ART & DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM
CHOICE OF SESSIONS :
— FRIDAY 22 AVRIL 2022
— SATURDAY 23 AVRIL 2022
Admissions to the Art & Design Preparatory Class are open to students in their final year of high school or with a high school diploma (Baccalauréat), regardless of the year of study.
Candidates are selected on the basis of a portfolio and an interview. The application deadline is midnight on 12 May 2021. An invitation to the interview is sent by email a few days before the date of the tests. If your candidature is accepted, you will have to fill in your application form within the deadline announced in the email (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.
TO UNDERSTAND THE TESTS WELL
MOTIVATION INTERVIEW + PORTFOLIO
⏱ 20 MINUTES | 40% COEFFICIENT
The purpose of the interview is to evaluate your creative potential and your motivation to enter the Preparatory Class. In order to support your application, we ask you to submit a portfolio of personal artworks. This will allow the evaluators to get an idea of your existing (or non-existing) graphic education and style. Your interests can help you stand out from other applicants, especially if they are reflected in your portfolio. Please note that in view of the courses given in the Preparatory Class, it is not compulsory to have a fixed objective for the rest of the course.
A selection of some books on art and game making:
- Michael Hampton – Figure drawing
- Terryl Whitlatch – Animals, Real and imagined
- Scott Robertson – How to draw sketches and environments
- Richard William – Techniques d’animation
- Stephen Silver – The Silver way – Techniques, Tips and Tutorials
- Gary Martin – Encrage de comics : Les secrets des maîtres
- Michel Lauricella – Morpho : Formes synthétiques
- Marcos Mateu-Mestre – Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
➔ Draw every day: you can easily produce one drawing a day… Creative or observational, it doesn’t matter but draw!
➔ Educate yourself: watch movies, news reports, read books, … It will feed your imagination and creativity!
➔ Find out about the jobs and techniques related to the field you want to work in!
HOW DO I SIGN IN?
COMPILE YOUR FILE
In order to register, you will need to upload an official-sized passport photo. You will also need to write a cover letter with your main interests. Make sure you have written them down beforehand.
CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Click on the registration form and follow the instructions. Your registration will be effective only after validation and payment of the exam fees. An official invitation will be sent to you at least 8 days before the competition.
PASS THE EXAM
On the day of the exam, you will need to bring your invitation and your identity card. At the interview, present your portfolio and your last three academic certificates. If the interview takes place online, make sure you host it and communicate it to the school beforehand.