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The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (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 Introductory Course in Applied Arts, each student will have acquired the necessary skills to apply for the competitive exams for national higher education schools (decorative arts, design…).

CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA

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.

Courses

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General courses
  • 01. Human Sciences and Methods of Communication
    1,5 hrs
  • 02. Mathematics and Applied Sciences
    1,5 hrs
  • 03. Foreign Modern Language
    1 hr
  • 04. Project Supervision & Methodology
    1,5 hrs
Fundamental artistic courses
  • 05. Artistic Expression / Drawing
    3 hrs (s.1) / 2 hrs (s.2)
  • 06. Artistic Expression / Life drawing
    3 hrs (s.1) / 2 hrs (s.2)
  • 07. Artistic Expression / Colour - Volume
    3 hrs (s.1)
  • 08. Arts, Techniques, Civilisations
    3 hrs
Applied arts courses
  • 09. Case Study
    2 hrs (s.1) / 1 hr (s.2)
  • 10. Computer Graphics
    2 hrs
  • 11. In-depth Workshop/Design
    3 hrs
  • 12. In-depth Workshop/Fashion
    3 hrs
  • 13. In-depth Workshop/Graphic Design – Illustration
    3 hrs
  • 14. Animation Workshop
    3 hrs
  • 15. Conventional Means of Representation
    1,5 hrs
  • 16. Creative Process
    1,5 hrs

Teaching Staff

Directors

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.