2D/3D Animation and Video Games higher studies

Turn your passion into your profession!

Develop your creative potential and become a synthesis image professional in the fields of 2D/3D Animation, cinema and video games.

Calendar

October to June

Modality

In-campus training

Language

Spanish

Duration

4 years

Certification

Double degree: french and european

Credits

240 ECTS

Presentation

The animation industry has emerged stronger from the pandemic. According to the Resilience in Animation Report, promoted by the Quirino Awards, the Ibero-American Animation sector has maintained its production rate at 100% during the last year. Animation has an excellent projection within the audiovisual world.

Do you want to dedicate yourself to what you have always wanted? At L’Idem we offer you a comprehensive training in the different specializations. The first course is dedicated to understanding the production chain and acquiring a transversal artistic and technical training. From the second course, the student specializes in the areas of production according to their skills and interests: 2D/3D Animation, 3D Generalist or Art.

Methodology and educational objectives

We work in small class groups to guarantee personalized training for each student and, at the same time, encourage team collaboration and creativity. We apply a dynamic methodology that prioritizes the real applicability of the learning acquired and teaches how to apply it with accuracy and rigor.

1.

Academic excellence

To acquire a transversal artistic and technical training in the world of Animation to successfully face any professional project.

2.

Orientation to the professional world

92% of our graduates are successfully integrated into the job market at the end of their studies.

3.

Connection with the industry

Specialized teaching validated annually by recognized international studies that collaborate in the updating of the school’s pedagogical project and the recruitment of our students.

4.

Practical training

Based on projects that reproduce a real studio environment and encourage teamwork, leadership skills and creativity.

Program – 2D/3D Animation and Video Games higher studies

1ST COURSE

SUBJECTS

  • Animation Drawing (5 ECTS): To provide students with a deep knowledge of the basic fundamentals of Animation drawing and Concept Art.
  • 2D Animation (6 ECTS): To acquire a good technical base of 2D Animation. Learning to handle the Toon Boom Harmony software and making small animations.
  • 3D Animation (3 ECTS): Learning to use the Autodesk Maya software efficiently and fluently. Making animations of small objects and bipedal characters.
  • Art history (5 ECTS)
  • Artistic drawing (6 ECTS): Acquisition of basic fundamentals of artistic drawing, perspective and anatomy.
  • Image analysis and theory (4 ECTS)
  • Visual arts (6 ECTS): Acquisition of technical fundamentals of artistic expression to enhance the creativity and expressiveness of the student.
  • 3D Modeling (6 ECTS): Introduction to modeling with Autodesk Maya software. Creation of UV mapping. Initiation to lighting with three points of light. Familiarization with the workflow of a production.
  • Computers and computer graphics (4 ECTS): Learning to use digital creation, photo retouching and video editing software.
  • Creativity workshop (2 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (3 ECTS)
  • Languages: French / Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Free exercise (2 ECTS)
  • Sculpture – Modeling (1 ETCS): Two-week module of creation of characters in real sculpture based on an own design or taken as a reference as Fan art.
  • Photography (1 ETCS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

2ND COURSE

COURSES – 2D/3D ANIMATION PRE-SPECIALIZATION

  • 2D Animation (13 ECTS): Acquisition of advanced mastery of Toon Boom Harmony software and realization of complex animations. Introduction to cut-out and character rigging.
  • 3D Animation (13 ECTS): Acquisition of knowledge of body mechanics, arcs and rotations.
  • Drawing and study of movement (5 ECTS)
  • Matte painting (2 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (5 ECTS)
  • Animation Culture (5 ECTS)
  • Video post-production (4 ECTS): Learning to use Adobe After Effects software to create effects and animations on audiovisual material in a professional way.
  • Soundtrack and sound design (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: Spanish or French / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Background design (1 ECTS)
  • Watercolor (1 ECTS)
  • Video Games Level 1 Unity (1 ECTS)
  • Personal Project (3 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

