ArtFX

Introduction

ARTFX: TRAINING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS OF TOMORROW

FUTURE-ORIENTED TRAINING TO MAXIMIZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR SKILLS!

Gateway to an international career

  • Courses prepare students for a successful transition to a professional working environment immediately following graduation: alumni receive their first job offer within an average of 20 days
  • State-of-the-art education fully aligned with the job market thanks to ArtFx’s ties to professionals within the field.
  • The graduation jury has become a must-attend event for recruiters from French and international studios of 3D animation, VFX and video games.
  • A network of over 450 alumni working on the biggest productions in some of the largest studios around the world: Illumination Mac Guff, Double Negative, Framestore, Warner Bros, Industrial Light & Magic, Ubisoft, Mikros, MPC, Weta, The Mill, Mathematics, etc.
  • Preparation for an international career thanks to courses in English: * Many subjects are taught in English beginning in the first year; * From the 2nd to the 5th year of studies, it is possible to enroll in the International Class where 100% of the subjects are taught in English.

Preparing students for the most in-demand jobs

Video Games are leading the world’s cultural industry ($115 billion in 2016) and are ranked 3rd in the world’s 3D animation industry. ArtFX opens the doors to the most sought-after and dynamic sectors: 3D animation, visual effects, computer graphics, video games, VFX/Game programming, advertising, etc. Through ArtFX, you have access to highly sought-after positions where qualified competition is rare!

Here are just a few of the positions you can obtain after ArtFX:

  • 3D Animator
  • VFX Supervisor
  • CG Artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Director of Production
  • 3D Lead
  • Game Designer
  • Game Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Rigging Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Environment Artist
  • FX Artist
  • VFX/Game Programmer
  • Motion Designer
  • Compositing Artist
  • Gameplay Designer, etc.

STRONG VALUES

Know-how and professional demeanor are at the heart of the school’s pedagogic program

HIGH-QUALITY TRAINING APPROVED BY PROFESSIONALS

4TH BEST VFX SCHOOL / 8TH BEST 3D ANIMATION SCHOOL IN THE WORLD

ArtFX is a benchmark for schools in France and abroad

  • In France: ArtFX is one of the only schools training VFX/Game Programming and 3D animation at the heart of a VFX cinema environment
  • Worldwide: Ranked 4th best VFX school & 8th best 3D Animation school

Master’s Degree programs recognized by the RNCP

  • Digital Director Diploma: 5-year curriculum (Master’s Degree equivalent) (specializations: 3D Animation, VFX, CGI)
  • Video Games: 5-year curriculum (specializations: Game Art & Game Design)
  • VFX/Game Programming: 2-year curriculum

Innovative pedagogy combining state-of-the-art techniques and traditional know-how

ArtFX offers an innovative pedagogical program. The courses are in the form of workshops, using the principle of the inverted classes to promote active learning and initiative throughout a project.

  • Learning the most up-to-date techniques on advanced software.
  • Developing fine art skills and building an artistic culture (sculpting -3D modeling, drawing, photography, concept art, video game creation, etc.).
  • Students are actively involved in the learning process. The objectives of the ArtFX program are based as much on know-how as on the personal development of each student: autonomy, maturity, professionalism, culture, artistic and technical abilities, creation, production, innovation, curiosity, and solidarity.

Mastering the latest software

Exclusive partnerships with software companies give us access the most advanced software and plugins: Houdini, Affinity Photo, Maya, Nuke, Unity, Unreal Engine 4, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Arnold, etc.

CERTIFIED TRAINING

In July 2017, ArtFX was certified by SideFX software as an official Houdini trainer.

THE SCHOOL CAMPUS: A PROGRESSIVE SPACE

Optimal learning conditions

  • An infrastructure of 3000 square meters
  • The building is located on a tree-lined campus and is easily accessible from major access roads and public transportation (tram and bus lines)
  • The setting is ideal for productive and convivial teamwork.
  • The numerous classrooms are available for student use (animation room with light tables and line test machines, computer labs, sculpting and drawing studios, digital editing and color grading rooms, a photo studio, a video game room, and more.
  • Relaxation areas
  • A media library
  • A cafeteria with an on-site chef and a large terrace

High tech equipment available

Regardless of their specialization, students have access to all the professional materials and equipment they need to learn about the complete digital directing process.

  • A filming studio with a cyclorama green screen,
  • A camera crane, Steadicam, dolly tracks, etc.,
  • Top of the line equipment (HD video cameras, a drone, projectors, flashes, and lighting accessories, professional sound recording equipment, digital cameras, and more) thanks to partnerships with Nikon, Canon, Leica, Broncolor…
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Digital Directing

Campus Full time 5 years September 2019 France Montpellier

“Become the actor of the visual innovations of tomorrow” [+]

DIGITAL DIRECTOR DIPLOMA IN 5 YEARS (Master’s degree equivalent)

VFX, 3D Animationa and CG Specializations

The first two years are designed to provide a solid foundation for students before embarking on filmmaking. The first year is a preparation artistic class. The courses are divided into short interventions around basic themes and concrete projects to help the students become familiar with the different concepts.

1st Year> Acquisition of Solid Bases in Cinema

Artistic & Cultural Development - Maturity of Work

Goals

Acquire solid artistic and cultural bases Gain work maturity to give yourself every chance to succeed Develop your creativity, your curiosity, and your ingenuity Acquire an artistic and cinematographic culture Master the basics of drawing, photography, sculpture, film analysis and animation Learn about teamwork and organization Acquire the basics of Business English communication ... [-]

Game Art & Game Design

Campus Full time 5 years September 2019 France Montpellier

"Come play in the court of the grandmasters” [+]

VIDEO GAME IN 5 YEARS (Master’s degree equivalent)

Goals of the Video Game Cursus Acquire advanced artistic and technical skills in the field of gaming: video games, traditional games and new forms (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Alternative Reality) Learn how to learn and how to understand what you learn Master professional studio habits: knowledge of the trades and the video game industry, iterative development methodology, artistic direction, production management and follow-up, audiovisual law, management, business creation Master the software: UE4, Unity 5, Game Maker Studio 2, CryEngine, 3ds Max, Painter / Designer Substance, Maya, Zbrush, SpeedTree, Houdini, etc.

GAME DESIGN OR GAME ART - CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 SPECIALIZATIONS... [-]


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Contact

Address 95 rue de la Galéra 34090 Montpellier
34090 Montpellier, Occitanie, France