STEEPED IN PRESTIGE & SUCCESS

For more than 35 years, Ecole Emile Cohl has trained world-class alumni from its flagship Lyon, France location, influencing artists throughout the world to aspire for greatness, successfully using their skills in a chosen field of study.

 

At the Emile Cohl Art Academy in Los Angeles, we are transforming that global sensation into a stateside solution: A non-profit, first-of-its-kind, tuition-free Art Academy that extracts highly-skilled, structured talent from all facets of life and transforms them into the new benchmark for artistic integrity.

The Emile Cohl Art Academy educates, prepares and mentors front-end artists for the Animation, Gaming, and Visual Effects Industries:

2D & 3D Animators, 3D Modelers, Character Designers, Concept Artists, Matte Painters, Previz Artists, Game Artists, Graphic Designers, Story Board Artists, Art Directors, Level Artists, and many more.

ENHANCING THE ART ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

Transforming our superior success in France to the United States’ landscape allows us to discover superior talent that exists in traditional art schools, colleges, and in the service industries or occupations where genius lies dormant, masked by hardships and obstacles of day-to-day life, including the inability to pay for high-level training that will take your talent to the next level.

 

This is the opportunity you have been waiting for, and we are honored to provide forty charter candidates — future artistic titans — with a life-changing experience.

DIVERSITY IS THE KEY TO COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS

At ECAA, your talent is your source of entry, and our dedication to shaping the next great generation of artists drives our education process, beginning with a non-biased portfolio review where your personal information is removed from you work.

 

Your commitment to creative expansion will open the opportunity to a state-of-the-art curriculum, led by the world’s brightest minds. Our crafted approach to bridging the gap between talent and opportunity is expressed through our unique education process, developed to ensure your success.

WELCOME TO THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE OF ARTISTIC GREATNESS

No matter your gender, age, race, religion, background, or current financial circumstances, our Academy is only interested in offering a prestigious opportunity to diverse talents who are ready to develop their skill set and communication aptitude.

 

An offer of a tuition-free education certainly isn’t without its challenges. Our competitive process allows our world-renowned instructors to lend their expertise to those who are willing to turn their lives over to the program for three years – and achieve life-changing success. Are you ready to change the world?

TRANSFORMING HISTORICAL SUCCESS INTO MODERN ACHIEVEMENTS

The Emile Cohl Art Academy is replicating the principal successes of the flagship Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, France, that has successfully trained over 1,500 contemporary imagery professionals among which are renowned figures in publishing, animated film-making, video-gaming and the digital arts.

 

Using their historical success as a building block, our modern achievement of providing exceptional talent with a tuition-free Art Academy education will allow the United States to not only compete on the world’s stage, but shatter talent acquisition expectations.

LOS ANGELES IS SYNONYMOUS WITH STARDOM: WE’RE THE LATEST BLOCKBUSTER

The Los Angeles, California Emile Cohl Art Academy is conveniently located at the intersection of 101 and 10, allowing our instructors and students to enjoy a central space, enveloped in creative energy. The mixed-use two-level facility is dedicated to artistic growth through spacious areas that promote creativity and collaborative character. Complete with a creative neighborhood that inspires the spirit, our exceptional Academy is devoted to indulging the senses. 

WORDS FROM OUR ALUMNI

Some of the world’s finest artists have incredible things to say about our artistic approach to excellence, and with every new graduate we will be listening to ensure our approach to success is never compromised. Hear from our talented Alumni.

DRIVEN BY DIVERSE TALENT: ECAA IS ARRANGING THE WORLD’S ARTISTIC STAGE

A SEISMIC SHIFT IN ART ACADEMY EDUCATION

ECAA is the first Art Academy of its kind in the U.S., and our groundbreaking opportunity to engage and educate the best talent employs momentous curriculum improvements from traditional higher education.

CHOOSE YOUR NEXT STEP TOWARDS ARTISTIC GREATNESS