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Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) SCA EXC
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
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Program Description:


École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts

: Paris
Year established: 1648
Student population: 550
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts is a vast architectural complex opposite the Louvre Museum. It primary mission is to educate students who are planning a career in the visual arts, but it is also home to several important state art collections and the planning of exhibitions is at the core of the school’s cultural program. Founded in the 17th Century, the École continues to play an essential role in the international artistic and cultural scene.
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts comprises an exceptional group of historic buildings, art collections and media centre, all of which are available to students. Here you’ll be exposed to some of the world’s great historic art and culture, the latest contemporary artistic creation and important artists of today.
Unique characteristics
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts provides training of a high academic and technical standard, teaching students the basic practical and theoretical components of artistic creation as well as an understanding of what is involved in contemporary art making. Teaching is structured around practice studios run by renowned artists, and the work students do here is a central component of the program.

The École is situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, between the Quai Malaquais and Rue Bonaparte. This bohemian quarter in the 6th arrondissement has long welcomed writers, musicians and intellectuals including Ernest Hemingway and Jean-Paul Sartre. There are numerous galleries, cafes, book stores and, of course, the Louvre, all in the heart of one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university 

Subject Area/s: Arts



Art & Digital Technology

Foreign students participate in the common course programme and must take 4 course units (unités de cours, “UC”) in the semester spent at Beaux-Arts for a total of 30 credits:
Studio UC - Artistic Practice Department: 16 credits
Technical Skills UC :  6 credits
Elective UC:   6 credits ; may be chosen from courses in Technical Skills, Drawing Section, Print-making Bookmaking Section, Digital Technologies Section, Theoretical Study Department
Language UC : 2 credits
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Grading System
The Beaux-Arts study programme follows a curriculum based on the standards of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It does not provide any grades or marks.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in French. During the orientation week, non-French speaking students take a test to determine their level of French. French classes are given for three hours per week and are compulsory for non-French speaking students.
Language Requirement

Language classes are available to exchange students wishing to improve their French. A French language test will determine which of the tree different level of French language classes the non-French speaking exchange students should attend during the semester they are to spend at the School. 

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Beaux-Arts don’t provide exchange students with housing but has an agreement with the CROUS which provides a rental studio for only 5 students in an attractive location in Paris, near the Luxembourg garden. If an exchange student rents a studio at this residence, he/she will sign a contract directly with the CROUS, when arriving in Paris. It is compulsory to rent the studio for the whole semester, no matter what the dates of arrival and departure of the student will be. Information from the host university.

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. You will need to ensure that you will have enough financial resources to pay for rent, food, travel and other living expenses. For the totality of your expenses, you should plan around 1000€ to 1200€/month.

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant: Exchange students can apply for a grant from the French Embassy to assist with the cost of a return flight ticket between Australia and France.

If you are an EU resident, you must request the European Health Insurance Card before entering to France to be covered in case of need.
If you are not an EU resident, you need to subscribe a health insurance in your home country, or in France, which covers you during the entire duration of your stay.
The two main insurance companies covering foreign students in France are LMDE and SMEREP.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.

Campus France is the French government agency for the promotion of international student mobility. Visit their website for more information about preparing to study in France.

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar in the Calendar and schedules section of the handbook.
The Welcome and orientation week will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Relations Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia.

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Student Experiences

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