DO I NEED A BACCALAUREATE TO APPLY TO LISAA?
You must prove that you have completed baccalaureate-level qualifications to enter the first year at LISAA.
WHICH TYPE OF BACCALAUREATE DO I NEED TO JOIN LISAA?
LISAA is accessible to candidates who have studied all types of baccalaureate, including professional baccalaureate qualifications.
DO I NEED TO APPLY TO LISAA THROUGH PARCOURSUP?
LISAA is not on the Parcoursup platform. Applicants must therefore apply to the school directly. LISAA has always chosen to favour human relationships and our admissions officers prefer to meet candidates through an interview in order to get to know them better and support them in the construction of their graduate studies project.
Applicants will receive a letter informing them of their admission to LISAA within one week after their interview.
It is therefore necessary to prepare for the forthcoming school year and apply now as the number of places is limited and those who register first will be guaranteed a place at LISAA!
WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE FIRST YEAR AND FOUNDATION COURSE?
To join the first year at LISAA, admission is through a one-on-one interview. The criteria are, above all, motivation, a desire to learn, an artistic sensibility, and the practice of manual or creative activities.
Even if the level of drawing ability is not a selection criterion, the admissions officers are interested in seeing what the candidate creates in order to get an idea of their exploration carried out in artistic fields. Drawing is not the only artistic field that can be presented: photography, collage, sculpture, painting and sketchbooks are also of interest. The admissions officers are interested in seeing the candidates’ desire to express themselves artistically.
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WHAT ARE THE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD YEARS OF THE BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S COURSES?
To apply to join training during the course—in the second or third year of the bachelor’s’ or master’s—students must provide details of equivalent qualifications (foundation for entry into the second year, two years of training for entry into the third year, bachelor’s to join a master's).
They must then arrange an appointment for an admissions interview. An appointment time will be allocated within 48 hours. This will assess their motivation and will focus on the following points:
- General and artistic knowledge;
- Presentation of personal work (drawings, illustrations, photography, graphic work, personal research).
IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR LISAA?
No, there is no application deadline for LISAA, but once class numbers have reached capacity, registration is closed. As LISAA favours year groups on a human scale, places available for the start of the school year are limited. We therefore encourage applicants to request an admissions interview early on in the year, in order to give them the best possible chance of securing a place for the start of the next school year! International classes fill up the fastest.
DOES LISAA OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
LISAA does not offer a scholarship, but a partnership has been put in place with Caisse d’épargne. LISAA students can take advantage of student loans at preferential interest rates (subject to their application being accepted by the bank).
IS LISAA A PRIVATE SCHOOL?
LISAA is a private higher education establishment recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It is part of the Galileo Global Education group.
ARE LISAA’S DEGREES RECOGNISED BY THE STATE?
LISAA’s degrees are qualifications registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) issued by France Compétence. They are level 6 (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree) and level 7 (equivalent to a master’s degree) qualifications. They validate the skills and knowledge acquired that are necessary to practise professionally. Students are therefore assessed by examination boards comprised of professionals, they carry out work placements or sandwich courses during their training and are accompanied by teachers who are, in the main, active professionals.
LISAA also issues some of its own diploma qualifications.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE THERE PER CLASS?
LISAA has about 30 students per class for the foundation and bachelor’s courses. This figure varies depending on the course and the school, particularly for the master’s.
DOES LISAA OFFER SANDWICH COURSES?
Yes, LISAA offers sandwich courses with either apprenticeships or professional training contracts. In Paris, Nantes, Rennes and Strasbourg, sandwich courses are master's courses only. In Bordeaux and Toulouse, sandwich training can be offered from the third year of the bachelor’s.
FOR SANDWICH COURSES, DOES THE SCHOOL HELP STUDENTS FIND A PLACEMENT?
The schools support students in finding a company that will host them on their work placement. Some schools have a corporate relations manager who has an active network of partner companies.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO UNDERTAKE INTERNSHIPS DURING ONE’S STUDIES?
Students are strongly encouraged to undertake internships each year of their course. The degrees validate the skills and knowledge acquired that are necessary to practise professionally. As such, students must complete a mandatory six-month internship to validate the bachelor's and master's degrees (RNCP level 6 and 7 qualifications).
CAN INTERNSHIPS BE UNDERTAKEN ABROAD?
Yes, internships can absolutely be undertaken internationally as part of Erasmus+. This is a great way to discover different approaches, cultures and perspectives that can enrich a student’s future professional practice.
HOW ARE STUDENTS SUPPORTED IN LOOKING FOR INTERNSHIPS OR JOBS?
LISAA offers students and graduates a very extensive internship and job offer platform, in partnership with Jobteaser. Students are also in contact with their teachers who are active professionals, and with students in the years above who provide them with experience and contacts.
HOW MUCH ARE COURSE FEES?
The course fees are all detailed here.
CAN THEY BE PAID IN INSTALMENTS?
Tuition fees can be paid in one, three or six instalments at an additional cost. The choice of payment method and the direct debit mandate must be attached to the registration form.
At LISAA Bordeaux and Toulouse, payment can be made in one instalment with a discount of 2%; in five instalments at the price listed; or in 10 instalments with a 3% surcharge.
DOES LISAA HOLD OPEN DAYS?
LISAA organises three kinds of open day events throughout the school year. Click on the links below for more information on the next events:
- An orientation day in December
- Open days in February-March
- Information evenings throughout the year