Here, we do not limit ourselves to believing in the power of imagination, we cultivate it, encourage it and develop it.
With internationally renowned schools and targeted professional trainings for our trades based on site, we are looking to increase skills, to create a recruiting ground for high-level professionals in constant contact with companies needs.
Proximity at all times between knowledge and know-how, between expertise and experimentation. With our three schools based on site, there are close to 250 students coming to train directly with Plaine Images companies.
#3 SCHOOLS ON SITE : PÔLE 3D, ARTFX AND LE FRESNOY
PÔLE 3D Digital & Creative School is one of the major schools in the teaching of image professions through advanced training in 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Video Games and preparatory classes in Art & Design and Manga. Also recognized as the School of Art and Design of the Catholic University of Lille, which has been an independent institution since 2017, PÔLE 3D supports the students' professional projects.
ARTFX is an award winning Animation, Visual Effects, Video Game, Programming and Cinema school. In 2020, ARTFX is ranked 1th best school in the world for Visual Effects and 4th best school in the world for 3D Animation and 7th Video Game by The Rookies.
Based on the success of the recent establishment of ARTFX on Plaine Images site, a brand new campus will open in 2023. The university complex will provide a new school (6,000 square meter), a filming studio (400 square meters), a student accomodation, and a lot of new facilities.
"I quickly felt a real desire to make the digital industry the spearhead of the region and to support the already mature Plaine Images ecosystem. The international positioning of the Lille metropolis at the crossroads of the great capitals of Northern Europe, while being only an hour from Paris, also allows very interesting intercultural dynamics. Finally, I wanted a city of culture that offers a living environment conducive to the development of my students and this is what I found here. The Lille metropolis is a totally relevant destination for our establishment and I am looking forward to our opening soon."
-Gilbert Kiner, ARTFX founder
Le Fresnoy is a post-graduate art and audiovisual research center. As its full name - National Studio - indicates, it is a place of production (studio) as well as study. Its aim is to enable young artists to produce works using professional standard equipment under the direction of established artists.
Every year, Le Fresnoy produces over fifty works across the whole spectrum of contemporary arts – cinema, photography, visual arts, performing arts and music – always aspiring to professional quality in terms of both its resources and contributors. To this end, the school has acquired a remarkable production apparatus, embracing audiovisual production and post-production tools of all kinds from traditional media to new technologies, regularly upgrading its equipment in keeping with technical developments.