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LISAA I Animation & Video Games Brochure

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LISAA I Animation & Video Games Brochure

  1. 1. Animation & Video Games — Paris. 2016-2017 Courses
  2. 2. Photo: guillaume lebrun, Atelier Diptik 3 Lisaa is one of the few private higher education institutes to be recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It awards qualifications equivalent to international bachelor’s and master’s degrees 6 Lisaa’s campus is located in the heart of Paris 5 Our students have top-of-the-range equipment at their disposal, including a Motion Capture Studio 7 A new course, Game Dev, is available for the academic year of 2016 9 Lisaa has more than 10,000 alumni and a sizeable network of businesses, such as Dreamworks, which contribute to fast tracking graduate careers 4 Lisaa was ranked third best animation school in the world by Imagine FX magazine 8 The course offers a range of specialisations from the second year: Special Effects, 2-D & 3-D Animation, 2-D & 3-D Video Games 10 International courses have been open since September 2015, with classes conducted in English 10 reasons to study at Lisaa 1 Lisaa is the largest design school in France 2 At Lisaa, the creativity of each student is respected, developed and showcased
  3. 3. This course is for students wishing to specialise in video game development. A real link between video games and pure programming, the Game Dev course gives students who are interested in video games the means to be within reach of creative and demanding roles on a technical level. Classes First year: drawing, basic IT, Internet networks, computer graphics, web, English. Following years: morphology, visual design, Unreal engine, sound, VFX special effects, animation, 2-D computer graphics, 3-D production, scripting lessons, Java script lessons, drawing, English. + Workshops and projects with partner companies + Evaluation & viva exams → January: exam and acquired knowledge accreditation → June: acquired knowledge accreditation + End of course project (3rd year) + Work placements (six weeks per year) Work placements are possible from the first year onwards Game Dev (new for 2016) Course in French or English 3 years/60 ects credits per year — Qualification in Digital Content Design Equivalent to bachelor level, listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP, level 2)
  4. 4. This course prepares students to become specialists in animated films, music videos and advertising films. Students will learn about creating storyboards, layout, set design, characters, and production for 2-D and 3-D animation. Classes First year: observational drawing, life drawing, outdoor drawing, art, colour, project methodology, computer graphics, art history, exhibition visits, English, animation, storyboard, volumes. Following years: morphology, image analysis, storyboard and layout, visual design, directing, 2-D/3-D production, 2-D/3-D animation, compositing, sound. + Workshops and projects with partner companies + Evaluation & viva exams → from January: judging panel consisting of teaching staff → from June: judging panel consisting of professionals + End of course project (3rd year) + Work placements (six weeks per year) Work placements are possible from the first year onwards This course prepares students to become experts in 2-D and 3-D video game design. Over two years, students will learn about all aspects of game media: game play, level design, modeling and animation. Classes First year: observational drawing, life drawing, outdoor drawing, art, colour, project methodology, computer graphics, art history, exhibition visits, English, animation, storyboard, volumes. Following years: morphology, image analysis, storyboard and layout, visual design, directing, 2-D/3-D production, 2-D/3-D animation, compositing, sound. + Workshops and projects with partner companies + Evaluation & viva exams → from January: judging panel consisting of teaching staff → from June: judging panel consisting of professionals + End of course project (3rd year) + Work placements (six weeks per year) Work placements are possible from the first year onwards 2-D & 3-D Animation 2-D & 3-D Video Games Course in French or English 3 years/60 ects credits per year — Qualification in Digital Content Design Equivalent to bachelor level, listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP, level 2) Course in French or English 3 years/60 ects credits per year — Qualification in Digital Content Design Equivalent to bachelor level, listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP, level 2)
  5. 5. This course prepares students to become experts in visual effect creation: cinematographic shows, computer generated creatures and digital scenes are just some examples of uses of visual effects. Classes First year:  observational drawing, life drawing, outdoor drawing, art, colour, project methodology, computer graphics, art history, exhibition visits, English, animation, storyboard, volumes. Following years: morphology, image analysis, storyboard and layout, visual design, directing, 2-D/3-D production, 2-D/3-D animation, compositing, sound. + Workshops and projects with partner companies + Evaluation & viva exams → from January: judging panel consisting of teaching staff → from June: judging panel consisting of professionals + End of course project (3rd year) + Work placements (six weeks per year) Work placements are possible from the first year onwards This