Beaux-Arts International

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Two cities, one school

 

Nantes

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: HAB Galerie, Quai des Antilles, Nantes, photo Le Voyage à Nantes, 2017
HAB Galerie, Quai des Antilles, Nantes, photo Le Voyage à Nantes, 2017
Located in the heart of the creative district of the city of Nantes, our school participates and benefits from a large-scale artistic and cultural influence. This situation actively contributes to the development of a pole of excellence / artistic innovation within the network of schools on the island of Nantes dedicated to architecture, communication, design and digital.
 
4,300 m² of workshops are dedicated to research and experimentation in all areas of visual arts: construction, image and print. 419 students (30% of whom are international) and their teaching teams occupy the spaces dedicated to higher education and artistic education.
 
Open to all, the public area of more than 900 square meters includes a resource center, an art gallery and a collection of contemporary art, an amphitheater and a library specialized in art.
2 days at the rhythm of the Ile de Nantes, 3min13, directed by Ulysse Dikoumé for Samoa (2020)

 

 

Saint-Nazaire

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Suites de Triangles, Saint-Nazaire, Felix Varini
Suite de Triangles, Félix Varini, Saint-Nazaire, photo Marc Launay
Saint-Nazaire has been labeled a city of art and history. A well-deserved distinction for this city at the mouth of the Loire, which pays particular attention to the link between heritage and creation. In particular, by developing art in the public space, as underlined by the Estuary route of the Voyage à Nantes.

The School of Fine Arts of Saint-Nazaire has existed since 1985, and has of course participated in this desire for artistic influence of the territory, to form with Nantes the metropolis of the arts. 1000m² of space are available for artistic and cultural practices: drawing, painting, ceramics, engraving, sculpture, multimedia. The Beaux-Arts de Saint-Nazaire also has kilns for firing ceramics, an engraving workshop with two intaglio presses, a digital workshop, high-performance audiovisual equipment, etc.
The establishment has taken up a central artistic position in the heart of the city, alongside the Theater, opposite the multidisciplinary venue Le Life.

Saint-Nazaire Tourism Office

Artistic pooling

On the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire axis, a territory rich in the works of art of Estuaire, the geographical and disciplinary proximity of the two establishments and the growing needs for higher artistic education have led the Nantes School of Fine Arts and the Saint-Nazaire School of Arts to join forces and pool their resources within the same EPCC: the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire

 

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Carte Estuaire

The Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire is also :

  • a rich artistic program of exhibitions and events
  • workshops with international artists
  • conferences open to all
  • a library of 25,000 books
  • partnerships with the Nantes Museum of Art, the Lieu Unique, the Frac des Pays de la Loire, Trempolino, etc.
  • A network of alumni around the world.
and much more...

5th best art school in France - Created in 1904

Placing the singularity of the student's artistic practice at the heart of the training process, the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts is a place of experimentation, production and invention. Recognized for its international dynamism and innovative spirit, the school trains artists, facilitates professional integration and contributes to the influence of the young contemporary art scene.

Unique in France, Beaux-Arts International groups together the courses offered by the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts for international students.
From the start of the 2021 academic year, the offer will evolve to better adapt to students' needs.
 

The National and International Preparatory Class


The preparatory class combines artistic subjects and intensive French language training. This year is intended for future baccalaureate graduates, high school graduates or equivalent. This year is equivalent to an integrated preparatory year. It prepares students for the competitive entrance exam to the first year of art and design schools in France and in Europe.
The training is provided in Saint-Nazaire.


The International Equivalence Program


The International Equivalence Program is a one-year refresher course combining art subjects and intensive French language courses. This year is intended for students who have already received higher education in the arts in their country of origin. It prepares students for parallel admission (License 2, License 3 or Master 1) to the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire or to other art and design schools in France and in Europe.

 

 

Since 2015, Beaux-Arts International has hosted: 425 international students of 50 different nationalities. Among these students: 125 in the API 1 degree program and 300 in the International Equivalency Program (PIE)

 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees : 7800€*
Pre-registration fees: 150€**
Possibility of scholarships based on social criteria or excellence
*For students exempt from French courses, the tuition fee is 6100€ for the year.
** Non-refundable amount after registration and deducted at the time of final registration
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Label Bienvenue en France

Beaux-Arts International

 
Created in 2015, Beaux-Arts International has strengthened the school's existing international policy. This program has already welcomed 425 students from more than 40 nationalities, including Algeria, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, India, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United States and Venezuela.
 

