RUBIKA

RUBIKA ANIMATION

NTL.1J Production of a digital animation film 🇨🇦

➕ COURSE SHEET

This training course, taught on the RUBIKA Montreal campus, is designed to prepare creative students for the animation and 3D image professions. During their training, they will learn to lead team projects in real production conditions.

➕ YOUR QUALITIES

Artistic and creative sense, passion for drawing, rigour, patience, methodology, team spirit

➕ YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM

The ideal baccalaureate to integrate a course in 3D Animation is the STD2A (Sciences and Technologies of Design and Applied Arts) baccalaureate. However, our programs are open to all baccalaureate holders, regardless of their speciality. In some cases, a year of preparatory classes may be useful to ensure the fundamentals.

For Canadian students, students must have a secondary 5 + 1 year (regardless of the year: Cégep, gap year, a year of preparatory classes, etc).

PRESENTATION

More and more sectors of activity today call upon Animation and more precisely on character and environment animation. It is therefore fundamental to know and understand the mechanisms and principles that can bring to life an environment, a character, an animal or a creature in computer-generated images.

Combined with artistic fundamentals that are related to the observation of reality, a gradual technical training accompanies you so that you can create animations and expressions that will give life to your imagination within 2D/3D software.

The annual projects allow the students to put into practice the knowledge acquired in class and to work on project and team management. A final 3D animation project at the end of the cycle will be presented to a jury of professionals.

EDUCATION PLAN

BASICS

PROJECT

TEAM CREATION OF A COMIC BOOK

INTERNSHIP

OPTIONAL

CONSOLIDATION

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A 2D ANIMATED SHORT FILM

INTERNSHIP

>1 MONTH RECOMMENDED

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A 3D ANIMATED SHORT FILM

INTERNSHIP

2 MONTHS

ACS certified by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education​

SPECIALISATION

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

DIPLOMAS ISSUED

🇨🇦 Quebec Diploma: An ACS diploma called « NTL1.J Digital Animation Film Production » certified by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is awarded at the Montreal Campus.

🇫🇷 French diploma: a Bachelor of Arts: 3D Animation delivered by RUBIKA (3 years)

🇪🇺 180 European credits (Level 6 European Qualification Framework)

Possible specialisation: It is possible to do 2 years of a Master’s degree only for the moment on the Valenciennes campus (France) in VFX or 3D Animation.

GOALS OF THE COURSE

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To learn

to observe and reproduce reality

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To understand

the production chain of an animated film

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To master

the tools for creating static and animated images

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To produce

short animated films in teams

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To develop

an animation culture and a critical mind

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To acquire

the working methods of a professional studio

LESSONS

Semester 1

Comics, Character Design, Anatomical Drawing, Art History, Perspective & Decor, 2D Graphics, Colour

Semester 3

Production Management, Graphics & Animation, Anatomical Drawing, Art History/Civil History, Storyboard, Colour

Semester 5

3D Animation, Modelling, Image Composition, Art Direction, Scriptwriting

Semester 2

Comics, Introduction to programming, Anatomical drawing, Sculpture, Perspective & Decor, Semiology, Colour

Semester 4

2D Animation, Sculpture, Storytelling, Programming, Video editing

Semester 6

3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Character Design, Art Direction, Image Composition

INTERNATIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE (BILINGUAL FR/EN)

Semester 7

Storyboarding, 3D Modelling, 3D Environment Creation, FX/VFX Creation, 3D Animation, Stage Lighting

Semester 9

3D Environment Creation III, FX/VFX Creation III, 3D Animation III, 3D Modelling III, Stage Lighting III

Semester 8

3D Environment Creation II, FX/VFX Creation II, 3D Animation II, 3D Modelling II, Stage Lighting II

Semester 10

3D Environment Creation IV, FX/VFX Creation IV, 3D Animation IV, 3D Modelling IV, Stage Lighting IV

ENTRANCE COMPETITION & ADMISSIONS

The basic course is designed for curious and creative students wishing to enter the 2D / 3D animation industry. Students are selected through a competitive examination, a motivation interview and a review of their portfolio.

➔ Quebec : to have a secondary 5 + 1 year (regardless of the year: Cégep, gap year, training year etc.) and a secondary 5 only for the year of preparatory class in Digital Arts.
➔ France : to have a Baccalaureate (all series) at the date of entry.
➔ Ontario : to have a Grade 12.

FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE

➔ to have a Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation or to be in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation or another Bachelor’s degree from a relevant program.
For Quebec :
– to have a college diploma ( DCS) in 3D animation and image synthesis techniques (574.B0) ;
– to be in the process of completing a DCS in 3D Animation and Image Synthesis Techniques (574.B0) and to have successfully completed at least 50 units ;
– to have an Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS) in Digital Animation Filmmaking or other similar ACS ;
– to have a relevant postgraduate degree and work experience appropriate to the program.
Succeeding in the entrance competition :
– a successful completion covers general knowledge, English, animation, 3D modelling and programming ;
– a successful completion of an artistic test (storyboard and 3D test) ;
– a presentation of a portfolio and a motivation interview.

THURSDAY 17 MARCH

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ONLINE OR IN MONTREAL

3D ANIMATION COMPETITION MONTREAL

FIRST YEAR AND MASTER’S

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

THURSDAY 24 MARCH

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE OR IN MONTREAL

3D ANIMATION COMPETITION MONTREAL

FIRST YEAR AND MASTER’S

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

THURSDAY 22 APRIL

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE OR IN MONTREAL

3D ANIMATION COMPETITION MONTREAL

FIRST YEAR AND MASTER’S

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

THURSDAY 18 MAY

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE OR IN MONTREAL

3D ANIMATION COMPETITION MONTREAL

FIRST YEAR AND MASTER’S

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

THURSDAY 15 JUNE

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE OR IN MONTREAL

3D ANIMATION COMPETITION MONTREAL

FIRST YEAR AND MASTER’S

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

Entry requirements :

➔ Quebec : to have a secondary 5 + 1 year ( regardless of the year: Cégep, gap year, training year etc.) and a secondary 5 only for the year of preparatory class in Digital Arts.
➔ France : to have a Baccalaureate (all series) at the date of entry.
➔ Ontario : to have a Grade 12.

JOBS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The animation sector is both dynamic and job-creating. Montreal, in particular, is one of the four world centres for special effects production (along with the United Kingdom, California and British Columbia). It is a considerable asset for our graduates who will easily find international opportunities.

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

— 2D/3D Animator 
— Composition artist
— Lighting artist
— FX Artist
— Digital matte painter, environment artist
— Shading/Texture Artist
— Layout Artist/Tracking Artist
— 3D Modeling
— Rigger (Rigging Artist)
— CG Animator
— VR Animator
— Technical Animator
— Character Designer
— and many others…

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