Year founded: 1937

Number of students: 1 200
Areas of teaching:  art direction, fashion design, space design, product design, graphic design, connected design strategy, concept art, 2D animation, 3D animation, cinema art, VFX, game art, game design, game programming, movie direction, strategic media, visual media, textual media.

Locations:  Lyon

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As the number one private school of Art in France (outside Paris), Bellecour Ecole offers the widest and most coherent range of training in creative fields – Design, Media and Entertainment (Animation and Game).

Therefore, each student may find their place in creative industries and forge the career path they have chosen. Such versatility allows Bellecour Ecole to offer a solid platform for exchange that brings momentum and resonance to your projects, and brings you interdisciplinary skills, global vision and open mindedness – all of them being the qualities expected from tomorrow’s creative leaders.

The school spreads over a sprawling campus of 5000 m², and favours a pedagogy based on proximity and personalized mentoring. Each year, more than 180 teachers and professionals share their knowledge with 1230 students, stirs their passion and develop their skills.

More than a school, Bellecour Ecole is a cultural place that is open 24/7, with high-tech equipment, and hosts many professional events, exhibitions and conferences.

Since 1937, Bellecour Ecole has gained great reputation in France and is now developing international projects. Its teachers and students come from all over the world (USA, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Italy, UK…) and the school has been in the top 10 rankings of The Rookies for 3 years in a row. All Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are fully recognized by the Federation for Education in Europe.

Here are all the trainings :

  • Baccalaureate in Applied Arts (STD2A)
  • Foundation Course in Entertainment / Foundation Course in Prépa Art & Design
  • Bachelors: 3D Animation • 2D Animation • 3D Cinema Art & Game Art • Concept Art • VFX • Game Design • Game Programming • Space & Environment Design • Product & Innovations Design • Fashion & Accessory Design • Graphic & Digital Design • Connected Design Strategy • Visual Media • Textual Media • Strategic Media
  • Masters: Art Direction for films & video games • Game Development • Technical Art • Animation Supervision • VFX Supervision • Movie Direction • Art Direction & Branding Strategy – Identity / Fashion / Product • Fashion Business • Architecture & Environment Design •  Interactions & Innovations Design – Digital / Service / UX/UI • Visual Media • Textual Media • Strategic Media