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ARTFX: TRAINING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS OF TOMORROW

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

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 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.

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, Mathematic, 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.

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

CERTIFIED TRAINING

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

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 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.

ONE SCHOOL, TWO CITIES: TWO CAMPUSES

The Digital Director cursus in ArtFX is very amazing. Students are very good!

Michael Farrell - MOVING PICTURES COMPANY
Michael Farrell - MOVING PICTURES COMPANY
Head of Talent Acquisition

Students have the perfect fit for the VFX films that we do. Every year ArtFX’s productions get better and better!

Ben Owen - One of Us
Ben Owen - One of Us
Recruiter

ArtFX is unique! The school incorporate both animation, film making and focus on visual effects! This a very interesting direction for studios like Dreamworks.

Shelley Page - DREAMWORKS
Shelley Page - DREAMWORKS
Animation talent consulant

ArtFX is one of the rare schools able to make films with a full process control. I have never seen a school as involved as ArtFX in making movies. This is exactly what we are looking for!

Freddy Salazar - FRAMESTORE
Freddy Salazar - FRAMESTORE
Head of Environnement

ArtFX students are very qualified. They have a very good aptitude to adapt to the studios environment.

Harriet Edge-Partington - DOUBLE NEGATIVE
Harriet Edge-Partington - DOUBLE NEGATIVE
Talent Acquisition

International private university
ArtFX is a RECA member (Network of French Film Animation Schools). Endorsed by the CNC and l’AFCA