At the CAD,

first year students are able to create every kind of 3D images.

TWO OPTIONS – 1 year or 2 years

3D IMAGE DESIGN – Cycle 2

1 or 2 years – 60 or 120 ECTS – MDes cycle master

PRESENTATION

We hear more and more about 3D around us. Advertisements, architectural representations, television sets, video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.

We are experiencing significant technological changes in this new decade. 3D imagery and animation are key players.

This is why, at CAD, we attach great importance to this technique because it seems essential to us to develop professionally in the agencies of the future.

Our philosophy encourages students to understand the fundamental workings of 3D rather than simply learning to use a 3D program.

We absolutely avoid partitioning the student into a single software package given the multitude of 3D programs available today. We believe that versatility is increasingly essential.

It is therefore possible to use the software that best suits the requirements of the student. Through Blender, 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Lumion, etc., we offer a panel of possibilities and choices that help students take real pleasure in developing their end-of-year projects.

Our goal is to help the student achieve a complete, professional and attractive portfolio to facilitate his future prospecting in the world of work.

Fundamental software such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as drawing are however prerequisites to access the courses of the 3D section. It is always possible, if necessary, to take advantage of our preparatory year in order to acquire the necessary bases.

At the end of the year, the student will be able to develop professionally in sectors such as architecture, digital design, video games, etc.

A diploma judged by professionals in the trade will be awarded at the end of the year to the CAD.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

The CAD is an international institution. The classes are taught in English allowing our students to obtain internships abroad, take part in international workshops and get acquainted with foreign cultures through cultural visits and trips organized each year.

All those international experiences give the opportunity to our students to pursue international careers all over the word (USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, China…. and all the European countries).

MAIN CLASSES

Year 1

  • 3D Design
  • 3D Compositing
  • Drawing
  • 2D Compositing
  • Photography
  • Matte painting
  • Photoshop
  • Texturing
  • 3D Mapping
  • AR – VR introduction

Year 2

  • Level Design
  • Gameplay
  • Sound FX
  • Development C++
  • UX introduction

BEGINNING OF CLASSES

Classes begin late September. A Summer School is organized in September (3-weeks courses in both Drawing and English) for those whose levels in drawing and/or English need improvement. The decision to participate in these courses or not is made by the direction during the interview process.

YEARLY SCHEDULE:

The year is divided in four Quarters of three months each:

-Q1: October – November – December
-Q2: January – February – half-March
-Easter break: study trip – internships – workshop – holidays
-Q3: half-April – May – June = preparation for the juries
-Q4: holidays or/internships

Year 1

  • Summer school: 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of September,
  • Start of Academic Year, first Monday of October,
  • Four weeks internship in an animation 3D studio, photography studio, an urbanism office, (interior) architecture office, digital agencies… calendar to be specified.

Year 2

  • Start of the academic year: first Monday of October,
  • The first quarter is driven by a transversal project,
  • 6 months of internships spread over the year to be carried out in various 3D animation studios, photography studios, urban planning offices, (interior) architecture, digital agencies, real estate development companies … Calendar to be specified.

Note that classes, curricula and timetables may be adapted from year to year or during the year to keep up with professional life and for the convenience of students and teachers.

TUITION FEES

The annual tuition fees are 8.400 EUR + 300 EUR registration fees* (total: 8,700 EUR) and are to be paid as follows:

  • 2,800 EUR + 300 EUR – ie 3,100 EUR (first instalment), at registration,
  • 2,800 EUR (second instalment) by June 30
  • 2,800 EUR (third instalment) by September 15.

For international transfers, bank fees are at the charge of the payer.

Note however that there is a staggered payment possible for some residents (upon acceptance and subjects to a surcharge of 300 EUR).

Those tuition fees don’t involve the cultural visits and study trips.

*Registration fees: this amount covers the general administrative costs as well as individual insurance (taken out by the CAD) in case of accident at the school.

CERTIFICATES

In Belgium, private schools can’t deliver states diploma. The CAD diploma is a professional school diploma.

The awarded degrees are certificates which may correspond with Masters and are credited of 60 ECTS per years.

ASSOCIATION

CAD is member of CUMULUS Creative Linking

Cumulus is the main International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media in the world. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 340 members from 61 countries.

The awarded CAD is member of CUMULUS, this main international network of design school.

INFORMATIONS

For more information, please contact secretariat@cad.be –   T.: +32 2 640 40 32