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February 11, 2021

Call for applications

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Photo: Peter Mauss Esto.

If you would like to com­plete your training with a unique two-year course in contact with some of today’s greatest artists, with access to professional equipments, a production budget and a wide multi­disciplinarity, Le Fresnoy is waiting for you.

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains is: A unique school attracting students from all over the world. An accessible space open to everyone (with exhibitions, cinema, cultural events), a place for creation and innovation. A place for exchange with the most prestigious regional, national and international institutions.

Two-year course
First year devoted to the production of works using the techniques and media of cinema, photography and video as well as sound and music. Cinema remains an important practical and theoretical part of the learning process at Le Fresnoy, which draws on an extensively celebrated cinephile culture. The cinematic works made by Le Fresnoy students are noteworthy for their experimental dimension. Photography, too, remains an important means of expression at the school.

Second year dedicated to the extensive territories of digital art and new creative technologies.

Teaching at Le Fresnoy is based on the premise of graduating to the production of full-scale, professional standard works. The school offers all the professional tools needed to make audiovisual and digital art.

Candidate selection: free
Studies fees: 760 EUR per year

Application deadline: Thursday April 22, 2pm (Paris time)
Information and tour online: Wednesday March 10, 2pm

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Le Fresnoy is a postgraduate art school, an art centre and an audiovisual and digital research hub. Its aim is to enable young artists to produce works using professional standard equipment under the direction of established artists. The theoretical and practical work embraces all audiovisual languages, from electronic and traditional media (photography, cinema, video) to digital technology and other state of the art media developments.

The projects developed by students are directed by invited artists/teachers who, in the course of their pedagogical residency, will produce a personal project with the possible assistance of students. The artists who have acted as visiting teachers at Le Fresnoy are: Jean-Luc Godard, Sarkis , Michael Snow, Harun Farocki , Miguel Gomes, Tsaï Ming-Liang, Bruno Dumont, Mathieu Amalric, Claire Denis, Joan Fontcuberta, Hannah Collins, Pascal Convert, Ryoji Ikeda, Christian Rizzo, Cyril Teste, João Pedro Rodrigues, Yann Robin, Caroline Champetier, Patrick Jouin, Béla Tarr, Chantal Akerman, Scanner, Matías Piñeiro, Laure Prouvost, Dora García, Athiná-Rachél Tsangári, Wang Bing, ...

The work of production is complemented by an ambitious artistic programme. This includes various exhibitions and events which explore all aspects of creativity, in particular "Panorama", when all the works produced at Le Fresnoy are presented under the auspices of a guest curator every year.

Director: Alain Fleischer

Contact: communication [​at​] lefresnoy.net / T +33 (0)3 20 28 38 05 / T +33 (0)3 20 28 38 53

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