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Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

France is currently among the 20 best performing countries in terms of the economy due to their excellent results-oriented higher education learning. Most of the courses at universities are offered in the French language. France has 60 public and 100 private universities.

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Portrait Photography (Part-time Program Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Part time 5 weeks October 2017 France Paris

This workshop is open to participants with previous studio experience (for example after the workshop Introduction to Studio). [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The part-time program is designed for beginners, amateurs and photography students alike. The various workshops deal with all the major aspects of modern photography: theory and practice, from past to present. From October to May. 3 hours per week, during 5 weeks. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Saturdays 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm Price per workshop: € 500 This workshop is open to participants with previous studio experience (for example after the workshop Introduction to Studio). By shooting portraits that reflect their own sensitivity, participants aim at developing their self-expression. They learn to optimize shooting parameters such as lighting, lenses, cameras, so as to exploit their creative potential to its best. [-]

Introduction to Studio Photography (Part-time Program Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Part time 5 weeks October 2017 France Paris

In this practically-oriented workshop, participants are introduced to the techniques of studio photography: use of studio equipment, electronic flashes, basic studio lighting techniques, large format cameras, as well as the Stop System. [+]

The part-time program is designed for beginners, amateurs and photography students alike. The various workshops deal with all the major aspects of modern photography: theory and practice, from past to present. From October to May. 3 hours per week, during 5 weeks. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Saturdays 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm Price per workshop: € 500 In this practically-oriented workshop, participants are introduced to the techniques of studio photography: use of studio equipment, electronic flashes, basic studio lighting techniques, large format cameras, as well as the Stop System. The course is based on intensive studio practice. [-]

Black & White Printing - The Stop-System (Part-time Program Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Part time 5 weeks October 2017 France Paris

This workshop presents black & white darkroom techniques, using the Stop System (a visual method invented at Speos) to understand and control the printing process. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The part-time program is designed for beginners, amateurs and photography students alike. The various workshops deal with all the major aspects of modern photography: theory and practice, from past to present. This workshop presents black & white darkroom techniques, using the Stop System (a visual method invented at Speos) to understand and control the printing process. By the end of the week, each participant will be able to judge the quality of a print and produce good black & white pictures. To follow the workshop, a film camera is indispensable. From October to May. 3 hours per week, during 5 weeks. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Saturdays 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm Price per workshop: € 500 [-]

Commercial Photography (Part-time Program Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Part time 5 weeks October 2017 France Paris

This workshop is open to participants with previous studio experience (for example after the workshop Introduction to Studio). [+]

The part-time program is designed for beginners, amateurs and photography students alike. The various workshops deal with all the major aspects of modern photography: theory and practice, from past to present. From October to May. 3 hours per week, during 5 weeks. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Saturdays 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm Price per workshop: € 500 This workshop is open to participants with previous studio experience (for example after the workshop Introduction to Studio). Every day a different commercial studio topic is introduced: basic packshot, metal, glass, culinary, use of different formats, etc. [-]

Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos & Speos

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Magnum Photos and Speos Photo School are partnering to create a new and unique one-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The Creative Documentary & Photojournalism program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling. The course equips students with the historical and contextual framework required to develop and engage in critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support to develop students’ individual documentary practice. Students have unique access to Magnum’s photographers and its experienced staff, with elements of the course taught at the Magnum Photos office in central Paris. The formal program is delivered by Speos and its appointed teachers and supplemented by Magnum photographers and staff. Diploma: Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos/Speos Titre de Photographe RNCP level I (Fr) and 7 (Eu) – code NSF 323 t This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of December 22th, 2014 — published in the Journal Officiel of December 31st, 2014. Part I / September to December: The first part comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photojournalism and creative documentary. Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, under the continual guidance of their supervisors and Magnum Photos. During this time, students will have access to the extensive book library at the Magnum Photos Paris bureau, featuring an inimitable collection of renowned photo publications. Part II / January to May: During the second part, the students improve their practical skills and broaden their range of knowledge. The last week of the second part is dedicated to the set-up of the students’ end-of-the-year exhibition on the school premises, an important event visited by established photographers, photo agencies, iconographers and the press will be organized for the students at the Magnum premises. The course will be complemented by the Magnum Photos component, consisting of regular review sessions, artist presentations, assignments and discussions with Magnum photographers and staff. Part III (Experts Modules) / May to July: The last months of the program are dedicated to students’ encounters with professionals: Duration: 8 weeks The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. Participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. Program description classes and content Photojournalism and Documentary Computer Imaging Visual Identity Image Management and Publication Printing Techniques History of Photography / Museum and Gallery Visits Essentials of Photography Tutoring Magnum Photos Story Telling: Words & Images Expert Module: The Photo Business ( Part III ) Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage ( Part III ) [-]

