Preparatory Year in Digital Arts

Are you still hesitating between Animation and Video Games? Your drawing skills are not yet perfect? The preparatory year is made for you!
The preparatory year in Digital Arts is an intensive 7-month training program that aims to discover the professions of animation and video games. It will allow you to acquire a traditional artistic training and to develop technical skills specific to Digital Arts.
It also aims to bring its students up to speed, create a portfolio, a personal project and prepare for competitive exams.

Objectives of the training

7 months – Teaching languages: French/English – Montreal

We are committed to training the creative people of tomorrow.

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Enrich

your general and artistic culture

Promote

teamwork and interaction

Discover

the fields of animation and video games

Explore

your study project

Acquire

the tools and techniques of artistic creation

Build up

your application + portfolio

Quelques projets étudiants :

Boo les humains

Projet Boardgame Prépa

Les Mystères de Stonebridge

Projet Boardgame Prépa

Celfipiade

Projet Boardgame Prépa

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Training details

There are two main areas of instruction in your preparatory year:
Drawing and traditional artistic practices: Drawing a Character, introduction to sculpture and live models, introduction to animation etc…
The discovery and initiation to the mastery of technical and creative software: Introduction to Adobe Suite, programming, introduction to Unity, discovering the board game and
3D graphics etc…
As well as the accompaniment on the creation of a personal project, of your portfolio and preparation for competitions.

During your course, you will also complete two team projects : a 2D platform game and a board game.

At the end of your training, you will be able to choose the training that suits you best

Duration of the training: 7 months
Cost of training: $8800 CAD/year

Entrance exam

2D/3D Animation or Tech-Art

Training

The versatility of this training will allow you to learn and discover essential artistic techniques.

Introduction to Character Design

Introduction to Animation

Set design and staging

Observation drawing

Textures & materials

Theory and practice of color

Introduction to matte painting

Introduction to 2D rendering techniques

Culture générale artistique du film et du jeu vidéo

Outils numériques 2D/3D

Suite Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator…)

Maya Unreal/Unity

Boardgame

Introduction Modèle vivant

Introduction sound design

Training

The versatility of this training will allow you to learn and discover essential artistic techniques.

Introduction to Character Design

Introduction to Animation

Set design and staging

Observation drawing

Textures & materials

Theory and practice of color

Introduction to matte painting

Introduction to 2D rendering techniques

Culture générale artistique du film et du jeu vidéo

Outils numériques 2D/3D

Suite Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator…)

Maya Unreal/Unity

Boardgame

Introduction Modèle vivant

Introduction sound design

Entrance exam

2D/3D Animation or Tech-Art

Your future teachers

Our teachers are active professionals who conveys to you skills from their domain of expertise. This allows us, in other words, to assure you as a future graduate, to be at the cutting edge of technology required by the industry.

Sophie Tholozan

Coordonnatrice Prépa

Jeremy Fassio

Professeur de typographie

Gianni Giuliano

Professeur de modèle vivant

Josselin Viricel

Professeur d’introduction sound design

Marie-Annebelle Hébert

Professeur de sculpture

Thomas De Rego

Professeur de prototypage

Vincent Thavenet

Professeur de couleur

Florian Saugues

Professeur d’Histoire des jeux vidéo

Mathieu Gasse Forget

Professeur de conception de portfolio

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Mathilde Chamussy

Professeur d’Introduction Animation 2D

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Admission requirements

You are passionate, you have artistic creations and you wish to learn the fundamentals of animation and video games, the preparatory year is the training that suits you.
To enter this program, you need a high school diploma if you are from Quebec and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent if you are an international candidate.

To enter, you will have to pass an entrance exam consisting of a general culture test and a test specialized in animation and video games, a drawing test, an imagination test, a mathematics and logic test and an oral interview.

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