fbpx

“Animate your inner hero”

Master’s in 3D Animation

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

Accredited by the RNCP at Level 7 (Master level) as of September 14, 2020.
*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.

The 3D Animation Cinema Master’s degree prepares students for jobs related to the animation of 3D characters. This Master’s degree aims to develop the students’ creativity and sensitivity as well as their skills. They will experience the different aspects of the production chain of a 3D animated film, from the storyboard to post-production, with a particular focus on the techniques used to bring a 3D character to life. This know-how requires mastering the fundamental principles of animation, its theoretical and artistic bases (good knowledge of anatomy and movements, for a realistic animation) and developing expertise on 3D software. At the end of this course, and after having made a film in a team in the 5th year under real production conditions, the students are ready to enter the professional world.
Nota Bene: For other 3D animation professions, see the 3D & Visual Effects Master’s degree, as well as the Programming / Technical Director in Video Games and Visual Effects Master’s degree.

 

Softwares :

year 1
Fundamentals

› Fundamentals: Drawing, living model, anatomy, perspectives, sculpting, color.

› Cultural Development & Visual Grammar

› Digital tools

› Basics of Coding

› Business English

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, animation, Film directing

year 2
Refinement

› Project :
Creating a short film

› Creative Development: Concept Art, Character Design

› Editing and Sound Design

› Programming in Python

Workshops :
Film directing, CGI, 3D Animation, VFX, Rigging

year 3
Specialization

Project :
Creating a short animation film with a team

› 3D Animation

› Concept art, Character design

› Storyboarding & Layout creation

› Miming, acting & posing

Workshops :
Animation of 3D characters, Rigging

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

Job Market

In 2016, the animation sector represented more than 6,200 jobs in France. 3D in cinema, television, advertising, music videos and video games is booming and evolving rapidly. At the end of their studies, ArtFX students present their final projects, as a culmination of the skills they developed during the 5 year program, to representatives from prestigious international studios looking to recruit new talents.

Career options :

  • 3D Animator

  • Story-boarder

  • Character designer

  • Concept artist

  • Puppet animator

  • Layout artist

  • Artistic director

  • CG Generalist

After ArtFX, I was rapidly promoted to Lead Animator for the feature film Minuscule (studio 2d3D). I was responsible for animating characters and 3D cameras. This experience really opened up doors for me, most notably towards MPC in London where I collaborated on The Jungle Book (Best Visual Effects Oscar winner) as a CG Animator! Then, I spent over 2 years at Method Studios where I had the chance to work on Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardian of The Galaxy vol. 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Captain America: Civil War. In March 2018, I joined Pixomondo Studio in Canada as Creature Animator. I am currently working on the next Goosebumps movie.
Béranger Maurice
Béranger Maurice
Senior Animator - Studio Digital Domain - Class of 2012

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)
DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE