2nd cycle


4th YEAR (Project Phase)

The first stage of the project phase, the 4th year aims to define a field of research in art and scenography. Students must invest in one area and choose two options from among the following: object design / ceramics, photography, publishing, graphic design, engraving, sound (acoustics), video devices, Digital Lab.
They are involved in the various projects carried out in collaboration with the school’s institutional partners. The participation in the research and creation workshops (ARC) reinforces the immersion in the different universes of scenography, and nourishes the personal practice of the student. Seminars are given in aesthetics, art history, scenology, and foreign languages; the introductory research courses are aimed initially at acquiring a methodology. The writing of the second cycle thesis is thus initiated.
An internship or study visit of variable duration in a cultural institution or partner school takes up all or part of semester 8. This trip allows the student to enrich his or her experience, which he or she will present in an evaluated public presentation. During this semester, students begin to write their final dissertation; they develop a critical reflection with which they relate their own creative process.

Coordination: Dominique Drillot

5th Year (Project Phase)

The 5th year prepares students for the final diploma, towards the acquisition of artistic and intellectual autonomy. During this year, the students choose a major area of scenography, between scenography for performances and live art and exhibition scenography. In each of these areas, they are offered the choice of taking part in different projects, where theory and experimentation in the field meet and complement each other. The practice of a foreign language is maintained, through meetings and conversations.
There is no split between partner and personal projects, which are invested in the same way by the students, who will draw out their artistic singularities.
The work carried out within the framework of the partnerships, through research and creation workshops (ARC) organised in networks, is thus recontextualized in the personal practice.
Art and scenography are brought together in a single entity which is expressed in a diploma project and reveals a committed reflection of the artist-scenographer, supported in writing by the end-of-year thesis.

Coordination : Renaud Layrac