course allows each student to develop skills in the following fields: production direction, storyboards and directing, concept art, layout, modelling, rigging, animation, matte painting, lighting, rendering, VFX and compositing. Classes First year: digital art direction, interactive animation, web development, videographics, motion design, environment, agency simulator, cross-media project. Second year: 3-D animation, advertising videos, interactive advertising, mobile, creation. + Workshops and projects with partner companies + Continued evaluation & viva exams → conducted by a panel of professionals + End of course project (2nd year) + Work placements (six weeks) Visual Effects Production Management & Digital Animation Techniques Course in French or English 3 years/60 ects credits per year — Qualification in Digital Content Design Equivalent to bachelor level, listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP, level 2) Course in French or English 2 years following Baachelor level/120 ects credits — Advanced Course Equivalent to master level Courses
  6. 6. ExceptionalProfessions&Careers–WorkPlacements&Partnerships WelcomingInternationalStudents–Application
  7. 7. Exceptional Professions & Careers Yannick Tan Digital Matte Painter/Environment Animal Logic (Australia) graduated 2011 — After London and Singapore where he worked for big industry names in the VFX arena like Prime Focus, MPC and Industrial Light & Magic, Yannick is now based in Australia at Animal Logic, one of the most successful digital studios in the world. He works on advertisements, television shows and above all films like Transformers 4, Agent 47, The Great Gatsby or Lego: The Piece of Resistance. → animallogic.com Mai Anh Tran Matte painter and Concept artist Rodeo FX (Canada) graduated 2013 — Upon graduating from Lisaa, Mai Anh went straight into a work placement at Stargate Studio before being hired in 2014 at Rodeo FX. She works on advertisements, films like Warcraft and Tomorrowland and television series like Game of Thrones, for which Mai Anh and her team received an Emmy Award for their visual effects work on season four. → rodeofx.com Frédéric Cussey Production Director Backlight Studio (Paris) graduated 2005 — After almost seven years in business as head of computer graphics and then director of IT services, Frédéric created Omg! Creation in April 2013, a communications agency for small and medium sized companies and self-employed people. Since July 2013, Frédéric has been production director and copywriter at Backlight Studio, an agency specialising in CGI, 2-D and 3-D animation, special effects, video games and virtual reality experiences. → bklprods.com Careers in 2-D and 3-D video games: game designer, level designer, character designer, project manager, concept artist, background designer, props designer, modeller, animator, character rigging, mapping, texturing specialist, scripter, shading technician, tester. Careers in 2-D and 3-D animation and visual effects: 2-D/image image/vectorial animators, visual designer, character designer, set designer, 2-D effects designer, story-boarder, concept artist, compositing artist, matte painter, tracer, colourist, cleaner, background artist/designer, roto-artist, director, special effects director, animation director, motion graphic designer, 3-D modeller, setup/rigging, texture artist, shading artist, lighting artist, 3-D animator, layout artist, cloth FX artist, motion-capture technician, rendering artist, tracking/match move.
  8. 8. Sullivan Richard Environment artist and Matte painter Double Negative (UK) graduated 2010 After five years of experience in visual effects, Sullivan has gained solid experience. He has worked at MPC, Digital Domain and Double Negative, the largest visual effects provider for cinema in Europe. During his time here, he worked on films such as Godzilla, Thor and Interstellar, for which he has received three awards, including a Bafta and an Oscar. → dneg.com Interstellar (2014) - © Warner Bros
  9. 9. Several Lisaa alumni feature in the credits for the Minions film! 17 LISAA Paris alumni participated in the animated film Minions, produced and directed by the French studio Illumination Mac Guff. “Thanks to a passionate team of teachers who are talented and invested professionals, and a continuous renewal of our courses, we are happy to see our former students develop in ambitious companies in France and internationally.” Renaud Jungmann, Director of Studies of the Animation and Video Games department of Lisaa Paris. Les minions (2015) - © MAC GUFF / UNIVERSAL PICTURES
  10. 10. A professionally-orientated education Thanks to its professional teaching, which is highly valued by recruiters, 83% of recent graduates in animation and video games find employment upon graduating from Lisaa. Professional teachers. Teachers are active professionals in their fields. They continually update the content of the learning process to follow market evolution. Project-based learning.Teaching via projects familiarises students with methodology, tools and budget, creative and organisational constraints. Alumni network. The department, which is celebrating its 20th year of graduates, benefits from a solid network of former students who turn to Lisaa to find work placement candidates and collaborators. Work placements.From the first year, students are invited to undertake six-week work placements in companies. Business partnerships. Students benefit from interactions with numerous partner companies, particularly