A great discussion on Cartoon Brew debates the merits of individual student films verse large group projects. Look at the comments below Electropolis for the meat of the post. Weighing in is this piece from Eric Riewer found via floobynooby.
The admission test for Gobelins sounds incredibly challenging and a fantastic way to separate the budding brilliant animators from the cheap hacks.
One thing that strikes me about the program is how this is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up for Animation Mentor. Where Animation Mentor was all about 3d animation, and nothing but 3D Animation, this program uses animation as a technique to visually experiment. It's no wonder that some of the best independent animations and animators are coming out of this school. It's that difference in attitude between making Creators who can contribute on every level and making brilliant Tradesmen who's trade is animating.