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Novembre 5th, 2018 – february 28, 2019
CampusArt Web site opens.
Students complete electronic application.

February 28, 2019 Deadline for submission of applications on the CampusArt platform (online application and supporting documents to upload)
February 28, 2019 Students undergo telephone interviews or videoconferences.
Member institutions extend offers of admission to the candidates on their CampusArt platform.

March 15, 2019 Deadline for admission offers by the member institutions to the students.

March 30 to April 15, 2019 Students accept or decline admission offers on their CampusArt account.
April 15, 2019 Deadline for confirmation of entry into the program by the students on their CampusArt account.
CampusArt Web site closes.

17 April to early May 2019 Formal offers of admission are prepared and mailed by institutions to CampusArt. CampusArt sends certificates to registered students.

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Conditions, prerequisite to apply

  • My application file was rejected. Why?
    Both components of the application-electronic and paper-based—must be complete and consistent. No application will be accepted if this requirement is not met, regardless of the candidate’s talent or other merits. Applicants must sign the checklist of items to be included in the paper application file.

Electronic application files and Fees

  • Educational plans, professional goals, and curriculum vitae
    In addition to your own art work (20) and an imaginary museum (20 works of Art), your Web site must include your educational plan. It may also include your CV, especially if you have exhibited your work, completed internships or apprenticeships, or worked with established artists. Your educational plan should explain why you chose the schools and programs you did, what you expect to get out of your program, and what you hope to accomplish in your artistic and personal future. CampusArt does not require you to furnish a statement of your professional goals, but you may want to use your Web site as the germ of a future CV …
  • What is an imaginary museum?
    Your imaginary museum is a list of up to 20 works of art from any time or place that have influenced your artistic development. When posting your list, use the standard gallery form presented in question 12. Complete and accurate legends will enable the faculty members responsible for admissions to locate the works in catalogues and reference works.
  • Must my paper file be identical to my electronic file?
    Everything that appears in the electronic application file must also appear in the paper file.
  • When should I submit my paper file?
    The deadline to upload your supporting documents is indicated on the CampusArt Web site and on the calendar above. If you can not do it, send a complete pdf file by mail to campusart@campusfrance.org (don’t exceed a maximum weight of 7 megs) or using TransferNow (www.transfernow.net), or copies, Do not send original documents, without staples at the following address (If you choose to send by email you must send your photos, references’ letters and envelopes by mail) :

    CAMPUS FRANCE Direction des Relations Extérieures et Institutionnelles CampusArt - Marie Chamoreau 28, rue de la Grange-aux-Belles 75010 Paris - France

         
  • May I include in my paper file documents not mentioned in my electronic application?
    YES, you may add optional items to your paper file that you believe may be useful to the faculty and staff of the institution in which you eventually enroll. Examples might include your complete CV or a report describing the functions you performed during an internship.  
  • How closely must my references follow the model letter of recommendation?
    The models are examples and not meant to be followed verbatim. Your references should feel free to compose their letters as they wish.
  • Who can serve as a reference?
    Your references-those whom you ask to recommend you-may be faculty members, academic administrators, supervisors, employers, or artists. In essence, your references should be accomplished members of the art world.
  • Why do letters of recommendation have to be sealed?
    Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes. The individual providing the reference must seal the envelope and sign it on the back to ensure the confidentiality of the information it contains.
  • CampusArt has acknowledged receipt of my application. Does that mean that I’ve been accepted into a program?
    NO. CampusArt will send you an e-mail to confirm that your account has been created. At that point, you may begin to fill out your electronic application. Once the electronic application is complete, but before you send it, you will print it out and assemble it into a file with supporting documents. Only after your paper file is complete and ready for mailing, should you submit your electronic file. CampusArt will acknowledge receipt of your application and confirm that it has been either certified (that is, verified for completeness and consistency) or rejected. Once your application is certified, it will be forwarded to the member institutions of the CampusArt network for review. Each institution will choose the applicants to whom they wish to offer admission.
  • Am I required to pay the €300 application fee even if I don’t receive any offers of admission?
    NO. You are required to pay the application fee to CampusArt only if you accept an offer of admission. Once CampusArt receives that payment, you will receive an acknowledgment of your acceptance of the admission offer, a document that you will need to obtain a student visa. If you do not receive the acknowledgment within three weeks, write to the admissions office at the institution whose offer you accepted. Send copies of your messages to CampusArt (see question 4). Important note: If you accept an offer of admission from a private institution, you will be asked to pay a portion of the program tuition directly to the institution before the institution will issue the acknowledgment of admission. The amount to be paid is specified in the institution’s description on the CampusArt Web site, or on the institution’s Web site.
  • Why do I need to sign every page of the agreement with Campus France?
    We require that you sign every page to prove that you have read the entire agreement. Unless every page of the agreement is signed, we cannot accept your application.

General questions

  • Can I apply to a French institution without going through CampusArt ?
    YES CampusArt but the network is best : he submits your file simultaneously sixty different institutions and makes you eligible for early response , in April , giving you time to prepare your stay and your journey , you put level possibly in french , to present a scholarship file ..

