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2D Animation

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.
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The 2D Animation Cinema Master’s Degree trains specialists in 2D animation and pre-production in 5 years. Storyboarding, staging, finding characters and defining their attitudes and movements, creating sets and animating characters: at the end of this course, students will master traditional animation techniques – which are making a strong comeback – as well as digital tools. They will learn how to use these techniques in the artistic universe they will have developed through workshops supervised by professionals, leading to the production of a graduation film in a team, under real production conditions.

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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

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

› A professional internship

› Presentation in front of a jury of professional artists

YEAR 4
PROFESSIONALization

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 – 2D / 3D ANIMATION  – CGI – VIDEO GAMES – PROGRAMMING – FINE ARTS – CINEMA

MONTPELLIER – PARIS – LILLE (FRANCE)
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