Animation, Video game & VFX program

Digital Animation program

Presentation of the Digital Animation section
Program details
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Curriculum: 10 semesters
  • Exchange semesters: possible
  • Seeking degree students: welcomed
  • Course language: french French
  • Location: Paris, Bordeaux
  • Tuition fees

The 3iS Master of Arts in 5 years enables students to learn the basics common to both fields (1st year) then choose a major in 2nd and 3rd years before specialising (4th and 5th years), depending on the type of profession and production they wish to go into.

1st year

The first year is geared at both animation and video games students. It provides a foundation for design professions by teaching cultural knowledge, general artistic skills and creative methods.

2nd and 3rd year: animation major

The aim of the Animation major is to train students in the diff erent artistic professions of animation film production.

4th and 5th year: specialisation

Students can choose between four specialisations:

  • 2D (artistic and creative professions)
  • 3D (artistic and creative professions)
  • VFX

Video game program

Presentation of the Video Game section
Program details
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Curriculum: 10 semesters
  • Exchange semesters: possible
  • Seeking degree students: welcomed
  • Course language: french French
  • Location: Paris, Bordeaux
  • Tuition fees

This 5-year program involves 3 years of basic training followed by 2 years of specialisation, resulting in a Master of Arts degree (5th year of higher education).

1st year

The first year is geared at both animation and video games students. It provides a foundation for design professions by teaching cultural knowledge, general artistic skills and creative methods.

2nd and 3rd year: animation major

Students acquire a foundation in a large range of video game production fields then perfect their skills at Master’s level, be they artistic, creative or technical.

4th and 5th year: specialisation

During their specialisation years, students are trained in all the video game creation professions:

  • Game Designer, Level Designer
  • 2D Game Artist, 3D Game Artist, Environment Artist
  • Animator/Rigger

Students are given specific, detailed classes. They also work on projects in teams, mirroring the real world environment.

VFX program

Presentation of the VFX section
Program details
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Curriculum: 10 semesters
  • Exchange semesters: possible
  • Seeking degree students: welcomed
  • Course language: french French
  • Location: Paris, Bordeaux
  • Tuition fees

This 5-year program involves 3 years of basic training followed by 2 years of specialisation, resulting in a Master of Arts degree (5th year of higher education).

1st year

The first year is geared at both animation and video games students. It provides a foundation for design professions by teaching cultural knowledge, general artistic skills and creative methods.

2nd and 3rd year: VFX major

Year 2 and 3 are dedicated to the learning of the technical fundamentals of creating 3D special effects as well as developing artistic and creative skills and familiarization with the film culture and with the film, animation and video game industries. The creator of VFX must integrate himself into these sectors and must therefore understand the processes and methods of teamwork.

4th and 5th year: specialisation

In year 4 and 5, students reinforce their technical expertise and get train in advanced software. In partnership projects (year 4) and in the final year projects (year 5), they finalize their specialization by focusing on their target professions.

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