A 3-year CG animation course leading to the Advanced Study Cycle 2

Tuition language: French

The objectives

The objectives are:

  • to acquire a methodology that allows the students to carry school projects to successful outcomes from beginning to end;
  • to gain both individual and team experience;
  • to acquire the artistic and cinematographic fundamentals enabling students to successfully complete an animated film;
  • to gain experience in the complete technical workflow from concept development to production of an animated short film.

Generally, the subjects studies are organized around four main strands:

Art

  • develop an artistic gaze, an understanding of form and shape, develop gestural/practical skills, be able to draw correctly form observation, develop one’s own visual language.

Cinema

  • introduce the notion of point of view, shot framing, filming, and editing.
  • address narration through writing, mise en scene/staging and the language of film.

Technical Skills

  • be able to use technical tools in order to successfully complete one’s projects.

Animation

  • address movement, rhythm and acting in order to breathe life into the characters we have created and made them believable.

First Year course content

Art: Drawing, plastic arts, modeling & sculpture, art history.

Cinema: the history of photography, the history of cinema, film analysis, introduction to storyboarding, photography, After-Effects, scriptwriting & storytelling.

Technical Skills: Photoshop, After Effects, introduction to 3D animation.

Animation: an introduction to basic principles of 2D animation, completion of a 2D stop-motion animation graduation project.

Second Year course content

Art: drawing, plastic arts, modeling & sculpture, film language, storyboarding, video, scriptwriting & storytelling.

Technical skills: After Effects, 3D animation, completion of a group project Didac’docs 3D-animated short film.

Animation: an introduction to basic animation principles, completion of a traditional stop motion project.

Third Year course content

The third year is oriented towards acquiring the 3D skills necessary for the production of a solo short film project. By making a one-minute short animated film, each student learns about the various phases of development: concept/story development, storyboarding, layout, visual development, and sound.

Admissions

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

High school leaving certificate or equivalent. Tuition in French.

EXAM

January 2019: Applications for the entrance exam are now open online on the MoPA website.

Entry requirements: an art portfolio and/or showreel to be uploaded, interview & entrance exam taken at a distance.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM UNTIL FEBRUARY 3 2019

Program taught in:
French
Last updated January 15, 2019
This course is
Start Date
Sept. 2019
Duration
3 years
Full-time
Price
7,250 EUR
Deadline
Feb. 3, 2019
Apply online before the 3rd February 2019
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Start Date
Sept. 2019
End Date
June 30, 2022
Application deadline
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Sept. 2019

Location
Application deadline
Feb. 3, 2019
Apply online before the 3rd February 2019
End Date
June 30, 2022