Netflix, GOBELINS Offer New Scholarship Opportunities For African Students
American Subscription-based streaming service, Netflix, and a Paris-based school of visual communication and arts, GOBELINS have announced plans to offer six Master’s scholarships to African students for their September 2023 intake.
According to the organisations, the programme is part of a joint effort to increase the pipeline of new Animation talent in Africa.
The six students will successfully be admitted to GOBELINS’ Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking. The two-year course taught in English is designed to enable students to reach a professional level notably in directing and storytelling in a multicultural environment.
In addition to exercises in writing, storyboarding, and complex animation (mixed techniques and interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end-of-studies film in conditions similar to a professional environment.
The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the entire program (2 years) and some of the living costs in Paris.
Registration already started and will be closed on the 2nd of March 2023. The scholarship selection will be announced at the end of April 2023, for students to begin their academic year in September 2023.