COURSES – 3D GENERALIST PRE-SPECIALIZATION

  • 3D Generalist (14 ECTS): Optimization of the workspace or interface. Modeling with Quad Topology, prepared for animation or video game, tilling UVs and lighting of product and interior space. Non-linear workflow of a production.
  • VFX (6 ECTS): Initiation to the creation of visual effects, such as fluids, clothing dynamics and collisions and fractures of objects.
  • 3D Organic Modeling (6 ECTS): Digital sculpting in the deepening of anatomy and creation of props, both realistic and cartoon style.
  • Drawing and study of movement (4 ECTS)
  • Matte painting (2 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (5 ECTS)
  • Animation Culture (5 ECTS)
  • Video post-production (6 ECTS): Adding the latest effects and levels of luminosity, saturation and color to a video.
  • Soundtrack and sound design (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Nuke (1 ECTS): Introduction to the use of Nuke, the most widely used software in film post-production.
  • Video Games Level 1 Unity (1 ECTS): amiliarization with the Unity environment, creation of materials for RealTime render engine. Optimization of geometry and UV mapping atlas.
  • Personal project (3 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

SUBJECTS – PRE-SPECIALIZATION ART

  • 2D Animation (10 ECTS)
  • Animation Drawing (8 ECTS)
  • 3D Organic Modeling (6 ECTS)
  • Drawing and study of movement (4 ECTS)
  • Matte painting (2 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (6 ECTS)
  • Animation Culture (5 ECTS)
  • Video post-production (6 ECTS)
  • Soundtrack and sound design (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Background design (1 ECTS)
  • Watercolor (1 ECTS)
  • Video Games Level 1 Unity (1 ECTS)
  • Personal Project (3 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

3RD COURSE

SUBJECTS – SPECIALIZATION 2D/3D ANIMATION

  • 2D Animation (18 ECTS): Improvement of the use of specific software. Introduction to acting, facial expressions and character biomechanics.
  • 3D Animation (18 ECTS): Improvement of knowledge of body mechanics. Initiation to facial expressions and lip sync synchronization.
  • Showreel preparation (1 ECTS)
  • Acting for entertainers (4 ECTS)
  • Script (1 ECTS)
  • Production management (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)
  • Internship (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Acting in 3D Animation (1 ECTS)
  • Acting in 2D Animation (1 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

SUBJECTS – 3D GENERALIST SPECIALIZATION

  • 3D Modeling (9 ECTS): Improvement of realistic modeling. Realization of joint projects.
  • Texturing and rendering (6 ECTS): Deepening in product lighting. Creation of images with different chromatic ranges. Expression of emotions through light, both indoors and outdoors.
  • 3D Organic Modeling (6 ECTS): Deepening in realistic digital sculpture. Realization of joint projects.
  • Rigging (9 ECTS): Introduction to props rigging. Creation of rigg for characters. Creation of facial rigging for characters.
  • VFX (9 ECTS): Deepening in the creation of visual effects, such as fluids, clothing dynamics and collisions and fractures of objects.
  • Preparation of the showreel (1 ECTS)
  • Script (1 ECTS)
  • Production management (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)
  • Internship (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Composition with Nuke (1 ECTS): Advanced mastery of Nuke, the most widely used software in film post-production.
  • Video Games Level 1 Unreal (2 ECTS): Familiarization with the Unreal environment, creation of materials for RealTime render engine. Geometry optimization and UV mapping atlas.

TOTAL de 60 ECTS

SUBJECTS – ART SPECIALIZATION

  • Character design (13 ECTS)
  • Digital painting / Concept Art (12 ECTS): Reinforcement of basic knowledge of digital painting and drawing. Development of techniques and skills specific to concept art.
  • 3D organic modeling (6 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (6 ECTS)
  • Model drawing (3 ECTS)
  • Showreel preparation (1 ECTS)
  • Script (1 ECTS)
  • Production management (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (6 ECTS)
  • Internship (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Character creation for video games (1 ECTS)
  • Japanese Sumi-e painting (1 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

4TH COURSE

SUBJECTS – 2D/3D ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

  • Short film project (26 ECTS)
  • 2D Animation (8 ECTS): Improvement of the technique to reach an optimal level of competence.
  • 3D Animation (8 ECTS): Improvement of acting and lip sync.
  • Preparation of the showreel (1 ECTS)
  • Acting for animators (2 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (4 ECTS)
  • In-company internship (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Acting in 3D Animation (1 ECTS)
  • Acting in 2D Animation (1 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

