RUBIKA

FAQ

You are certainly asking yourself some very legitimate questions. Here, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us.

> Is Rubika a state or a private school ?

Rubika is a private school supported by La Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie du Grand Hainaut.

> What are the main assets of Rubika ? 

30 years of history. A reliable network of graduates and partners. Enthusiasts teams which which are experts in their fields. An international presence in two reference ecosystems. Montreal in Canada and Pune (near to Mumbaï) in India. We also have the chance to count on a more than 183 000 sf campus : La Serre Numérique de Valenciennes. Our pedagogy is mainly based on the practice. Our facilities are equipped in the same way as professional studios, guaranteeing students an optimal working environment, in line with our requirements.

> What kind of diploma do you deliver ?

Rubika is delivering a BAC+5 diploma, certified by the french government as RNCP Level 1. The State recognition is a guarantee of quality and reliability for students and companies that recruit them.

> What diploma is required to integrate Rubika in first year ?

A high school degree is required to validate your Rubika’s application. During the entrance examination, the appraises are mainly paying attention to the knowledges, projects and personalities of the applicants more than their training.

We are looking for young enthusiasts with a high artistic potential, a good general knowledge and a solid curiosity. Our commitment ? Nurture and preserve their creative and technical potential to turn them into accomplished, independent and responsible professionals, who are able to manage a team.

> What is the cost of the examination ?

The registration costs 120€.

> What are the repayment terms ?

You have a legal period of 14 days from the date of your payment to change your mind about your distance purchase (registration for the examination, etc.) To exercise your right of withdrawal, please contact RUBIKA using our online form and indicate your wish to withdraw.

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After the legal deadline of 14 days, no refund will be made.

> Which training courses best prepare for the success of the examination ?

The Animation and Video Game Art programs require a good knowledge of drawing to succeed in the entrance exam. Many of our students come from MANAA. or artistic preparatory classes. Others come from general courses or specialized training in digital creation. We encourage students in the general stream to take drawing courses in parallel.

The Industrial Design program is more oriented towards scientific and technological fields. A BAC S will make it easier for the candidate to approach 3D. A BAC STD2A will provide him with the artistic background necessary for the practice of the profession of designer. Again, we encourage candidates in the general stream to take drawing courses in parallel.

> IS IT ADVISABLE TO FOLLOW A YEAR OF ARTISTIC UPGRADING TO ACCESS OUR TRAINING COURSES ?

RUBIKA offers a preparatory class whose objective is to ensure the artistic and technical upgrading of future candidates for the competition. This preparatory class is recommended for students who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree without artistic options and who wish to focus on our courses in Animation, Game Art or Industrial Design.

> WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF THE COMPETITION ?

One out of five application is selected following the examination. But don’t worry, 100% of the winners have tried their luck!

> CAN WE TAKE THE EXAMINATION SEVERAL TIMES ?

It is possible to take several examinations per year, within the limit of one competition per speciality. A candidate can therefore take the Animation and Game Art exam in the same year. A candidate who has failed the examination tests may retry it the following year, within the age limit (24 years). The only other limit is your perseverance and your ability to get motivated.

An unsuccessful candidate may choose an artistic upgrade. This type of training allows the candidate to improve his drawing skills, acquire technique and enrich his portfolio with personal achievements. He will thus be well prepared to take the entrance exam again.

> IS A GOOD LEVEL OF ENGLISH REQUIRED ?

A quick exchange during the interview ensures that you are familiar with the basics of Shakespeare’s language. What matters is not so much the level of the competition, but rather the ability of future students to progress in English.

> ARE THERE ANY ANNALS TO PREPARE THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION ?

There are no annals for the RUBIKA entrance exam and the tests are different every year. You will find more details on the content of the examination in the « Registration » section.

> DO GRADUATES ACCESS EASELY TO THE LABOUR MARKET ?

Every year, RUBIKA carries out a survey on the professional integration of its graduates. Each year, the placement rate is more than 90% (6 months after leaving school).

> WHEN ARE THE RESULTS OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AVAILABLE ?

The results of the examination will be sent by email to each candidate, starting March 15, 2019. If your application is accepted, you must submit your registration file within the deadlines announced in the email. If your application is placed on a waiting list, our teams will come back to you as soon as an opportunity arises.

> HOW MUCH COST THE TUITION FEES ?

Preparatory class 5250€ / YEAR
Years 1 to 3 8250€ / YEAR
Years 4 and 5 9500€ / YEAR

* Rates for the year 2018/2019, might be changing 

> HOW TO PAY TUITION FEES ?

Several options are possible:

 

Payment of the total amount upon registration by bank transfer or check

Payment in 3 installments by bank transfer or check:

For the Bachelor’s and Master’s cycles

– 1/3 at registration

– 1/3 on December 13th

– 1/3 on March 16th

For the Preparatory Class

– 1/3 at registration

– 1/3 on September 13th

– 1/3 on January 10th

– For a payment in 5 installments: 1/5 at registration and 1/5 on the 10th of each month, from October to January

Monthly payment with invoicing of administrative fees:

– 10 times for the Bachelor and Higher cycles: 1/10 at registration and 1/10 every 10 months from October to June

– 7 times for Preparation: 1/7 at registration then 1/7 on the 10th of each month from October to March

> ARE THERE ANY MATERIAL EXPENSES TO EXPECT ?

RUBIKA provides the necessary equipment for the exercises and projects included in the training programme. Each student has a personal computer equipped with the most used softwares in the field of digital creation.

> Does Rubika have a boarding solution ?

No, but you will find on our website a list of student residences available nearby.  

> What diploma is required to integrate Rubika into a higher education system ?

For parallel entries (except 1st year therefore), it is necessary to have a Bac+2 or Bac+3 diploma (or an equivalence), for a respectively entry in third (for Industrial Design only) and fourth year.

It is also essential to have a good general culture and solid knowledges in the target field, both technical and artistic.