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Call for applications 2023: Two-year course at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Application deadline: March 22, 3pm

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains invites applications for two year course.

Information session and tour: February 15, 2–7pm
Application deadline: March 22, 3pm

Le Fresnoy invites applicants for a unique two-year course that will put you in touch with some of today’s finest artists, as well as provide you with access to professional equipment, a production budget, and a diverse range of disciplines.

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains: A one-of-a-kind school that draws students from all around the world. An open and accessible environment (with exhibitions, films, and cultural events), a place for creative and innovation. A meeting point for the most important regional, national, and international institutions.

Two-year course
The first year is devoted to the creation of works using cinematic, photographic, and video techniques, as well as sound and music. Cinema continues to be an essential practical and theoretical component of the learning process at Le Fresnoy, which depends on a well-known cinephile culture. The experimental character of Le Fresnoy students’ film works is significant. Photography is also a significant form of expression at the institution.

The second year is devoted to the broad fields of digital art and new creative technology. The teaching philosophy at Le Fresnoy is predicated on the goal of eventually producing full-scale, professional-quality works. The institution provides all professional instruments required to create audiovisual and digital art.

Candidate selection: free / Studies fees: 760 EUR per year / Application deadline: Wednesday March 22, 3pm (Paris time) / Information and tour: Wednesday February 15, 2pm. Application form.

Le Fresnoy is a postgraduate art school, art center, and audiovisual and digital research cluster all rolled into one. Its goal is to enable young artists to create works utilizing professional-grade technology while being guided by seasoned artists. Theoretical and practical work encompasses all audiovisual languages, ranging from electronic and conventional media (photography, cinema, video) to digital technology and other cutting-edge media advancements.

The projects developed by students are directed by invited artists/teachers who, in the course of their pedagogical residency, will produce a personal project with the possible assistance of students. The artists who have acted as visiting teachers at Le Fresnoy are: Jean-Luc Godard, Miguel Gomes, Bruno Dumont, Mathieu Amalric, Claire Denis, Joan Fontcuberta, Pascal Convert, Ryoji Ikeda, Christian Rizzo, Cyril Teste, João Pedro Rodrigues, Caroline Champetier, Patrick Jouin, Béla Tarr, Manon De Boer, Matías Piñeiro, Yannick Haenel, Laure Prouvost, Dora García, Athiná-Rachél Tsangári, Wang Bing, Art Orienté Objet, Edith Dekyndt, Emanuele Coccia, Sabrina Ratté, Justine Emard, Patrick Chiha, Guy Casiers, Viviane Perelmuter, Julien Prévieux, Cécile B. Ewans, Basma al-Sherif, …

An ambitious creative agenda complements the production operations. This comprises a variety of exhibitions and activities that explore many elements of creation, particularly “Panorama,” in which all works produced at Le Fresnoy are shown each year under the auspices of a guest curator.

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
22 rue du Fresnoy
59200 Tourcoing
Hours: Monday–Friday 6pm–9:30am

T +33 3 20 28 38 00
[email protected]
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