RUBIKA

3D ANIMATION FILM COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE

5 YEARS

ENTRY LEVEL

POST-SECONDARY ADMISSION

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

TUITION FEES

8950€ PER YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL

LEVEL 7 OF RNCP

3D ANIMATION COURSE

The 3D Animation course at Animation 3D trains high-level creative people prepared to enter the film, animation series, 3D image or advertising markets.

Technical and demanding, the course puts students in conditions similar to those of a professional studio. Through practice, students discover the different stages of production of an animated film: script, storyboard, art direction, modelling, animation, editing, etc. A large part of the course is also dedicated to management and studio work methods. The final year is devoted to the production of a short animated film in a team, presented in front of a jury of professionals. This project allows students to put into practice the skills they have acquired during their training.

The goals of the course are :

  • To learn to observe and reproduce reality
  • To master the tools for creating static and animated images
  • To develop an animation culture and a critical mind
  • To understand the production chain of an animated film
  • To create short animated films as a team
  • To acquire the working methods of a professional studio

 

The curriculum includes several periods of internship.

This course is taught in French 🇫🇷 and in English 🇬🇧

THE COURSE IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

You are creative and like to tell stories
You have a passion for drawing and creating characters
You want to discover the main software for visual creation
You like cinema and are passionate about animation
You wish to join a production studio 
You are looking for an international school with a great network of graduates

BECOMING A 3D ANIMATOR IN 5 YEARS

BASICS

PROJECT

CREATION OF A COMIC BOOK

WORKSHOPS

STOP-MOTION

Consolidation

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A VERY SHORT 2D ANIMATION FILM

WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHY
UNITY
GREEN SCREEN

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A VERY SHORT 3D ANIMATION FILM

WORKSHOPS

UNITY
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
OR TEXTURING

HOUDINI (SPECIALITY VFX)
OR ANIMATION 3D (SPECIALITY)

INTERNSHIP

2 MONTHS

MASTERING

PROJECT

PRE-PRODUCTION OF THE GRADUATION FILM

WORKSHOP

REPRODUCTIONS OF 3D ANIMATED SEQUENCES

INTERNSHIP

2 TO 3 MONTHS

Expertise

PROJECT

INTENSIVE PRODUCTION OF A 3D ANIMATION SHORT FILM

State-certified diploma at Level 7 of the RNCP

LESSONS

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SKETCH / DRAWING

Master digital drawing techniques to create unique graphic worlds

SOFTWARE

Master the technical skills needed to make animated films, as well as the associated software (Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Arnold…)

ANALYSIS AND CREATIVITY

Learn a sequential, scrupulous and creative methodology, as practiced in the largest animation studios

CULTURE

Provide a general overview of the history of art and animation

MANAGEMENT

Manage a multidisciplinary team to make a successful project. Share a creative vision

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Ensure production management: organisation, planning, project monitoring, production, communication…

ENTRANCE COMPETITION & ADMISSIONS

The program is designed for curious and creative students wishing to enter the 2D Animation industry. Students are selected through an entrance exam, a motivation interview and a review of their portfolio.

THURSDAY 20 APRIL 2023

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9:00-18:00

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

3D ANIMATION ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 06 February 2023. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail from 15 March 2023.

FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2023

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE

3D ANIMATION ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 06 February 2023. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail from 15 March 2023.

THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2023

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9:00-18:00

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

3D ANIMATION ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 06 February 2023. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail from 15 March 2023.

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2023

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE

3D ANIMATION ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 06 February 2023. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail from 15 March 2023.

Our programs are open to everyone. In some cases, a year of preparatory classes may be useful to ensure the fundamentals.

TESTIMONIALS

“RUBIKA has given me the opportunity to explore all aspects of a 3D film production and has provided me with methodology, technique and know-how.”

Claire Brodelle (2016)

3D Animator, Mac Guff Ligne

“Through its generalist approach, the school made it possible for me to discover the 3D professions in the animation industry and to choose the branch that I liked the most: surfacing.”

Thibaut Wambre (2018)

Set surfacing, Illumination Mac Guff

“Rubika trains some of the best French 3D artists because it teaches them to learn. It has made me grow in many ways. I made myself a family there!”

Léa Cousty

Character designer, Team To (Paris)

“RUBIKA provides a comprehensive artistic and technical training for entering the demanding sector of animation film.”

Benoît Berthe (2013)

Founder & Curator, The Animation Showcase (London, Uk)

JOBS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The animation sector is both dynamic and job-creating. With a long tradition of animated films, the French industry has more than 7,200 employees and nearly 130 studios. It is the largest one in Europe and the third largest in the world, behind the United States and Japan. The French Touch shines throughout the world. It is a considerable asset for our graduates who will easily find opportunities abroad.

The animation professions are numerous and evolving. The diploma issued by RUBIKA covers many positions of duty:

Animateur 3D
Layout Artist
Character Artist
Storyboard
Lighting Artist
Concept Artist
Rigging Artist
Groom Artist
— and many others…

PROJECT GALLERY IN 3D ANIMATION

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