Inspired by the best animation schools in the world, ESCENA burst onto the Latin American animation scene in 2010 with a revolutionary 3-year degrees in Animation and Illustration & Concept Art. Students' final project is usually a Short Film graduating as Director, Producer or Artist. More often than not, beyond their final project, students acquire experience in other projects assisting their fellow students.
In addition to being extremely focused Animation, Illustration and Concept Art Degree, students have access to an in-house studio where they can apply their knowledge from day one to real projects. Having an animation studio also allows ESCENA to balance student talent with the best teaching talent since, in addition to being teachers, they are active artists in the industry where they continue with their personal projects within the studio.
Staff is kept up-to-date with software and technology because is the same software and technology as used in the industry. Since staff is also working in other projects they are well are of updates.
At ESCENA we have 7 generations of graduates. Approximately 30% are working outside of Mexico 15% of the graduates formed their own company and the rest, in various companies and animation studios (55%)
Degree in Animation: Maya, Modo, Nuke, Zbrush, TopoGun, Photoshop, Marvelous Designer, Mari, Blender, Mudbox, After Effects, entre otros. Degree in Illustration & Concept Art: Photoshop, Krita, ZBrush, Toon Boom, Marvelous Designer, Nuke, entre otros. These are the software frequently used in the industry
PC´s, Mac, Wacom Intuos, wacom cintiq and so on
Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork ESCENA Escuela de Animación students produce during their education.
•Mauricio Revuelta - Layout Artist, Toneplus Japan
I worked as a Layout Artist for the Netflix TV series Cyborg 009, using the storyboard provided by the client. My main responsibility was to translate the camera work and timing from the 2D board, into a 3D environment.
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Our students enroll in a High Performance program (structured in blocks of 4 months, with 4 subjects each quarter) that lasts 3 years and Final Project therefore every subject had been carefully selected to be a crucial part in their learning process. Depending on what stage of their degree they are in they would usually start classes at 8am and finish at about 7pm. They would attend their classes and in spare time they would work in their assignments or b involved in a project in our Animation studio.
Following studios hire our graduates: ESCENA has relationships with all top studios in mexico, through professors and through our in house Animation studio.
Our degrees prepare you to work in different areas of the entertainment industry such as: film, video games, visual effects, advertising, editorial design and post-production.
The programs focus on the development of highly demanding projects, making you capable of responding to the demands of the industry, which is why we focus on discipline, artistic and cultural training, as well as love for your profession.
Through our innovative and artistic curricula, we ensure that upon graduation, you have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your critical thinking skills and an outstanding artistic level that allows you to develop and compete globally.
Bachelor's Degree in 3D Modeling and Animation
Will make you a digital artist capable of developing and understanding the artistic processes of 3D modeling and animation in the entertainment industry. During our three and a half year program, you will develop the skills necessary to become a professional 3D artist ready to work globally in areas such as film, video games, and post-production. The degree is made up of nine semesters made up of four subjects. It is very important that you have full-time availability, because we know that to be great you have to travel a path of great discipline and effort.
Upon graduation from your bachelor's degree, you will have a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your critical thinking, conceptualization skills, and mastery of techniques in 3D modeling and animation.
Bachelor of Illustration and Concept Art
Will immerse you in the art of expressing ideas and visual concepts in any medium.
Throughout our three and a half year program, you will develop the skills necessary to become a professional illustrator capable of solving any visual challenge in traditional and digital media, to respond to the demands of the entertainment industry. The degree is made up of nine semesters made up of four subjects. It is very important that you have full-time availability, because we know that to be great, you have to travel a path of great discipline and effort.
Upon graduation from your bachelor's degree, you will have a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your critical thinking skills, conceptualization skills, and mastery of techniques in drawing, illustration, compositing, design, character creation and development, narrative, and traditional animation.
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