Program 2017


School Campus

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The EDUCATION FAIR is in Steinbeis-Saal on LEVEL 1

Media design schools and faculties from around the world specialising in animation, VFX and interactive media present their courses and campuses in the open atmosphere of the School Campus at FMX.
Prospective students get first-hand information on studies and projects from lecturers, alumni and current students, laying the ground for a career in digital entertainment creation.
The sky is the limit, so reach out and take off!


Bournemouth University, National Center for Computer Animation

Booth number S7

Master's degrees in computer animation and visual effects at the UKs National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) have a strong international reputation, enhanced by the success of our graduates who work at some of the world's biggest animation companies. The NCCA gives you access to exceptional academic leaders and researchers, guest lectures, masterclasses and industry contacts. 

We work closely with the industry to ensure our courses teach you the skills you need to succeed in this competitive and ever-evolving sector, providing you with access to industry-standard equipment and software throughout your course. The postgraduate courses we offer are: MA 3D Computer Animation, MA Digital Effects and MSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects

The NESTA Next Gen report recognised the NCCA as “a global leader in education and research in computer animation and visualisation” and the NCCA was also awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for “World-class computer animation teaching with wide scientific and creative applications”.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing what we can do to enhance your opportunities of succeeding in this exciting industry.


Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques - ESMA

Booth number S11

ESMA's Training : "CG & Special Effects Project Manager", validated at Master level by the French RNCP

4 years Our CG Animation training is proposed at ESMA School in french version in Montpellier, Toulouse, Nantes & Lyon, and in english only at the Lyon campus.

Every year, the students' placement rate at ESMA are pretty impressive: 90% only 6 months after their graduation. Firstly, the school aims to train generalists, that will also have the opportunity to specialize themselves during the creation of their end-of-studies project.

Precondition for access : selection is based on artistics qualifications and an interview. An excellent english level is also recquired (TOEIC : at least 600 pts).


Fachhochschule Oberösterreich, Fakultät für Informatik, Kommunikation und Medien

Booth number S16

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 Media Technology and Design (BSc), Digital Arts (MA) and Interactive Media (MSc) offer industry-oriented education in digital media.

Media Technology and Design

This undergraduate program provides the relevant know-how by teaching students the necessary technical, creative and communication skills. In-depth knowledge of professional equipment and software is essential to the development and deployment in practice of creative and innovative ideas.

Digital Arts

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 to develop individual systematic approaches to communications strategies.


Fachhochschule Salzburg MultiMediaArt

Booth number S15

MultiMediaArt steht für medienübergreifende Konzeption und Gestaltung sowie für die Verbindung von Grafik, Bewegtbild, Interaktion und Audio in einem Studiengang. Nach einer Grundausbildung spezialisieren sich die Studierenden im Bachelor auf Mediendesign, Film, Computeranimation oder Audio. Weitere Schwerpunkte sind Motion Graphics, Game Design, Fotografische & Filmische Dokumentation, Konzeption & Design Thinking sowie Mediale Szenographie. Im Masterstudium konzipieren und gestalten die Studierenden medienübergreifende Innovationsprojekte. Der Studienablauf orientiert sich an den typischen Projektphasen: Ideenentwicklung, Konzept, Entwurf, Umsetzung und Veröffentlichung. Im Master können sich die Studierenden auch auf das Thema Management und Producing in der Kreativwirtschaft spezialisieren.


Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Booth number S20

Animationsinstitut was founded in 2002 as part of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. Since then it has evolved into one of the most renowned academic institutions for Animation, VFX, and Interactive Media.

Training follows a practice- and project-oriented approach, encouraging the interdisciplinary exchange with all students at the Filmakademie. All styles of animation are taught and seminars are led by distinguished international guest lecturers. In addition, the Institute is linked to other renowned film schools and institutions worldwide. Practical education is complemented by innovative academic research and by facilities equipped with state of the art technology. 

