not mean you have to do this, but our experience has shown that student find the workflow overwhelming in the advanced classes if they have never used the software before.

What payment plans do you offer?

We have a variety of payment plans and solutions. Please get in touch with us to discuss a solution for your needs.

How much time do i have spend to study?

The courses on average take around 3 months to complete. We recommend spending between 20-35 hours per week on your assignments. Our courses are designed to teach you the maximum amount that you possibly learn in the shortest amount of time. With that in mind, it is important to focus on your goals and assignments so that you do not fall behind.

Do you offer financial aid/loans?

Unfortunately we do not. Our payment plans and upfront payment discounts are fantastic value for the content we provide. We never want our students to be in financial situations and therefor do not affiliate ourselves with banks or other lending platforms.

Where do the courses take place?

Being an online school, our courses can take place anytime and anywhere. However, for those courses that are scheduled and Mentored follow a timetable. Please be sure to check if the course you are enrolling into features a "mentorship" program. All our short courses can be taken at any time.

How much are your courses?

Sophoria Academy aims at being competitive when it comes to pricing our courses. All the course prices are found next to the enroll section on the course page or course cards. To see the courses please click here.

What payment gateways do you use?

At the moment we are using Paypal as a payment gateway. In the near future, we will incorporate "Stripe" as a payment gateway. Please stay up to date with the latest news or subscribe to our newsletter for information regarding this area of discussion. For all other inquiries please contact us.
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