During the two years of the 2nd cycle, students prepare the Diplôme National Supérieur d’Arts Plastiques (Dnsap). The cycle includes a move into the outside world in 4th year, either in the form of a professional internship or participation in a study abroad program, and a seminar in 5th year.
During these 2 years, students further develop their theoretical knowledge by developing a research project and writing it up as a research paper, which they defend to a jury in their 5th year, and by taking a year-long seminar in their 5th year that will complement their own artistic work.
The 2nd cycle culminates in the degree examination for obtention of the Diplôme National Supérieur d’Arts Plastiques (Dnsap) equivalent, from 2012 onwards, to a Master’s degree.
The Diplôme National Supérieur des Beaux-Arts or DNSAP degree awarded in the years 2012 to 2015 is officially recognized as the equivalent of a Master’s degree.
The Dnsap is recognized for purposes of admission to the following institutions:
— Université Paris 1
UFR d’arts plastiques et sciences de l’art
167 rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris.
— Université Paris VIII
Département d’arts plastiques
2 rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis.
— École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
31 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris.
— École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle / Les Ateliers
48 rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 Paris.
— All French architecture schools.
Student applicants should request an equivalency rating from the relevant office of the university or institution.
The Dnsap is registered with the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles as a Level I degree pursuant to the French government decree of February 23, 2007.
Dnsap holders are eligible to take the Capes, Capet and Agrégation competitive examinations.
To attend preparatory courses for the Capes examination, contact the IUFM, 10 rue Molitor, 75016 Paris.