Verifying the Institute’s training concept, its student films continuously win awards on the festival circuit. The students’ diploma projects, in particular, are very successful, regularly winning prizes at the most prestigious festivals, including SIGGRAPH and the VES Awards. As a consequence, the Institute’s alumni are highly sought after. Many start their careers in international media companies or renowned studios. Others found their own company, often based on concepts developed during their studies. 

Since 1994, Animationsinstitut organizes the prestigious FMX, International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia. The English-speaking non-profit event has evolved into Europe’s most influential conference for the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment, bringing the key industry players to Stuttgart each spring.


Filmakademie Wien - Institut für Film und Fernsehen

Booth number S18

The Film Academy Vienna is an artistically innovative center for education and training in filmmaking and media design at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, oriented toward a vital form of cross-disciplinarity, toward passions for artistic, creative discovery, and toward theoretical, reflective debate as well as the practice of taking critical positions in the global age of the media.

What began in 1951 as a special course in filmmaking - a class at the former Academy for Music and Performing Arts - is today a prosperous, internationally recognized institute within the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The work of the Film Academy Vienna consists of artistic production, with emphasis being placed on analysis and development of the arts involved. In addition, since March 2012, when a professorship in Media and Film Studies was created, theory and research have also been essential components of the institute‘s activity.


Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Booth number S6

The Film University, founded in 1954 and formerly known as the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen “Konrad Wolf” (HFF), ranks among Germany’s largest and most modern film schools. In July 2014, it became the first film school in the country to achieve university status in recognition of its outstanding educational, artistic and research activities. The fertile combination of artistic experiments, technological developments, and academic reflection at the school gives rise to ambitious and innovative projects that promote creative thinking and provide new insights and approaches to film and other moving image media. Each year, some 170 projects – including short and feature films of any genre (fiction, documentary, animation) – are brought to completion by students at the Film University.


Gobelins, l'école de l'image

Booth number S2

For almost 50 years, GOBELINS 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 Design and Video Gaming.

GOBELINS has developed a range of programmes and international services to cater to the needs of international students, professionals, schools, businesses, festivals.

ANIMATED FILMMAKING (4 years or 2 years): It allows students to master both traditional and digital animation techniques following professional methods in animation studio conditions.

3D ANIMATION (1 year): It develop professional level skills in directing, acting and movement (conferences by international animation and video game experts, production of an individual demo reel…).

VIDEO GAME (1 year): It prepares high-level engineers, graphic designers and IT specialists to become experts in the design and creation of games.


Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences

Booth number S14

Animation and Game (BA)

The Animation and Game Programme at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt is a multidisciplinary Bachelor degree course with strong practical focus. Mainly carried out in English language it qualifies students for careers in the international media and entertainment industries. The unique combination of two disciplines, animation and game design, reflects the merging platforms and distribution channels and enables the graduates to successfully evolve in a highly dynamic professional field.

The course is essentially project-based. During 7 semesters the students will work on a wide range of subjects such as classical and CG animation, game design, game development, technical art, media theory and project management. The Faculty‘s resources include industry standard software and hardware, fully equipped film and sound studios, a motion capturing studio, a game/VR-lab and a usability lab.


Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart

Booth number S13

Stuttgart Media University is a public university of applied sciences. It prepares specialists and generalists for work in today’s world of media. Students learn in modern lecture theatres as well as in workshops and studios, at printing machines or behind the camera. Exciting practical projects in the University’s laboratories or in cooperation with partner companies complement theoretical knowledge and scientific working methods. The “Bachelor of Engineering in Audiovisual Media“ is a program that combines both theory and practice, providing students with a strong understanding of media concepts as well as a thorough exposure to media production processes and craft. Students apply this knowledge by producing their own ideas in the areas of film, video and television, sound, computer animation, interactive media and event media. The quality and creativity of their work is regularly recognized by nominations and awards at national and international festivals.


ifs internationale filmschule köln

Booth number S19

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

The ifs’ portfolio covers, amongst other programs, the Bachelor’s program Film with specialization in Screenwriting, Directing, Creative Producing, Director of Photography, Editing Picture & Sound, VFX & Animation, and Production Design.

