Schools

The Schools Section is the Online Education Fair of FMX 2021

Learn more about the Media design and technology faculties from Europe and around the world presenting their programs. Schedule meetings with faculty representatives and get first-hand information about their campuses, courses, students and projects.

Animationsinstitut | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Animationsinstitut | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

https://animationsinstitut.de/en

Animationsinstitut was founded in 2002 as part of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since then it has evolved into one of the most internationally renowned academic institutions for animation, VFX and games. All Filmakademie students complete the interdisciplinary, two-year basic studies together. This is followed by two-and-a-half-years of project-based studies, allowing for intense team efforts as well as the specialization in a chosen field of study.

Studying at Animationsinstitut gives students the opportunity to develop their own artistic style and, building on that, to develop their own ideas, which can then serve as a basis for a successful start-up.

Distinguished guest lecturers from Europe, the USA and Germany teach students, while a lively exchange with leading international film schools is taking place.

Training follows a practice-oriented and project-based approach and is always state of the art, giving students the opportunity to implement 360° and VR projects, too. A 3D stereo digital cinema as well as an Optitrec motion capture and NCam system are also available. In addition, students have access to Filmakademie’s entire infrastructure, which includes a digital 4K cinema with Dolby Atmos sound system.

Thanks to their great success at major festivals, where their diploma projects win internationally renowned awards, Animationsinstitut alumni are much sought-after. After finishing their studies, graduates start working in film studios all over the world or found their own companies.

ANOMALIA Houdini VFX Labs

ANOMALIA Houdini VFX Labs

https://www.anomalia.eu/

Helping Artists Boost Their Skills, Projects, and Careers

We’re committed to providing all story, concept art, animation, 3D, and VFX artists that come to ANOMALIA with cutting-edge work and study experience in order to enhance their skills and employability and boost their chances of success, increasing career mobility and life opportunities in the animation, games, and VFX. What's cool about us? We combine work and study experience with a vacation in UNESCO heritage places. 

Our mentors

Our training courses are hosted by top-ranking industry professionals. All of our highly experienced mentors have worked on successful projects at major studios such as Pixar, Laika, Dreamworks, Disney, ILM, DNEG, Pixomodo as well as at independent production houses. 

ANOMALIA FMX 2021 Meeting Room

Join the ZOOM meeting link any time during FMX, talk to us, ask questions as if we were at our booth in Stuttgart.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86719076390

ARTFX - School of Digital Arts

ARTFX - School of Digital Arts

https://artfx.school/en/

ARTFX is an international Private School of VFX, Cinema & new film technologies, 2D & 3D Animation, Video Games, Programming (Coding for Video Games & VFX) and Fine Arts. Created in 2004 and run by professionals from the film and video game industries, it focuses on a solid understanding of traditional artistic disciplines as the foundation for a mastery of digital technologies.

  • 3 campuses in France : Montpellier (South of France) I Paris I Lille (North of France)
  • 5 Masters (5-year program) and 1-year Foundation in Fine Arts (optional)
  • 9 VES nominations for Outstanding VFX in a Student Project
  • 1st VFX school worldwide (The Rookies 2020 / Production Excellence)
  • 95% job placement rate within 6 months to 1 year after leaving school
  • 610 alumni working worldwide  

Software: SideFX Houdini, Allegorithmic Substance, Autodesk Maya, Toonboom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, Affinity Photo, Mercenaries Guerrilla Renderer, Isotropix Clarisse, Zbrush, Unreal Engine

Escape Studios

Escape Studios

https://www.pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk/escape-studios.html?utm_source=fmx&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=events2021_esc

From VFX to Game Art, Animation to Motion Graphics, Escape Studios is recognised for supplying the industry with fresh new talent, with alumni that can contribute creativity and skills to move the UK's screen industries forward. 

Now approved and endorsed internationally as an Unreal authorised training centre, as well as both Rookies and Houdini certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers. With courses developed by industry experts, you learn from the best; our courses are agile and delivered within a boutique environment. 

