Bachelor

Art & Technology

Atelier de Sèvres now offers a new three-year degree course taught in English: the bachelor of art and technology. Through the prism of artistic creation, this new course questions the major changes and societal challenges brought about by digital technology.

Becoming a creator of digital works

Art, digital and new technologies

The bachelor of art and technology encourages artists in-the-making to cultivate creative strategies, technical skills and critical thinking while exploring and developing new applications of technology and media in contemporary artistic practice.

Developing a critical vision of digital

The course aims to enable students to develop a critical and committed vision of digital transformations by positioning digital equally as a subject of theoretical study and a medium of creation. As such, the curriculum is articulated around the practical learning of digital tools and techniques and the acquisition of a cultural and critical foundation in digital humanities, in particular around the themes of big data, industry 4.0, robotics, artificial intelligence and life sciences.

By beginning with art and its foundations, the training will enable students to question these new mediums which are increasingly present in the field of contemporary artistic creation.

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Varied fields of application

Digital technology is at the core of this programme, allowing students to enter the professional world as leaders and creators in this domain rather than in the role of a simple consumer of the ever-widening uses of digital.

There are many areas of professional integration, from the fields of contemporary art and performing arts to scenography, publishing and the production of works. Practices can also be varied, including interactive scenography, robotic/mechatronic devices, video mapping, virtual reality, video games, digital imagery and audiovisual creation.

Developing new creative processes

Digital can be used within an artistic practice to implement dynamic and interactive creative processes of form research. As such, the computer can be thought of as an extension of the body and the mind, with the ability to shape materials, much like drawing or sculpture, for example, but in an intangible space, a sort of virtual workshop, where this material is shaped by programmed algorithms.

While it may no longer be, strictly speaking, the artist’s hand that physically shapes the material, it is however the process of generating this form that is conceived and coded by the artist that is at work. 

A course combining creativity and technique

The educational methodology of the bachelor of art and technology is founded upon a simultaneous and interwoven learning of art and digital. On the one hand is the acquisition of a cultural and theoretical background of the history and techniques of art brought into resonance with the appearance of thought and digital tools; and on the other hand is the practical learning of traditional and digital creation techniques, from design to representation and production of 2-D and 3-D shapes. In this combined creative approach, computer coding and drawing are practised to the same level.

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Cutting-edge digital equipment

In support of the classes, students have access to technical workshops at the cutting-edge of digital techniques: a Fablab, a robotic workshop, a virtual reality workshop and a mechatronic workshop. Students also benefit from the video, photo, multimedia workshops.

Admissions procedure

The bachelor of art and technology is accessible via a competitive entrance exam. Two sessions take place, in June and in September. It is organised as followed:

Competitive exam steps

June session

Septembre session

Administrative closing of the registration

6th April 2020

6th April 2020

- Submission by each candidate of a 1 minute maximum video presentation on smartphone (.mp4 ou .mov): submit my video on the platform

- Answer by each candidate to the online quizz test: answer to the online test

It is the completion of the test and the submission of your video presentation that will enable us to select you. You will receive an email announcing the results a few days after completing this two steps.

2nd March to 17th April

28th April
to 14th August

Notification of the eligible candidates

27th April

20th August

Examination of the eligible candidates: individual interview and group creation test

8th and 9th June

4th Septembre

Admission results

12th June

9th Septembre

Beginnin of the class

27th Septembre

27th Septembre

 

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