The specialization in VFX & Animation focuses on the techniques of modern digital filmmaking such as keying, rotoscoping, compositing and animation. Supported by state-of-the-art equipment, students will increasingly get the opportunity to follow their own interests and gain specialization through numerous exercises, seminars and project work. Already the alumni of our first cohort VFX & Animation could settle down successfully in the industry.


Kunsthochschule Kassel - School of Art and Design Kassel, Animation Department

Booth number S17

The Kunsthochschule Kassel is one of the few internationally oriented art colleges that bring together scientific, artistic and art education degree programmes. It is one of a select handful of art colleges in Germany with university status. Around 1,000 students including master-class students are currently enrolled on degree programmes in Visual Arts, Art Education, Art History and Theory, Product Design and Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (KHK). Since 1979 animated films are produced. The teaching focus on the artistic development of the students. The students work in personal responsibility on individual and collaborative projects.


Mediadesign Hochschule MD.H

Booth number S10

Studieren an der MD.H

Die MD.H bietet in allen relevanten Medien- und Designbereichen staatlich anerkannte Studiengänge an. Zur Wahl stehen drei Standorte in den Medien- und Mode-Hochburgen Berlin, Düsseldorf und München.

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

Egal ob Games, Film oder Werbebranche, die Einsatzfelder für 3D-Animationen und VFX erobern immer neue Branchen. Der Bedarf an gut ausgebildeten Fachkräften ist groß – Tendenz steigend!

Das Studium Digital Film Design ist ein praxisorientierter Bachelor- Studiengang mit gestalterischen, theoretischen und technischen Komponenten. Kaum ein Kinofilm oder eine Fernsehwerbung kommt heute noch ohne VFX aus. Die Branche hat sich diesbezüglich grundlegend gewandelt und ist noch immer stetigem Wandel unterlegen. Kern des Studiums ist es, 2D/3D Animationen oder Visual Effects für Filmprojekte, VR/AR Anwendungen oder filmnahe Branchenprojekte umzusetzen.


National Film and Television School - NFTS

Booth number S3

NFTS offers a wide range of practical, career-focused courses at the most advanced training facilities in the UK. Featuring top industry partnerships, world-class tuition and an outstanding masterclass programme (including David Yates, Alice Lowe, Roger Deakins, Danny Boyle & Steve McQueen) ensuring our students graduate with the essential skills to advance their careers. From directing Harry Potter to VFX Leads on Rogue One, NFTS graduates excel across the industry.

Courses featured at FMX:

Digital Effects MA offers extensive, practical training on set and in cutting-edge digital labs. Eight recent graduates were part of the Oscar & BAFTA winning VFX Team on The Jungle Book.

Games Design MA  - ground-breaking course combining tuition from games industry gurus with NFTS expertise.

Directing Animation MA - multi-award winning course, offering extensive facilities for digital and traditional 2D and 3D techniques. NFTS films have won the Best Short Animation BAFTA four years in a row.


Plymouth College of Art

Booth number S1

The Animation programme at Plymouth Coillege in the South West of the UK is establishing itself as a course which is developing a strong performance based curriculum focused on character design and animation in both traditional and digital approaches. We have just revalidated the current course and have been able to focus studies around drawing practices, modelmaking, 3D Printing and Computer generated skillsets. We are pleased to be a partner school at FMX for the 3rd time and are seeking to build educational conetcions with interested partners from Industry and with other educational institutions. 
Game Arts offers an opportunity to focus on the development of artwork assets and level design for both AAA and indie based games in the development of a students portfoilio in Digital painting, Concept art, Character design and 3D skillsets. There are opportunities to work on live projects on both Animation and Games clourses in preparation for the transition into Industry. 


Staffordshire University - Games Design and Visual Effects

Booth number S8

Innovate. Challenge. Create.

