Fine Arts - Ecole Conte

Ecole Conte | Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense - 92044 Paris - La Défense | 01 43 07 04 13


This general preparatory year provides you with individualised guidance assistance,

It allows you to acquire the necessary foundations for your studies at the Ecole Conte. A broad learning process will help you to orient yourself according to your artistic profile.

This course will also train you to present competitions in order to integrate the major public art schools.



Preparation in 1 year

28 hours of classes, about 20 hours of personal work per week. Three poles group together a teaching that is both generalist and specific to the chosen specialization:

– Drawing and technical learning
– Creativity
– General and artistic culture

Depending on the subject, students are subject to either continuous assessment or quarterly grading. In addition, twice a year, each student appears before a jury of teachers. He/she then defends, orally, a file of work in progress.


Points clés duprogramme

  • Outdoor sketching
  • Nude sketching
  • Observation/volume/perspective drawing
  • Graphic expression and colour
  • Infographics/photo/video
  • Artistic techniques
  • Graphic expression
  • Creative art workshop
  • History of art
  • English
  • Museum and exhibition visits
  • General culture
  • Preparation for competitive admission to higher education institutions


  • Graphic designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Illustrator
  • Animation and cartoon designer
  • Heritage assets restorer
  • Infographic artist
  • Photographer
  • Visual artist


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Admission procedure

Educational level required: Baccalaureat


Personal portfolio: drawings, sketches, paintings, volume work, research, designs, photos etc.

Qualities required: students are expected to have a solid artistic cultural background and be strongly motivated. The student is passionate and eager to learn, and regularly visits exhibitions. S/he also develops their own artistic capabilities through personal practise in drawing, painting or photography, for example.

to register for

Foundation Year

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Application for admission