PCA Launches BFA in Animation

The Last Delivery
by Sarah Maxwell

PCA is pleased to announce we are launching a new BFA program in 3D Animation. This intensive three-year program mimics the pace of the animation industry, where the production of an animation requires sustained effort over a concentrated period of time.

Historically, animation was born in France with Emile Reynaud doing his first screenings at the Musée Grevin a few years before the invention of cinema. With Emile Cohl, another pioneer in animation, it became an art form known as Fantasmagories, leading the way for European and French animators to create in their own distinctive style, which is very different from the dominant animation productions in the United States and Japan, the other two countries with a rich and vibrant animation industry.  Students who pursue the program at Paris College of Art will benefit from the rich animation offerings in France, including the annual International Animated Film festival in Annecy, and have opportunities for connection-building thanks to PCA’s ties to the industry.

French companies Les Armateurs, with 5 Oscar nominations for animations such as Les Triplettes de Belleville, and Folimage are part of the Hildegarde group, owned by one of the board members of Paris College of Art, and will provide internship possibilities and first-hand exposure to the industry.

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