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DIGITAL DIRECTOR DIPLOMA IN 5 YEARS

(Master’s degree equivalent)

 

CONPUTER GRAPHICS (CG) SPECIALIZATION

 

CG COURSES

  • Hard surface modeling
  • Organic modeling
  • Advanced texturing
  • 3D environments
  • Concept art
  • FX: Houdini, ncloth, Hair & Fur, fluid, particles
  • Tracking, camera mapping
  • HDRI
  • Lighting, shading, and color grading
  • Photogrammetry
  • CG rotoscoping
  • Spatial reconstruction
  • Skinning setup

GOALS OF THE CG SPECIALIZATION

  • Acquire advanced technical skills in computer graphics
  • Master all stages of the digital production chain: control of the organization and distribution of animation and compositing work, direction and supervision of CGI, artistic direction of projects, knowledge of cinema and CG trades, post-production methodology, production management and monitoring, audiovisual law, management, business creation, etc.
  • Master CG software: Houdini, Maya, Zbrush, ncloth, Arnold, Vray, Mental Ray, etc.

CAREER PATHS

The Computer Graphics sector provides full employment in all types of fields:

  • CG artist
  • FX artist
  • 3D lead
  • Environment artist
  • Lighting / Shading artist
  • Texturing artist, etc.
1ST YEAR > ACQUISITION OF SOLID BASES
2ND YEAR > BASIC KNOWLEDGE

3RD YEAR / CG SPECIALIZATION

IMPROVEMENT OF CREATIVE & TECHNICAL SKILLS

GOALS

  • Improve skills around designing 3D universes (Hard Surface modeling, lighting, shading, rendering, integration, compositing, etc.)
  • Refine your 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 / CG 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 / CG 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 3D 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
    • 2n 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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EXAMPLES OF CG WORKS