With a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses; our focus is on ensuring all of our students leave studio-ready! 

Escapestudios.ac.uk

Film Academy Vienna

Film Academy Vienna

https://www.filmakademie.wien/en/

The aim of the master’s program in Digital Art Compositing is to provide, in conjunction with the traditional disciplines, DAC technical know-how and to support the students in the development of their artistic vision. The students are able to bring their ideas to realization in practical work using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and the software packages currently in use (Nuke, Maya, Modo, Mari, etc.), thus being able to orient themselves toward the established standards in the profession.The master’s program in Digital Art Compositing combines tradition and innovation, practice and theory, and seeks to spur the development of each student’s personal creativity and technical skills. Of primary importance is the practical orientation of learning processes and methods of work, and also the constant nurturing of our common passion for the moving image. An extensive network of partnerships makes possible a number of opportunites for international exchange.

Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/

Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF is a place where film comes alive, a school representing a wealth of different stories and artistic forms, genres and formats, specialization and exchange. Our unique craft-oriented and interdisciplinary education enables creative people to develop their own filmic language. In research and teaching, we focus on both scientific and artistic approaches and, thus, actively contribute to the development of media, science, and society.

Master Program: Animation Direction

Focusing on one-to-one instruction to promote individual artistic development, the film university's Animation Direction M.F.A. program enables students to expand their artistic, technical, dramaturgical, and concept design skills.

As the program allows students to acquire a wide range of skills – e.g., in animation, storyboarding, concept design, background art, character design, modeling, rigging, texturing, shading / lighting, compositing, and art direction – numerous career opportunities in the fields of film, TV, games, illustration, sequential art, and liberal arts are available to graduates. In addition to preparing you for a career in the freelance business, the program also includes training on how to plan the production of an animated film and manage a team. The increasing importance of animation for the Internet and mobile devices opens up new fields of work. The goal of the M.F.A. program is the independent production of an animated auteur film or the completion of a complex animation project (e.g., artistic research, expanded animation, hybrid formats, or sequential art) during the graduation phase.

Master Program: Set / Production Design / VFX

This Master program has 2 major fields of study - Production Design and VFX. The program enables students to further refine the artistic signature, which they have developed during their undergraduate studies, to work independently in the field of set design.

During the M.F.A. program, students focus on the research and conceptual development required for the creation of spaces, settings, costumes, and make-ups.They become familiar with digital filmmaking techniques and learn how to appropriately employ visual effects. Moreover, they engage in the academic discourse on film form in the disciplines of history, cultural studies, and humanities. Managing the art department in numerous interdisciplinary film projects, students get the opportunity to put their knowledge about the philosophical, esthetical, ethical, and semiotic implications of the creation of images and spaces as well as about legal and economic aspects of set design into practice. These projects allow for both independent creative work during the conceptual phase and professional teamwork during implementation.

Master Program: Creative Technologies

The master program Creative Technologies combines audio-visual media technologies and software development studies with an artistic-creative exploration of novel forms of expression in film and digital media art. Creative-artistic computer scientists as well as technically oriented media designer come together in the context of the Film University to experiment with technology, creativity and film with an interdisciplinary approach.

Focus are all mechanisms that contribute to the magic of movies: from graphics, sound and visual effects over traditional production processes to novel forms of storytelling in XR (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality), cross-media, and interactive.

The long history of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and its fundamental values and resources offer the first steps of a successful career. As part of a university, which teaches film practices but is equally research oriented, the master program Creative Technologies is unique in Germany.

Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences

Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences

https://www.hshl.de/en

A new university in Hamm and Lippstadt with plenty of design potential. Modern campus life, market- and practice-oriented study courses, openness, tolerance, team spirit, and high demands from the start. The newly constructed and barrier-free campuses in Hamm and Lippstadt provide ideal conditions for the future-oriented education of engineers. A total floor area of 32,250 square meters provides laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, such as scanning electron microscope, industrial CT scanner, 3D projection surfaces, embedded systems or crane tracks, as well as plenty of space for student work, communication, teaching, and research.

