You can apply for a maximum of three cumulative times, whether you have applied in 1st year or during studies in the past.

It is not possible to apply to multiple admission levels simultaneously. You must make up your own mind when registering for the exam, taking into account your educational background and the progress of your artistic work. 

Yes, the two courses are separate, you can take the two selection exams.

It is possible to apply from the 1st to the 4th year, excluding the 5th year

It is under no circumstances possible to apply for a level of study higher than that which you will have obtained at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. However, it is quite possible to apply at a lower level. This choice is purely personal.

Exemples :

  • If you are currently enrolled in the 2nd year of higher education, you can apply for entry into the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year. In the latter case, the possible success of the exam would be subject to the validation of your current year before the start of the school year.
  • If you are enrolled in 1st year of graduate studies and were already in 1st year (in the same or another program) last year, you may apply for 1st year only.
  • If you are enrolled in the 1st year of graduate studies, and have not done any other graduate studies before, you can only attend in the 1st year.

The 1st year entrance examination is the subject of additional tests, and therefore requires a dedicated registration on Taïga « 1st year 2021-admission ».

Applications for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years are to be made as part of the « course of 2021-admission » admission

The admission level is an integral part of the jury's decision, it cannot be changed a posteriori, except in the event that the candidate could not have validated his 2020-2021 year of study for health reasons.

Candidates from all courses accredited by the state or registered in the national directory of professional certifications are welcome, only the level of studies counts for administrative admissibility.

In the event of admission, the files of candidates whose training is unrelated to that provided at the school will be examined by an equivalence committee, which will determine the CUs they are likely to have to catch up.

The exemption request must be submitted in your Taiga file before January 31, 2021. We advise you to anticipate your application, so that the exemption request can be examined. The request for exemption must be justified and accompanied by a CV.

If you are enrolled in final year, you do not need an exemption, but you will have to provide your 2020-2021 school certificate.

If at the end of the selection tests you are admitted, you will need to send us your Baccalaureate diploma or transcript in order to enroll in the school.

If you have one, you can send us your baccalaureate transcript. Otherwise, you must make a request to the online service ( Please take into account the processing times for requests when submitting your application.

The benefit of admission is valid for the following entry only. It is up to each applicant to assess their priorities before applying for admission.

You must have a high school diploma, or in the final year of high school at the time of registration. This document must be sent to us accompanied by its translation by an official body / sworn translation

Foreign applicants are subject to the general admission regime, no certifying document is required, however fluency in the language is essential, all courses being given in French.

Your file must reflect your artistic practice in the broad sense. It must reflect your specificity as a student-candidate, your desires, your projects as well as your aspirations. It must be composed of a precise selection of your works, the most representative and the most coherent, in order to form a whole that describes your personality. The only constraints are those of the physical format of the file.

The amount of tuition fees is fixed by a ministerial decree, they amount to € 438 to which must be added € 92 for the student life contribution (CVEC) and Campus, regardless of your nationality or your country of origin.

Scholarship students (CROUS or specific scholarships) are exempt from registration fees and CVEC.

The school does not have a campus or a student housing stock. However, the Crous services can help you with the procedures, if you are eligible for Crous scholarships. (

The School of Fine Arts offers demanding training, which requires the full involvement of its students. You can, however, be enrolled in other training; it is then up to you to organize your timetables in order to be present at all the courses and training provided by the school. Equivalences may be considered depending on the training followed and on request from the school life service.

Accommodation is authorized for salaried students, students with disabilities or high level athletes. They are determined on a case-by-case basis with the student and, where applicable, preventive medicine services.

The documents requested are to be provided in pdf format only:

For admission to the 1st year:

  • ID
  • regulatory identity photo
  • copy of the baccalaureate (or equivalent) or of the schooling certificate for terminal students
  • copy of the last diploma obtained (except college certificate and if different from the baccalaureate)
  • for candidates who do not meet the diploma conditions, a request for exemption addressed to the Director of Fine Arts of Paris before January 31, 2021
  • for scholarship candidates: final notification of the 2020-2021 scholarship

For admission during the course :

  • ID
  • regulatory identity photo
  • copy of the baccalaureate 
  • certificate of successful completion of 2 years of validated higher studies (120 ECTS), or certificate of education in the 3rd year of the license
  • for candidates who do not meet the conditions of application, a CV and a request for exemption (attesting to professional experience of more than 24 months)
  • for scholarship candidates: final notification of the 2020-2021 scholarship


For candidates who have studied in non-French speaking countries, the documents must be accompanied by an official translation into French.

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