Admission

A-Levels/High School Diploma & Entrance Exam

Duration

5
Years

Degree

RNCP Level 7 - Master's Degree

Rythm

Cooperative Education
From 2nd year onwards

Campus

paris
  • 47%

    Selection in the Admissions Test

  • 95%

    Employment rate of last three graduate classes

  • 90%

    Students satisfied with their course

Training

Become a 3D Artist / FX Artist

   

HOW DO I BECOME A 3D ARTIST / FX ARTIST?

ISART's 3D training is composed of core subjects and a choice of 3D Animation or Special Effects options. Students can also follow a hybrid 3D course between Animation and Special Effects.
Throughout their studies they acquire the skills needed to work in the animation and special effects industry, mastering the methods used in the studio, from pre-production to post-production.
The Bachelor's degree is structured around the fundamentals of 2D and 3D, universe creation, character animation, photography, shooting and editing. The students realize several productions (individually or in groups) using different 3D image processing tools.
In a setting similar to a film studio, Master's students produce their end of studies film project while perfecting the necessary skills to rig, animate and compose the elements of a 3D film project.

WHAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN TO ME?

This 3D training prepares students for various roles in 3D animation and special effects: CG Supervisor | CG Generalist | FX Artist | FX Supervisor | 3D Animator | Environment Artist | Modeling Artist | Sculpting Artist | Lookdev Artist | Lighting Artist | Rigging Artist | Technical Director | Lead Compositor | Motion Designer | Digital Matte Painter | Rotoscoping Artist | Tracking Artist | Color Grading Artist | Previs Artist | Concept Artist | Storyboarder | Art Director

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have the French baccalaureate (or high school diploma) and pass the school admissions test. The admissions test consists of an interview, presentation of a portfolio and written tests. Specialized tests in Animation or Special Effects will be offered to candidates based on their preference.
All details are given in the Admissions Guide.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS 3D TRAINING?

Acquire the graphic and managerial skills related to the production of a 3D film to work in the industry of animated film and special effects for cinema and audiovisual:
  • To have an artistic and videogame culture
  • 2D and 3D creations, creation of universes, character animation, photography, shooting, editing,
  • Know how to communicate, organize and work in a team
  • Be able to master the work methods used in the studio from pre-production to post-production

WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACQUIRE ON THE COURSE?

  • Carry out benchmarking of the industry and productions in 3D Cinema
  • Artistically supervise the development phase of a project in 3D Cinema
  • Manage and artistically direct the pre-production phase of a project in 3D Cinema
  • Manage and artistically direct the production phase of a 3D Cinema project

HOW AM I TAUGHT

  • Theoretical and practical teaching: lectures, application exercises, practical work, tutorials
  • Production of projects: monitoring and supervision by teachers during the realization of projects (end of year project, final major project)

HOW AM I ASSESSED?

The school has set up a fair and objective evaluation system:
  • Continuous Assessment (case studies, role-playing, presentations, demonstrations)
  • Project presentations (end of year project, final major project) in front of a school or professional jury
  • Written and oral evaluations in English
  • Professional experience report and presentation

IS THIS A WORK-STUDY PROGRAMME?

The first year of the 3D Cinema course is full-time to prepare serenely for the entry into the work-study program. From the second year, students must develop their professional experience in a company through internships, short contracts... :
  • 450h minimum : 2nd and 3rd years of the Bachelor's degree course
  • 900 hours minimum : 2 years of the Master's degree course

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GET?

The school awards the RNCP level 7 title of "3D Animation Supervisor" - Master's Degree. This diploma certifies that the students have acquired the hard skills and soft skills expected, have attained a sufficient level of English to work in an international team and have validated a professional experience in a company.

Program

A project-oriented pedagogy

  • Bachelor's year 1
  • bachelor's year 2
  • bachelor's year 3
  • Master's year 1
  • Master's year 2
Full time

TEACHING CONTENT

 

  • General knowledge: of art, styles, architecture | Culture animation, film and video

 

  • Artistic & technical culture: Fundamentals of 3D | Photography | Animation | Lighting and Color

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support

Option Animation: | Morphology | Living model | Character design | Character modeling |
Sets decorations | Acting | Storyboard | Editing | Stylized 3D

Option Film 3D: photo-realistic | OPTION FILM 3D photo-realistic | OPTION FILM 3D photo-realistic
Shooting | Editing | Motion graphics | Advanced Photography | Retouching photo | Matte painting | Model of
decor | FX Makeup

Option Video Game: Design | Design and environmental model | Morphology animal and human | Living model |
Character design | Optimized 3D Real time | Level design | Level design skin | Engine integration Creative Development

  • Projects
    Development project visual: individual projects & presentations in a group

 

  • Continuation of studies


The first year of the Bachelor's degree (Digital Art) is common to both 3D Cinema and Game Art. At the end of the year, students can join the second year of the Game Art, 3D Cinema (in Paris) or 3D Art (in Montreal) courses.

