Program – 100% of our students are recruited
up to 1 year after their graduation

More than 800 graduates since 2002

Formers Students all around the world
Alumni quote
My training at ESMA offered me the basics which today allow me to work for one the best studios in the world, Weta Digital
Weta Digital
Garrick RAWLINGSON, Junior Animator
Weta Digital
CG Animation & FX
"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 (in english only at the Lyon campus).
Recognized as part of the "top 2 Animation School" by Shelley Page, from Dreamworks, ESMA is now well-known all over the world. To give the opportunity for everyone to integrate our CG course, ESMA has launched in english version of its training in Lyon's campus. 

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

The rich curriculum requires the students to be involved and dedicated to it, but also insures them professionnal success after their graduation.
ESMA CG School Degree brings the students to master the different steps of the production of a animated short film: the pre-production (model design, storyboard, layout, scenario...), the production (modelling, rigging, animation...) and finally the post-production (lighting, rendering and special effects).

The last year of study is the occasion for the students to realize an animated short film, by group of 5 or 6 persons. This short is then presented to a jury of worlwide professionnals.
This curriculum leads to many work perspectives: 3D animator, character designer, 3D generalist, 3D designer, artistic director or director as well.

At ESMA School, each student is given the opportunity to enter a movie or a video-game studio, but also to work as a freelancer.
Professional quote
ESMA is an outstanding school… The animation and VFX produced by the students is impressive on every level. I always look forward to seeing the final projects. 
Dylan SISSON, Technical Marketing Specialist