Ecole Superieure Art Clermont Communaute

The only such institution of its kind in the auveregne 'region', Clermont Communaute 's Ecole Superieure d'Art (ESA) is a higher education school geared toward the arts. It's been chartered by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Clermont Communaute's ESA has chosen to develop a long curriculum for the Fine Arts option. It is attentive to contemporary creation, in all its diversity.
Aside from classical disciplines, the school has developed a strong competence in the fields of video and digital creation. This evolution has been made possible thanks to the ambitious investment policy of the Clermont agglomeration. The school in now at the leading edge in the field of new technologies.
ESA is strongly rooted locally, and its courses logically reflect the presence, in clermont-Ferrand, of important players of the image field such as the Short Film Festival and agglomeration, the school plays a major part in the development and the structuration of the 'Pole Image' (the Image Centre).
In January 2006, ESA has moved into a new 4.200 m2 building, specially designed to meet its needs, in the heart of the u... [ Read All ]



25 Rue Kessler
Phone: 0033(0)473173610
Fax: 0033(0)473173611

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Our Aims

ECTS is centered on the student's choices, it is based on the work (courses, tutorial, practical work, training periods, projects, dissertation, personal work etc) a student has to do to achieve the goals of the curriculum, which are defined by the knowledge and skills that she/he must acquire. This amount of work represents the time a student theoreticaly needs to achieve all of the required result at the end of the curriculum.
The students, through the modules and new practices, are led to change their working habits. They have to get rid of their old school habits. The goals of the initial year are: initiation to methodology, creation in the field of visual arts and immersion in the artistic culture.
The objective is
*To have students to acquire the technical bases and the conceptual tools necessary to art studies.
*Increase their work and research abilities.
*Develop their analysis abilities.
*Imagine their relation to the world.
During the year 4, the emphasis is placed on experimentation.  

Location and Getting there

Ecole Superieure d'Art de Clermont Communaut√©¬ć҆25 rue Kessler
63000 Clermont-Ferrand

Department and information about the department

The ESA curriculum is based on the European system of credits, ECTS (European credits Transfer system). With ECTS, the work a full-time has to accomplish during the school year represents 60 credits, over 2 semesters.
The attribution of ECTS credits is based on the lenght of the academic cycle. The work neesary to obtain a first cycle degree (at the end of the third year) represents another 120 credits. Making a total of 300 credits.  

Academic Staff and Description

Our Staff:
The head of the School is Mr Sylvain LIZON and we have a team of twenty tutors with excellent academic standard and experience.

News and Events

the program is established according to cultural and artistic events, national and international. For instance, in 2007, the Basel Art Fair, the Kassel Documenta and the Venice Biennal are among the contemplated destinations.
The scools produces three exhibitions per year.
Artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, critics, gallery owners, publishers, cultural leaders, etc. are regularly invited to give conferences and/or speak within modules, workshops or research seminars.  

Information For  International Students

International Exchanges:
In the 4th Year students can travel abroad. The School has signed exchange agreements with foreign art schools.  

Student Facilities

The students count with Library, Research department and Creation workshops. The workshops are aim to createand optimized the emergence of the students chnical aspects.personal project while taking care of the interconnexion of its theorical, critical, plastic and technical aspects.
The fields of research tackled within this context can go beyond the field of plastic expression.
Usually associated with modules and ARC's, the workshop represent an enrighment and a perspective on the world.  

Student Support

Field trips (visits to arts centres, exhibitions, etc) are periodically organized by the School and are an integral part of the curriculum.  

How To Apply

Applicants to admission must register before March 30the 2007. Admitted candidates who have either passed the entry exam or have been granted a dispensation will receive a definate application form.Registration to the school is attested by the delivery of a student card valid for one academic year.  

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