3D Animation

  • Admission with interview

  • Narrative drawing Prep

    Optional year

  • Entrance examination

  • 1st year Common part

    Applied arts & Narrative drawing

  • 2nd year 3D Animation

    2 month Internship

  • 3rd year 3D Animation

    3 month Internship

  • Graduation jury

  • Labour market

A three-year course of maximum 15 students per grade, which includes internships  in 2nd and 3rd years.

The École Pivaut’s 3D Animation training is essentially based on the job of a 3D Animator. The goal’s training aims at mastering the main 3D software and some of the subjects of the 2D Animation. To do so, students take several classes : modeling, rendering, texturing, rigging, etc. (Maya, Pixar Renderman, Arnold Render, Nuke, photoshop…).

The courses are run by qualified teachers and working professionals : 3D Animator, artistic director, Fx specialist, rendering specialist, rigger, scriptwritter, storyboarder.

At the end of the 2nd year, the students have to make, in groups of 4, a trailer in the form of a 3D animated teaser, based on a personal theme. Then, their movie is then presented to a teachers’ jury. That exercise prepares the students to the 3rd year, during which they will have to make their own personal movie that will be viewed by a professionals’ jury external to the school, composed of games publishers, 3D animation studios, FX studios, etc.

The 3D Animation ‘s main players and major studios (French and foreigners) will also attend that final presentation.


The 3D Animation training is boasting an ultra-modern park worthy of the professional studios : 2 computer rooms, with 16 workstations with double screen and Wacom Pro M tablets each. The workstations are equipped with last generation professional softwares and optical fiber.

Rooms are open 24 hours a day, all week long.


  • 3D Animator
  • Artistic director
  • Character designer
  • Director
  • Rigger
  • Texturing
  • Modeler
  • Compositing Fx
  • Storyboarder


  • 3D Animation

  • Maya

  • Traditional animation

  • 3D rendering

  • Nuke

  • Compositing

  • Computer graphics

  • Script

  • Storyboard