Project Description

GOBELINS, School of Visual Arts

73, boulevard Saint-Marcel
75013 Paris

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Updated: 21 May 2020

For almost 50 years, GOBELINS, l’école de l’image has been a global reference in the fields of digital communication, interactive design and entertainment.
Renowned as one of the best schools in the world, GOBELINS offers courses in Photography, Animated Filmmaking, 3D Animation, Motion and Interactive Design and Video Gaming.
GOBELINS, l’école de l’image has developed a range of
programmes and international services to cater to the needs of international students, professionals, schools, businesses, festivals and even cultural services of embassies.

More than 40 years dedicated to animation and an international reputation with no equivalent !
One of the best schools in animation worldwide, according
to the Animation Career Review US rank, GOBELINS has built a solid reputation, based on a high level in character animation. France, the world’s third market in Animation, is a growing sector that continues to recruit more and more talents.
The “French Touch” is very appreciate over the world.
Many alumni are now the world’s famous animation artists.

In order to comply with international educational standards, Gobelins’ offer in animation is shifting from a 4 years programme to a 3+2 formula starting from September 2020.

International students will now be able to study at Bachelor and / or Master of Arts levels as English speaking classes will be open from the 1st year.


This new 3 years course enables students to master all traditional and digital animation techniques (2D and 3D), from pre-production to post-production, using studios’ professional methods in France and abroad.
Teamwork plays a major role in this pedagogy.


This 2 years full-time course allows to reach a professional level notably in character design, character animation, directing and storytelling.  The content of the programme enables students to capture each step of film design and production and progressively provides the skills expected to work on a long feature.


1 year full-time: Advanced programme in 3D Character Animation which features conferences by international animation and video game experts, production of an individual demo reel and 3-month internship with a training report to be written. This course is an opportunity to develop professional level skills in directing, acting and movement.

LINE PRODUCER (French Speaking only)

1 year half studying half as apprentice in a company to learn all the fundamentals and specificities of the animation films production.

GOBELINS is unique in its pedagogical approach, which integrates a triple dimension: creative, technical and professional.

If creative and cultural education is very present in our pedagogy, it always fits into a professional context, enabling students to stretch their limits both creatively and technically and allowing them to be ahead of the requirements of the industry.

Our programmes focus on innovative pedagogical projects. Through teamwork, workshops, project-based courses, tutoring and self-training with specialised resources, interdepartmental projects and collaboration, professional assignments commissioned by a client designed and developed to become a business tool, final projects presented in exhibitions, publications and international festivals.

We maintain a strong relationship with the industry. Professionals participate in juries, advisory boards as well as numerous other meetings and events. They offer a high-level quality assurance at GOBELINS by guaranteeing the training corresponds to the needs of the different professional sectors. The school also maintains constant, productive ties with representative bodies and professional institutions. The many consultants and experts sent by companies to teach and advise on projects reinforce its strong link with the professional sector.

Training validation
Master of Arts – Titre RNCP level 1

Education partnerships

Our strategic focus is to enable students to acquire professional and multicultural skills required to work anywhere in the world. Therefore, GOBELINS maintains close relationships with European and international schools :

  • CalArts in the US,
  • The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Danemark
  • Filmakademie of Baden-Württemberg in Germany
  • The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design – MOME in Hungary
  • Communication University of China in Beijing
  • London College of Communication in the UK

Every year, the school offers an international Summer School in Character Animation in Paris and Masterclasses all over the world.
The School also co-hosts “Animation without borders“, a European training programme in audiovisual production management in partnership with:

  • The Animation Workshop (Danemark),
  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
  • Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design – MOME (Hungary).

100 % employment rate
100 % exam success



  • Equipment: HD and 3D equipped movie theatre, professional sound studio, multi-layer animation stands
  • Each student has a dedicated workstation
  • The school is located in the heart of Paris, close to museums and cultural sites



  • Summer Schools Abnimation, Storyboard
  • Master classes en Animation

Festival / show

  • MIFA – Marché international du film d’animation d’Annecy (France)
  • FMX (Germany)
  • TAAF – Tokyo Animation Award Festival (Japan)

Status of establishment
Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Région Paris Ile-de-France

Nathalie BERRIAT

Date of establishment of the school


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