Ecole Superieur Beaux-Arts De Marseille

Marseille's School of Fine Arts was founded in 1752, originated by regional artists and sponsored by the Province Governor. It prospered at the Bernardines Convent, near Thiers High School, close to Canabiè²¥ and Cours Julien.
This location was too small so the school moved in 1874 and developed at the neighboring Esp鲡ndieu building, adjoining both the municipal library and the music conservatory.
A succession of pedagogic reforms regarding the methods and subject content followed, the number of students increased while the classes multiplied along with the evolution of artistic practices and the emergence of new disciplines. In the ?60s, local and national governments agreed in principle and also on financing, which led to the School?s transfer to Luminy located near the Calanques. The new school was inaugurated on 4 March 1969.
In the late ?70s, a national reform led to the separation of the Fine Arts and Architecture schools. At this point the teaching became exclusively higher level and the school?s institutional and architectural configuration took its current form.

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184, Avenue de Luminy
Phone: 0033(0)491828310
Fax: 0033(0)491828311

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Our Aims

The technical and technological bases are essential places for training, experimentation and visual art production. The equipment (studios and materials) are available to all majors at school, based on pedagogic projects that incite students to incorporate these techniques into the heart of their creative process.

Department and information about the department

The study units form the whole structure of the curriculum and program of study. One study unit (SU) is made up of a group of pedagogic propositions corresponding to the student's activity sectors. These activities convey the answers to fundamental questions that arise in working in the following artistic project areas: culture and theory, research and methodology, creative production, contextualization and mediation

The Technical bases:
Printmaking pole lithography, offset, intaglio silkscreen.
Digital pole computer graphics video sound 2D 3D.
Photography pole photo east photo south.
Three-dimensional pole, materials model making wood/ metal/ clay, glass, mold making / sculpture

Academic Staff and Description

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Direction, Administration and Departments

The Direction :

Director : Otto Teichert.
Personal assistant to the Director : Mireille Ray.

Administrative Director : Annie Hoarau.
Assistant, human resources manager : Corinne Billardello.

Registrar's office :

Registrars : Maryse Gu鲩ni. Kassandra Meyer. Sylvie Ori.
Registrar for the deaf and hard of hearing and follow-up and professional insertion of graduates : Ghyslaine Lacaux.

The library :

Head librarian : C.Liger.
Collaborators : G. Andree
Christine Mahdessian.

Public Relations :

Head Department: Claude Puig-Legros.
Public Relations Assistant: Patricia Boucharlat.

Exhibitions, Public studios and Master's program :

Monitor : Annabelle Arnaud.

Logistics, Multimedia and Computer systems :

Cyril Martin.
Roger Gaubert.

Finance :
Steven Guillot.

Switchboard :
Nicole Lombardi.

Reception :
Veronique Lefort.

Teaching Corps

The teachers
visual arts :

{ painting/ drawing / color / multiple images, still and animated / photography / cinema / writing / graphic design and typography / digital im...  [ Read All ]

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Information For  Postgraduates

The Master's, a new degree after Bac + 5 (entitled DNSEP) is added to the three degrees: the Baccalaureat, the Bachelor's and the PhD. This degree opens new perspectives of mobility and insertion to students.


Student Support

Monitors and Special Projects

The teaching staff is reinforced by monitors (former graduates) and by associate assistants according to the semester and in function of annual projects.  

How To Apply

The admissions commission is intended for students desiring to join the ESBAM, who are already registered at French public art schools and have completed one or more years of study at an art school under Cultural Ministry supervision. Entrance in the course of study (2nd, 3rd, 4th years) is subject to passage before this commission. The applicant presents his/her art portfolio and previous educational program status.
Dates :
June 26, 2007 : Admissions Commission.

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