Label Bienvenue in France

 

The school has been awarded the "Bienvenue en France" label for the quality of its welcome of international students.
Before arriving in France and throughout the academic year, students are assisted with all administrative procedures: visa, housing search, residence permit, insurance, benefits, banking, and more!

 

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National and international preparatory class

The year dedicated to new baccalaureate holders

The national and international preparatory class offers 28 hours of artistic subjects and 10 hours of French language instruction per week. This year is designed for international baccalaureate graduates who wish to continue their studies in a higher art or design school in France or in Europe. Depending on the orientation of each student and their end-of-year results, this year can prepare them for entry into the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire or for the entrance exam or equivalence in other art and design schools.
 

Training provided at the Saint-Nazaire site

 

Objectives

  • Introduction to art and design teaching in France through the development of projects, practice and work on creativity.

  • Reaching the level of French B2: developing oral and written comprehension and expression in French through visual problems, discovering the French culture of art and design.

  • Creation of portfolios, training for interviews, orientation and personalized advice in the choice of schools (optional)

 

Program

 

  • Workshop practices: drawing, color, space, volume, sculpture, object design, space design, printing techniques, multimedia, video, sound, photography

  • History of art and design, current artistic events, research

  • Workshops supervised by artist teachers (four one-week sessions)

  • Meetings with artists and curators invited by the contemporary art center Le Grand Café

  •  Film programming in partnership with the Jacques-Tati art cinema, national stage of Saint-Nazaire

  • Discovery of the contemporary art scene

  • Individualized accompaniment and follow-up of the orientation project: creation of a portfolio and preparation for art or design school competitions (optional)
     

  • French courses - FLE Intensive French courses applied to the artistic field
     
  • Visits to exhibitions and study trips to Europe to discover major collections

 

 

 

Portraits of students

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Duration

One academic year: approximately 720h (480h of artistic subjects and 240h of FLE);

32 hours of supervised and compulsory weekly classes; 24 weeks from September to May.

Prerequisites

High school diploma or equivalent

Recommended level of French language A1/A2.

Language of instruction: French.


Contact

Beaux-Arts Nantes - Saint-Nazaire - site de Saint-Nazaire
1 boulevard Paul Leferme
F-44600 Saint-Nazaire

T. + 33 7 61 93 87 52
saintnazaire@beauxartsnantes.fr
www.beauxartsnantes.fr


 

Housing info

Housing, residences, collocation plan

La Source : 15/25 years old space Saint-Nazaire

* For information purposes, the accommodation is not reserved by the school

Chaeeun Seong

First name, Last name : Chaeeun, Seong
Nationality: South Korean
Program: National and international preparatory class
Major: Art
Class of 2020
Integrated school: HEAR Haute école des arts du Rhin


"When I arrived in France in 2019, I wanted to enter the Beaux-Arts, but I didn't really know what to do.
Thanks to the personalized support and guidance provided by the teachers of the international preparatory class of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, I was able to obtain good results in the competitive examination and I entered the HEAR (Haute école des arts du Rhin).
By working in a prep school, I had the opportunity to adapt more easily to a French art school in advance."

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portrait INTER

Océane-Maria Kpèdétin, Adjovi

First name, Last name: Océane-Maria Kpèdétin, Adjovi
Nationality: Beninese
Program: National and international preparatory class
Specialty: Art
Class of 2021
Integrated school and prepared diploma :
DNA National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris
Current job: UX/UI designer, digital agency in Paris

"My year at the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts was for me a first immersion, important for the mastery of the codes of the discipline; at the end of which the whole of my work took shape. The follow-up of the teachers is individual and all the team is committed and attentive. Our choices and orientations are taken into account. This is the goal of this international class, to encourage diversity and sharing.

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Océane

Programme international équivalence

A year of upgrading combining artistic creation, art history and French language courses (FLE)

The International Equivalence Program prepares students for parallel admission (License 2, License 3, Master 1) to the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire or to other art and design schools in France and Europe.

This program is designed for students who have already received higher education in the arts in their home country.

Based on cross-disciplinary courses and studio practice adapted to their level, students in the International Equivalence Program approach all mediums related to image practice (drawing, color, photography, video, new media), installation (sculpture, modeling, molding, ceramics), painting, performance, print (lithography, silkscreening, publishing), and, if they wish, design (object, space, graphic design)

The program includes personalized guidance and French language training to reach the B2 level at the end of the year. Students take advantage of the region's rich cultural and artistic environment by attending conferences, visiting exhibitions and other events organized by the school.

Training provided at the Nantes site


Language of instruction: French.
Many PIE teachers are also bilingual in French and English.