Our Games Design and Visual Effects degrees will develop your artwork skills, programming, scripting and conceptual thinking. You'll learn in facilities with the latest technology. Just like you would find in the industry, including motion capture, high-end specific games creation computers and software, Playstation dev kits, virtual reality equipment and film equipment.

Our industry partnerships have resulted in the launch of our Epic Games Centre and our courses being affiliated with games industry body TIGA.

Our Games Design graduates are employed by industry heavy hitters. In the last few years they've worked with Rockstar, Naughty Dog, Codemasters, Jagex, Double Negative, Envy Post, Framestore, Flipbook Studios, Real Time UK, Burrows CG, MPC and Aardman Animations.


Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

Booth number S12

Die Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (kurz: THM) ist mit 16.000 Studierenden an den drei Hauptstandorten Gießen, Friedberg und Wetzlar die größte Fachhochschule Hessens und die viertgrößte in Deutschland. Die THM bietet mit den Studiengängen Bachelor und Master Medieninformatik einen breiten akademischen Einblick in die Faszination interaktiver Welten: Medienproduktion, Web & Mobile, Programmierung.

Aus dem Studiengangsflyer:
Absolventen/-innen der Medieninformatik sind Informatiker/-innen mit einer klaren Spezialisierung auf Anwendungen im weiten Feld der Medien. Dabei geht es sowohl um die Oberfläche – also um Aspekte wie Design und die ergonomische Gestaltung von Benutzerschnittstellen – als auch um die Technik hinter den Kulissen, durch die die Anwendungen der Medieninformatik überhaupt erst zum Leben erweckt werden.


The Animation Workshop, VIA University College

Booth number S4

The Animation Workshop is a 27 year-old animation film school located in Viborg, Denmark (part of VIA University College’s School of Creative Industries). It is Scandinavia’s leading animation institution, with activities in the areas of education, culture, communication and business and benefits from a strong international network of artists, professionals, companies, funding institutions and partner schools.

We are composed of 7 distinct and vibrantly interconnected departments: the Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation, CG Arts and Graphic Storytelling, Professional Training Programs (incl. Animation Sans Frontières, 3D Character Animation&VFX course, AniDox lab), the Open Workshop (Artist in Residence), the Drawing Academy, the Animated Learning Lab and the Arsenalet (cluster of creative companies).

All programs are created and taught with and by guest professionals, who guide and ready the students/participants for the demanding albeit rewarding work life in the industries.


University of South Wales - Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Booth number S5

Animation, Games & Visual Effects

Animators, VFX artists and games designers are a major force in 21st century entertainment. Our established portfolio of courses covers 2D and stop-motion, as well as the growth areas of 3D CGI & Animation, games design. games art and visual effects

We’ll help develop your creative talent, give you new technical skills and teach you how to work as a creative professional. University of South Wales graduates are employed throughout the world, with credits on the latest blockbuster movies and computer games.

A number of our courses are accredited by Creative Skillset. The Creative Skillset tick indicates courses recognised for excellence by industry.

Courses within the department consist of :

  • BA (Hons) Animation (2D and Stop Motion)

  • BA (Hons) Computer Animation

  • BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

  • BA (Hons) Game Art

  • BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

  • MA Animation

  • MA Games Enterprise


Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design

Booth number S9

The School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington is located in New Zealand’s capital - a city consistently voted as the world’s “Coolest Little Capital” with good reason. Wellington punches way above its weight in producing internationally renowned digital media, underscored by blockbuster film releases. In 2017, we are proud to launch the new Miramar Creative Centre - a custom-built suite of production studios and classrooms that will be the home for our new Master of Digital Technology (MDT) degree. The primary goal of this degree is to provide the premiere pathway for students launching their careers in film, gaming, VFX, animation and AR/VR sectors. Staff from the Weta Group of Companies, including Park Road Post Production, will contribute to course delivery in programmes taught at the Centre and provide support to students as part of the course connections to industry. There will also be additional lecture spaces provided at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar.


FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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