From Professional Photography to the Gallery

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2017 France Paris

The 24-week Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on photos destined for art galleries. [+]

The 24-week Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on photos destined for art galleries. The first part of this program allows students to obtain credits for the Titre de Photographe RNCP level 1 or the European Master. Part I / January to May: The first part (January to May), comprises — as all intensive programs at Speos — the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photography: photojournalism, studio photography, computer imaging and printing techniques, visual identity, as well as the history of photography. Part II / June to July: Then, during two months, the program focuses on ancient procedures (Daguerrotype and Collodion) as well as the conception and finalization of framed prints that are to be presented in art galleries (specialization modules). Participants also attend the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles, while continuing their their personal work within the studio. Courses - Commercial Studio - Photojournalism and Documentary - Visual Identity - Computer Imaging - Image Management and Publication - Printing Techniques - History of Photography / Museum and Gallery Visits - Essentials of Photography - Specialization Module Post-Production - Specialization Module Printing and Framing [-]

Professional Photography in 2 years

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in studio photography. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in studio photography. First year / ​​September-May (semester 1 and 2) During the first year, the training aims at covering the essentials of today’s photography practice: - acquisition of essential shooting techniques for both photojournalism and studio - image management and publication - basics of retouching and digital printing - style and composition within the studio - contemporary photography: visiting exhibitions in galleries and museums - English conversation for basic / independent users - development of first personal project Second year / ​​September-May (semester 3 and 4) During the second year, the students encounter more complex subject matters, leading them to a professional level: - in-depth studio practice covering the most common topics - image composition — developing a personal visual identity - online publications — setting up a professional website - advanced shooting techniques: a-z organization of studio sets, post-production, digital printing - English for professional photographers - development of second personal project Courses Studio 1-4 Computer Imaging 1-4 Image Management and Publication 1-4 English 1-4 How to use a Digital Camera 1 Photojournalism 1 History of Photography 1 and 2 Visual Identity 2 and 3 Printing Techniques 2 and 3 Business 3 and 4 [-]

Professional Photography in 1 year

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 France Paris

The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography. [+]

The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography. Part I / September to December: The first part comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photography: photojournalism, studio photography, fashion photography, computer imaging, visual identity, as well as the history of photography. Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, with the continual guidance of their supervisors. Part II / January to May: During the second part, the students improve their practical skills and broaden their range of knowledge. Depending on their career choice, they specialize either in studio photography or in photojournalism, and select between several complementary courses and options. The last week of the second part is dedicated to the set-up of the students’ end-of-the-year exhibition on the school premises, an important event visited by established photographers, photo agencies, iconographers and the press. The students also have the possibility to exhibit their work on the web. Courses - Computer Imaging - Commercial Studio - Photojournalism and Documentary - Visual Identity - Image Management and Publication - Printing Techniques - History of Photography / Museum and Gallery Visits - Essentials of Photography - Magnum Photos at Speos - Story Telling: Words & Images - Essentials of Video for Photographers - Meeting with Paolo Roversi: Fashion Photography [-]

ENTRY LEVEL YEAR ANIMATION & VIDEO GAMES

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games. It is aimed at students who have already completed a first year of further education in design (Foundation year (MANAA) or Introductory Course in Applied Arts) and who can show a satisfactory level of visual presentation skills in their portfolio. Advantages of the Course Classes led by industry professionals High-standard technical equipment Classes centred around real projects allowing students to obtain technical skills Personalised student follow-up for the creation of their portfolio and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of the professions in animation and video games. [-]

INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN APPLIED ARTS

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The foundation course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid pluridisciplinary artistic bases that are common to every profession in applied arts, whether in design, fashion, animation or interior architecture. [+]

The foundation course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid pluridisciplinary artistic bases that are common to every profession in applied arts, whether in design, fashion, animation or interior architecture. CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools. THREE TEACHING AIMS To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design. To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education. To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow. Advantages of the Course Individual student guidance and several meetings throughout the year to monitor development, technical skills, course choice and to support students in their projects. Student participation in a week-long multidisciplinary workshop led by professionals. Presentation of projects to judging panels made up of professionals and teachers twice a year. Development of a personal project reflecting the creative universe of each student and their ability to develop a concept. Possibility to undertake a work placement from the foundation year onwards. Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is dependent on presentation of a portfolio of personal work and an oral interview. The student’s technical and artistic capability in addition, above all, to their motivation and suitability will be evaluated with regards the specifics of disciplines in the design sector. [-]

