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MAJORS AND PROGRESSION OF STUDIES

The ESADMM trains young creators, artists and designers by teaching them higher-level education through 3 or 5-year-programs, awarded by National Diplomas.

Two majors, Art and Design are offered. The school gathers high-level teaching staff qualifications (artists and theoreticians in the art domain) and a well-developed technical and technological staff made available to the students. The school offers general art and design education allowing for an experimental and deep use of artistic diversity in the current art scene. The teaching programs are based on five types of activities:

The art/design studios are the principal places for experimentation and construction of art/design projects, which are followed by critical analysis of the student’s work. Moreover, formal diploma presentations of art or design work in an organized way are done in years 3 and 5.

Theoretical education includes diverse teaching forms: Classes (Art History, Design & Architecture History, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Languages…) are articulated with Seminars, and participation of theory teachers in workshops and ARCs (research and creation workshops) as well as direct communication with students round out this teaching. Multiple conferences and forums proposed by a group of theory teachers complete the program and are scheduled throughout the year.

Each year, students choose between various workshops and ARCs, which are renewed through content and guest artists. The student’s commitment in these transversal activities is verified by the attribution of credits.

The technical and technological workshops bring a different approach from the studio work. They extend to all art and design processes: digital, video, photography, sound, printmaking, volume, clay and glass (metal, wood, construction, model-making fundamentals). An initiation program carried out in the first and second years enables the discovery of technical and material uses, which will later develop into autonomous use.

The student is also given the opportunity to participate in internships (mandatory for years 2 and 3), exhibitions, various projects, foreign study in semester 7 and educational trips. These activities further the student’s comprehension of the professional world and creative fields.