Admission requirements

The candidate who wishes to follow the “Animation and Visual Effects” AEC program must have completed secondary education or training deemed equivalent. They must meet the regular admission requirements (College Education Regulations of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education).

Candidates who have completed their education outside Quebec must have an equivalent level of education.

After submitting an application for admission to ESMA Montreal, the candidate is received by an educational supervisor for an on-site interview or videoconference. This exchange helps us gauge the candidate’s motivation and creativity. The prospective student must demonstrate artistic skills and/or aspirations.

Petite Faim


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Monkey Symphony


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Parole de pro

Les qualités de l’ESMA, c’est les qualités d’une école de très haut niveau. Qu’un court-métrage de l’ESMA soit retenu pour les Oscars, c’est amplement mérité !

Kristof Serrand,
Directeur Artistique, Dreamworks

Parole de pro

Les étudiants de l’ESMA font partie des profils qui nous intéressent. C’est une école qui a  sa place depuis une dizaine d’années parmi les meilleures écoles françaises.

Sébastien Chort
CG Supervisor, Blur

PAROLE DE PRO

Ce que j’adore c’est l’ambiance de camaraderie qu’il y a, ça se ressent beaucoup dans les films. Chez Illumination MacGuff, on essaye de recréer un cocon, pour que les gens se sentent bien. Et quand on les voit tous ensemble, après avoir fait des films comme ça, c’est magnifique. Tu as envie de prendre un groupe pour faire un film.

Jean-Jacques Benhamou
Producteur, Illumination MacGuff

Parole de pro

Les films de l’ESMA ont un gros niveau technique. Toujours de belles surprises, avec des lignes éditiorales différentes : on va du simple cartoon millimétre jusqu’à de l’hyper réalisme.

Florian Landouzy
Co-fondateur et Responsable de l’Animation, Supamonks

Kristof SERRAND - Directeur artistique Dreamworks
Sébastien Chort CG Supervisor, Blur
Florian Landouzy Co-fondateur et Responsable de l'Animation, Supamonks

Admission to the AEC program

Admission to the “3D Animation & Visual Effects” AEC program follows an interview during which the student explains her/his academic and artistic background as well as her/his motivation.

To enrol in the “3D Animation Cinema & Visual Effects” AEC program, the candidate must meet the requirements of the College Education Regulations of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

According to these regulations, the person who is eligible for a training sanctioned by an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC):

  • Holds a Secondary School Diploma (DES) OR a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) OR training deemed sufficient by the school;
  • And meets 1 of the following conditions:
  • Has interrupted studies for at least 2 consecutive sessions or 1 school year;
  • Is the object of an agreement between the school and an employer, or a government program;
  • Has completed at least 1 year of post-secondary education over a period of 1 year or more.

International students

Every year, ESMA welcomes students from various countries and continents. This multiculturalism enriches creativity and opens our designers to the values, lifestyles and work ethics of the population on an international scale.

étudiants étrangers

International students wishing to join ESMA Montreal can benefit from personalized follow-up sessions. Our teams will also help them with the administrative and practical steps to facilitate their integration.

Registration

ESMA Montreal accepts applications for admission throughout the year. You can begin our program in September, January or May of each year.

Registration procedure

 

If you wish to enrol in our school, you can contact us by phone or email, or proceed directly to pre-registration online. We will contact you upon receipt.

Go to the registration section.

After

After completing our "3D Animation and Special Effects" training, ESMA students will be able to join the world's largest animation and video game studios. Positions include, but are not limited to 3D animation supervisor, special effects supervisor, 3D generalist, 3D project manager, etc. There are plenty of careers open to ESMA students, and their responsibilities increase with the years of experience !