Higher education - Art schools
Below you will find information about various courses offered by art schools in France.
The Art Schools in France
Higher education of the visual arts: a major force in the European Higher Education Area.
The higher education of the plastic arts placed under the pedagogical control of the Ministry of Culture is formed by a network of institutions equally distributed on the national territory, of which two located in Overseas.
Provided by artists, theorists and cultural professionals engaged in art, the higher education of plastic arts is an art-based teaching that operates a permanent dialogue between practice and theory.
Today, after having joined the European Higher Education Area and having grouped its institutions, the artistic higher education under the Ministry of Culture represents a coherent and dynamic network of 44 institutions, at the service of the training of artists and professionals of the plastic arts. In support of European and specific programmes, it particularly encourages its students to international mobility. Research support is an essential element of higher education. In our institutions, centered around the progressive development of the student’s project, research opens up avenues for interaction with other fields and an opening impacting the creative process. The curriculum follows from the first cycle the paths of an introduction to research, consolidated over the semesters by workshops and methodology courses. This work is reinforced with the approach of the diploma.
As a creator of often unprecedented partnerships, artistic research leads to a appreciated and productive dynamic within the research and innovation community. It also allows the artistic dimension to be taken into account in innovative industrial or entrepreneurial processes (environment, sustainable development, cosmetics...).
The Higher Arts Education Network consists of 44 institutions with more than 11,000 students. The courses give access to diplomas at bac + 3 and bac + 5 in art, design and communication.
The diplomas awarded by art schools at bac +3 and bac +5 confer degree of license and master to their holders. You will find below the description of the related training offer.
For more information on these lessons, see the brochure "Higher education of artistic creation":
Book to download: Study on pedagogy, research and international development in art schools / Ministry of Culture and Communication; Directorate General of Artistic Creation
Study coordinated by Jérôme Dupin, inspector of artistic creation, with Christian Bernard, Philippe Bordes, Jean-Marc Réol, experts, with the contribution of Corinne Sentou, inspector of artistic creation SICA/ DGCA/MC; Report SIE 2019- 009
Book to download: Research Lines/Post-Graduation: Art Schools / Ministry of Culture and Communication; Direction générale de la création artistique, Pôle recherche. - 2012. - 112 p.
This publication presents the lines of research deployed by art colleges and their partners, as well as the training they provide after the DNSEP, conferring master’s degree.
With different temporalities, the schools gradually build a specific research activity, specific to a higher artistic education based on the practice of art.
Terms and conditions for awarding scholarships for art school students: see the page
Calls for applications: see the page
For more information, visit the yearDeA website: www.andea.fr
Created in 1995, the National Association of Directors of Art Schools (ANDEA) became the National Association of Art Schools (ANdÉA) in May 2012. Federating all 45 public art colleges awarding national diplomas at the Bac +3 and Bac +5 levels (the latter conferring the Master’s degree) and welcoming the diversity of actors who make it rich and life (directors, administrators, professors, heads of services, students), the ANdÉA is both a platform for reflection, a proposal body and a force for affirming the specificity of higher artistic education.
Training provided by the Mobilier National, the Manufactures nationales de tapis et tapisseries, and the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres: see the page