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 “One year of foundation courses before applying to a visual arts program at a higher education school” 

FINE ARTS FOUNDATION YEAR

One year program | Classes available in French

ADMISSION PROCESS : BAC (Or Equivalent), Niveau BAC (niveau IV RNCP)
Interview + Portfolio

PREREQUISITES :
BAC (or equivalent) - Admission process: Artistic portfolio review, individual interview & level assessment exam.

The ARTFX Fine Arts Foundation Year offers students a refresher course in artistic disciplines at the end of high school, with the aim of consolidating their choice(s) of orientation and facilitating the competitive entrance exams to the most renowned creative schools, including ARTFX. The preparatory year enables them to build up a solid artistic portfolio, reflecting their talent and the quality of their creative research. Guided by the school’s teachers, students will learn the fundamentals (notably drawing in all its forms and the History of Art), while experimenting with practices related to the trades prepared at ARTFX: 2D animation, visual effects and video games. The objectives of this preparatory year: to reveal one’s artistic talents, develop one’s creativity, acquire working methods, gain self-confidence, build a portfolio and mature one’s choices of orientation among the creative professions.

Softwares :

Semester 1
Intensive Training Sessions

> Fine arts & creativity

> Personalized supervision

> Business English

› Creative Workshops :
life drawing, sculpture, sketching and illustration, spacial & perspective drawing, painting & color, photography & video, writing & grammar of images

Semester 2
Creative Workshops

› Cultural Development :
contemporary art exhibits, conferences, meetings with professional artists

›Analysis of texts and images, psychology, semiology

Supervision – production of personal portfolio

Public speaking

›Business English

› Workshops :
animation, comics, character design, script writing, layout, fiction, video games, graphic design

Job Market

2D, 3D Animation, stop-motion, VFX and video games, offer a wide range of creative and technical career paths. They share strong common points: they require passionate artists, effective teamwork skills, high technical standards and professionalism. These rewarding jobs offer the opportunity to work on world-renowned projects. They are job of the future, constantly developing both in France and abroad. Thanks to the demanding training programs and professional network of ArtFX, our graduates have numerous career opportunities open to them!

Opportunities :

  • The Fine Arts Foundation Year at ArtFX open the doors to international schools of animation and video games, in particular the schools of RECA – Network of the French schools of Cinema of Animation of which ArtFX is founding member.

«ArtFX taught me everything I could have hoped for: a solid basis in advanced software, advanced cultural development, and a professional network of international artists. The artistic focus of the educational program has allowed me to advance quickly in my career. After the graduation events in 2017, I met the RealtimeUK studio. Since then, I have been work there as a Concept Artist, Matte Painter and Environment Artist. This post fits me totally. I have a lot of freedom and I can present my images directly to the clients. One of my drawings was selected as a the final look for the Subnautica game trailer!»
Flora Silve
Flora Silve
Concept artist - Realtime UK - Class of 2017

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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