Grant and Housing

  • Are scholarships available?
    For information on scholarships and financial aid, visit your local Campus France office or the consulate of France in your country. Also, read the information provided on this site under the tab "Finding financial assistance".
  • Who is responsible for student housing, Campus France or the member institutions?
    Neither. You are responsible for finding and paying for your own housing, whether your new institution is public or private. For more information, visit: www.campusfrance.org/en/page/finding-a-place-live

Language issues / Translations

  • Do my letters of recommendation have to be in French?
    CampusArt accepts letters of recommendation in French, English, and Spanish.

Online Portfolio

  • What is an imaginary museum?
    Your imaginary museum is a list of up to 20 works of art from any time or place that have influenced your artistic development. When posting your list, use the standard gallery form presented in question 12. Complete and accurate legends will enable the faculty members responsible for admissions to locate the works in catalogues and reference works.

Paper application

  • Must my paper file be identical to my electronic file?
    Everything that appears in the electronic application file must also appear in the paper file.
  • When should I submit my paper file?
    The deadline to upload your supporting documents is indicated on the CampusArt Web site and on the calendar above. If you can not do it, send a complete pdf file by mail to campusart@campusfrance.org (don’t exceed a maximum weight of 7 megs) or using TransferNow (www.transfernow.net), or copies, Do not send original documents, without staples at the following address (If you choose to send by email you must send your photos, references’ letters and envelopes by mail) :

    CAMPUS FRANCE Direction des Relations Extérieures et Institutionnelles CampusArt - Marie Chamoreau 28, rue de la Grange-aux-Belles 75010 Paris - France

         
  • May I include in my paper file documents not mentioned in my electronic application?
    YES, you may add optional items to your paper file that you believe may be useful to the faculty and staff of the institution in which you eventually enroll. Examples might include your complete CV or a report describing the functions you performed during an internship.  

Register

  • Does the curriculum in art schools differ from that in universities?
    Yes, the programs and diplomas offered in the two institutional types differ in important respects. University programs are designed predominantly for people who intend to think and talk about art or to manage it (theoreticians, critics, museum directors and administrators, directors of theater companies, producers). The universities grant bachelors (licences), masters, and doctoral degrees. Art schools, by contrast, are designed for those who intend to create and practice art-painters, sculptors, designers, decorators. Public schools of art confer the DNA (bachelor level) and DNSEP (master level). Private art schools award credentials known as titres, which are classified by level by the National Commission on Professional Certification (CNCP, Commission Nationale de Certification Professionnelle). For more information, click on the tab “fields of study in art : http://www.campusart.org/home/catalogue-campusart/les-etudes-diplomes-dart/?lang=en Private schools of art do not offer masters degrees.
  • Will I have to come to France for an interview?
    NO. But, increasingly, applicants are asked to participate in a telephone interview or videoconference at a local Campus France office or French consulate, where their identity can be verified.
  • Do applicants have to pass an entrance examination before applying for admission?
    No examination is required before applying to CampusArt programs.

Special CampusArt topics

  • Educational plans, professional goals, and curriculum vitae
    In addition to your own art work (20) and an imaginary museum (20 works of Art), your Web site must include your educational plan. It may also include your CV, especially if you have exhibited your work, completed internships or apprenticeships, or worked with established artists. Your educational plan should explain why you chose the schools and programs you did, what you expect to get out of your program, and what you hope to accomplish in your artistic and personal future. CampusArt does not require you to furnish a statement of your professional goals, but you may want to use your Web site as the germ of a future CV …
  • Does the curriculum in art schools differ from that in universities?
    Yes, the programs and diplomas offered in the two institutional types differ in important respects. University programs are designed predominantly for people who intend to think and talk about art or to manage it (theoreticians, critics, museum directors and administrators, directors of theater companies, producers). The universities grant bachelors (licences), masters, and doctoral degrees. Art schools, by contrast, are designed for those who intend to create and practice art-painters, sculptors, designers, decorators. Public schools of art confer the DNA (bachelor level) and DNSEP (master level). Private art schools award credentials known as titres, which are classified by level by the National Commission on Professional Certification (CNCP, Commission Nationale de Certification Professionnelle). For more information, click on the tab “fields of study in art : http://www.campusart.org/home/catalogue-campusart/les-etudes-diplomes-dart/?lang=en Private schools of art do not offer masters degrees.
  • Will I have to come to France for an interview?
    NO. But, increasingly, applicants are asked to participate in a telephone interview or videoconference at a local Campus France office or French consulate, where their identity can be verified.
  • Do applicants have to pass an entrance examination before applying for admission?
    No examination is required before applying to CampusArt programs.
  • What is an imaginary museum?
    Your imaginary museum is a list of up to 20 works of art from any time or place that have influenced your artistic development. When posting your list, use the standard gallery form presented in question 12. Complete and accurate legends will enable the faculty members responsible for admissions to locate the works in catalogues and reference works.

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