 

Objectives

  • Year of artistic upgrading to enter a bachelor or master degree;
  • Reach the level of French B2: develop comprehension and oral and written expression in French through visual arts issues;
  • Develop and deepen skills in art, architecture, design with workshops on artistic practices and personal projects;
  • Create a portfolio and prepare for the written and oral exams of the equivalence commissions;
  • Improve their methodological and technical tools in the production workshops.

Program

  • Workshop practices: drawing, color, space, volume, sculpture, object design, space design, printing techniques, multimedia, video, sound, photography
     
  • History of art and design, research
     
  • Theoretical and study seminars, contemporary criticism
     
  • Workshops supervised by the teachers-artists
     
  • Masterclasses with French or international artists and guest curators
     
  • Individualized support and follow-up of the orientation project: creation of a portfolio and preparation for art or design school competitions (optional)
     
  • Discovery of the contemporary art scene
     
  • Visits to exhibitions to discover great collections
     
  • French courses - FLE: intensive courses applied to the artistic field

 

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Comission Equivalence - Iternatio

Portraits of students

 

PIE's Brochure

Duration

One academic year: 720h approximately (480h of artistic subjects and 240h of FLE)

32 hours of supervised and compulsory weekly classes

24 weeks from September to May

Prerequisites

Minimum level of Bachelor 2

Recommended level of French language A1 / A2l

Further studies

Admission to the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire in the 1st cycle - national art diploma DNA approved at the grade Licence or in the 2nd cycle - national superior diploma of plastic expression - DNSEP approved at the grade Master.

Parallel admissions to other art and design schools in France and Europe.


Contact

Beaux-Arts Nantes - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes site
2 allée Frida-Kahlo
F-44263 Nantes cedex 02

T. + 33 2 55 58 65 14
international@beauxartsnantes.fr
www.beauxartsnantes.fr


 

Yue Cheng

First name, Last name : Yue, Cheng
Nationality: Chinese
Program: International Equivalency Program
Specialty: Art
Class of 2018
Diploma obtained : DNSEP (Master level) from Beaux- Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire with congratulations from the jury
Current course : Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts
Current events : Doctorate in progress at the University of Lorraine.
Exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

"The one-year preparatory course in Nantes was very useful for my artistic career, especially for foreigners who are beginning to learn the French language and the art system in France.
Throughout the year, this program was organized in a planned and personalized way according to my goals, such as the photography workshop and contemporary art practices on various themes."

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Yue CHENG (portrait)

Jesus Diaz Pulgar

First name, Last name : Jesus, Diaz Pulgar
Nationality: Venezuelan
Program: International Equivalency Program
Specialty: Design
Class of 2018
School integrated and degree obtained :
DNSEP (master level) at TALM - le Mans École supérieure d'art et de design

"I had a dream to continue my artistic studies in France, learning French was a challenge to overcome. The School of Fine Arts in Nantes was an excellent compromise because it allowed me to deepen my knowledge in art and design, and also to define my orientation while taking intensive French courses. In addition to a study trip to other European countries and exchanges with established artists, the school is a hub of students and professionals from all walks of life."

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Jesus

Irina Zubareva

Country: Russia
Program : International Equivalence Program
Specialty: Design
Class of 2016
School and degree obtained : Master in Design and Innovation Management at the Nantes Atlantique School of Design
Current job: UX/UI designer, digital agency in Paris

"I arrived in France in 2016 to join the Equivalence Program at the Beaux-Arts de Nantes. During one year, I was able to develop my creativity, discover the artistic environment and improve my techniques in design and interactive design. Following this year, I immediately joined an apprenticeship Master's program at the Nantes Atlantique School of Design."

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irina

Zhitong Yu

Nationality : Chinese
Program : International Equivalence Program
Specialty: Art
Class of 2015
School and diploma obtained : DNSEP of Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint- Nazaire with congratulations of the jury
Current events: Doctorate in progress at the University of Lorraine. Exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

"After my bachelor's degree in China, I researched art schools in France that welcomed foreign students and out of the 40 I found, I finally selected three: Paris, Nantes, Toulouse. A friend who had studied at the Beaux-Arts de Nantes advised me to come there. I do not regret this choice. I have always wanted to study in France. It is a dream for many artists.

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Admissions

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Saint-Nazaire

 

Do you have a question? Please contact us !

The International Department is available to help international students with their application procedures.

