PROJECT PHASE art
The two years of the second cycle are validated by the DNSEP (National Higher Diploma in Visual Expression). The end of the fourth year is marked by the obtaining of the CESAP (Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts Studies), regardless of the option.
During those two years, priority is given to the development of the personal project of each student. Students are also invited to participate in different research groups of ESADHaR.
YEAR 4 LE HAVRE ART - SPECIFIC SPACES
The objective of the second cycle entitled « project phase », is to strengthen the students in their study programme, to lead them into an autonomy of thoughts and work and to accompany them in the inclusion of a unique and personal approach in the field of contemporary creation. To do this, the students must optimise the technical, practical and theoretical skills acquired during the first cycle and acquire the additional skills needed for their approach.
The Teaching Unit « Specific space Research » invites the graduate students to participate in the activities of the various research groups of ESADHaR RESEARCH. This research « on art » and « through art » takes different forms (documentary research, interviews, personal production…), allows a distancing of the students regarding their personal approach just as it accompanies and enriches.
The fourth year is the year in which the students can begin to prepare for the period after leaving the school and their professional integration. The mandatory internship is there to enable a first time «in a professional situation».
During the fourth year, the personal meetings with the teachers are crucial. The monitoring of the preparation of the thesis is carried out with the aesthetic teacher and the coordinator and a research director, who will accompany the students until the end of their schooling.
YEAR 5 LE HAVRE ART - SPECIFIC SPACES
The fifth year is that of the preparation of the DNSEP (National Higher Diploma in Visual Expression), year in which the students’ efforts are concentrated on the completion and presentation of their personal project. During the fifth year, the monitoring of the evolution of the student by the teachers at individual meetings is fundamental.
Under the Cluster “Research Methodology”, the graduate students are invited to participate in the activities of the various research groups of ESADHaR RESEARCH. This research « on art » and « through art » takes different forms (documentary research, interviews, personal production…), allows a distancing of the students regarding their personal approach just as it accompanies and enriches.
PASSING THE DNSEP
The DNSEP is taking place at both sites of ESADHaR. It consists of the defence of the thesis (20 minutes) and the presentation of the visual work (40 minutes).
The jury of the DNSEP consists of five members: A school representative chosen from the teachers, who sits on the jury of the defence of the thesis and four qualified individuals chosen from the area of activity. The jury is appointed by the director of the school. The chairman is chosen from qualified individuals.
The jury of defence of the thesis consists of one of the school representatives and one of the three qualified individuals. It is chaired by a professor. The defence of the thesis takes place during semester 10. After the defence, the defence jury will issue a written report that is communicated to the other members of the jury. After the presentation exam of the visual work, the jury decides on the awarding of the DNSEP taking into account the report issued by the jury of defence of the thesis. It delivers the credits corresponding to the visual work (25 credits) and the thesis (5 credits).
Candidates cannot take the exams of the DNSEP more than twice.
THE EVALUATION CRITERIA OF THE DNSEP
The candidates of the DNSEP exams are graded on four criteria:
formal and critical presentation of the work
origin and evolution of the project
cultural inscription of the work (relevance of references and diversity of knowledge)
quality of the work completed
Each of these criteria is graded out of five. An average of ten is required for graduation. A distinction may be awarded from a grade above fourteen. Congratulations from the jury are given to candidates whose grade reaches or exceeds sixteen.