Hochschule Darmstadt - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Darmstadt - University of Applied Sciences

https://er.mediencampus.h-da.de/fmx2021/

Animation and Game Direction (Master of Arts) offers students advanced theoretical knowledge and methodological competencies in order to develop directorial authorship based on intense genre knowledge and critique, mastery of industrial standard producing practices as well as strong leadership skills.  

Expanded Media (Master of Arts) Creating media experiences that intersect with and change the users’ everyday lives. Within the three focus areas – Expanded Storyworlds, Expanded Sound & Music and Expanded Realities.  

Animation and Game (Bachelor of Arts) strong practical focus which allows students to qualify for a variety of professions in the international animation and game industries.  

Expanded Realities (Bachelor of Arts) Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality  Creative Technology & Design innovative, interdisciplinary and praxis-oriented curriculum which integrates relevant artistic, technological, cultural and methodological dimensions of immersive media productions.  

Find out more what you can study at Mediencampus of Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences via the link above.

Hochschule der Medien

Hochschule der Medien

https://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/en

The Hochschule der Medien is a state university for applied sciences in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. The degree program in audiovisual media offers training in computer animation, film/VFX, sound production, interactive media and games, and television and event media.

Students of the Hochschule der Medien graduate as creative media engineers with a bachelor or master of engineering. Both bachelor and master-level course programs in games, interactive visualizations – VR, AR, 360° – are offered through the HdM’s Institute for Games.

The university’s newly established Visual Media Lab (VMLab) investigates various areas of visual competence, e.g., through new color spaces, HDR, and higher frame rates. In the Digital Media college, a joint doctoral program in cooperation with the universities of Stuttgart andTübingen, 20 doctoral projects are developing new technologies and algorithms in the areas of computer graphics and visualization, image and sound processing, i.e., visual effects and media technology. Other research topics include visual analytics methods, processes for image encoding, and development of new color standards for cinema, television, and other imagegenerating devices. In addition to numerical processes to calculate virtual fluids and textiles, the operator- system interface and barrier-free media are also being investigated.

Application possibilities for high-performance computing in media productions are being investigated at the Hochschule der Medien in cooperation with the Media Solution Center Baden-Württemberg (MSC-bw).

ifs internationale filmschule köln

ifs internationale filmschule köln

https://www.filmschule.de/en/

The ifs internationale filmschule köln is a full study and further education institution with an artistic-scientific focus. Established in 2000, the ifs is consistantly ranked as one of the best film schools in Germany.

The specialization in VFX & Animation within the Bachelor’s program Film offers a large-scale study program that conveys all fundamental technical and design aspects of professional effects production and 3D animation. Supported by state-of-the-art equipment and tutors from the industry students get the opportunity to follow their own interests and gain specialization through exercises, seminars and project work.

The Master’s program 3D Animation for Film & Games: it deepens the students’ existing knowledge of the 3D process with a rich set of methodical, theoretical and design-practical skills and will acquire new knowledge in areas such as authorship and experimental work. Close integration with the industry is a central component of the extra-occupational program.

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, BA Animation

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, BA Animation

https://www.hslu.ch/en/lucerne-school-of-art-and-design/degree-programmes/bachelor/animation/?sourceurl=/animation

The Animation Department at the Lucerne School of Art & Design was founded in 2002. It is now one of the most renowned training centres worldwide for artistic animated film. We cover the broad spectrum of animated film from experimental film to VFX in our training. Our students are supported by a diverse team of international lecturers. In terms of infrastructure, we offer spacious workrooms as well as state-of-the-art hardware and software.

