The courses

A rigorous, high-standard professional training

Our objective:

To train professionals in animated film and post-production, future studio professionals, with an artistic vision, an understanding of the overall process of how a film is made, and with strong technical expertise and teamwork experience.

The teaching approach at MoPA is centred around giving the students a variety of experiences in making a film, which allows them at the end of their studies to produce original, professional-quality films.

The five-year course gives a graduate a 5-year advanced diploma as CG filmmaker.

The syllabus

Technical objectives

Art preparatory year

The objective of this year’s training is to bring out your creative potential, enrich your cultural and creative knowledge, to help you acquire work methods, and above all give you confidence in your strengths and talents.

This year will allow you to gain a solid skill base, to put together a portfolio that reflects your identity and your talents, and to reaffirm your career direction.

Instruction language: French


Study Cycle 1

Study Cycle 1 is made up of three years’ study.

The objectives are:
– to acquire a methodology that allows the students to carry school projects to successful outcomes from beginning to end
– to gain both individual and team experience
– to acquire the artistic and cinematographic fundamentals enabling students to successfully complete an animated film
– to gain experience on the complete technical workflow from concept development to production of an animated short film

Instruction language: French


Study Cycle 2

Advanced Diploma in Animated Filmmaking

Study Cycle 2 lasts two years and concludes with the awarding of a 5-year diploma as CG filmmaker. This cycle allows students to gain real professional experience and at the end of their studies they our students have the skills and knowledge that launches their careers into orbit.

Several specializations are possible:
-Digital imaging

Study Cycle 2 is dispensed in English and French and is for new students with an undergraduate degree who have not attended the First Study Cycle at MoPA.

The final year of all these advanced study cycles is dedicated to the production of a CG animation short film.

Please note that basic French is a requirement to follow this course.


The diploma

A five-year advanced diploma as CG filmmaker Certified Level 1 by the National Committee for Professional Certification (Level 7 Europe). Final-year students produce an animated short film which is presented to a jury made up of industry professionals.