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IS LISAA A PRIVATE SCHOOL?

LISAA is private further education/technical school, recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication in France.

ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY LISAA RECOGNISED?

Studying at LISAA allows students to obtain three types of qualification:

  • level I (master’s level equivalent) and level II (bachelor’s level equivalent) qualifications registered on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), recognized by the state;
  • BTS-level (2 years) state qualifications;
  • degree qualifications (master’s level equivalent)

WHAT HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR LISAA?

LISAA is accessible to students with all types of high school qualifications, including vocational.

DO APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE MADE VIA THE APB PLATFORM?

LISAA suggests candidates apply directly via its services, outside of the APB process (French post-A level online admissions). LISAA has always chosen to favour human connections. Also, the admissions team prefers to meet candidates at interview in order to get to know them better and accompany them in the construction of their further education plans.

You will receive a letter informing you of your admission to LISAA within one week following your interview. Plan for your continued studies and apply as of now – do not wait until the end of June as the number of places is limited and only the first to apply will be guaranteed a place at LISAA.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR THE FIRST YEAR, FOUNDATION YEAR OR INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN APPLIED ARTS (MANAA)?

To join LISAA, admission to the first year is via a one-on-one interview. Above all, the criteria are motivation, a willingness to learn, an artistic sensibility, and the practice of manual or creative activities.

Even though a student’s level of drawing is not part of the selection criteria, the admissions team are interested in seeing what the candidate has produced in order to have an idea of the exploration that they might lead in the artistic fields. Drawing is not the only artistic expression that might be presented: photography, collage, sculpture, painting and sketchbooks are also of interest. What the admissions team is interested in is seeing a student’s desire to express themselves creatively.

Find out more about admissions conditions here.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR THE SECOND YEAR, THIRD YEAR AND MASTER’S?

To apply to enter a course in the second year, third year or for a master’s, students must justify accreditation of an equivalent qualification (foundation or MANAA for entry to the second year; BTS or two years of studying for entry into to third year; bachelor’s for entry on to the master’s course).

They must then schedule an appointment for an admissions interview. A timeslot will be suggested within 48 hours. This allows their motivation to be assessed and will focus on the following points:

  • Motivation;
  • General and artistic knowledge;
  • Presentation of personal work (drawing, illustrations, photos, graphic design work, personal research).

WHAT IS THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS?

There is no closing date for applications. As LISAA favours classes on a human-scale, places available for each year are limited. As such, we advise candidates to request an admissions interview early on in the year (ideally between January and March), in order to increase their chances of securing a place on the next academic year.

For foreign students requiring a visa, the closing date for admissions is the 30th June prior the beginning of the next academic year.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO UNDERTAKE WORK PLACEMENTS DURING A COURSE AT LISAA?

Students are encouraged to undertake work placements on each year of their course.

In order to graduate, students are required to undertake a six-month work placement.

ARE THERE OPEN DAYS?

LISAA organises three open days throughout the academic year. You can find out more information on the next open days by clicking on the below links:

HOW MUCH DOES A COURSE AT LISAA COST?

The cost of a course depends on the course chosen. You will find more information about payment conditions here. Enrolment fees are 450 euros for French and EU students and 1500 euros for students coming from outside the EU.