We are also proud to announce that there is a new Master in Animation course which will begin this autumn semester with a range of outstanding personalities in the teaching positions. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the Swiss and European market and to network with them. In addition to the classic auteur film, the Master's envisaged projects include the development of series or feature film concepts as well as artistic research work in the field of animation, which can be implemented with the university's research department.

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology

https://www.ltu.se/?l=en

Luleå University of Technology started offering courses in VFX, CG and game development in 1995, making it one of the oldest schools of its kind in northern Europe. Alumni from our programmes in game development, VFX and set design have gone on to work for studios around the world, such as DNEG, MPC, Framestore, Weta, ILM, DICE, Epic, Ubisoft - and many others.

Today we offer international applicants a 3-year Bachelor's programme in Computer Game Programming. Starting in 2022, we will do the same for Computer Graphics for Games and Film. Both programmes are free of charge for European citizens, and students at Skellefteå Campus are guaranteed housing. This gives you the freedom to focus on what matters: your studies, your creativity, and your future.

Student showcase and alumni info at gscept.com

Mediadesign Hochschule, University of Applied Sciences (MD.H)

Mediadesign Hochschule, University of Applied Sciences (MD.H)

https://en.mediadesign.de/

The MD.H offers state-accredited degree programmes in all areas of media and design. There are three locations to choose from in the media and fashion strongholds of Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich.

Digital Film Design - Animation/VFX (B.A.)

Already an integral part of the gaming sector, film industry and the advertising industry, 3D animations and VFX continue to conquer new industries. The demand for skilled professionals is great - and rising!

Game Design (B.Sc.)

The concept seems simple: A good game should be fun. But creating a game that is really fun is, in reality, a much more complex task.

Media Design (B.A.)

Since the possibilities as a media designer are as endless as media itself, as a Media Design graduate the world will be your oyster. You could go on to work for multimedia or PR agencies, film or television production companies, the advertising departments of private companies or public bodies...the possibilities are endless.

Merz Akademie, University of Applied Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart

Merz Akademie, University of Applied Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart

https://www.merz-akademie.de/en/

The New Media program focuses on two main subjects: Web/UI/UX design, and 3D/VR/AR design. Running a professional VR lab, Merz Akademie is one of the few German universities that have been offering VR and AR projects and courses since the early 2000s. Since then it has an ongoing partnership with local, national and international scientific partner institutions and universities.

With a strong interest in the disciplines of the humanities, social and cultural studies, design, art, and technology, Merz Akademie positions itself between a classical art academy, a technical college, and a department of humanities. In teaching, learning and research we emphasize aesthetic experimentation, theoretical reflexivity and (artistic) research in media, but also take the teaching of professional qualifications seriously. In both the B.A. and M.A. programs, Crossmedia Publishing, Film and Video, New Media and Visual Communication, are regarded as closely related fields of study.

MOME Anim | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

MOME Anim | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

https://mome.hu/en/terulet/animacio

MOME Anim, at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, is one of the most important creative and intellectual centers of Hungarian animation.

We focus on education, content development, talent management and production. 

On our newly built campus we offer BA and MA level animation programmes, short term courses and international training programs. We implement and execute incubation and research projects, and bring animation projects to life with domestic and international partners.

Our BA provides a strong foundation of animation, filmmaking and design skills, and the two-year MA focusing on individual project development and unique creative initiatives is also open to international applicants.

We’re proud that graduates of our programmes are able to reach festival recognition and industry success alike. Our goal is to help our students to start a successful career, and we aim to inspire them to explore the continually expanding field of animation with us.

