Art Option

The art option within the Ensba Lyon proposes a programme that allows students to acquire a certain artistic level and reinforce their intellectual, technical and technological skills, with the aim of developing an autonomous and unique path in the fields of contemporary art, research and creation. The art option proposes training that is at the same time general, professional and personalised.

It is the paradoxical alliance of these three guiding principles that creates the specific nature of a pedagogy that contains recurring and structural questions such as:

The details of the different pedagogical propositions can be seen in the attached teaching term charts.
Teaching in the art option is organised according to two cycles of two years that follow the first year.

They are organised into a programme cycle (years 2 and 3, semesters 3 to 6), and a project cycle (years 4 and 5, semesters 7 to 10) that lead respectively to a National Diploma in Plastic Art (DNAP) and to a National Advanced Degree in Plastic Expression (DNSEP) of Master's degree level.

At the end of the 3rd year, an admissions panel gives the student the possibility of continuing their studies in the project cycle (years 4 and 5), on condition of having received their DNAP.


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Art Option programme phase (DNAP)

semesters 3 to 6

The objectives of the programme phase are located in the following areas :

The teaching method in place precisely consists of preparing the student to acquire a specific methodology of work that will then allow them to create their own unique itinerary.
The method is a progressive one (from the imposed subjects to the development of a personal questioning) and adapted to the personality of the student, who is encouraged to take advantage of their eventual “errors” or “risks taken”.

The method allows the passage :
The dynamic of this programme phase is ensured by a rigorous planning where the following succeed one another on an alternative basis: Pedagogy is provided both by teachers and guest European artists.

Theoretical courses make up an important part of the teaching provided; they are given in the form of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposiums and exhibition visits.

course content:

year 2

year 3


Assiduity
The student's presence is mandatory, and required each week during classes, meetings and sessions where work is presented. The presence, participation and volume of activity are some of the criteria of evaluation of the student's work in the obtaining of ECTS.


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Art Option project phase (DNSEP)

semesters 7 to 10

Essentials
In the project phase, the issues are multiple and complex.
Essentially, it is a matter of:

The range of skills acquired at the end of the curriculum and upon graduation is listed in the extract from the " Résumé du référentiel d’emploi ou éléments de compétence acquis du Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (Summary of the framework for employment and elements of acquired skills of the National Directory of Professional Certifications)" accessible in the “diplômes (qualifications)” section of the same document.

Teaching methods
Teaching is not divided within the UE and a number of pedagogical propositions can be deployed within each other, with the possibility for teachers to intervene in all areas of teaching activity.
From classes to workshops and including individual meetings, all forms of teaching are present.

Pedagogical tools
The pedagogical means and tools that the teaching team uses include:

Contract between student and teachers
This may be occasional (project) or medium term (organisational, methodological).
The student/teacher relationship is, in any case, highly personalised, and aims to take into account the sensitive, intellectual, experimental and technical dimensions of work.

encounter and exchange
Students are in a continuous framework of encounter and exchange:
• internal and external spaces and times
• traditional tools and technologies for documenting work (library)
• theoretical and relational fields (intellectual issues, the international art scene)
• the transversality of knowledge (ARC, etc...)
• the view and opinion of the interlocutor (student(s), teacher(s), participating artist(s), guest professional(s) and intellectual personality(ies)...

Assiduity 
The student's presence is mandatory, and required each week during classes, meetings and sessions where work is presented. The presence, participation and volume of activity are some of the criteria of evaluation of the student's work in the obtaining of ECTS.

course content

year 4

year 5


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