Les Beaux-Arts de Paris
Beaux-Arts de Paris, descendant of the Royal Academies of Painting and Sculpture, is both a teaching institution and conservator of 450,000 works of art, from the ancient to the contemporary. The school counts two exhibition spaces, a publishing house, and a library of contemporary art.
Educated to excel
Beaux-Arts de Paris trains students destined for artistic creation at the highest levels. The five-year curriculum, which leads to a diploma that since 2012 has been recognized as a Master’s degree, blends the foundational elements of artistic expression with topics of current debate around contemporary art.
The school offers the unique experience of framing its teaching with work in a studio coordinated by a renowned artist. Additionally, the school provides training in a wide variety of techniques, from the most traditional techniques that the school has sought to conserve, to the most modern.
In the city of Saint-Ouen, the school’s second location, students study in seven studios alongside the new Via Ferrata preparatory class that was inaugurated at the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year.
Currently, Beaux-Arts de Paris is home to 550 students, 20% of whom are international students, and 80 instructors. The school admits only 10% of candidates taking its entrance exam, provides the opportunity to study abroad to 50 students per year, and organizes 100 educational conferences annually.
Serving as a laboratory for all areas of practice throughout its five-year course of study, Beaux-Arts de Paris also created a unique doctoral program in 2012 in close collaboration with other arts schools in Paris (Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, and La Femis) under the framework of its membership in Université PSL.
The world’s oldest school of the arts
Descendant of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture created in the 17th century, Beaux Arts de Paris provides its students with an environment rich in historical heritage, including its 5-acre architectural site located in the heart of Paris, boasting buildings from the 17th to the 20th centuries, collections of more than 450,000 works of art (second largest collection of drawings after the Louvre, photography, painting, sculptures, etchings, illustrated books) and one of the largest libraries in France dedicated to contemporary art (65,000 artifacts), as well as three public databases (Cat’zArts), including one that contains 80,000 works of art.
Exhibition spaces and publishing house
Beaux-Arts de Paris is home to two exhibition spaces open to the public, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (1,000 m2 at quai Malaquais) and the Jean Bonna Cabinet des Dessins.
Its full-service publishing house publishes approximately 20 publications per year (exhibit catalogs, artists’ writings, studio tour reports, critical analysis).
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