A school of applied arts, print and digital media
The location of GOBELINS, situated in the heart of Paris, just next to the Latin Quarter, allows our students to take advantage of a cultural and artistic environment which enhances their talent. These conditions provide them a direct contact with creative medias and techniques which are among the best of what Europe and the world have to offer.
Our professional and personal environments are filled with images. Whatever the media, presentation format, or technology used, images respond to the creative urge of the artists but also to the precise needs of the professionals sectors. The training offered is done either via full-time courses, part-time apprenticeship schemes, or continuing education programs for adults in the fields of animation, interactive multimedia, graphic design, print media, photography and video.
To assure the successful training of these specialists, GOBELINS has chosen to:
Focus on animation
Over the past thirty years, GOBELINS has been a key player in the European animation industry, by developing comprehensive training that prepares students to work at all stages of the animation process: creation, design and production, with special attention given to the rare and specific skill of character animation. Today, GOBELINS graduates from the animation course are working in studios throughout France and around the world, including DreamWorks, Disney, Pixar, Framestore, Electronic Arts, etc. Taking a look over the career of our short films, we can see that a lot have been awarded for their creative and technical excellence as well as their professional level. The success stories of these movies is explained by the capacity of the school to merge the sphere of fine drawing and the professional needs of the animation films and series production chain.
Maintain a strong relationship with companies
Professionals make their presence felt through their participation in juries, advisory boards as well as numerous other meetings and events. They are the guarantee that our offer meets the needs of the different professional branches. The school also maintains constant and productive ties with representative bodies and professional institutions, which explains why so many consultants and experts are coming at GOBELINS to teach and advise on projects,
Apply specific pedagogical methods
The guiding principle in the pedagogical choices of the school is clear: we want to ensure that each student, apprentice, and trainee at GOBELINS receives the instruction he or she needs to acquire solid technical skills and cultural education that fits with companies and professionals projects needs of the present but also allowing them to adapt to the future. Our teaching-method, based on projects, dive the students into these requirements and raise them up to a professional skill set level.