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ACTION RESEARCH TRANSVERSALITY
The educational team of the Art option is dedicated to the training of creators, who are interested in developing a personal and professional artistic adventure. These courses allow the broadest possible experimentation of contemporary means of expression through the acquisition of methods to research in arts.
The diversity of acquired and tested techniques, which will then be used according to a specific situation, will allow the emergingartist to be able to adapt to a variety of professional contexts.
The option Art encourages the crossingbetween the teaching of drawing, colour, volume, photography, print, multimedia and the following specific workshops: painting – engraving – lithography – screen printing – graphics – sculpture – ceramics – video-sound-computing – carpentry/wood. The practice is supported by lessons of history and theory of arts and English.
Students participate in Research and Creation Workshops: « The Garden », « Object of thought », « Find a sentence », « Utopias and urban fiction », « Street window », « The Empire of sounds » and « Opex ».
The teachers participate in three main research groups: Edith, a research group on publishing and more specifically on desktop publishing, MAPPING that aims at including reflection on the practices, systems and art forms in the broader field of gesture and human creativity and Club that develops experimental art forms in unusual spaces.
The Plot HR, a contemporary art space of the Haut de Rouen, regularly allows to exhibit the results of different workshops, experiments, partnerships and residences of the school. Students are required to exhibit, to participate in the installationand meet the artists through workshops.
Besides the Erasmus mobility programmes, the school offers several educational trips to Paris, London, Berlin and New York.
THE EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM - ECTS
The recognition of studies and diplomas is a prerequisite for a creation of a European space that is more open regarding education and training and designed to offer optimal mobility for students and teachers. The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is primarily a methodology to create transparency in the content of teaching and its assessment, to establish the conditions necessary for reconciliation between institutions and to widen the range of choices available to students.
The ECTS is based on three core elements: the information on study programmes and the students’ academic results, the mutual agreement (between the partner institutions and the students) and the use of ECTS credits (values that represent the students’ workload).
The ECTS is mainly centred on the students’ study programme. It allows the allocation of credits to the students on the acquisition of knowledge or skills defined beforehand and per subject (courses or workshops, mandatory or optional). The full-time work of a student during an academic year corresponds to 60 credits (thus 30 credits per semester). These credits may be allocated individually or collectively by the teachers according to the subjects taught.
ASSESSMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS OF ECTS CREDITS
Courses, workshops or disciplines are grouped into Educational Clusters. These Clusters are intended to structure the teaching by grouping similar or complimentary disciplines. Some of these Clusters are sub-divided into Teaching Units (U.E.).
The allocation of credits is carried out at the end of the semester per Cluster or Teaching Unit. To obtain the credits of a Cluster or a Teaching Unit, students must have at least a general average of 10 in this Cluster or Teaching Unit. During meetings within each Cluster (or each Teaching Unit when the Cluster is sub-divided into Teaching Units), all the teachers of the Cluster or the U.E. examine the possibility (or impossibility) and the conditions of remedial of the credits. The remedial conditions of the missing credits of the Clusters «Analysis and synthesis of research» and «Personal Research» are defined by the year coordinator.
The assessment criteria for the attribution of the grades (which can fluctuate depending on the nature of the courses or workshops) are: relevance of the answers to the proposed topics, quality of the work delivered, class attendance, quality of the personal approach, relevance of the references, quality of the oral and visual presentation of the work.
The grading scale is as follows:
18 to 20 – Excellent
16 to 17.9 – Very good
14 to 15.9 – Good
12 to 13.9 – Satisfactory
10 to 11.9 – Passable
9 to 9.9 – Insufficient work, passing is possible at the limit, but in danger
5 to 8.9 – Very insufficient work
0 to 4.9 – Failed or very bad
When students do not come to classes at all and they have no justification (such as a medical certificate, etc.), the teacher can put the word « ABSENT » instead of the grade. The absent student is considered non-enrolled in the course, and therefore is not allowed to takethis course again and cannot be evaluated as part of this course during this semester.
Thirty credits must be obtained per semester. Surplus credits through participation in additional optional workshops above the originally planned number, will not be counted.