  • Pedagogical means

Theoretical and practical teaching: lectures, application exercises, practical work, tutorials
Production of projects: monitoring and supervision by teachers during the realization of projects (year project, graduation project)

 

  • Evaluation Methods

Continuous control
Presentation of projects (end-of-year project, end-of-study project) before a school or professional jury

 

 

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

 

  • 3D Creation
    Modelling | Textures | Lighting & Rendering | 3D Animation | Rigging |Script | Rendering | 3D Animation | Rigging |Script | Rendering | 3D Animation Setting the Stage | Editing

 

  • 2D Creation

Photo retouching | Motion Design | Morphology | Color

  • General and artistic culture

Design | Layout | Introduction to the digital image | Morphology human and animal

  • Visual development

History of Styles | History of Cinema, Animation and Special Effects

  • Active English
  • Career Support
  • Options to choose from

Advanced Rigging | 2D Animation Digital photography | Character 2D Design | Matte Painting | Concept 2D Set | Shooting | Storyboard | Trucage | Vectorial Drawing

 

  • Projects

Rush 3D
Cinema Week
End Project d'Année
Project of Entry in Alternation

  • Internship / Professional Experience

At least 450 hours over the 2nd and 3rd Years of the program

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

  • 3D Creation

3D Sculpture | Nodal textures | Lighting & Rendering | 3D Animation advanced | Organic Rigging | Script | Direction | Editing | Compositing

  • 2D Creation

Preproduction | Preview

  • General and artistic culture

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support

 

  • Options to choose from

Procedural Modeling | Modeling of Stylized Character | Morphology realistic | Stylized Morphology | Shooting | 2D Visual Development | Visual Development 2D | Shooting | Visual Development 2D | Visual Development 2D | Visual Development 2D Trucing | 2D Staging | Roto-Animation | 3D Acting

 

  • Joint projects

Time Freeze
Decor
End of Project Bachelor
Presentation of the Experience Professional

  • Specialized projects

Sweded Teaser | Rush Animation

  • Internship / Professional Experience

 

At least 450 hours over the 2nd and 3rd Years of the program

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

 

  • 3D Creation

3D Sculpture | Textures | Lighting and Rendering | Character FX (Fabric, Hair) | Advanced Rigging

  • 2D Creation

Development | Staging | Development | Staging | Development Compositing | Calibration

  • General and artistic culture

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support

 

  • Options to choose from

Realistic / stylized preproduction | Preproduction Dynamic Simulation | 3D Animation advanced | Turning | 3D Layout

  • Joint projects

3D Environment
Cinema Week
Graduation Project
TOEIC

 

  • Specialized projects

Dynamic Simulation (Particles, Destruction, Explosion) | Rush Animation | Image compositing Filmed  | 3D image compositing | | Shooting | 3D Animation Specialization Project

  • Internship / Professional Experience

At least 900 hours over the 2 years of Master's

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

 

  • 3D Creation

3D Modeling & Sculpture | Modeling & Sculpture 3D | Modeling & Sculpture 3D | Sculpture 3D Textures | Rigging | 3D animation | Lighting & Rendering

  • 2D Creation

Compositing | Calibration | Planning | Production Monitoring

  • General and artistic culture

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support

 

  • Options to choose from

Dynamic Simulation (Liquids, Crowd) | Dynamic Simulation (Liquids, Crowd) | Dynamic Simulation (Liquids, Crowd) Character FX (Fabric, Hair)

 

  • Joint projects

Graduation Project
Presentation of Professional Experience

  • Specialized projects

Demoreel & Breakdowns
Simulation Dynamics
Specialization Project

  • Internship / Professional Experience

At least 900 hours over the 2 years of Master's

Experience

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Tuition & Fees

INTERESTED IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM?

All programs

Europeans students

12 000€ / year

Registration fee

Europeans students

450€ / year

Admissions

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Test dates

Paris

from 01 to 05 march 2021