In the sector of the cinema of animation, the Gobelins in Paris and Supinfocom-Rubika in Valenciennes, remain the two references French the most sought-after professionals.
For the future designers of animated films, the dream is it at hand ? According to the performance of the sector, the answer could only be yes. The French industry of the cinema of animation is the third largest in the world and employs some 5,000 people, of which 80% are working, with the status of intermittent. Remains to be a warm spot in a sector that is also coveted, it is better to follow a training in a reputable school, where the alumni network facilitates the beginning of their career.
The Goblins, the specialist
"Traditionally, the Gobelins and Supinfocom-Rubika are at the top of the rankings, because they are the oldest: they, respectively, have been created in 1963 and 1987, and are still possessing a strong reputation," says Isabelle Teissedre, head of the Ecole supérieure des métiers artistiques (Esma) Montpellier.
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these are also two institutions that emerged from the survey 2016 that the Student has conducted with professionals. Caroline Weaver, director-general of Rubika readily acknowledges: "It is difficult to dethrone the Goblins, because of the reputation of its brand."
His reputation also comes from its status as a consular. The school depends on the chamber of commerce and industry (CCI) of the Ile-de-France. "We are close to all the professionals of the sector. This allows us to be reactive in relation to their requests and to guarantee our students a good professional integration", underlines Moïra Marguin, head of the film department of the animation of the Goblins.
Side recruiters, Anthony, Combeau, director of the studio for 2 Minutes, to Paris, believes that "the graduates of the Gobelins have complete profiles: they are both good technicians and good artists". For Caroline Mice, co-founder of the production company Teamto, the force of the establishment comes from his specialization in film animation, with all the trades. The other schools are more general."
The Goblins offer training of the designer and director of animated films in four years, are accessible after the bac for at least 25 years, but also other curriculum in this specialty, open to different levels and with shorter durations.
Supinfocom-Rubika, the challenger
Supinfocom-Rubika enjoys both a strong reputation and a good reputation. For Caroline Mouse, this school is "general the Goblins, but the art culture there is less pressure, because the students focus on their film project".
The school is accessible after the bac, a curriculum in five years. After as a chamber of commerce, the Grand-Hainaut, Supinfocom-Rubika is today under private status, even if it remains majority-owned by the TCC.
The facility focuses on the realization of cartoons in three dimensions (such as Ice Age, Shrek...), rather than in two dimensions (The lion King, the Princess and The Frog...), unlike the Goblins, who have chosen to develop both.
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Since the start of 2015, Rubika has initiated a "new pedagogy" to build bridges between the courses of design, animation and video games, through joint projects. The school, based in Valenciennes, constantly reinventing itself to win the first place in the heart of the recruiters, and opened two campuses, in Canada and in India.