World Ranking Of Animation Schools:
the Gobelins in the lead
RANKING – The Gobelins school, Parisian animation schools, comes second in the world ranking of animation schools.
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This year, the Goblins made a remarkable entry in the international ranking of animation schools for Animation Career review. Each year this site publishes a ranking based on various criteria including education, program, academic reputation and rate of integration into the labor market. Strangely enough, the Goblins were not in this world top 25. An injustice corrected this year, since this prestigious school of the Paris Chamber of Commerce came directly second on the podium, just after the unstoppable Canadian school Sheridan College which won first place.
The Gobelins were recently distinguished by winning the 2019 Annie Prize in the “Best student film” category in Los Angeles, two selections at the Berlinale and one film in the 2020 Oscar race. “This ranking is a source of pride and a reward for the teams who work with our talented students every day. It is also the recognition of our policy of equal opportunities: today we have more than 25% of scholarship students “, declares Nathalie Berriat, director of Gobelins. Rubika had to give up her place at the top French school, but remained on the podium with a third place. She must be wary of Esma who continues to climb quietly and this year comes in 5th place (she had already gained six places last year). The Mopa d´Arles school moved from third to sixth place. Finally, ArtFX in Montpellier, which entered the top 25 last year at 12th position, is ranked 15th this year. Exceptional results for schools, most often private or created by chambers of commerce, which surprise with their dynamism and creativity.
Ranking of French schools in the world ranking of animation schools
15th. ArtfX, Montpellier
Founded in 2004 by special effects specialist Gilbert Kiner, ArtFX has long been alone in this niche. Its students have made themselves known to the largest Anglo-Saxon animation studios, whether for their traditional know-how (training in 2D animation and stop-motion professions), or new technologies (programming training special effects / video games).
6th. Mopa, Arles
Located in Arles, MoPA was created in 2000 as Supinfocom Arles, the little sister of Supinfocom Valenciennes (now Rubika). It was not until 2015 that the Provencal school became independent and took the name Mopa. The Bouches-du-Rhône establishment went from 3rd to 6th place in this world ranking. A pioneer in computer graphics in France, the school has a strong international reputation, which it owes in particular to the numerous prizes won by its students in international competitions. In 2018 alone, Mopa garnered 52 awards and was selected 611 times at festivals. The same year, the short film Hybrids won jury mention at the Annecy Animation Festival, while Garden Party was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short.
2 nd. Gobelins, Paris
Gobelins, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016, is the oldest French animation school. Today, it offers a full course in Paris: a 3-year bachelor of arts and the possibility of continuing with a master’s for two years. The establishment also offers a preparation in animation, a 3D character animator training in one year in partnership with CITIA in Annecy and a professional license in audiovisual production management in partnership with the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. . Among the most prestigious awards received by graduates are a 2009 Oscar nomination for Oktapodi and the “Annie Awa
rds 2019” for Best Friend.
5th. Esma, Montpellier
Present in four major French cities (Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse and Lyon), as well as in Montreal, the Higher School of Artistic Trades has established itself as a global benchmark in recent years. Founded in Montpellier 20 years ago, this private applied arts school offers a professional cycle in animation cinema. Esma alumni are present in most studios worldwide including Pixar, Illumination Mac Guff, Double Negative, Framestore, ILM, MPC and Weta Digital. Several student short films from Esma have made a name for themselves on the international scene, garnering numerous awards, such as the short film Pas à pas, which received the Jury’s mention at the 2017 Annecy festival.
3 rd. Rubika, Valenciennes
The third best school in the world according to the Animation Career Review ranking is French. And this is Rubika, located in Valenciennes. Created thirty years ago under the name Supinfocom by the North Chamber of Commerce to revitalize a struggling industrial region, Rubika has three departments: animation, video games and design. To enter, you have to pass a competition including an interview and several written tests (general knowledge, drawing, etc.). About one in six students is selected, or about fifty students. The course lasts 5 years, at the end of which students obtain a certified RNCP level I diploma, the equivalent of a master’s degree. The school has spread to Canada and India.
2 nd. Gobelins, Paris
Gobelins, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016, is the oldest French animation school. Today, it offers a full course in Paris: a 3-year bachelor of arts and the possibility of continuing with a master’s for two years. The establishment also offers a preparation in animation, a 3D character animator training in one year in partnership with CITIA in Annecy and a professional license in audiovisual production management in partnership with the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. . Among the most prestigious award won by graduates included a nomination at the 2009 Oscars for Oktapodi and “Annie Awards 2019” for Best Friend.
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