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Preparatory class

VIA FERRATA, the preparatory class integrated to Beaux-Arts de Paris, prepares students for entrance exams to higher art schools in France and abroad. It offers practical and theoretical training and a highly individualized pedagogical support.


This public preparatory class aims to facilitate access to higher artistic studies to a wide range of students from socially, geographically and culturally diverse backgrounds.


VIA FERRATA welcomes 20 to 25 students per year, aged 17 to 23, holding the baccalaureate or an equivalent diploma, selected on the basis of their artistic record and after an individual interview. Exceptions are possible and studied on a case-by-case basis for students who do not hold a baccalaureate degree.


From September to June, at a rate of approximately 35 hours of weekly classes, this demanding training plunges students into a dense artistic environment, designed to enable them to discover Art, its practice and its history. They are invited to refine their study projects, orientations and motivations and to acquire the means to achieve them by experimenting a wide range of techniques.


Throughout the year, a personalized follow-up punctuated by assessments in the form of work presentations is offered to students in order to evaluate their approach and prepare them for oral examinations. The teaching program includes practical courses focused on the creation of artistic files for competitions.


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