“Animate your inner hero”

DIGITAL DIRECTOR DIPLOMA IN 5 YEARS

(Master’s degree equivalent)

 

SPECIALIZATION 3D ANIMATION

 

3D ANIMATION COURSES

  • Traditional 2D/3D Animation
  • Facial, Body mechanics, and Lipsync Animation
  • Character design
  • Anatomy, Movement and Life Drawing
  • Drawing & Concept Art
  • Miming and Acting
  • Layout
  • Modeling for Animation
  • Rigging (characters, creatures and objects)
  • FX : nCloth, hair & fur

GOALS OF THE 3D ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

  • Acquire sharp skills in 3D animation
  • Master professional 3D animation work habits: supervising animation teams, post-production methodologies, production management, audiovisual law, business creation, cinematography knowledge, CGI professions, etc.  
  • Master all the software aligned with CG Animation: Maya, ZBrush, nCloth, Toon Boom, Storyboard Pro, Krita, Photoshop, Affinity Photo, etc.

CAREER PATHS

The 3D Animation sector has a wide range of highly sought-after careers that need more qualified artists:

  • CG animator
  • Layout artist
  • Setup artist
  • Character designer
  • Concept artist
  • Artistic director, etc.
1ST YEAR > ACQUISITION OF SOLID BASES
2ND YEAR > BASIC KNOWLEDGE

3RD YEAR / 3D ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

IMPROVEMENT OF CREATIVE & TECHNICAL SKILLS

GOALS

  • Improve animation techniques for characters, creatures and objects (body mechanics, lipsyncing, acting, etc.)
  • Refine artistic and creative skills (film analysis, screenplay, film culture, artistic development, etc.)
  • Working in a team to complete a production project
ADMISSION PROCESS
  • BAC (or equivalent) + 2 years of higher education studies
  • Present an artistic portfolio demonstrating solid CG Animation knowledge
  • Participate in an individual interview and complete a written exam

4TH YEAR / 3D ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

EXPERTISE: PERFECTING SKILLS, INTERNSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, AND PREPARATION OF GRADUATION PROJECTS.

GOALS

  • Mastery of technical and artistic know-how
  • Internship of 6 to 8 weeks in a professional environment: adaptation and becoming a valued member of the team
  • Mastery of professional 3D animation software
  • Creating a professional demo reel
  • Management of a team and a project
  • Creation of innovative projects

5TH YEAR / 3D ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

CREATION OF GRADUATION PROJECT, GRADUATION JURY & PREPARATION FOR FIRST PROFESSIONAL POSITION

This year is entirely devoted to the development of a graduation project and the transition into a professional environment.

During this year, students test their ability to supervise a team and projects in conditions identical to those within production studios.

Professionals intervene throughout the year to bring their expertise and share their experience. The 5th year ends with a graduation jury, which includes rapid job interviews. As a final graduation requirement, each student must complete a detailed report regarding his/her first postgraduate job or internship.

GOALS

  • Making a short animation or VFX film
  • Confronting the realities of a production and developing additional professional experiences
  • Making a formal presentation in front of a jury of professional artists (representatives of the largest French and international production studios)
  • Participating in rapid job interviews and managing first job offers
ENTER ARTFX
  • Admission prerequisites
    • 1st YEAR: BAC (or equivalent) + artistic portfolio + individual interview + written exam
    • 2nd YEAR: BAC (or equivalent) + 1 year of higher education courses (preferably in Fine Arts) + artistic portfolio + individual interview + written exam
    • 3rd YEAR: BAC (or equivalent) + 2 years of higher education courses + artistic portfolio demonstrating a solid base in CG + individual interview + written exam
  • Annual tuition & fees (2018/2019)
    • 1st year : 6800 €
    • 2nd to 5th year : 7 800 € / year

    Registration fess : 1st time (350 €) / renewal (250 €) / Additional costs to anticipate (Social Security, equipment and school supplies)

    Beginning in their second year of studies, all students are required to have a personal computer.

  • Application
    • Online application period begins December 1, 2017.
    • Questions ?  Click here !
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