At the global crossroads of video games & 3D-FX animation
ISART Digital is located in leading countries of the video game and 3D-FX cinema industries and contributes to this dynamism with its Montreal campus.
ISART has established itself as one of the leading schools of video games and 3D-FX animation on the North American continent.
Due to its international reputation with those in the industry, professionals regularly come to the school to share their experiences and knowledge with students.
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What budget do I need?
In addition to the tuition, you must be able to cover the costs related to daily life (accommodation, internet bills, electricity, food, etc...) which are estimated at about C$1,100 per month by the Quebec government.
Also, there is the monthly cost of the transport card. All students are eligible for the Student Rate (C$51 in 2018).
It's easy to find housing in Montreal. Students have several options, ranging from shared rooms to student residences to independent apartments.
For practical reasons, especially in winter, we advise living no more than a 10-minute walk to a metro station.
The total price of housing can therefore vary from C$450 to C$900 per month depending on several options: location, whether the accommodation is unfurnished, partly furnished or fully furnished, if utilities and internet are included...
To study in Quebec, you must obtain a CAQ (Certificat d'Acceptation du Québec) as well as a study permit coupled with a work permit ("Co-op or Intern Work Permit"). Other administrative requirements (residence permit, medical examination, etc...) may have to be met, depending on your file.
ISART Digital provides support to advise students in these steps. Students who wish to remain in Quebec after their studies may obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit, subject to meeting the requirements.
Quebec has reciprocal agreements for health care with several countries. To access the list of countries concerned and find out the procedures to procure health care, simply visit the RAMQ (Régie d'Assurance Maladie du Québec) website.
The Quebec Ministry of Immigration requires all foreign students to have health insurance that is equivalent to the coverage offered by the RAMQ. It is therefore mandatory to acquire, before departure, hospitalization and repatriation insurance, in case of serious illness or death.
Working while studying
In addition to the internships and work experience required for the approval of certain degree programs, students may be eligible for an off-campus work permit.
This is often issued at the same time as the Study Permit and allows you to work outside the framework of your studies, up to 20 hours per week. Beforehand, you must obtain an NAS (Social Insurance Number) from Service Canada in order to start a job or internship.
Anchored in the industry
ISART DIGITAL stands out for its active role in the professional network of studios, institutional partners and other industry players.
The school shares its expertise in key topics in the sector at conferences and workshops.
Today, ISART is a partner of the Cinema and Television Bureau of Quebec (BCTQ), the Digital Alliance (Alliance Numérique), and the Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps Numérique). ISART is proud to work closely with various organizations such as Montreal International, Montreal Plays (Montréal Joue), Youth Fusion (Fusion Jeunesse), Studio XP and various school boards in order to promote the Canadian industrial ecosystem and help guide young people.