Autonomy and cross-disciplinarity
Responsible for setting their own educational direction, students choose their orientations and specializations.
At ENSAPC, horizontal cross-disciplinarity is complemented by vertical “inter-temporality,” as students of different ages and levels of experience interact.
ENSAPC, a pilot school, is determined not to divide education into narrow slices (communication, design, etc.), but to make educational content as widely available as it can be in the form of a single option or major: Art. Placing students in a proactive relationship with their curriculum, the school offers a set of courses, studios, and workshops for creation and research from which each student will devise a unique instructional path, freely choosing orientations and specializations. Here, horizontal cross-disciplinarity is complemented by vertical “inter-temporality,” as students of different ages and levels of experience interact.
Workshops, master classes, lectures, artists in residence: numerous artists, musicians, graphic artists, illustrators, set designers, theoreticians, and curators—from France and abroad—are invited to ENSAPC each year. Some 60 such visitors come to the school each year, forming a constantly changing pool and encouraging student exposure to and interactions with the art and intellectual scene in France and internationally.
INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND CROSS-FERTILIZATION
Engaged in artistic activities on an international scale, ENSAPC’s faculty is made up of visual artists, choreographers, film and video makers, musicians, writers, photographers, curators, theoreticians, and critics. The continuous interchanges and porosities between teachers and practitioners ensures that ENSAPC’s teaching is always at the cutting edge of contemporary creativity.