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ENSAD Ecole Superieur Des Arts Decoratif

ENSAD - Ecole Superieur des Arts Decoratifs has its roots in the Royal Free School of Art (l'Ecole royale gratuite de dessin) founded in 1766 by Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724-1806), confirmed by letters patent from Louis XV in 1767. Its founder's aim was to develop crafts relating to the arts in order to improve the quality of manufactured goods. Through a rigorous and demanding apprenticeship in the arts, the school strove to combine technique and culture, intelligence and sensitivity, so as to enable the more gifted artisans to develop into creative artists. After several changes of name, in 1877 the school became the National School of Decorative Arts (l'Ecole nationale des arts décoratifs) before taking its present name of ENSAD (l'Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs) in 1927.

PARIS CEDEX 05

France

Address:
31, rue d'Ulm
75240
Phone: (33) 1 42 34 97 00
Fax: (33) 1 42 34 97 85
Website: http://www.ensad.fr/accue


College Photos (1)

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Our Aims

The task of the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (Ensad), founded in 1766, is the artistic, scientific and technical training of creative students capable of designing, promoting and developing all manner of works in the field of decorative arts, and the direction of research in the same sectors.
The teaching offered at the School focuses on drawing and visual arts for all students.
It encourages link-ups between the different disciplines by means of shared classes and team work on multidisciplinary subjects.
It leads to a good command of a professionally-oriented area of design, combined with one of the School's areas of activity.
Its areas of expertise are : creation, design, execution, artistic management.

 


Sample Student Art Work (5)

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Location and Getting there

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
31, rue d'Ulm
75240 PARIS CEDEX 05

TĂ©l. : 01 42 34 97 00

Fax. : 01 42 34 97 85

 


Department and information about the department

From the school year starting in 2004, ENSAD's course will be spread over five years of study, that is to say ten semesters.
This reform is in line with the harmonization of diploma courses throughout Europe. It will make it easier to arrange exchanges with schools and universities in other countries, and encourage mobility through equivalence.
Entry into ENSAD is by competitive examination in the first, second and third years, and post-graduation.
The first year is multi-disciplinary.
The second year opens the way to specialization.
The specializations - or sectors - introduced include animation, interior architecture, space art, visual communication (graphic art in general and multimedia graphics), industrial design, the printed image (engraving, illustration, DTP, serigraphy), furniture, photography, scenography, textiles, clothing and video.
The third year develops and allows for in-depth mastery of the specializations.
The fourth year will be devoted to a specialized project, a dissertation, work experience in a company or an exchange with a school of art in another country.
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Information For  Undergraduates

THE SPECIALIZATIONS

Where imagery is concerned, the School trains students in the disciplines of graphic design and audiovisual activities:
Multimedia, graphic design, television credits illustration, station identification logos, printed publishing, museography, institutional communication, packaging, advertising, animation, signs and signals.

Animation
From 1996 on, students have been able to improve and develop their knowledge about animation and give shape to this knowledge in the form of a final project. Twelve major projects were presented in the first class of 1997, as part of a professional open day. These projects, which have received distinctions and awards, have been shown at festivals. One of the contributing factors to the quality of the work executed lies in the range of approaches, which reflects the plurality of the types of instruction on offer at the Ensad. This diversity encourages students to be open-minded, as it encourages their abilities to incorporate factors hailing from different
horizons.

Visual Communication
(graphic art in general and multimedia graphics)
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Information For  Postgraduates

The post-graduate year aims to promote and develop creation in the interests of production and research. Successful completion is marked by a certificate of specialized studies. The duration is one year for post-graduate production, two years for post-graduate research. The post-graduate courses offered are:
- AII: Image and Computer Workshop (Atelier d'image et d'informatique),
- ARI: Interactive Research Workshop (Atelier de recherches interactives),
- Publishing/Press
- Furniture.

 


Information For  International Students

The number of foreign students received via exchange programs by Ensad from partner schools directly depends on the number of Ensad students received by foreign partners. The number of exchange students is the subject of an annual bilateral agreement entered into by the schools involved, either in the framework of Socrates Erasmus programs or according to a bilateral convention.
Temporary courses undertaken by foreign students in Ensad cannot exceed 1 year and do not lead to the Ensad diploma.

Enrolment procedures
Students from partner schools interested in coming to Ensad should go to the Office of International Relations in their school who will forward, during May, a temporary training course request form to Ensad. This form should be sent with a short artistic dossier containing about 20 photographs (maximum) presenting the applicants work for one of the 12 Ensad specializations receiving foreign students on temporary courses.
Please note that the closing date for application to these courses is May 30.
The applicant’s artistic dossier is examined by the coordinator of the appropriate specialization, and by a selection ...  [ Read All ]


How To Apply

Entry into ENSAD is by competitive examination in the first, second, third, and post-graduate year.
Candidates may only apply for one examination per session.

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad)
31, rue d’Ulm F-75240 Paris Cedex 05, France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 85

The task of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad) is the artistic, scientific and technical training of creative students capable of designing, promoting and developing all manner of works in the field of decorative arts.

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École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad)
31, rue d’Ulm F-75240 Paris Cedex 05, France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 85
 


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École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad)
31, rue d’Ulm F-75240 Paris Cedex 05, France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 34 97 85