FOUNDATION YEAR

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. THREE TEACHING AIMS To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design. To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education. To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow. PREPARATION FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FINE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOLS Upon completion of the Introductory Course in Applied Arts, each student will have acquired the necessary skills to apply for the competitive exams for national higher education schools (decorative arts, design…). CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools. Advantages of the Course A large network of alumni Links between different disciplines in order for the students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is dependent on presentation of a portfolio of personal work and an oral interview. The student’s technical and artistic capability in addition, above all, to their motivation and suitability will be evaluated with regards the specifics of disciplines in the design sector. [-]

Sup'Infograph: Animated Film School - Computer Graphics Training

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. [+]

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. The training lasts 3 years, 2 years in the core curriculum. In the third year, students have the opportunity to choose between three options: Realisation / Animation Modeling, Rendering and Light 3D compositing and VFX Besides the theoretical and practical courses, students complete team in an animated short film in the first and third year and an animatic second year. Admission to first year is competitive. This competition is open to graduates and students of final year, subject to success in the Baccalaureate. The curriculum, spread over three years, includes theory, practical work, conducting an animated film every year, and 16 weeks minimum mandatory internships. 1st and 2nd year, the program also provides good learning authoring software that cinema staging and artistic drawing. Teaching is done in software tutorials, with a student by labor station. The achievements by five team represents the synthesis of theoretical and practical. In the second year, students perfect: character modeling, texturing, shaders development, creating skeletons, skinning, animation in general and animation in inverse kinematics, particles, dynamics the rendering. And they manage the mix of sounds from their productions with the students of the ISTS (the department). Outside of classes and practicals, work rooms are available to students free service from 19:00 until 22:00 from Monday to Thursday and until 19:00 on Friday and Saturday. 1st and 2nd year, lessons are on average 25 hours per week. Students must complete eight weeks of mandatory courses in 2nd and 3rd year, a total of 16 weeks. [-]

ISTS - Institut Supérieur des Téchniques du Son - taught in FRENCH

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

L’école de son propose un cursus de deux ans de tronc commun de technicien son avec des spécialisations en troisième année autour du Son Audiovisuel, Son musical, Radio ou Sonorisation d’évènements. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. L’école de son propose un cursus de deux ans de tronc commun de technicien son avec des spécialisations en troisième année autour du Son Audiovisuel, Son musical, Radio ou Sonorisation d’évènements. Le programme débute en octobre pour se terminer en juin. Il est constitué de cours réguliers et de travaux dirigés interrompus par les périodes de contrôles, de préparation de production, de tournage et de post production. En 1ère et 2nde année, les enseignements représentent en moyenne 25 heures par semaine. Les cours théoriques Ils concernent les trois domaines suivants : connaissances scientifiques et technologie des équipements culture artistique, et plus particulièrement culture musicale techniques de prise de son et de mixage Leur objectif est de permettre à l’étudiant d’identifier et d’analyser pour chacun des domaines d’application le problème à résoudre et de trouver les solutions adaptées pour atteindre au mieux, dans le cadre du budget et des contraintes matérielles, les ambitions du commanditaire. Acquérir cette “vision globale” du son n’est possible que par l’articulation judicieuse des différents paramètres de la réalisation (esthétiques et techniques), ce qui constitue l’objectif essentiel des cours. Les travaux dirigés Ils ont pour but d’initier les élèves au maniement des matériels, de leur faire réaliser des exercices et de les préparer techniquement à leurs prochaines réalisations. Les productions et exercices Constituant à la fois des étapes essentielles dans le processus de formation et la synthèse des enseignements théoriques et pratiques accomplis, leur nombre, leur importance, leur ordonnancement dans le cursus, correspondent à l’acquisition et à la maîtrise progressive de l’écriture et de la réalisation. Les stages En milieu professionnel, les stages ont pour objectif de faire découvrir la réalité des contraintes de production ainsi que les nombreux champs d’application du secteur (studios d’enregistrement, radios, spectacles, conventions et productions audiovisuelles), pour mieux choisir sa voie et se constituer un carnet d’adresses. Ils sont obligatoires en 2nde et 3ème année à raison de huit semaines, soit 16 semaines en tout, qui sont nécessaires à l’obtention du diplôme. Le service des stages, qui est en relation permanente avec les entreprises, met à la disposition des étudiants des offres de stages tout au long de l’année. Mémoire de fin d’études En début de 3 année, chaque étudiant choisit un sujet de mémoire et sollicite un de ses professeurs pour diriger son travail. Ce mémoire fait l’objet d’une soutenance devant un jury de professeurs au mois de Septembre.   [-]

