EESAB is accredited by France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication to deliver higher education courses in art.
Two diplomas are awarded:
- DNAP National Diploma in Plastic Arts at Bachelors level, with options in art, communication and design.
- DNSEP Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression at Masters level with options in art, communication and design.
The courses in art, communication and design embody specific characteristics relating to the geography and history of the campuses and to art study itself.
Read more about studying at an art school.
Read more about the course structure.
Work experience validation
The school also offers the possibility for people already in the world of work to gain a diploma, through work experience validation (VAE).
- DNAT National Diploma in Spatial Design Arts and Techniques (Bachelors level) (last VAE session for this diploma in 2013-2014)
- DNAP National Diploma in Plastic Arts in art, communication and design (Bachelors level)
- DNSEP Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression in art, communication or design (the equivalent of a Masters degree).
Read more: consult the VAE sheet.
As a higher education establishment, EESAB invests in research in art, communication and design. Since 2013, the school has been a member of the European University of Brittany’s Research and Higher Education Centre.
Art research is organised into research units and programmes at the initiative of research lecturers, artists and theory teachers. Together with the students involved, they contribute to progress in knowledge and contemporary art forms.
Read more: research at EESAB.
The practice of art is viewed as a source of personal enrichment and fulfilment. Each year, over 1,500 individuals follow theory and practical classes on the School’s four campuses in drawing, painting, sculpture, history of art and more besides. These classes (which do not lead to qualifications) allow participants to learn about different artistic disciplines, as beginners or at a more advanced level. Classes are open to adults, children and teenagers. In keeping with the school’s higher educational activity, public classes are based on experimental and progressive approaches, depending on the age and level of the learners. The experimental teaching methods used can also prepare them for further education in art.
The region of Brittany is an outward-looking area. Students are encouraged to register with European mobility programmes (Erasmus) and on other continents. A number of teaching projects are conducted with arts schools and cultural organisations internationally.
Read more about EESAB’s international policy.
Helping future graduates find their place in the professional world of art is a concern throughout their course. This involves meeting arts and culture professionals (partnerships, lectures, workshops, short courses, etc.).
In addition, Masters level students follow additional training aimed at giving them a clearer picture of their future professional environment and equipping them with the methodological resources that will enable them to bring their projects into being.
A partnership with Documents d’artistes Bretagne (DD’AB) has led to the creation of a website for School graduates: BASE. The BASE project provides young graduates with an additional resource to help them become a part of the professional art world.
Visit the BASE website.