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Study Cycle 2

State-certified advanced diploma in animated filmmaking

International

Study Cycle 2 International (Advanced Diploma in Animated Filmmaking) is a two-year training course dispensed in English and oriented towards transferring students with a three years’ of study or equivalent work experience.

These two years are dedicated to the deepening of skills allowing the preproduction of a film, the establishment of a film production pipeline, and film post production (including sound). Skills are acquired through practical exercises and projects allowing the development of skills in the field of concept development, animation and digital imaging techniques.

Real-world, hands-on training in: production methodology, story development, storyboarding, rigging, character animation
facial animation, acting, quadruped animation, texturing, surfacing, advanced lighting techniques. The second year of this course is dedicated to the production of an animated short film.

Admission requirements

Upon application after a minimum of three years’ study after the high school leaving certificate (or equivalent) in the field of animation.
Prerequisites: a good artistic level and a knowledge of MAYA.

Certified Unity training

Thanks to the great technical advances made to real time engines, increasing numbers of studios are turning towards real time production of animated films, and these studios seek candidates with specific skills.

This necessitates the establishment of an appropriate workflow and an approach which is specific to each step. For those students choosing to develop their skills in Unity, areas seen include: setup, editor, collaboration, workflow, sequencing, modeling, layout, animation, texturing and shaders, lighting, cameras, post effects, VFX, creating custom tools, interactions, advanced rendering.

MoPA can dispense certified Unity training. Contact us if you’d like to know more.

2017 graduate Clairie Agnès on the MoPA course

“Why MoPA? Because of the comprehensive nature of the training provided. We really learn how to make a film from beginning to end and there’s a logical structure to the learning.

For example, In Study Cycle 1, the first two years we study drawing, learning to work efficiently. With storyboards you need to draw shots really fast and we need that quick skill to our gestures, to draw fast and well.

Then in the 3rd Year we work on a 1-minute solo film. And there we learn everything about the whole process…everything about making a film. That’s great for learning about what we like and dislike.

Study Cycle 2: Then we specialize, and from that moment it becomes really enriching because we get feedback from real industry professionals. People from studios with diverse roles, who teach us their field of expertise. There are classes, instructors who come for over three days or a week for example…we really learn about what goes on in a real studio. We learn a lot.

In 5th Year...It’s that fateful year, graduation year! And now you’ve got to make a 5- or 6-minute film in your team. And so of course now working in our chosen fields. So everyone has their own role to play.

We make a film together. It’s very difficult, but extremely rewarding, and it’s just fantastic!”

Animation

The first year of Study Cycle 2 Animation is dedicated to the acquisition of specific new skills and knowledge in: all aspects of character animation from character design, rigging, acting, human and animal walk cycles, facial expressions, lip syncing, posing and blocking.
The learning approach is not only from a technical point of view (acquisition of technical skills) but also involves the artistic appropriation of those skills, which allows students to meet professional needs in a variety of different styles.

The second year of the Animation stream is dedicated to the production, in a team, of an animated short film. Each student plays a particular role and has a set of responsibilities depending on their specialisation.

Admission requirements

Directly after conclusion of the MoPA Study Cycle 1.

Prerequisites: a good artistic level and a knowledge of MAYA. Tuition in French.

Digital Imaging

The first year of Study Cycle 2 Image is dedicated to acquiring new specific knowledge: all aspects of the image-making process from modelling to digital FX: including concept art, color keys, modeling, texturing, surfacing, matte-painting, lighting, compositing, hair & fur, clothing, and particles.

The learning approach is not only from a technical point of view (acquisition of technical skills) but also involves the artistic appropriation of those skills, which allows students to meet professional needs in a variety of different styles.

The second year is dedicated to the production, in a team, of an animated short film. Each student plays a particular role and has a set of responsibilities depending on their specialisation.

Admission requirements

Directly after conclusion of the MoPA Study Cycle 1.

Prerequisites: a good artistic level and a knowledge of MAYA. Tuition in French.

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