Admission in first year is attained by way of a competitive examination open to those with a baccalauréat or equivalent diploma. The jury may allow submissions from students without a baccalaureat under exceptional circumstances. The latter must prove a confirmed personal practice and hand in a request for special dispensation addressed to the director of the institution, by first contacting the pedagogical administration. Entrance examination fees are 50 euros.
The entrance examination contains several written tests: general culture, drawing test, language test and an oral presentation of a portfolio of personal work. The evaluation criteria notably include motivation, artistic ability, theoretical thought, and openness to the contemporary world.
The total fees for the 2020-2021 year come to 400 euros (250 euros with a scholarship). More information concerning scholarships, insurance and social security.