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2D Animation & Stop-motion

3-year Program | Classes available in French or English

 

Year 1
Fundamentals

› Solid bases: observational & perspective drawing, sculpting

› Cultural development & pictorial grammar

› Miming

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, directing

year 2
Refinement

› Artistic Development

› Creative Development: Concept art, Character design

Workshops :
Motion design, Traditional Animation, 2D digital Animation, Stop-motion, Puppet rigging

year 3
Specialization & Production

Project :
Graduation Requirement – Creation of a short 2D or Stop Motion animated film

› A professional internship

› Presentation in front of a jury of professional artists

› Meetings with Professional Artists

Rapid Interview Sessions

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Master’s in 3D Animation

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

Accredited by the RNCP at Level 1 (Master level) as of April 21, 2017
*The RNCP is the central reference framework for all diplomas, qualifications, and titles recognized by the French government

year 1
Fundamentals

› Fundamentals: Drawing, anatomy, perspectives, sculpting

› Cultural Development & Visual Grammar

› Digital tools

› Basics of Coding

› Business English

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, directing, photography, digital image editing

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 & 2D Animation, green screen filming, VFX

year 3
Specialization

Project :
Creating a short animation film with a team

› Concept art, Character design

› Storyboarding & Layout creation

› Miming, acting & posing

Workshops :
3D Sculpting, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Animation of characters, VFX

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

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Master's in CGI & VISUAL EFFECTS

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

Accredited by the RNCP at Level 1 (Master level) as of April 21, 2017
*The RNCP is the central reference framework for all diplomas, qualifications, and titles recognized by the French government

year 1
Fundamentals

› Fundamentals: Drawing, anatomy, perspectives, sculpting

› Cultural Development & Visual Grammar

› Digital tools

› Basics of Coding

› Business English

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, directing, photography, digital image editing

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 & 2D Animation, green screen filming, VFX

year 3
Spécialization

Project :
Creating a short VFX film with a team

› Green screen filming, tracking & compositing

› Storyboarding & Layout creation

Concept art, Character design

Workshops :
Rigging, Hard Surface & Organic Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, FX, Environmen

year 4
Professional Developmen

Project :
Creation of a professional demo reel

› Management of projects & teams

› Masterclasses with studio partners

› 6 week internship in a professional studio

Workshops :
Lighting, Compositing, Tracking, FX, Environment, Color Grading

year 5
Graduation Projects

› Graduation Project:
Developing & directing a short VFX film

› Business English Coaching

› Presentation in front of a professional panel of jury members

› Meetings with professional artists

› Rapid Interview sessions with professional recruiters

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Master's in GAME ART OR GAME DESIGN

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

 

 

 

year 1
Fundamentals

› Fundamentals: Drawing, anatomy, perspective, sculpture

› Creative Development

› Cultural Development & Game Grammar

› Culture of movement (acting, dancing, etc.)

› Personal Projects

> Coding Initiation

Workshops

YEAR 2
Refinement

› Project :
Game Jam

› Production Management

› Concept Methodology: traditional games and learning about game engines

› Interactive Narration

› Programming Gameplay

Workshops :
Game design, Level design, Character design, Environment design

year 3
Specialization

Projects :
Video Game Prototyping, Sound design, user interface, personal development

 Game design workshops :
Psychology, System design, Content design, Players theory, Level design, QA

 Game art workshops :
2D Art, 3D Modeling, Texturing, 2D & 3D Animation, Technical Art, Modélisation 3D, Texturing, Animation 2D & 3D, Technical art…

 Game Programming workshops:
Programming Advanced Gameplay, Artificial Intelligence Pattern Design, Programming tools

year 4
Professional Development

Project :
Concept Preparation for graduation project

› Creation of an experimental game (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality)

› Internship in a professional company

› Personal Projects

Masterclasses with studio partners

year 5
Graduation Projects

Graduation Project :
Development of an original video game

› Marketing and Communication Strategy

› Professional reviews of graduation projects

> Presentations before a jury panel of professionals

Meetings with professional artists

› Rapid Job Interviews

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Professional Certification in PROGRAMMING FOR VIDEO GAMES & VFX

2-year Program | Classes available in French or English

(Prerequisite = baccalauréat + 4 years of higher education studies)

year 1 (bac+4)
Fundamentals

Rendering Programming:
shaders, real-time rendering, physically-based rendering

Tools Programming:
architecture, interface and database

Programming Languages:
C++, C#, Python, Javascript

VFX film software and video game engines

year 2 (bac+5)
Specialization & Production

Specialization in Rendering or Tools Projects

Project management, collaboration on video game or cinema graduation projects

Artificial Intelligence: pathfinding, decision making, strategy, machine-learning

Physical Programming: collisions, rigid bodies, body deformations, fluids

Network Programming

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FINE ARTS FOUNDATION YEAR

One year program | Classes available in French or English

ADMISSION : BAC (All types), Niveau BAC (niveau IV RNCP)
Interview + Portfolio

 

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

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