Demoreals of our students



During their training, the students will work on countless school projects At the end of their journey, they will have to make a C.V video called "Real Demo" compiling their best achievements in a short video demonstrating their talent
This video will be used by the school in the placement system to show interested companies what the student is able to accomplish, It can also be used by the student as a professional resume.


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You dream of becoming a video game programmer?

The market is currently in short supply of game programmers and we have graduates hired in studios located in Sherbrooke and in the Montreal area, elsewhere and internationally.
Desgraff was also the author of several versions of a 3D engine named 'Decoy3D': a C ++ and OpenGL application used to make games or presentations in civil engineering (see devmaster.net).

In addition, Desgraff designed the first course in Java3D and the full program of training in 3D programming in Canada (A.E.C, 2002) taught in several Cégeps in Montreal from 2003 to 2007.

This program, which has been improved and pushed to new heights, is offered again since 2011 on the campuses of the Desgraff Institute. The program focuses on learning about the functioning and evolution of the gaming industry, on the student's logical and technical development, on in-depth training on basic concepts behind interactive software, on learning Appropriate working techniques for the different specializations required during the assembly of a video game, the realization of professional projects and adequate preparation for integration into the labor market.

This training will allow you to work in the video game industry as a whole, cinema and special effects, as well as multimedia (advertising and post-production). You could become a 3D engineer, simulator, applications and tools, scripting and much more!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For more information, contact us at 1.800.292.5110

1Are there any admission requirements for all of your courses?
The candidate should ideally hold a high school diploma (D.E.S.) and possess computer skills. The selection will be based on the analysis of a test (which can be done online) with a variety of general skills questions, a graphic test to refine the test results, and an analysis of the candidate's curriculum vitae, An in-person interview. If your application is successful, you will be offered a form of funding.

Wishing to give everyone the chance to pursue a career in digital arts, Institut Desgraff makes it a duty to examine even the applications of people who do not have an ideal school record because we are convinced that artistic talent or programming Is not related to overall academic achievement. Such a case-by-case review may require interviews.

This does not include all the criteria, assets or suggestions considered in Desgraff interviews, it is case by case. The registrar service is friendly and is available to answer your questions. But how to get started?
2Are the graduates of the 3D course find jobs fast?
Institut Desgraff has a recognized popularity in Quebec. We also have formal partnerships with renowned companies in video games, animations and special effects.

In addition, our graduates benefit from our exclusive step-by-step coaching tool to find an internship, a contract or a job in their field.
3What is the duration of the course?
Our intensive training of 1080 hours takes place over a period of 1 years.
4How is the course divided in the year?
repartition du cours 3d
5Do you have experienced teachers?
Yes! Our teachers are all highly qualified in their field and have all worked in the video game or film industry before teaching at Desgraff. On average, our teachers have been teaching for over 7 years.
6What is the schedule for this course?
Class hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 14:30 for day groups and from 16:00 to 21:30 for evening groups.

Classes are closed on weekends, statutory holidays, school holidays and days canceled by the Institute (storm, power outage, etc.).
7Does this course compete with those offered by CEGEPs and universities?
No, simply because Institut Desgraff and the colleges / universities have different missions. Students who want to acquire an academic culture (English, French, history, philosophy, etc.) in two to six years, in addition to a technical training course, will naturally choose the CEGEPs and universities that are the objective.

L'Institut Desgraff is designed only for students in digital arts who are eager to work after 1 year of continuous study while receiving intensive up-to-date training and allowing them to practice a lot to become proficient for the labor market. They will also benefit from an updated program at each session to meet the needs of our industry partners (every 4 months)
8Why do the courses Institut Desgraff offer pay?
Due to its 100% private nature, the Desgraff Institute can not rely on sources other than its students. This way of doing so requires us to give the best to train the best artists and programmers.

We therefore commit ourselves to having the best qualified teachers from a professional point of view, facilities similar to those of their future employers, as well as the programs that are used today and tomorrow. We can not train professionals without giving them the means to do so, which means we have to finance all of this.
9Financing of studies
STUDENTS HAVE THE CHOICE BETWEEN SEVERAL FUNDING MODES:

  • On a personal basis, with payment at each session start
  • Through a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP).
  • Through the financing agreements negotiated with our partners          Bank of Canada: National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank and          Laurentian Bank of Canada. These 3 institutions can offer          Tailored to your needs, up to a maximum of          Capital leave of 2 years.
10Is the recognition of the Quebec Ministry of Education necessary for this type of training?
L'Institut Desgraff is a digital arts school that does not currently wish to obtain a permit from the Ministère de l'Éducation in order to be able to offer the advantages, innovation and maximum supervision and quality of the course. A small private school.

In the ever-changing field of digital arts for gambling, it is much more advantageous for a student to enroll in a private program. A private school has complete autonomy to update pedagogy, software and equipment faster than public schools.

