Ecole SupĂ©rieure d'Infographie - Albert Jacquard
In September 2000, with the help of employers faced with an acute lack of certifying training courses, and at a time when on-the-job training of technicians and artists of all sorts was the only answer to the increasingly specialized needs of companies in this sector, the Ecole SupĂ©rieure dâ€™Infographie Albert Jacquard (a university-level higher education institution) created the Bachelor in Computer Graphics Techniques. This was the first specialized training of this kind in Belgium.
If the situation has somewhat evolved with the arrival on the market of young graduates trained by the Ecole SupĂ©rieure dâ€™Infographie Albert Jacquard, it can still be said that specialists who work in computer graphics companies have massively learnt their job as this one was being invented.
By massively resorting to the best of these pioneers, the Ecole SupĂ©rieure dâ€™Infographie Albert Jacquard has created a training that meets the challenges of today: to graduate young creative designers with high-level skills in the graphic as well as technical fields. These designers cannot satisfy themselves with pushing buttons: they must be perfectly aware of the technical constraints of the industry in which they are working, and finally also be capable of fitting into a multidisciplinary team and abiding by financial requirements.
The degree in computer graphics created by the Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard aims to be in the vanguard of constantly evolving technologies. It widely resorts to experts from the different computer graphics production sectors, and offers students practical experience in adequate labs right from the first year.
To train professionals in such an evolving context as computer graphics imposes constraints that may seem paradoxical: training people who can directly fit into a team and a production line, with all the specialization that this implies, and providing them with the general conceptual basis that will allow a career change in the various sectors of computer graphics. In this respect, the emphasis placed by the Haute Ecole on the interdisciplinary of teams and on the cross-cutting aspect of knowledge and skills has proven to be rewarding: the companies offering our students work placements praise the professionalism of our trainees and the latter are perfectly capable of shifting from the world of computer-generated images to the world of publishing or multimedia.