MOPA
the school of CG animation

Created in 1988 by Marie-Anne Fontenier in Valenciennes, Supinfocom opened a second school in Arles in the year 2000, on the site of the disused SNCF railway workshops.
At this time, the school was producing 30 minutes of animated film per year.
Fifteen years later, three hours of 3D animated film are produced annually at the school. 80 films that provide a fertile training ground for 195 students. Stimulating creativity, breaking down the divisions between skills and sectors by ever-renewing partnerships, encouraging joint efforts…these are the values that have made the school in Arles so renowned. The ambassadors of those values are the 400 Arles graduates now working throughout the world.

In 2015, Supinfocom Arles becomes MOPA. It is the beginning of a new era. The teaching staff, wishing to keep the school at a human scale and to develop its world-recognized teaching method, decided with the Arles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to grant the school its full autonomy. We’re keeping the best of the Supinfocom experience, and tomorrow it will be even richer.

Open Days

Open Days will take place on Friday 19 & Saturday the 20th of February 2016.
A perfect opportunity to meet the teaching staff and the students.
Drawing workshops will be organized to help you prepare for the entrance exam.
You can also attend seminars on the school’s pedagogical approach and the different careers in animation.

Doors open the 19th of February from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
then on 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Entrance exam preparation workshops:
Drawing: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Seminars:
Methodology of an animated film and presentation of the school’s teaching methods
from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. / 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Fees

The school is under the administrative supervision of the Arles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an administrative public body. The fees allow the school to deliver its teaching and to maintain state-of-the-art equipment. Our computing centre evolves every year, and software represents a significant investment. We also make professional audiovisual equipment available to students, such as video cameras, SLR cameras, lighting, sound recording equipment, and sound and image editing facilities. We produce three hours of animated film per year, which is both an educational and technical challenge.
Over 7600 hours of training and guidance are delivered annually by industry professionals.

The school is authorized to receive funds from the vocational education tax. No other external funding source, public or private, is received by the establishment. The fees represent 100% of the school’s funding, and we spend 100% of this amount on the teaching and administration of the school.

Entrance exam: €100
Entrance exam taken in foreign coutry: €130
1st Year: €6 550
2nd Year: €7 250
3rd Year: €7 250
4th Year: €7 900
5th Year: €7 900


Does the school accept applications form student grant recipients?

Yes, the CROUS is accessible to French students.


Is it possible to pay the fees in several instalments?

Yes, each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.