Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking

2 years, Full-time, In English

Target audience

  • Bachelor in Animation or Animated Filmmaking and/or 3 years of professional experience in the field
  • No age limit
  • Expected qualites : 2D and 3D animation, 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 command of English.



  • 2D and 3D animation
  • 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 command of English

Tuition fees

Full time, 9.300 € per year for European citizens 14.000 € for non European citizens. Scholarships opportunities (through GOBELINS, Odon Vallet and/or CROUS)

Further information


  • Success rate in exams : 100%
  • Professionnal integration  : 71,4%

Training validation

Double Validation:

  • Master of Arts
  • « Concepteur et réalisateur de films d’animation » professional diploma (5-years post high school degree, level 7) certified by the French National Ministry of Education in September, 1st 2021 (published by the Official Journal on the 08/04/2021)



GOBELINS campus Paris - St Marcel


This two-year course taught in English is designed to enable students to reach a professional level notably in directing and storytelling in a multicultural environment. In addition to exercises in writing, storyboarding and complex animation (mixed techniques, interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end of studies film in conditions similar to a professional environment.


The Master of Arts (subtitles available)

Course contents

Content :

  • Advanced courses in 2D and 3D Character Animation
  • Scriptwriting and directing, character definition and characterisation, graphic design, sound design, storyboarding
  • Filmmaking: 2D and/or 3D layout, character and background modeling, setup, skinning, rigging, acting, character and special effects animation, rendering, compositing
  • Complying with specifications, choice of production pipeline according to technical and artistic choices, assessing and monitoring production planning
  • Teaching is centered on teamwork

During the course, teams will mix with students from the French Programme in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking


Projects :

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



Opening of admission process: 10 November 2021    
Closing of admission process:

  • Session 1 : 3 January 2022
  • Session 2 : 10 March 2022    

Tests date

Admission interview:

  • Session 1 : Between 25 and 27 January 2022
  • Session 2 : Between 7 and 12 April 2022


Admission process:

Pre-selection based on demo reel, motivational video and selection based on an oral interview in English


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