during competitions, partnerships (17 students participated in the production of the Minions film), conferences (by the creators of Angry Bird, for example) and during the viva exams at the end of the year, at which they present their project to professionals. DreamWorks and Ubisoft are partners of note of the school. Ubisoft: French company ranked as the number three video games developer in the world and the third independent video games producer in Europe and the US (Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbits, etc.). Double negative: British British considered to be the largest visual effects provider for cinema in Europe (Inception, Interstellar, etc.). DreamWorks: famous American film and TV series production company founded by Steven Spielberg (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, etc.). Mikros Image: company specialising in the creation of visual effects and key player in postproduction. MPC: a world leader in VFX for over 25 years for cinema (the Harry Potter franchise, X-Men) and advertising (Samsung, Coca Cola, Sony). Illumination MacGuff: Universal Pictures’ animated film production company (Minions, Despicable Me, etc.). BUF: French company specialising in computer generated imagery for advertising and music videos. One of the biggest digital visual effects studios for cinema in France and the world (Matrix, The Dark Knight, Avatar). Cube Creative: French production company for advertisements and music videos… ...
  11. 11. Welcoming International Students Obtaining a visa Students from outside of the European Union must proceed with an application for a long stay visa for studying and residency (VLS-TS) from the French consulate in their country. The standard duration of validity for a VLS-TS is one year. In addition to other assessment criteria for the long stay visa for studying, French law requires that international students have proof of sufficient living funds, equating to 615 euros/month. At the same time as the visa, the consulate will send an OFII (the French Office for Immigration and Integration) certification form as well as completion instructions. OFII formalities should then be carried out upon arrival in France. • Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility can help you with these steps. → www.campusfrance.org • A welcome service for international students (SAEE) answers all of your questions every year from September to November at the Maison Internationale. → 17 Bd Jourdan – 75014 Paris. • Lisaa is part of CUMULUS, an association of the most prestigious universities of art in Europe, whose aim is to promote research and teaching in art and design through exchanges, partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. This network facilitates international mobility for students and teachers at Lisaa. → www.cumulusassociation.org • Lisaa has signed a partnership with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to enable beneficiaries to follow courses at LISAA. → www.va.gov Finding accommodation • To apply for accommodation in university halls of residence, you must complete an application on the Paris CROUS (students’ representative body) website before 30th April. → www.crous-paris.fr • UNME, the National Union of Student Housing, has details of all student accommodation in the Paris region. → www.unme-asso.com/VillesUNME/Paris.html • Lisaa has a partnership with estate agents Les Estudines who offer studios for rent as well as several services for students. → www.estudines.com Practising French at Lisaa During their studies, international students are able to follow 1½ -hour French evening classes every week. A very effective way of perfecting the language of Molière.
  12. 12. Professional equipment at Lisaa Just a few steps from Montparnasse train station, the Animation and Video Games department is at the forefront of digital techniques. It provides students with high-quality equipment: a motion capture studio, photography studio, post-synchronisation studio and a colour grading studio. Lisaa Paris chose to establish itself in the heart of the student neighbourhoods of the capital, in prestigious sites on a human scale. A choice reflecting the school’s desire to be a real part of Parisian student life and to establish close links with its students.
  13. 13. Applications The closing date for applications is 30th June. To apply you must: 1. Make an appointment via the LISAA website. A date for an interview will be arranged with a director of studies at LISAA or via Skype if you are an international student. 2. Bring the following with you on the day of the interview: • cover letter • CV • grade certificates for the last two terms of your schooling • portfolio of personal work During the interview, you must explain your career plans to the admissions officer and show proof of your motivation. 3. You will be informed of your admission status two days following the interview. A registration form will be sent to you and you must proceed with your visa application if you are an international student. 4. Your enrolment will take effect upon reception of your completed and signed registration form, accompanied by the required documents and registration fees.
  14. 14. Lisaa Paris - Animation & Video Games 7 rue Armand Moisant - 75015 Paris +33(0)1 71 39 88 00 — Private Higher Education Establishment, recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. @ecole_lisaa Lisaa @EcoleLISAA www.lisaa.com

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