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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Applications

1/ HOW DO I APPLY?

Online applications begin December 1, 2017. To apply, complete the online application and chose a date for your interview and general knowledge assessment. We will contact you to confirm the date of your interview once we receive your completed online application.

2/ WHAT INFORMATION WILL I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION?

Provide details about your educational background and your work experience.

3/ HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE WRITTEN EXAM?

This is a multiple choice exam testing your knowledge of art, English and CG skills. It is also a drawing assessment. The day is divided into 2 parts: Written exams in the morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm and individual interviews in the afternoon from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

4/ HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW?

The interview is your chance to demonstrate your artistic skills and how motivated you are to study at ArtFX. You will be able to present your portfolio, then your interviewer will spend approximately 15 minutes asking you questions.

5/ WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PORTFOLIO?

At the bottom of the online application you will find all the information you need to prepare your portfolio (personal artistic works for the Digital Director cursus / creative portfolio around games for the Video game cursus / personal works for the VFX-Game Programming cursus).

6/ I AM A FOREIGNER OR I LIVE IN A DOM/TOM TERRITORY

If either of the above cases applies to you, select ‘foreigner’ or ‘DOM/TOM’ on your online application form. Instead of an in-person interview, you will need to send a detailed letter of motivation and Digital Director candidates will need to send art portfolios via Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer. Candidates for the Video Games section will take the same exam as face-to-face candidates. They will also participate in Skype interviews.

7/ WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY MOTIVATION LETTER?

Explain why you are applying at ArtFX. You should also share information about your educational and artistic paths, your professional goals, and finally your expectations and desires for your time at ArtFX.

8/ DO YOU HAVE CLASSES THAT ARE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH?

Yes, all the programs at ArtFX are open to anglophones and can be taught in English.

9/ I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Verify the format of your documents (photos, degree, etc.). If they are in the wrong format or too large, you will not be able to complete your online application.
Studying at ArtFX

1/ HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY AT ARTFX?

Tuition and fees can be found on the cursus page.

2/ DOES ARTFX OFFER STUDENT HOUSING?

No, however we do provide all enrolled students with a list of housing options located near the school.

3/ CURRENTLY I HAVE A FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT. WILL I BE ABLE TO APPLY THIS FUNDING TO ARTFX?

ArtFX is unable to accept scholarships, grants or fellowhips as tuition payment. ArtFX accepts the following forms of payments: checks from a French-based bank, bank transfers or cash.

4/ DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DRAW BEFORE I APPLY TO ARTFX?

No. Not all of our programs require advanced drawing skills. However, during the course of your studies at ArtFX you will need to work on developing your drawing and other basic art skills. Please note: The Animation specialization does require advanced drawing skills.

5/ CAN I APPLY TO THE 4TH YEAR OF THE DIGITAL DIRECTOR OR VIDEO GAME PROGRAM?

No. You must begin this program in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year.

6/ IF I APPLY TO THE 2ND YEAR, BUT I'M NOT ACCEPTED, CAN I THEN APPLY TO THE 1ST YEAR PROGRAM?

The application process is basically the same regardless of the program year. The results of your exam, interview and overall experience will decide which year of the program you will be invited to enter.

7/ CAN I ENTER THE FIRST YEAR OF THE VIDEO GAME PROGRAM AFTER COMPLETING MY BAC (OR EQUIVALENT EXAM)?

We prefer that candidates have at least one year of experience in the field of their choice before applying. However, if you’re game, give it a try.

8/ WHAT ARE THE BRIDGES BETWEEN THE VFX/Video Game Programming, VIDEO GAMES AND DIGITAL DIRECTING PROGRAMS?

Throughout their courses students from all 3 sections collaborate on joint projects. in addition, 1st and 2nd year students in digital production may decide to reorient themselves to the Video game section. Likewise, at the end of the 4th year, students in the video game section can join the Digital Directing section to specialize in 3D Animation, CG or VFX.

9/ IS THERE A MAXIMUM AGE FOR APPLICANTS?

No.

10/ DO YOU OFFER DISTANCE LEARNING OPTIONS?

No.

11/DO YOU REQUIRE A BACCALAUREAT?

Yes. A BAC or its equivalent is required for admission to ArtFX. All types of BACs are accepted.

12/ DO STUDENTS NEED SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT?

A personal computer is required SO studentS, in the 2nd through 5th years, caN work at home. Students are also required TO have a stylus, a tablet and a legal version of the software used in class.

13/ IF I DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER CAN I WORK AT SCHOOL?

The school is open from 8h to 22h30. When a room is not occupied by a class, it is available to students.

14/ HOW LONG IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Our answer is given no more than 10 days after the examination of each online application. Once you are accepted, you will have 1 month to confirm your enrollment.

15/ DO YOU HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE?

Yes. Our next Open House will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

16/ I AM NOT A EUROPEAN CITIZEN. DO I NEED A VISA?

Yes. Campus France is the organization that handles student VISA applications. Please visit the Campus France website for details associated with your country: http://www.campusfrance.org/en

17/ /DO ARTFX STUDENTS RECEIVE STUDENT DISCOUNTS?

Yes. Once you are enrolled at ArtFX, you will have official ‘student’ status and you will be able to benefit from all sources of aid and discounts available to students in France. This will also allow you to contact C. R. O. U. S (before the end of April) for housing assistance.

18/ WHAT TYPE OF DEGREE DOES ARTFX OFFER?

The “Digital Director” diploma is recognized by the RNCP at level I (Master’s Degree equivalent).
The video game diploma is in the process of being Validated for the same level.
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