A 3-year CG animation course leading to the Advanced Study Cycle 2
Tuition language: French
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- be able to use technical tools in order to successfully complete one’s projects.
- 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.
High school leaving certificate or equivalent. Tuition in French.
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
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