1st-year admission

Terms for admission to the 1st year

Prospective candidates must be at least 18 years old by the 1st of October of the current year (no higher age limit) and must have passed the A level, i.e. Baccalauréat or any other equivalent secondary school diploma.

It is compulsory for any prospective candidate enrolled in their final year of a secondary school to provide a proof of attendance .

In case the admission exam is passed, final admittance will still depend upon the prospective candidate holding an A level, Baccalauréat or any other equivalent secondary school diploma.

Prospective candidates who do not hold neither the Baccalauréat nor any other equivalent secondary school diploma and who are not enrolled in their final year in the course of 2016-2017 may be granted a dispensation by the Director of the school after consulting a consultative committee, the setting up and practical details of which are determined by himself.

Foreign students

Foreign candidates are submitted to the same general conditions as French nationals.
All documents submitted must be certified translations.
In order to be considered candidates must have a working knowledge of French. To this end, candidates should include all relative documents in their application. A good command of French shown by the candidate during the interview is a notable plus.

Eligibility

The application dossier consists of an administrative file and the submission of personal artwork.
The artistic dossier, which should allow for easy consultation, consists of original personal work (the size of which should not exceed 1 by 1.20 meters or when rolled up not be higher than 1.30 meter). Large format work will not be accepted: candidates should provide a photographic dossier representative of the work (slides will not be admitted). Three-dimensional work will only be accepted on condition that it can be handled without too much difficulty. As concerns digital dossiers, only files in Quick Time / H264 or Video TS on an USB key or a DVD-R are accepted. Work presented in any other format will not be accepted.

Admission

Candidates will submit to three tests:

- drawing;
- culture and analysis: candidates are to submit to a written exam to test their knowledge as well their ability to interpret a text and present an argument
- presentation of a dossier of the candidates personal work: in tandem with the examination of the candidates’ artwork, the candidate’s specific interests will be considered during an interview by a jury.

The jury’s decision is without appeal.

Content of your art application file

Reminder : prospective candidates whose administrative file has been accepted will be asked to deposit their art application file on Friday 24th of March 2017 (Make sure to bring your notification as well as your identity papers).

The art file consists of original personal artworks.

The file containing any drawing or painting work as well as photographic prints shall not exceed 75 cm x 110 cm format.).

ƒ. As regards digital files, only those compatible with QuickTime or VLC and delivered on USB key, CD-R or DVD-R shall be accepted.

ƒ. As regards three-dimensional work, candidates shall provide a photographic file representative of the work (slides not accepted).

ƒ. Digital files shall be accepted on USB key, CD-R or DVD-R only

ƒ. The whole of the work presented shall be delivered in a single dossier, and should be easily handled.

Any file or dossier not complying with formats mentioned above shall not be accepted.

Documents to be enclosed with the admission application form

ƒ. Candidates to the admission to the 1st year: copy of your A level diploma (baccalauréat or any other equivalent secondary school diploma) or a proof of attendance (enrolment in their final year in 2016-2017) or a dispensation request addressed to M. le Directeur de l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (for candidates who do not hold neither the Baccalauréat nor any other equivalent secondary school diploma and who are not enrolled in their final year in the course of 2016-2017).

ƒ. Candidates to the admission under studies: copy of degrees passed (graduate is a minimum). Failing to provide those, documents showing a qualified professional experience for at least two consecutive years, along with a dispensation request addressed to the Director of the school.

ƒ. Foreign students must provide a certified French copy of their diplomas / degrees.

ƒ. A valid copy of the identity card or passport.

ƒ. 52 euros to be paid by cheque or 26 euros for scholarship recipients (a copy of the final decision for the academic year 2016-2017 is required). The cheque should be addressed to the accountant of the Beaux-Arts de Paris (candidates shall mention their first name and surname at the back of the cheque).

ƒ. An envelope (11 x 22 cm) with first-class stamp and labelled with the candidate address. For any registration out of the French territory, fees should be sent by international money order to the accountant of the Ensba.

Administrative file 

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