DHEC Screenwriting / Directing - taught in FRENCH

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Screenwriting and Directing program aims to train professionals to be capable of meeting the expectations of the industry on all issues regarding writing for screen. During their two years of training, students learn to write for any type of audiovisual genre, whether it is film (fiction and documentary), television or new media in their various formats. [+]

OBJECTIFS Le Département des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques Scénario a pour objectif de former des professionnels capables de répondre aux attentes des industries de programmes sur toutes les questions qui touchent à l’écriture de contenus. Au cours de leurs deux années de formation, les étudiants apprennent à scénariser tout type d’œuvre ou de genre audiovisuel, qu’il s’agisse de cinéma (fiction et documentaire), de télévision ou de multimédia dans leurs différents formats et leurs contenus spécifiques. A l’issue de leur cursus, les étudiants finalisent un scénario de fiction de 90 minutes. Ce travail fait l’objet d’un suivi pédagogique tout au long de l’année et donne lieu à une soutenance. A ces travaux s’ajoute la rédaction d’un mémoire sur un sujet en relation avec la formation suivie. DÉBOUCHÉS PROFESSIONNELS Permettre aux étudiants qui désirent faire de l’écriture l’axe principal de leur activité professionnelle, qu’il s’agisse de scénarios de fictions en prise de vue réelle ou en animation, de documentaires ou de scénarios de bandes dessinées, d’acquérir les compétence nécessaires à la pratique du métier de scénariste. Permettre aux étudiants qui se destinent à la réalisation de films de maîtriser l’art du récit et les mécanismes de l’écriture dramatique tout en ayant les compétences requises pour aborder la mise en scène, la direction d’acteur, et la réalisation de film dans ses composantes techniques qu’il s’agisse du découpage, de la prise de vue en tournage, du montage ou du mixage en post-production. Les compétences acquises au cours de la formation permettent aux étudiants de postuler à des postes dans les secteurs suivants : Chaînes de télévision généralistes et thématiques (lecteur, direction littéraire)
 Sofica. Sociétés de financement (lecteur) Sociétés de production PUBLICS CONCERNÉS Le Département des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques Scénario s’adresse à des étudiants de niveau Bac+3. Les candidats doivent témoigner d’un intérêt marqué pour les professions du secteur audiovisuel et pour toutes les formes d’écriture (cinéma, théâtre, BD, roman, télévision, documentaire, reportage). [-]

DHEC Production / Distribution - taught in FRENCH

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Fournir aux étudiants de solides bases théoriques, en matière d’économie, de droit ou d’histoire du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, qui leur permettront, au cours de leur future vie professionnelle, d’enrichir leur perception du métier et de faciliter la prise de décision. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in France 2017. OBJECTIFS Fournir aux étudiants de solides bases théoriques, en matière d’économie, de droit ou d’histoire du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, qui leur permettront, au cours de leur future vie professionnelle, d’enrichir leur perception du métier et de faciliter la prise de décision. Intégrer les étudiants sur le marché du travail par le biais de stages, en les rendant immédiatement opérationnels et, par conséquent, attractifs pour les recruteurs du secteur. Ceci est d’autant plus important qu’il s’agit d’un secteur fonctionnant essentiellement par réseaux. DEBOUCHES PROFESSIONNELS L’objectif de la formation concerne à court terme les métiers de chargé ou assistant de production au sein d’une société de production de cinéma, assistant de programmation dans une grande chaîne hertzienne ou chargé d’études pour une autorité de régulation telle que le CSA. A terme, ils pourront envisager de travailler comme programmateur ou responsable marketing chez un distributeur de cinéma, responsable éditorial au sein d’une chaîne de télévision ou encore directeur des acquisitions pour un diffuseur, etc... PUBLICS CONCERNES Le Département des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques s’adresse à des étudiants de niveau Bac+3, titulaires d’une Licence ou d’un diplôme de Grande Ecole, comme par exemple aux étudiants diplômés de l’ESRA. Les candidats doivent témoigner d’un intérêt marqué pour les professions du secteur cinématographique et audiovisuel. Ils devront fournir une lettre de motivation et un CV, et passer un entretien de motivation. [-]