first year

INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTISTIC AND TECHNIC STAKES OF 3D

This is the beginning of an exciting curriculum when the alchemy between the arts and new technologies appears.

The academic arts provide structure, sharpen the eye and form a solid basis for progress and creativity.

Creative writing workshops give a new perspective on poetry and its evocative power.

2D animation gives the keys to movement and rhythm.

The 3D initiation develops a vision of the image in volume and provides the essential tools for future productions.

English courses are essential for exploring animation beyond our borders.

Arts and Styles History build analytical thinking and nourish general culture.

The acquisition of the fundamentals is essential to any development: the discovery of the animation world, its vocabulary and working methods.

WATCH ANIMATION FILMS MADE IN 1st YEAR
Paper Cut-Out Technique

SAMPLE COURSES

  • History of the arts, photography, animation, etc.

  • Film analysis

  • English

  • Video workshop

  • Creative writing workshop

  • 2D and 3D infography

  • Sketchbooks

  • "Stop Motion” Writing &making

  • Anatomy

  • Academic drawing

  • Painting / Colour Workshop

  • Modelling

  • Image conception

  • Animation

  • Storyboard

  • Sound

  • Individual or team projects

SECOND YEAR

THE YEAR TO INCREASE ONE’S KNOWLEDGE OF 3D TOOLS

While leaving a lot of room for academic works (drawing, anatomy, modelling, etc.).

Working in a team is both exciting and complicated.

On the one hand, the emerging emulation within the group makes everyone progress and one learns from one another. On the other hand, one has to learn how to channel everyone's energy, how to make compromises and accept that not everyone works in the same way. Working in a team is the absolute condition for entering the animation professions.

Throughout this second year, workshops are set up to encourage collaboration within the class and the end of the year is devoted to the team work on a 3D animation project.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Painting / Colour Workshop

  • History of decors and Arts

  • History of costume and styles

  • History of sculpture

  • Anatomy

  • Characters creation

  • Modelling

  • Academic drawing

  • Sketchbooks

  • Video workshop (theory and practice)

  • Writing and directing workshop

  • History of animation

  • English

  • 2D infography

  • Introduction to Motion Design

  • 3D infography

  • Storyboard

  • Animation

  • Sound

  • Individual or team projects

THIRD YEAR

APPRECIATED 3D IN ALL ITS FACETS WITH THE MAKING OF A INDIVIDUAL ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Intense and structuring, the 3rd year reveals personalities and places each one face to face with the realities of the professional world.

Validating "digital director" 1st cycle implies a fair balance between the learning of 3D techniques and the study of the language inherent to this new art. Students refine their technique and, through practice, tackle the tricks of narration and filmmaking.

Students must complete an internship in a company during summer. It is essential to begin weaving their professional network. It also is an opportunity to grasp the workings of the business world and its challenges. Students will have to justify at least 8 weeks of internship, between the 3rd and 5th year, to be eligible to sit before the diploma jury.

From writing to the cinema theatres, each student validates his or her skills by going through all the stages of producing a short 3D film.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Modelling

  • 3D Sculpture

  • Rig - creation of skeletons for animation

  • Animation

  • Texture

  • Lighting

  • Rendering

  • Compositing

  • The role of light in the Arts

  • Storyboard

  • Computer language - script

  • Manufacturing pipeline - video, 3D

  • Matte painting and camera mapping

  • Sound

  • Production and distribution challenges

  • Initial awareness course on after school life

  • 3D short film individually made

  • End of year jury made of animation professionals

WATCH SHORT FILMS FROM THE THIRD YEAR

ACCESS TO CYCLE 2
4th and 5th Year