The first year is seen as a laboratory – a year of experimentation with both techniques and subjects. The aim of this year of awareness-raising is to develop students’ capability for work, research, analysis and judgement. In order to help them make the right decision when choosing EESAB-Rennes campus options (Art, Communication or Design) all students follow two introductory courses in graphic arts and design.
Familiarisation with technical equipment (for metalworking, woodworking, etching, photography, etc.) is gained through a variety of exercises. Students must continually increase their knowledge through classroom-based learning and voluntary attendance at school lectures and exhibitions and cultural events put on by the City of Rennes, which has a very rich cultural programme.
Students are provided with all the necessary resources for them to begin to gain supervised autonomy and a personal relationship with the world around them.
First-year students are divided into two groups, each accompanied by a distinct teaching team: the groups share the same general content and teaching objectives.
Regular attendance at classes is mandatory.
In the event of repeated absences without due grounds or insufficient personal work, the end-of-year review meeting of the collegial panel may deem that insufficient knowledge has been gained to move up into the second year.
Full of helpful information about classes, teaching staff, workshop hours, etc.
The guide can be downloaded here: Rennes campus student guide