The Director Franck Petitta founded Georges Melies School in 1999.
Located in Orly (Paris), the school adjoins the Georges Melies Parc, the place where the French illusionist and filmmaker, famous for his visual effects finishes his life.
The School aims at training real “Artisans de l’Image” that is to say students able to work in any field of animated images : traditional animation, 3D animation and visual effects. This is made thanks to a work program based on the fundamental Arts and other teaching taught by professionals of the sector.
Our Higher Education School teaches Arts and technics of film animation and visual effects.
Step by step, Georges Melies School teaches to young creative and technicians the world of animation and visual effects. It accustoms them to the different jobs and professional constraints.
In order to realize its mission, the teaching methods f Georges Melies School is based on taking into account the six fundamental elements of the traditional Arts that by practicing them feed animation film.
Georges Melies School have 3 different sections, adapted different profiles, each class has around 30 students and the all school have about 300 students.
Profiles: privileged profile: candidate having the A level or equivalent (any section), already having some knowing and practices in Arts.
Other profiles (scientific) can be accepted according to the motivation and the objectives of the candidate.
Cost of registration and competitive exam:
Atelier des Beaux Arts : 90€ application fee
Artisan de l’Image animée : 90€ application fee
Artisan de l’Interactivité : 90 € application fee
Scholarship and financial system Georges Melies School
Every year, our School offers a merit scholarship.
Our partnership with a bank allows our students to get facilities having a loan.
University of Paris-East
Professional of animation (story-boarder, artistic directors …)
All students have the student social security. The inscription is done at the student office of the School.
Léo Ferré hall of residence, built in 2007, offers to student accessible price accommodation.
Located near a shopping center, ten minutes walking from the school and 3 minutes walking from the train station and from the bus 183 (Pte de Choisy/Aéroport d’Orly).
Résidence Léo ferré 1 rue Louis Aragon 94310 Orly Tél : 01.48.90.82.44