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 “An Eldorado for developers” 

Technical Director coding for VIDEO GAMES & VFX

5-year Program or 2-year Program for the Master Degree | Classes available in French or English

This Master’s degree is accessible after high school diploma or after 3 years in the ArtFX 3D & Special Effects and Video Games curriculum or from Bachelor’s degree (computer science)

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

The Video Game & VFX Programming course prepares high-level programmers for work within the R&D departments of film studios and the largest video game studios.With advanced programming skills, they are the link between the artistic and technical dimensions of a project. Within ArtFX school, they put their knowledge into practice by collaborating on the production of 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games projects. Workshops for project management and software engineering give them the necessary training to make the right technical decisions to assist the creative vision for their future colleagues.

 

Softwares

Year 1
Fundamentals

› Game design and tools for cinema and video game

› Projects: 2D games

› Fundamentals: animation, VFX, art, culture

› English, Japanese option

› Workshops: C++ and python programming, game related mathematics, Unity game engine

 

Year 2
Refinement

› Advanced game development, 3D rendering technologies, tools for cinema

› Projects: Unreal Engine, 3D games

› VFX fundamentals, shooting, modeling, animation

› English, Japanese option

› Workshops: Advanced C++, OpenGL, Raytracing, 3D mathematics, game design, level design

Year 3
Specialization

› Software engineering, software architecture, advanced rendering, AI

› Team projects with artists and designers

› Film making with real time rendering, VR / AR

› English, Japanese option

› Workshops: Artificial Intelligence, web tools, introduction to datascience, network, profiling

Year 4
Professional development

› Cinema pipeline programming, game engine programming, advanced realtime programming

› Cinema or videogame internship

› Workshops: project management, machine learning, physics programming, game engine architecture, PBR

 

 

Year 5
Graduation Projects

› Specialization project: tool, engine or rendering

› Collaboration on graduation projects

› Workshops: GPU programming, parallelism, deep learning, advanced physics programming

› Various studio presentations

› Jury presentation

› Job dating

 

Job market

In the studios, a programmer is an indispensable link within the production chain. Programmers must find the right balance between technical rigour and creativity. Today, video game and VFX technologies are converging. Both sectors are looking for experts in the fields of software rendering, coding and engineering. The profile of the programmer in the film industry is highly sought after.In video games, this position is essential and opens up many international career opportunities.

Carrer options :

  • FX TD

  • R&D Programmer

  • Engine Programmer

  • Tool Programmer

  • Rendering Programmer

  • Technical Director (CTO)

Since graduating from ArtFX, I have had the chance to work in prestigious international studios, such as Mathematic, The Mill and RodeoFX. During my studies, I developed a solid foundation in 3D, learned to work as a team and solve problems quickly: fundamentals for working within studios and participating in ambitious projects. Today I’m an FX TD at RodeoFX. In 2017, I had the responsibility of directing the FX for episodes in season 7 of the most watched series in the world: Game of Thrones. I am very proud to have been at the heart of such a project. 2018 has been just as exciting with the film projects I’ve been involved with!
Rudy Langoux
Rudy Langoux
FX TD - RodeoFX - Class of 2016

ARTFX IS A MEMBER AND COFOUNDER
OF RECA (THE NETWORK OF FRENCH FILM ANIMATION SCHOOLS)
ARTFX
PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOOL 
VFX – 3D ANIMATION  – CGI – VIDEO GAMES – PROGRAMMING – FINE ARTS

MONTPELLIER – FRANCE
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