Foundation Year Courses Introductory course in applied arts / design Foundation year (1 year) Paris in French


The foundation course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid pluridisciplinary artistic bases that are common to every profession in applied arts, whether in design, fashion, animation or interior architecture.


This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools.


  • To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design.
  • To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education.
  • To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow.


Click on the subject for details. The schedule is for information purposes only and may be modified.

General courses
  • 01. Foreign Modern Language
    1 hr
  • 02. Project Methodology
    1,5 hrs
  • 03. History of Art
    3 hrs
  • 04. Computer Graphics
    2 hrs
Fundamental artistic courses
  • 05. Drawing
    3 hrs (s.1) / 2 hrs (s.2)
  • 06. Life drawing
    3 hrs (s.1) / 2 hrs (s.2)
  • 07. Outdoor Drawing
  • 08. Creativity / Colour
    3 hrs (s.1)
Initiation and Discovery Workshops
  • 09. Workshops / Graphic Design – Illustration
    3 hrs
  • 10. Workshops / Interior Architecture & Design
    3 hrs
  • 11. Workshops / Fashion
    3 hrs
  • 12. Workshops / Animation
    3 hrs

Teaching Staff


Entry Requirements & Application

Admission is subject to both the presentation of a file and an oral interview. The interview allows a discussion about the candidate's background and ambitions. The objective is to to gauge his motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of a profession in the design sector.

See entry requirements and application here.


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