Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique
The Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP) (equivalent to a Master’s degree) is an approved national level I diploma, bac +5, equivalent to a master 2. It takes 2 years to complete, thus constituting the second cycle of studies.
At isdaT, the DNSEP is offered in 3 options: art, design and graphic design.
Cycle 2 objectives
In the 2nd cycle, the goals relate to the development and affirmation of a personal practice, its conditions of visibility as well as intelligence on an artistic, historical and philosophical level. It involves deepening the development of a course of thought and work leading to the complete autonomy of the student during the DNSEP. At this stage, students should be able to develop an autonomous approach allowing them to integrate new elements into their research.
At the DNSEP level, the following qualities are required:
- ability to carry out graphic art work testifying to a mastery of techniques and technologies acquired during the programme,
- knowledge and understanding of a higher level field of study, especially in terms of research; providing proof of personal development and originality,
- ability to use this knowledge and understanding in a synthetic way, in a broader context (science, social space, etc.) in relation to the field of art,
- ability to articulate and communicate complex elements, to formalise positions including nuanced reflections on the artist’s situation in artistic, social, political fields,
- development of the skills necessary for the pursuit of research that can be part of the doctoral process,
- ability to know and promote one’s knowledge and skills in professional circles.
In addition to practical and theoretical courses, the specific nature of art schools offers students diversified forms of education provided by instructors and external speakers:
- workshops and seminars
- technical facilities and tools
- exhibitions and events
- introductory artistic research workshops
- external projects
- internships, gap years & international exchanges.
Art, Design, and Graphic Design Studies Director