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The Foundation year (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer.

THREE TEACHING AIMS

  • 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.

PREPARATION FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FINE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOLS

Upon completion of the Foundation year, each student will have acquired the necessary skills to apply for the competitive exams for national higher education schools (decorative arts, design…).

CONTINUING TO A BTS COURSE

Continuous assessment during the foundation year allows students to join BTS classes in spatial design, fashion design, textile and environment or graphic design at LISAA Nantes.

Courses

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General courses
  • 01. Human Sciences and Methods of Communication
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  • 02. Maths & Applied Sciences
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  • 03. Foreign Modern Language
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  • 04. Project Supervision & Methodology
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Fundamental artistic courses
  • 05. Artistic Expression / Drawing
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  • 06. Artistic Expression / Life drawing
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  • 07. Artistic Expression / Colour - Volume
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  • 08. Arts, Techniques, Civilisations
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  • 09. Semiology
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Applied arts courses
  • 10. Case Study
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  • 11. Computer Graphics
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  • 12. In-depth Workshop/Fashion
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  • 13. In-depth Workshop/Interior Architecture - Design
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  • 14. In-depth Workshop/Graphic Design – Illustration
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  • 15. Conventional Means of Representation
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  • 16. Creative Process
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  • 17. Artistic Expression & Design Composition
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Teaching Staff

Directors

  • Christophe Beauducel
    Christophe Beauducel

    Director LISAA Nantes / Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) / Semiology

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  • Élise Martineau
    Élise Martineau

    Head of Studies - Foundation year / Experimentation Workshop / Case Study

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  • Anita Marzeliere
    Anita Marzeliere

    Head of administration office

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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.