École Georges Méliès was founded in 1999 by its managing director Franck Petitta. Located in Orly (Grand Paris), it adjoins Georges Méliès Park, the place where the father of cinematic art and visual effects concluded his life.
The Film School
The Animated Film School
The School of Arts
The School of Special Effects
The Video Game School
The School of Real-Time Technology
École Georges Méliès offers 3 courses in the Applied Arts, the Animated Image and the Video Game. They are courses which are distinct in their professional objective, but which work in synergy in the film world. The multiple interactions that occur between these programmes of study make École George Méliès a unique teaching space, encouraging open-mindedness and preparing the student for the real conditions of the work of an Image Designer.
Fine Arts Preparatory Workshop
One year of training enabling you to get up to standard in Applied Arts. The teaching is focussed on learning the basics of art through the regular practice of different drawing, colour and modelling techniques, but also through the acquisition of general knowledge.
These supplementary lessons provide students with a solid foundation for the continuation of their course of study.Find out about the course
Animated Image Designer
4 years of training in the animated film and visual effects professions. Students work on the entire production chain of a film employing all techniques (Stop Motion, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, etc.).Find out about the course
Video Game Designer
4 years of training in the video game and real-time technology professions. This training unites reaction graphics and technical skills.Find out about the course
Life at the School
École Georges Méliès students have access to their school 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. They can therefore work outside of lesson times without having to invest in equipment that is often costly.
Life at the School
The school is located at the entrance to the Georges Méliès park. It is a large wooded park in the heart of the city of Vieil Orly, with a lake, waterfall, wild animals, a football stadium and more. It is an idyllic environment which serves as a setting for students for their outdoor work.
École Georges Méliès welcomes its students into a large glasshouse measuring more than 3,000m2, paying homage to the very first film studio constructed in Montreuil by Georges Méliès!
The Film Set
A professional film set, equipped with two real-time motion capture systems, is regularly used during some lessons. Our students can also ask to reserve it for their own projects.
A cinema with more than 150 seats enables the students to attend many lectures delivered by professionals. History of Art and Analysis classes are also held in this room, as is the end of studies Assessment Panel.
The School provides students with living and relaxation spaces, enabling them to meet, study and recharge at any time of day.
The Modelling Studio
An anatomical theatre dedicated to modelling classes and drawing classes.
The Surrounding Area
The School is located close to shops (bakery, convenience store, etc.), 7 minutes from the RER station and 15 minutes from the student accommodation and the shopping centre.
The Other Courses
Throughout the year, École Georges Méliès offers secondary school and college pupils the opportunity to come along and find out about the School and the lessons provided within the different courses.
Every year, during the February holidays, the School welcomes you for 3 days to find out about the teaching of the different courses in more detail.Find out more
The Summer Schools
Every summer, the school offers you the opportunity to take part in an intensive placement in your chosen subject, which might be modelling, anatomy drawing, perspective drawing, or something else.Find out more
Photos, student films and end-of-studies films, but also Internet TV, learn more about the world of Image Designers