3D Character Animator

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

3D Character Animator

1 year full-time (3 months internship with a company, in France or abroad)

Target audience

An undergraduate degree in the fields of 3D Computer Imagery, or two years of professional experience in these fields.


  • Acting.
  • Movement: gravity and weight.
  • Animation styles: from realism to cartoon.
  • Character Animation: humans, animals and toons.
  • Lipsync.
  • 3D Layout.
  • The different 3D Animation techniques : methodology and practice.
  • Conferences by international animation experts.
  • Production of an individual demo reel showcasing the student’s animation skills.

Tuition fees

Individual funding : € 8 200 / CIF or company sponsorship : €12 400.

Training validation

Professional qualification code NSF 320, 321,323, at level 1 (France) and level 7 (Europe), recognized by the RNCP, published in the Official Journal of 21st July 2009.


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Full time/Continuing education

Building on its experience and its worldwide reputation of excellence in Character Animation, GOBELINS has designed an advanced programme 3D Character Animation.

This course is structured around:

  • hands-on practical exercises with high level of pedagogical progression to offer students the opportunity to develop their skills to a professional level in directing, movement and acting
  • conferences by international animation and video game experts
  • production of an individual demo reel
  • 3-months internship accompanied by a written training report.

A significant emphasis is given to international experiences during the course.

Course contents

Your skills

  • An open mind and solid general and artistic knowledge.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Good level of English – Good level of French for non-French speaking candidates.



  • Opening date of application process : 1st January 2016
  • Application deadlines : 4th April 2016

Tests date

  • Written exam : 19 April 2016
  • Interviews : 19 to 21 April 2016


Entry requirements :

  • Selection by written application.
  • Written entrance exams.
  • Interview.
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