Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking - Master of Arts

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking - Master of Arts

2 years, Full-time, In English

Target audience

  • Bachelor level in animated filmmaking and/or 3 years of professional experience in the field
  • No age limit
  • Prerequisite skills: 2D and 3D animation, in modeling and 3D rendering, design and background, color, storyboard or character design, proficiency in compositing with After Effects, animation with TV Paint, Animate, Toon Boom, Maya, ability to work in teams. Solid level in english.


  • Open minded and with solid general and artistic knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Advanced level of English.

Tuition fees

8800€ per year for european citizens and 13300€ for noneuropean citizens – Scholarships possibilities (through GOBELINS, Odon Vallet and/or CROUS)

Training validation

Double Validation:

  • Professional certification, NSF codes 320, 321v, 323, of level I (Fr) and level 7 (Eu) registered in the “Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles” by a decree order from 26th February 2016, published in “Journal Officiel” on 17th March 2016
  • Master of Arts (european diploma)

GOBELINS campus Paris - St Marcel

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This English-language two-year cycle enables students to enter the GOBELINS curriculum for a Master conceived to reach a professional level notably in directing, storytelling and intercultural competence.

In addition to exercises in writing, storyboard and complex animation (mixed techniques, interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end of studies film in conditions that simulate a professional environment.

Course contents

  • Advanced courses in character animation 2D and 3D
  • Scripting and direction methodology, dividing the fi lm into sequences, character definition and characterization, graphic design, sound design, storyboarding
  • Filmmaking: 2D and/or 3D layout, character and background modeling, setup, skinning, rigging, acting, character and special e ects animation, rendering, compositing
  • Complying with specifi tions, choice of production pipeline according to technical and artistic choices, assessing and monitoring production planning
  • Teaching is centered on teamwork
  • During the master, teams will be encouraged to mix with students from the Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking programs in French



  • Production, in multicultural groups, of an end-of studies short film
  • Written report on a reflective work related to an experimental project



Admission process:

Pre-selection based on demo-reel and selection after interview in English

Opening of admission process:

  • 1st session: 1st October 2019
  • 2nd session: 6th January 2020
  • 3rd session: 2nd March 2020

Closing of admission process:

  • 1st session: 5th January 2020
  • 2nd session: 1st March 2020
  • 3rd session: 5th April 2020

Tests date

Admission interview:

  • 1st session: 3rd & 4th February 2020
  • 2nd session: 30th, 31st March & 1st April 2020
  • 3rd session: 4th, 5th & 6th May 2020


Admission process:

  • Motivation personal video, demo reel
  • Interview in English by video conference


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