To guide you in your application for one of the two courses offered, the L1 API or the PIE, you can contact

Teresa BOGADO
teresa.bogado@beauxartsnantes.fr
Phone : 02 55 58 65 14
M. : 06 80 34 34 68

Estelle CHEON
estelle.cheon@beauxartsnantes.fr
Phone: +33 (0)2 55 58 65 15
M. : +33 (0)6 31 24 69 50

or at international@beauxartsnantes.fr

Calendar

November 19 - May 31:
Online Filing;

February 6 - June 15 :
File review, video conference interviews;

March 15 - June 15 :
Admissions results and registration;

September-October:
Start of the 2023 / 2024 academic year
Start of classes.

 

Documents to be provided

  • Personal artistic file (10 pages maximum): presenting your plastic practice (completed works, research, projects, etc.);
  • Letter of motivation (10 lines): a synthetic presentation of your academic and extracurricular career;
  • CV that specifies your background and contact information (contact, date of birth...);
  • Copy of passport;
  • Birth certificate (sworn translation into French);
  • Copies of diplomas or certificates obtained by the candidate and sworn translation into French;
  • For Chinese candidates: a copy of the CDGDC;
  • TCF, DELF, DALF certificate (proof of French level).

Registration is open for 2023/24

The national and international preparatory class

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The international equivalence program

To prepare for the equivalence commissions for bachelor's and master's degrees, art and design schools, or the higher level of the Beaux-Arts

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Further studies

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Visite de la ville port Saint-Nazaire

 

A majority of students continue their studies at Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire
 

Others choose to integrate the following schools, Écoles supérieures d'art :
 

Aix-en-Provence
Angers
Annecy
Bordeaux
Bourges
Brittany
Lyon
Nancy
Villa Arson Nice
Orléans
Strasbourg
Toulon
Toulouse
Tourcoing
Tours
Versailles

 

Public institutions of higher artistic education

National School of Photography of Arles
École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels Belgium
University of Paris 8

Private institutions

LISAA Nantes
École de Condé Paris
Camondo School Paris
Atelier Chardon Savard Nantes
School of Design Nantes Atlantique
School of Design Paris
Emile-Cohl School in Lyon
Pivaut School Nantes
IESA Paris

93% success rate

for the class of 19-20 for API and PIE

These students are destined for creative professions:
Contemporary art
Photography
Digital art
Object, space, graphic, culinary and interactive design
Communication
Illustration
Landscape
Fashion
History of Art
Art market...

Portraits d'étudiants

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Yue CHENG (portrait)

First Name : Zhitong
Nationality: Chinese
Program: International Equivalency Program
Specialty: Art
Class of 2015
School and diploma obtained : DNSEP (Master level) of Beaux- Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire with congratulations of the jury
News : PhD in progress at the University of Lorraine.  Exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

"After my bachelor's degree in China, I researched art schools in France that welcomed foreign students and out of the 40 that I found, I finally selected three: Paris, Nantes, Toulouse. A friend who had studied at the Beaux-Arts de Nantes advised me to come there. I don't regret this choice. I have always wanted to study in France. It is a dream for many artists.


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portrait INTER

First Name : Bogyoung
Nationality: South Korean
Program: International Propaedeutic Year (API)
Major: Art
Class of 2020
Target school: Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint Nazaire


"When I was in South Korea, I started to create a portfolio to take the art school exams in France but I didn't really know how to go about it or what I had to present. I joined the API and I receive indispensable help from my teachers in the preparation of the competitions. I find that this training is a good compromise between learning art and the French language. I plan to take the competitive exam in Nantes next March."

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Jesus

First Name : Jesus
Nationality: Venezuelan
Program: Equivalency Program
Specialty: Design
Class of 2018
School integrated and degree obtained:
DNSEP (master level) at TALM - le Mans École supérieure d'art et de design

"I had a dream to continue my artistic studies in France, learning French was a challenge to overcome. The School of Fine Arts in Nantes was an excellent compromise because it allowed me to deepen my knowledge in art and design, and also to define my orientation while taking intensive French courses. In addition to a study trip to other European countries and exchanges with established artists, the school is a hub of students and professionals from all walks of life."

 


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Océane

First Name: Irina
Nationality: Russian
Program: Equivalency Program
Specialty: Design
Class of 2016
School integrated and degree obtained:
Master of Design and Innovation Management at the Nantes Atlantique School of Design
Current job: UX/UI designer, digital agency in Paris

"I arrived in France in 2016 to join the Equivalence Program at the Beaux-Arts de Nantes. During one year, I was able to develop my creativity, discover the artistic environment and improve my techniques in design and interactive design. Following this year, I immediately joined a Master's degree in apprenticeship at the Nantes Atlantique School of Design."