THE ISART PROJECT
At the heart of video games and 3D
2d school in the world
in professional integration and students projects (source GAMEducation world ranking)
of pedagogical expertise
employment rate 3 years after graduation
A school of excellence
ISART Digital is a private higher education institute dedicated to preparing students for careers in Video Games, 3D-FX Animation and Music & Sound Design.
ISART holds worldwide recognition among institutions and professionals:
- Ranked #2 best video game schools in the world for professional integration & students projects according to GAMEDucation 2021 ranking
- ISART is one of the best schools in the world and has been ranked #1 by The Rookies, #2 by Figaro.fr, #3 by Etudiant.fr
- Prestigious awards and selections in video game & 3D-FX animation (UNITY Awards (USA), THE GAME Awards (USA), Annecy (France)...)
- Degrees accredited by the French government (RNCP level 7) and by the Canadian government (AEC)
VIDEO GAMES & 3D
A specialized preparation
The video game and 3D FX animation industries are constantly intermingling, influencing and inspiring each other. It’s for this reason that ISART offers courses that include collaborative projects between students across different programs. It’s a definite plus for ISARTians and their future careers, as they are immersed in this culture on a daily basis, as they would be in the industry.
The work-study program
ISART has always placed real-world experience at the heart of its educational system. Our school has opted for a quality educational approach adapted to a work-study structure. With this alternating work-study program, students approach the professional world with much greater serenity and confidence. During the course of their studies, students multiply their experience in companies and naturally enter the industry at the end of their studies.
ISART's reputation of excellence is mainly based on the employment rate of its graduates. Thanks to our work-study rhythm and high quality of teaching, students naturally join the best video game and 3D animation studios in the world. As a result, ISART is at the top of the alumni rankings in Europe and Quebec.
An indie school
ISART was born from the strategic vision of its founder Xavier Rousselle. Since the school's creation in 2001, it has offered a new and original format for studies: world-class theoretical training provided by industry professionals on an alternating basis in the heart of industry studios.
Today, the school is renowned for the quality of its unique and innovative pedagogy. Free-spirited and with strategic choices, ISART encourages innovation and creativity. We anticipate developments in the sector to be at the forefront of cutting-edge expertise.
Paris - Montreal - Tokyo
Being a student at ISART Digital means living an experience in the heart of Paris, Montreal or Tokyo, which are among the core cities of the video game and 3D film industry. ISART has chosen these locations to allow students to progress in settings that are rich in cultural exchanges and dynamic on a professional level.
Continuing education, short-term discovery, long-term research etc. students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture and to live varied professional experiences that are crucial to their careers.
A caring community
The school is a place for exchange and listening, which allows our students to flourish, both on a personal and professional level.
Respect, kindness and non-judgement are some of ISART’s key values. All our teams follow this approach.
ISART has also developed a civic policy based around three axes: accessibility (diversity, disabilities, etc.), talent (scholarships, business incubator, etc.) and the environment.
A citizen's journey
ISART Digital encourages its students to integrate environmental, social and societal issues into their creative thinking. For
To encourage this state of mind, the school has set up the Human and Citizen Path, which is compulsory in the 1st year.
Each student follows masterclasses and workshops and must commit to a citizen project of his or her choice.
Students regularly choose to address a subject that affects them to raise public awareness through their video game or 3D-FX movie productions. Thus the game "Leukos War" was created for the Association Laurette Fugain, to raise awareness about platelet and bone marrow donation.
The short film "Dessine moi notre rêve" (Draw me our dream) dealing with diversity was awarded the TFOU Animation Prize at the Annecy Festival.
Code of ethics
Thought out and written with the students, the school has formalized its commitments in an Ethical Charter that applies to everyone:
- to respect 4 essential values that are benevolence, sharing, respect, openness to others
- have a civic commitment
- and develop a quality of life at work
- inclusion and fighting against violence and discrimination
ISART Digital promotes diversity in and equal opportunities to the video game and 3D-FX animation professions. The school stays abreast of information and advances inclusive education for students through conferences and partnerships.
The school is a member of Women In Games and Women Animate (Les Femmes s'Animent) and hosts, in partnership with Magic Maker, mother-daughter programming workshops.
ISART set up a merit-based scholarship system at the start of the 2020 academic year. This honorary scholarship is reserved for seven final-year students. It is awarded on the basis of motivation, personal project, academic results and personal situation.
The school contributes 50% of the cost of the training.
An internal committee has been set up with the aim of sustainable development. They take action by making concrete proposals and applying them within the school, such as recycling.