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Graduate programs

ARP research program (Art, Research, Practice)

This program’s objective is to support artists in the formulation and development of a research project based on an artistic practice. The research program’s purpose is to contribute to the development of an artist’s work, allowing them to pursue one or more of its aspects, or to enrich it by studying a range of materials on related subjects.


ARP is structured around seminars, conferences, and forums on the works-in-progress by the artists in the program.


Research takes two forms:


Doctoral research through SACRe

The doctoral program is attached to the transdisciplinary Graduate School Humanities, Arts, Social and Human Sciences (ED540) and the Sciences, Art, Creation, Recherche (SACRe) laboratory. SACRe is a research unit formed through the collaboration of six member and partner institutions of the Université PSL: the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), École Nationale Supérieure de l’Image et du Son (Fémis), Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), and the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD).


SACRe’s objective is to facilitate the emergence of original projects combining creation and research. This interdisciplinary doctoral program includes the production of works, objects, or installations connected to a reflexive approach based on various theoretical and research fields.


The doctoral program that PhD candidates commit to comprises: a dedicated course within Beaux-Arts de Paris (ARP program), a shared monthly seminar aimed at exploring the relation between creation and research, bringing ng together all doctoral students admitted to the SACRe course, as well as complementary cross-disciplinary training related to the development of professional skills.


Graduate degree (currently under reorganization)

The graduate degree offers recruited candidates the opportunity to develop a personal artistic project. This unique model exemplifies a multidisciplinary approach and encourages collective stimulation through the sharing of individual practices and critical exchanges.