National Film and Television School

National Film and Television School

https://nfts.co.uk/

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent

With a graduate employment rate of over 90%, the NFTS runs more behind-the-camera courses than any other film school in the world. Courses are designed to equip students with skills needed to make an impact in the film, television and games industries as soon as they graduate

The NFTS Directing Animation MA is renowned for being one of the most dynamic courses, known for its imaginative narratives and visual techniques. Films made by students have won many prestigious awards globally with alumni including Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit) and Mark Baker (Peppa Pig)

Graduates from the School’s innovative Digital Effects and Games Design & Development MA courses have also made a huge impact within their industries, becoming creative leaders in the field

More recently, the NFTS has partnered with Royal Holloway to launch a new centre of excellence for immersive storytelling

SAE Institute

SAE Institute

http://www.sae.edu/deu/en

SAE Institute, with a global network of 54 campuses on 5 continents, is the worldwide largest private provider of creative media technology education.

Since almosts 40 years, SAE has been establishing international standards for creative media technology education, in the field of Audio Engineering, Digital Film, VFX 3D Animation, Webdesign & Development, Cross-Media Production & Publishing,Music Business, Game Art & Game Programming The graduate programs, stand out by high practical relevance. Individual learning in a creative and productive atmosphere in state-of-the-art studios and modern workplaces with up-to-date equipment. The practical approach with lecturers from industry, allows the graduates to directly enter a professional career.

SAE offers Diplomas, Degrees and Masters programmes in a plethora of new media streams. More infos at www.sae.edu

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

https://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/en/study/design-media-and-arts/multimediaart-master

The MultiMediaArt study program at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg offers project oriented education in multimedia design and content creation. Specializing in design, animation, film and audio the program focuses on project work to qualify students for their future creative careers.

The training is modeled on great animation and game studios. Computer games, full CG films or feature films with a high VFX amount are created. In collaboration with the technical degree program Multimedia Technology any position can be held. Whether 3D Animation, Screen & Character Design, Sound Design, or Tool and Game Programming - students are enabled to cover every role.

In the field of computer animation, there are two priorities. Students can focus on either VFX or Game-Art and participate in film- or in games projects. Traditionally film projects of MultiMediaArt have a particularly high proportion of VFX.

U-TAD | University of Technology, Arts and Design

U-TAD | University of Technology, Arts and Design

https://u-tad.com/

U-TAD is dedicated to helping students follow their dreams in the technology and creative industries being the most awarded University in Spain. It offers European official education at Undergraduate, Graduate and Vocational Training Level in areas as: Art & Digital Design, Software Engineering, Graphic Computing and Simulation, VR-AR, Big Data, 3D-2D Animation, Game Art, Game Design or Visual Effects.

Our expertise was acquired over 25 years of Game Development and Animated movie production. Set in an international campus, highly technically equipped classrooms, project-based teaching model with 85% of teachers active leading professionals and located in Madrid, one of the world leading tourism, and cultural cities in Europe.

University of Applied Sciences Mainz – Time Based Media BA/MA

University of Applied Sciences Mainz – Time Based Media BA/MA

https://www.hs-mainz.de/en/

Time Based Media is a media design degree (Bachelor/Master), diverging into the four faculties Animation, Film, Audio and Interaction.

The program teaches a wide range of audiovisual media and design knowledge. Grounded with a solid understanding of the design process, you will immerse yourself into multi-faceted media projects: from strictly purpose-oriented applications to free artistic experimentation. In addition, you will gain a broad spectrum of technological expertise.

All media interact with each other and are part of the social culture. Therefore, the examination of the history of media and communication as well as it's sociological foundations are further important areas. Economic, legal and organizational aspects are also part of your training.

Studying in Mainz has many attractive sides: Its beautiful location on the river and the historic old town are typical trademarks. Around 40000 young people studying in Mainz will make up for an vibrant and active life.

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria – School of Informatics, Communications and Media

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria – School of Informatics, Communications and Media

https://www.fh-ooe.at/en/hagenberg-campus/

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Hagenberg features a range of specialized programs in the fields of Informatics, Communications, and Media. The programs Digital Arts (BA), Media Technology and Design (BSc), Digital Arts (MA) and Interactive Media (MSc) offer industry-oriented education in digital media.