SUBJECTS – 3D GENERALIST SPECIALIZATION

  • Short film project (31 ECTS)
  • 3D Modeling (3 ECTS): Creation of a personalized project per student to show their specific skills (creation of characters and environments, lighting, VFX).
  • Texturing and rendering (2 ECTS): Creation of a personalized project per student to show their specific skills (character creation, lighting, shading, rendering).
  • 3D organic modeling (2 ECTS): Creation of a personalized project per student to show their specific skills (creation of characters and environments).
  • Rigging (3 ECTS): Creation of a personalized project per student to show their specific skills (character and props rigging).
  • VFX (3 ECTS): Each student elaborates a personalized project that shows their specific skills in terms of visual effects creation.
  • Preparation of the showreel (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (4 ECTS)
  • In-company internship (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Video Games Level 2 Unreal (2 ECTS): Advanced level in creation of all the necessary elements of a video game (environments, import of animations, lighting, special effects) triple A style.

TOTAL 60 ECTS

SUBJECTS – ART SPECIALIZATION

  • Short film project (30 ECTS)
  • Character design (5 ECTS)
  • Digital painting / Concept Art (5 ECTS)
  • 3D organic modeling (2 ECTS)
  • Storyboard (2 ECTS)
  • Showreel preparation (1 ECTS)
  • Languages: French or Spanish / English 3×2 (4 ECTS)
  • Internships (9 ECTS)

MODULES

  • Character creation for video games (1 ECTS)
  • Japanese Sumi-e painting (1 ECTS)

TOTAL 60 ECTS

Career opportunities / Employability

2D Animator

Realization of 2D Animation projects in different contexts and for different audiences.

3D Animator

Creation of moving images using objects, characters or beings in a three-dimensional space for film, television, advertising, videogames, etc.

Storyboard artist

Creation of the storyboard and design of the visual narrative of a story.

Concept artist

Creation of characters, environments and universes for different audiovisual projects.

3D generalist artist

Versatile profile that participates in all phases of the production process of an animation or video game project.

Modeler/ digital sculptor

Specialist in 3D character or environment modeling, digital sculpting, character and object modeling, facial expressions and character and object texturing.

Rigger

Responsible of providing skeletons and controllers, both for characters and props.

Lighter

Composition of the image and the illumination of the scenes so that it contributes to highlight or conceal the shapes that compose it.

VFX artist

In charge of creating the special effects using fluid calculations for explosions, smoke, liquids; as well as collisions for destructions and clothing dynamics to calculate this and deformations of objects.

Generalist Game Artist

Highly creative and multifaceted 3D Artist Generalist, with experience in videogame art.

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    Prices

    Global cost

    The cost of higher studies in 2D/3D Animation and Video Games is 8,900€ per course.

    Who can access these studies?

    • Students with a high school diploma or higher education degree
    • University graduates
    • Students coming from foreign educational systems equivalent to the Baccalaureate

    Scholarships and study grants

    In order to facilitate access to the educational offerings of the L’Idem campuses, the school pays special attention to promoting talent through various types of study grants.

    Disability
    Assistance throughout the entire training at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official accrediting document.

    International Students
    Given to international candidates with high school or equivalent studies, or previous university studies to help with accommodation and travel expenses during the first year of studies.

    Academic Excellence
    For high school students with a grade point average of 9 or higher who are entering the school for the first time.

    Single Parent Family
    Assistance throughout the entire course of studies at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official document accrediting this.

    Large Family
    Assistance throughout the entire course at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official accrediting document.

    Mobility
    Aid aimed at facilitating national stududents mobility whose residence is located more than 200 km from L’Idem Barcelona and need help to move during the first year of studies.

    Creative Talent
    They recognize and support outstanding students with brilliant and creative minds.

    The scholarships and grants awarded are made effective through a discount on the total cost of the course. For more information you can contact our Admissions Department