PROJECT PHASE graphic design
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 :GRAPHIC DESIGN AND INTERACTIVITY
The objective of the second cycle entitled « project phase », is to assist the students in their research phase so that they develop an original and personal creative work and they know how to be a part of the world of graphic design, which is contemporary to us. To do so, the students must optimise the technical and theoretical skills acquired during the first cycle and acquire the additional skills needed for their approach.
The Teaching Unit « Graphics, multimedia and 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. An internship must be carried out allowing the students to be «in a professional situation».
During the fourth year, the personal meetings with the teachers are crucial. At the beginning of semester 7 the students may choose a research director, who will monitor their work until the end of their schooling.
YEAR 5:GRAPHIC DESIGN AND INTERACTIVITY
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. The Teaching Unit « Graphics, multimedia and 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 monitoring of the evolution of each approach by the teachers during individual meetings and meetings with the coordinating teachers of the fifth year is essential.
The 10th semester is entirely devoted to the preparation of the diploma.
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.