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 “Becoming the Master
of Illusions” 

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

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

The Master’s of Visual Effects prepares students to successfully enter and thrive within international studios. Through practical application and group assignments, students learn all the skills necessary for the production of a VFX film. The creation of a graduation film, from conception to post-production, through filming and 3D production, helps students choose specializations for their future careers.

Logiciels enseignés

VFX software Arnold Houdini Maya Substance
DumbTime - Graduation Film Visual Effets
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

Job Market

In today’s society, you just need to watch a movie or TV series to see that visual effects are everywhere. Behind the scenes of each magical shot is a team of artists and technicians. France is a major player in VFX: the excellence of its schools and the presence of prestigious studios attract productions from around the world. Not to mention that Terra Nova, a 2018 graduation film, was recognized for the Best Visual Effects in a Student Project during the 2019 Visual Effects Society awards ceremony, the Oscars for the VFX world. Studying at ArtFX means giving yourself the best chances for entering highly sought-after fields and setting yourself up for exciting careers.

Principaux métiers préparés :

  • VFX Supervisor

  • FX Artist

  • Compositing Artist

  • Concept artist

  • Rigging Artist

  • Environment Artist

  • Lighting/Rendering Artist

  • Matte Painter

« Thanks to the jury, I was able to get in touch with many foreign studios. That's how I joined the Cinesite studio in London a month later! Then, I joined The Mill as a Concept Artist and Matte Painter. A year later, I worked for Framestore in Montreal. There, I had the chance to participate in the visual development and the conceptualization of certain sequences as well as the realization of matte paintings and environments for Blade Runner 2049 (Oscar winner for the best visual effects). I also worked on Alien Covenant, The Jungle Book, et. Since October 2017, I have been in New Zealand at Weta Digital. »
Marie Tricart
Marie Tricart
Digital Matte painter - Weta Digital - Class of 2014
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