Ecole Des Beaux-Arts De Lyon

During the 2006-2007 academic year, Lyon's Ecole nationale des beaux-arts (Enba) will be undergoing 2 major changes that will contribute to the fulfilment of some long-standing ambitions. The last few years have seen the implementation of an important architectural and educational project, as a result of which, early in 2007, the school will be moving to new premises at the historical site of Les Subsistances, on the banks of the SaĂ´ne.
Simultaneously, the Ecole d'Art Appliqué (EAA) is being integrated into the École nationale des beaux-arts, which will mean the addition of 3 short courses to the existing longer courses. These changes will be integrated into ongoing plans for higher education reforms on the European scale.



10 rue Neyret
Phone: 0033(0)478289681
Fax: 0033(0)478289681

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Our Aims

The Ecole nationale des beaux-arts is a laboratory for creative research and experimentation, open to the realities of contemporary art. Its objective is the development of creative personalities who can take different paths within the broad spectrum of their chosen disciplines. It aims at bringing its students to a high level of professionalism.  

Department and information about the department

The qualifications awarded by the school are certified by the French education authorities. After a foundation year, the student has a choice between 2 long courses:
Art //design
and 3 shorter courses:
Graphic design// Textile design// Product Design

The school offers three diplomas, certified by the Ministère de la Culture:
// the DNAP (DiplĂ´me National d'Arts Plastiques), which takes 3 years ("long option")
// the DNAT (DiplĂ´me National d'Arts et Techniques), which also takes 3 years ("short option")
// the DNSEP (DiplĂ´me National SupĂ©rieur d'Expression Plastique), which takes 5 years.  

Academic Staff and Description

The teaching programme of the Ecole nationale des beaux-arts for 2006-2007 is firmly focussed on standards and levels of attainment.
This programme is structured around the objectives of the Bologna process, in the framework of ministerial authority. The objective of the Bologna process is to increase transparency and clarity in European higher education, with a view to making it easier for students to move between schools in different countries, and, after the completion of their studies, to make successful careers for themselves.
The students have two aims:
// the optimisation and specification of their educational experience.
// the European and international orientation of their studies.
For a higher education establishment, this implies:
// the organisation of the curriculum and the institutional structure into 3 phases, which in France take the form of the "LMD" principle (first degree, master's, doctorate).
In this respect, the curriculum of the Ecole nationale des beaux-arts is based on "teaching units" that cover the range of theoretical and practical teaching.


News and Events

Events of various kinds – lectures or performances – take place weekly.
The choice of events is determined by contemporary artistic and intellectual issues, and they are directly related to the teaching programme.
The space-time of the different events is conceived of as a structure of "work on words". The words in question can take the form of commentary, theoretical research, artistic or literary experience, etc. Images, projected or distributed, can play a supporting, complementary or initiatory role.
These events take place on Wednesday afternoons, which are left free so that students and teachers can attend. Throughout a student's time at the school, participation in such events is assessed (on the basis of notes and references in files and/or dissertations); and in teaching unit 1, credits are awarded.

Information For  Undergraduates

The first year offers preparatory studies to students following programmes of studies leading to the DNAT, the DNAP or the DNSEP, which are awarded by all of France's fine arts schools. This is a foundation course which culminates in an end-of-year examination.
Practical and theoretical studies aim to give students a broad acquaintance with the creative world, and a sound cultural education.

Development of a capacity for personal work and research
The attainment of this objective involves a variety of working methods, leading to the development of perceptive capacities and the elaboration of ideas, along with individual modalities of production that confirm the successful assimilation of these methods. A more specific approach to research methodology has been developed within a seminar (teaching unit 2) that embraces both practical and theoretical considerations.
Development of a capacity for personal work and research
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Information For  Postgraduates

École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon
Post-diplĂ´me Art
8b quai St Vincent
69001 Lyon
tél 33 (0)4 72 00 11 60
pour tous renseignements: estelle.nabeyrat[Ă ]

Information For  International Students

Partner schools

Grande Bretagne
République Tchèque

Student Facilities

Student Guide:

Information about the professional life of young artist and designers.

Postgraduate Course
Calls for Project

media and resources

La Vitrine
exhibition space for the students

Prizes and Grants:
Students awarded by the school

Student Support

The Hall:
Exhibition outside the school

Exhibitions in the library

Online exhibitions

catalogues of seminars, postgraduates and ex-students

Guest artists prints  


For information about catering facilities and accommodation:
CROUS, 59 rue de la Madeleine, 69007 Lyon,  

How To Apply

Competitive examination for entry into the first year (foundation course)
Applicants must normally have completed their secondary education. A dispensation may be granted in exceptional personal circumstances, or for a particularly interesting artistic project. Applications from candidates who have not completed their secondary education should be addressed to the director of the school. The entrance examination takes place at the end of April or the start of May each year, and applications should be sent to the school in March.
Admission procedure
>>> Issue of registration forms: January 29 – March 23 2007
>>> Registration forms must be returned to the school by April 04 2007
>>> Entrance examination: May 14-16 2007
>>> Publication of results: June 04 2007
Committee for admissions from other French art schools
This committee examines applications from students who have enrolled in other French art schools recognised by the "Ministère de la Culture". After an initial selection process on the basis of their submissions, applicants are interviewed.
For candidates who pass the interview, admission remains conditional on com...  [ Read All ]

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