Admission procedure

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (French National School of Fine Arts) provides advanced instruction within the framework of a 5-year course, combining the founding elements of artistic method with contemporary art issues.

In accordance with Beaux-Arts de Paris’ long-established educational principles, instruction is given in studios under the guidance of renowned artists. This studio practice is complemented by a wide range of theoretical and technical teaching that aims to provide students with a diversity of method. This instruction, allowing each student to draw on the resources appropriate to the development of an individual artistic approach, enables all students to apprehend the issues of contemporary art and the status of the artist today.

Admission to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts is by competitive entrance (1,000 candidates for 80 admitted to the first year), with a minimum qualification requirement of the Baccalaureate and without age limit. 650 students attend Beaux Arts de Paris over 5 years, with foreign students making up 20% of this number and the teaching staff numbering 80.

Admission is by entrance assessment only.

The Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris does not participate in the "Parcours Sup" pre-admission procedure.

Candidates for admission may apply for entrance to the school a maximum of three times.

The cost for participation in the admission exams is fixed each year by ministerial decree: €52 and €26 for scholarship candidates for 2019.

Foreign national candidates are subject to the general admission regime. Prospective students are recommended to have a good knowledge of French; students' level of fluency will be assessed by the jury during the admission interview


There are two levels of admission:

• first year entry

• entry during the program of study

The entrance assessment is the same for all candidates and includes a portfolio eligibility assessment and, in the case of eligibility, an admission interview.

For applicants entering the first year, the admission interview is accompanied by a drawing assessment and a compulsory knowledge and analysis exam. Each exam/assessment is eliminatory. Candidates who fail to present themselves for any of them are deemed to have withdrawn their application.

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

First year entry

In order to apply, candidates must have a baccalaureate or equivalent qualification, or be eligible to meet this requirement by 1 October of the current year. In the absence of the required qualifications, candidates may attach a curriculum vitae to their file and a request for exemption, addressed to the Director.

Entry during the program of study

On the date of submission of their application, candidates must show evidence of successful completion of two years of graduate studies.

Failing this, candidates may apply for a derogation from the Director, provided that they are able to demonstrate at least twenty-four months of qualified professional experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

EXCEPTIONAL CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE IN FIRST YEAR AND DURING THE PROGRAM OF STUDY AT BEAUX-ARTS DE PARIS

In this context of health crisis due to COVID 19 pandemic, Beaux-Arts de Paris decided to proceed with the examination of the eligibility test files in a dematerialized manner.

Eligibility Assessment 

For first year candidates, the calendar is as follows:

Eligibility phase: submission of the artistic file between April 1st and April 17th midnight.
The results will be communicated online at beauxartsparis.fr, on Friday, May 29th.
Admission phase: oral examinations are organized from 6 to 10 July.
The results will be communicated to the candidates directly by e-mail, on Monday, July 13th. 

 

For candidates in the program of study, the calendar is as follows:

Eligibility phase: submission of the artistic file between April 1st and April 10th midnight.
The results will be communicated online at beauxartsparis.fr, on Friday, May 29th.
Admission phase: oral examinations are organized from 6 to 10 July.
The results will be communicated to the candidates directly by e-mail, on Monday, July 13th. 

Application file: 

- In PDF format only
- Maximum file size is 20MB. For video/film works or digital installations, only Vimeo links inserted in the PDF file will be allowed.

 

Admission Assessment 

The admission phase will consist of an oral interview.
There will be no drawing test or general knowledge test.

CAUTION: the administrative registrations are closed. 

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