Year 4 (Project Phase)
The 4th year starts in July at the Festival d’Avignon. First step of the project phase, it aims at defining a field of research in art and scenography. Students must invest themselves in one axis, and on the other hand choose two options among the following: object design / ceramics, drawing, photography, publishing, graphic design, engraving, sound (acoustic), video, digital learning.
They are involved in the different projects carried out in collaboration with the school’s institutional partners. Participation in the research and creation workshops (ARC) and workshops reinforces immersion in the different worlds of scenography, and nourishes the student’s personal practice. Seminars are given in aesthetics, art history, scenology, and foreign languages; introductory courses in research are initially aimed at acquiring a methodology. The writing of the graduate thesis is thus initiated. An internship or study stay of varying length in a cultural institution or partner school occupies all or part of semester 8. This trip allows the student to enrich his or her experience, which he or she will give during an evaluated public presentation. During this semester, the student begins to write his or her final dissertation; it develops a critical reflection with which he or she relates his or her own creative process.
Coordination: Dominique Drillot
Year 5 (Project Phase)
The 5th year prepares students for the final diploma, towards the acquisition of artistic and intellectual autonomy. During this year, students choose a strong axis of scenography, between show and performing arts scenography and exhibition scenography. In each axis, they are offered the choice of enrolling 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, invested in the same way by the students, who will bring 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 recontextualised in personal practice.
Art and scenography are brought together in a single entity that expresses itself in a diploma project and brings to light a committed reflection as an artist-scenographer, supported in writing by the end-of-year dissertation.
Coordination : Renaud Layrac