February 4, 2010

Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux: Call For Applications

École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
Call for Applications

L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux is an establishment for higher education in the Visual Arts situated in one of the oldest and most promising artistic and intellectual settings in Europe where museums, universities, art, architecture and design centers share a lively artistic life and where the underground coexists with impressive classical urban, patrimonial and cultural programs. The school involves young artists and designers in a personalized teaching program, with a committed teaching staff, which is artistically innovative, interdisciplinary and professional. This objective is set for each student with the support of teachers, artists and theoreticians – who play an active professional role nationally and internationally – giving students a two-fold grasp on invention as well as critical skills in the contemporary art & media and design fields.

The Program

The program phase consists essentially of a demanding and ambitious study program. Intense individual or collective atelier experiences in the fields of art and design interface with critical analysis and exchange nurtured by specialized theoretical seminars. The students debate and exchange with leading contemporary figures – French or international – who participate in workshops and lectures. This program develops the critical faculties of each student enabling them to actively engage in contemporary confrontation, acquire an understanding of the major issues of modernity and a knowledge of and dialogue with active sectors, as they develop notions of new contexts (where to show, produce or publish, with what kind of project financing? With what means?). The school is already well-known for its innovative international exchange program and opportunities for research abroad. Its dual focus on the international and ultra-local levels and awareness of the changing production conditions for the creative world, have been priorities for many years. At the end of their studies, all students will construct both artistic and critical life projects.


Two options: Art & Media and Design

The school is specialized in Art & media and Design and qualifies students for the DNAP (National Diploma of Plastic Arts) after 3 years of study and the DNSEP (National Graduate Diploma of Plastic Expression) after 5 years of study. The DNSEP is currently in the process of being recognized as the equivalent of a Master’s degree.

The student handbooks for 2009-2010 can be consulted at:

Registration: January 4 – March 31, 2010

Application deadline for entrance exam and special admissions commissions:
March 31, 2010

Entrance examination: May 19-21, 2010

Equivalent Qualifications Commission
Pre-selection based on personal artistic work and administrative file: April 7, 2010
Commission: 5-6 May, 2010

Transfer from another Art School
Pre-selection based on personal artistic work and administrative file: April 8, 2010
Commission: 12 May, 2010

Information and registration forms for the entrance exam available at the secretaries’ office:
Claudine Benjdya – tel: +33(0)5 56 33 49 15 email: [email protected] – École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux 7 rue des Beaux-Arts 33800 Bordeaux France

Required documents: cover letter explaining why you are interested in applying, cv, photocopy of Bac or equivalent diploma or proof of registration for the bac 2010 test (or equivalent), application forms to be filled out.
Upload Application forms at:

Fees for registration: 20 euros

You are cordially invited to the
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11 :00-6 :00 p.m.

BELLASVISTAS Pro* invites you to the Opening of
the EXHIBITION OF WORK BY DNSEP 2009 recipients
opening: Thursday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.
exhibition: April 8-11, 2010

*BELLASVISTAS Pro* is an association which supports the professionalization of recent graduates from the Ecole des beaux-arts of Bordeaux.

École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux
7 rue des Beaux-Arts
France -33800 Bordeaux
Tél +33(0)5 56 33 49 10

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