RUBIKA

3D ANIMATION VFX SPECIAL EFFECTS

DURATION OF THE COURSE

2 YEARS

Entry Level

BAC+3

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

Tutition Fees

FROM 9500€ per year

DIPLOMA LEVEL

LEVEL 7 OF RNCP

PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE

RUBIKA’s Digital Special Effects course is a specialisation of the 3D Animation course. It trains high-level technicians specialised in the realistic reproduction of visual effects.

Rich and demanding, the program puts students in conditions similar to those of a professional studio. The students discover, through practice, the production tools of an animation project integrating digital special effects. The final year is devoted to the production of a short animated film in teams, 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 digital special effects
  • To develop an animation culture and a critical mind
  • To understand the production chain of an animated film
  • To produce all types of special effects for the cinema via dedicated and adapted professional software
  • To acquire the working methods of a professional studio

The curriculum includes several periods of internship

THE COURSE IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

➔ You are creative and meticulous
➔ You have a passion for technical skills and the use of software
➔ You want to discover the main software for visual creation
➔ You like cinema and you are passionate about special effects
➔ You wish to join a production studio 
➔ You are looking for an international school with a great network of graduates

EDUCATION PLAN

3D Animation

PROJECT

CREATION OF A COMIC BOOK

WORKSHOPS

STOP-MOTION

3D Animation

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A VERY SHORT 2D ANIMATION FILM

WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHY
UNITY
GREEN SCREEN

3D Animation

PROJECT

PRODUCTION OF A VERY SHORT 3D ANIMATION FILM

WORKSHOPS

UNITY
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
OR TEXTURING
HOUDINI

INTERNSHIP

2 MONTHS

FX OPTION 

PROJECT

PRE-PRODUCTION OF THE GRADUATION FILM

WORKSHOP

3D REPRODUCTIONS OF NATURAL FLUIDS

INTERNSHIP

2 TO 3 MONTHS

FX OPTION

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

Accessible at BAC+3 level, the FX-VFX Special Effects course is designed for those passionate about special effects and 3D image creation. Students are selected through a competitive examination, a motivation interview and a review of their portfolio (file of personal creations).​

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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.

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 (2018)

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 special effects sector is both dynamic and job-creating. With a long tradition, France now plays a major role in digital effects. According to a study by the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC), nearly 4,000 people were working in this field in 2017, an increase of 17% (556 jobs) in one year. Young French graduates are highly sought after by international studios, particularly in Montreal where the employment sector provides jobs for over 36,500 people.

 

The VFX Special Effects course opens up a wide range of professional opportunities:

3D Modeler
Compositing Artist
Concept Artist
Rigging Artist
Lighting Artist
— and many others…

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