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2D Animation & Stop-motion

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

Accredited by the RNCP at Level 7 (Master level) as of April 21, 2017
*The RNCP is the central reference framework for all diplomas, qualifications, and titles recognized by the French government

PREREQUISITES :
BAC (or equivalent) - Admission process: Artistic portfolio review, individual interview & level assessment exam.

This 2D Animation & Stop-Motion is a 5 years program. It is an intensive course that prepares students for professional careers with these fields. Thanks to the combined use of traditional techniques and new technology, students develop artistic and technical skills through hands-on workshops led by internationally recognized experts. Through this style of training, students will also learn to lead team projects within the realistic conditions of a professional production.

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Year 1
Fundamentals

› Solid bases: observational & perspective drawing, sculpting

› Cultural development & pictorial grammar

› Miming

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, directing

year 2
Refinement

› Artistic Development

› Creative Development: Concept art, Character design

Workshops :
Motion design, Traditional Animation, 2D digital Animation, Stop-motion, Puppet rigging

year 3
Specialization & Production

Project :
Graduation Requirement – Creation of a short 2D or Stop Motion animated film

› A professional internship

› Presentation in front of a jury of professional artists

YEAR 4
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Project :
Creation of a professional demo reel

› Management of projects & teams

› › Masterclasses with studio partners

› 6 week internship in a professional studio

Workshops :
Animation, Acting, Rigging of Characters, Organic Modeling

YEAR 5
GRADUATION PROJECTS

› Graduation Project :
Developing & directing a short animation film

› Business English Coaching

› Presentation in front of a professional panel of jury members

› Meetings with professional artists

Rapid Interview sessions with professional recruiters

Career OpportunitiessCareer Opportunities

In 2018, 30% of animated films released in theaters were 2D animation films, and 20% of films were Stop-motion. Film animation offers multiple opportunities for careers throughout France and abroad.

Career options :

  • 2D animator

  • Story-boarder

  • Character designer

  • Concept artist

  • Puppet animator

  • Layout artist

  • Background artist

Like many other professionals, I have had the pleasure of regularly leading workshops at ArtFX. Their training program is carefully organized to ensure that the students are prepared to work at a professional level as soon as they graduate.
Julia Peguet
Julia Peguet
Stop-Motion Animator for Shaun the Sheep, Wallace et Gromit, and La Prophétie des grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs)
école d'animation Stop Motion

ARTFX IS A MEMBER AND COFOUNDER
OF RECA (THE NETWORK OF FRENCH FILM ANIMATION SCHOOLS)
ARTFX
PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOOL 
VFX – 3D ANIMATION  – CGI – VIDEO GAMES – PROGRAMMING – FINE ARTS

MONTPELLIER – FRANCE
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