In addition, the training offered at the Desgraff Institute may be considered equivalent to certain college or university courses that may be credited to you if you wish to pursue studies in a similar field. (Consult the Registrar of the selected Institution)

11Prerequisites and Admission Requirements
PRIORITY ADVANTAGES IN STUDENT SELECTION ARE:

Optional assets for the 3D course: Assessing a portfolio, drawings or photos of your artworks that demonstrate your talents. Or if you have experience with a drawing or compositing software such as Photoshop, Blender, Illustrator, 3DSMAX, AfterFX or any other similar software; This is a great asset. You can download trial versions and learn how to work with these programs to improve your interview and your chances of entering the Desgraff Institute. Or experience in manual work, mechanical, DIY, makeup and pottery is also considered. Or an A.E.C., a D.E.P. Or D.E.C. Complemented or not, in the Arts such as computer graphics, computer science and multimedia cinema, visual arts, architecture or other formations related to the field may also help but are not necessary since our training covers from beginner to advanced.
Concerning 2D trainings: You must have a drawing base. The rest, you will practice it with the help of the teachers during your training here. But if you feel that your file is not the strongest, we recommend that you practice your drawings daily before enrollment starts for training from this book in PDF format

Prerequisite for programming training: It is mandatory to have a basic mathematics, even if the training includes a reminder and an update for mathematics used in video games. In addition, you can download trial versions like Editplus and or Notepad ++ learn how to do a little HTML with these programs to improve your interview and your chances of entering the The Desgraff Institute. The rest is a case-by-case interview to identify skills and habits that are desirable in this trade.

This does not include all the criteria, assets or suggestions considered in Desgraff's interviews, on a case-by-case basis. The Registrar Service is friendly and is available to answer your questions. But how to get started?

12Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in 3D?
The evaluation of a portfolio, drawings or photos of your works that demonstrate your talents. Or if you have experience with a drawing or compositing software such as Photoshop, Blender, Illustrator, 3DSMAX, AfterFX or any other similar software; This is a great asset.

You can download trial versions and learn how to work with these programs to improve your interview and your chances of entering Institut Desgraff or experience in manual work, mechanical, DIY, makeup and pottery is also considered. Or an A.E.C., a D.E.P. Or D.E.C. Complemented or not, in the Arts such as computer graphics, computer science and multimedia, cinema, visual arts, architecture or other formations related to the field may also help but are not necessary since our training covers from beginner to advanced.
13Taking into account artistic training
Students who can demonstrate sessions completed during training in the arts (example 1 session of DEC cinema) will be able to benefit from discounts on the overall cost of the course. The exact conditions will be explained during the selection interview, so do not hesitate to bring your school documents.

Alumni of the Institut Desgraff receive a significant discount when registering for another one-year course or a portion of it.
14Tax returns
APPROVALS AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT OF TUITION FEES IN TAX CALCULATION:

The Desgraff Institute is certified as a Professional Institution by Revenu Québec and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), references are available on request. These approvals allow the Desgraff Institute to provide the annual official documents (T2202 and Relevé 8) for the preparation of tax returns.
15Students from overseas
VISA OF STUDY IN CANADA:

The prerequisites are the same as for Canadian students except the high school diploma which is replaced by the French baccalaureate (or its equivalent). For European citizens it is easy and fast to obtain the necessary authorizations. PREACHABLE TO AN APPLICATION:

           
  • It is necessary to have a valid passport. It should be noted that              Validity of your passport must be at least one (1) day              Length of your planned stay in Canada.
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  • You will be asked by the Canadian authorities for proof of a means of subsistence (financial capacity to be autonomous on the spot).
  • In any case, the visa procedures are done in 3 steps :

      
  1. Obtaining a Certificate of Acceptance from Québec, which is a study visa to the immigration services of the Province: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrer-installer/etudiants/obtenir-autorisations/index .html
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  3. Obtaining a Study Permit from the Canadian Government: http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/information/demandes/etudiant.asp
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  5. You then send your application for a study permit with your valid CAQ permit to your nearest Canadian Embassy: - For example, in the case of France: 35 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris - France - For indication, for a file processed from metropolitan France, the processing time of the study permit is less than 3 months.

The study permit is valid for 1 year and renewable, the renewal process can be done from Canada.

HEALTH INSURANCE:

Since the Institute is a private school, it will be necessary to contract insurance to cover health care before leaving or on site.

You can take out this type of insurance from your country of origin or directly on arrival. During your registration process, we will provide you with information about the companies offering this service.
16Who should attend the training provided by the Institut Desgraff?
The main objective of our training courses is to create professionals capable of entering the labor market quickly, thanks to a mastery and a practice acquired from passionate professionals who will supervise them. Our pupils are selected according to their desire to move forward quickly and to obtain concrete results. In addition, of course, academic and artistic prerequisites.

So there are students from different backgrounds, whether they are secondary schools, the labor market or just a career reorientation. Moreover, some students who have already started a subject that we teach, but in a CEGEP, decide to follow our courses wishing to go to the essential of the technique.
17Is it enough to pay for training at the Institut Desgraff?
The ability to finance training is not a guarantee to integrate our classes. Prerequisites are tackled before the financial aspect. Some tests and interviews will be examined first. We want to make sure that the person who is applying has the skills and qualities to start training. It is only after all this that the finances are examined.
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