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


The Introductory course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer.


  • 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.


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


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General courses
  • 01. French
    2 hrs /2w.
  • 02. Semiology
    1,5 hrs /2w.
  • 03. English
    2 hrs
Fundamental artistic courses
  • 04. Observational Drawing
    3 hrs
  • 05. Life Drawing
    3 hrs
  • 06. Colour
    2 hrs
  • 07. Volume
    3 hrs (sem. 1)
  • 08. Artistic Expression / Document Study
    3 hrs (sem. 1)
  • 09. Arts, Techniques, Civilisations
    2 hrs
Applied arts courses
  • 10. Graphic Design Workshop
    3 hrs (sem. 2)
  • 11. Architecture & Design Workshop
    3 hrs (sem. 2)
  • 12. Fashion & Textile Design Workshop
    3 hrs (sem. 2)
  • 13. Computer Graphics
    1,5 hrs
  • 14. Conventional Means of Representation
    3 hrs
  • 15. Creative Process
    3 hrs
  • 16. Project Methodology
    1,5 hrs /2w.

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.


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