Digital Arts (BA)

Animated films, digital effects and computer games are all around us. How well we design these media constructs and use them for interaction and story-telling is crucial and opens up a wide range of career opportunities. This study program provides the relevant know-how, specializing in the design, conceptualization and production of animation, games and their manifold facets (audio, video, mixed reality, etc.).

Media Technology and Design (BSc)

This full-time degree bachelor’s program provides students with the technical expertise and the design and communication skills to take on any challenge in your chosen area – be it on the web, in multimedia, 3D modeling, animation, computer games, audio & video production, or cross-publishing. You will acquire a solid grounding in the theory and practice of digital media. Hands-on experience with professional equipment will provide you with the technical and creative skills for implementing innovative and exciting media projects.

Digital Arts (MA)

The latest advances in media technologies and design are the focus of this Master’s degree. As well as offering a thorough grounding in practical applications including computer animation, audio/video, and game design, the program seeks to build independent project management skills and develop individual systematic approaches to communications strategies.

Interactive Media (MSc)

The English-taught Master in Interactive Media offers a wide range of subjects focusing on the technology and engineering behind interactive media, computer games and cutting-edge online media. Graduates acquire the essential knowledge and professional skills necessary to take on innovative and complex media industry projects.

University of Luxembourg Competence Centre

University of Luxembourg Competence Centre

https://u.competence.lu/bda-fmx

Did you know that you can actually study animation design in Luxembourg?

The University of Luxembourg Competence Centre offers a Bachelor’s degree in Animation for students keen on animation design, be it for film and video production or game design. This unique study programme in Luxembourg is proposed in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg and gives access to a full diploma, validating all the skills necessary for entering the animation design industry.

Part of the Competence Centre’s mission is to develop and support academic training programmes that meet the needs of the market. Having been approached by the LAM (Lycée des Arts et Métiers) to help them with the evolution of their BTS in Animation Design, the Competence Centre designed a downstream study programme centred on 3D skills with a strong inclination towards professional competencies. With a prior acquisition of 60 ECTS, students can apply and after 2 years get a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) delivered by the University of Luxembourg.  

What makes this study programme stand out, is the fact that it is the first bachelor in 3D animation in Luxembourg. The course instructors are professionals from the animation industry, thus as a student you get field-related expertise and an outstanding opportunity for a firsthand glimpse behind the scenes via internships and the realisation of a final project demoreel. Classes are small, multiculturale and bilingual (French / English). The curriculum is personalised, giving the students a high degree of autonomy and a quality level of support at any given time.

The bachelor is based on Belval Campus where a dedicated lab with 3D workstations is exclusively at the disposal of the students. In terms of sanitary security, this is an unbeatable advantage. And if that wasn’t enough, as students of the University of Luxembourg, they can take advantage of all facilities on campus, like the Luxembourg Learning Centre e.g., and this for only 200 Euros tuition fees each semester.

The second admissions wave for 2021/2022 will run from 17th May 2021 to 18th July 2021. 

More information on the requirements and conditions on our webpage: https://u.competence.lu/bda-fmx

Bachelor in Animation … if you dream it, you can do it!

University of South Wales - Faculty of Creative Industries

University of South Wales - Faculty of Creative Industries

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/filmschool/

Film & TV School Wales is a major breakthrough in Creative Industries education, developed by the University of South Wales. With our vast experience, industry links and fantastic location in the heart of Cardiff, we’ll provide students with the best opportunities to build a successful career in 21st century film and television.

Whether you’re interested in directing, editing, production management, set design, animation or visual effects, our broad and relevant curriculum will provide you with all the skills and opportunities you need to join one of the most dynamic industries in the UK.

Our inspiring team of academic staff combine top quality teaching with working in the industry, ensuring they can pass on up-to-the-minute skills, and share their extensive contacts and knowledge with our students.  Guest lectures, masterclasses, industry visits and work placements all add to opportunities to meet top industry talent face-to-face.