Beaux-Arts International

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.
 

Licence 1 - API

L1 API 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 entry into the L2 program at the Beaux-Arts de Nantes Saint-Nazaire or for entry into other art and design schools in France and Europe.
The training is provided in Saint-Nazaire.
 

PIE

The Programme International Équivalence is a year of upgrading combining artistic subjects and intensive courses in French language. 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 (Licence 2, Licence 3 or Master 1) to the Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire or to other art and design schools in France and Europe.

 

Since 2015, Beaux-Arts International has hosted: 375 international students of 40 different nationalities. Among these students: 105 in the API 1 degree program and 270 in the International Equivalency Program (IEP)

 

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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Beaux-Arts International

 
Created in 2015, Beaux-Arts International has strengthened the school's existing international policy. This program has already welcomed 375 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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Licence 1 - API

The year dedicated to new baccalaureate holders

La licence 1 API 28 hours of artistic subjects and 10 hours of French language training per week. This year is intended for future students with an international baccalaureate who wish to continue their studies in a higher school of art and design in France or Europe. Depending on the orientation of each student and their end-of-year results, this year can prepare them for entry into the L2 program at 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

 

 

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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

24 avenue Léon-Blum
F-44600 Saint-Nazaire

future address :
1 boulevard Paul Leferme
F-44600 Saint-Nazaire

T. + 33 2 40 00 42 61
saintnazaire@beauxartsnantes.fr
www.beauxartsnantes.fr


 

PIE - programme équivalence international

A year of upgrading combining artistic subjects and intensive French language courses

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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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

Teresa BOGADO
teresa.bogado[at]beauxartsnantes.fr
Tel. : 02 55 58 65 14 / mobile : 06 80 34 34 68


 

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

Calendar

November 19 - May 31, 2022:
Online Filing;

February 2 - June 15:
File review, video conference interviews;

March 15 - June 15:
Admissions results and enrollment;

September-October 2022:
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).

 

For the high school graduates of the 2022 session

Application Form

For the candidates to the licence 1 API, the plastic and general culture tests must also be submitted on the registration platform:

  • Plastic test (subject sent by email after study of the application)
     
  • General culture test: Text presenting the relationship between the candidate's practice and tastes with the field of visual arts (works, artists) and with other fields of artistic creation (cinema, performing arts, literature...), about 1 A4 page, PDF format.

Interview (admission test)
A 30-minute interview (remote) with a jury of two professionals.

  • Presentation and commentary of the plastic arts test and the general culture test
     
  • Presentation of the artistic file
     
  • Discussions with the jury about the candidate's motivations and project
Sign up

 

The PIE

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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Poursuites d'études

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The 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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irina

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."


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Bigyoung

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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zhitong

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.