Study abroad

Study and training outside the École constitute an integral part of students’ program of studies, and one or the other is compulsory in the 4th year. After completing the 1st cycle, 4th-year students move into the outside world, doing either a professional internship or a study abroad program in their 7th or 8th semester. The aim is for students to learn to work on and develop their art more independently.

3rd-year students may substitute a 1-month professional training period for 1 technical skills CU if the work is related to student’s general artistic project.

Study abroad program

Objectives:
For students to experience a different geographical, social and cultural context, outside the usual École framework, in a study abroad program at one of the École’s partner art schools.
For students to enrich their knowledge and artistic work through this experience abroad, and learn to work more independently.

Every year, 45 to 50 fourth-year students have the opportunity to study abroad on an École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts scholarship at one of the École’s sixty partner art schools.
The study abroad program is an integral part of students’ 4th year of study.
Students travel for 4 months either to another European Union country on an Erasmus/Socrates scholarship, or to another foreign country on a Colin-Lefrancq scholarship.
Before students leave, a “learning agreement” is drawn up to plan their program of study at the foreign school. When they return, students hand in their learning agreement validated by the receiving school, and a detailed report on their stay.

Professional internship

Objectives:
To facilitate students’ integration into the artrelated professional world and enable them to develop contacts.
To open up new perspectives for students through the experience of working in an outside professional context.

Students do their professional training periods in France or abroad in cultural or art institutions (museums, galleries, art centers, art schools, etc.) or companies (new technologies, graphics, production, fashion, etc.).
After the professional training period, students hand in a typed report of no fewer than 8 pages (3rd year) and 15 pages (4th year).