General Undergraduate Degree in Decorative Art

General Undergraduate Degree in Decorative Art



Course objectives


This course aims at providing students with advanced skills in applied arts by means of a wide-reaching and open approach.


On the basis of progressive specialisation, the course develops strong synergy between habitually partitioned neighbouring subject areas (plastic arts, cultural mediation and communication).


The goal for this course is to transform theory into practice.


This diploma offers a blend between arts and sciences, theory and practice, training and professional production, and aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical tools required to fully understand the applied arts and play an active role in their evolution.


Three types of orientation :

  • continuing studies (Bac+5 : “Research” or “Professional” Master's degree, Bac+8 : Doctorate),
  • a professional career (employment or business creation),
  • preparation for the competitive examination for teaching staff (CAPES plastic arts, CAPET and PLP decorative arts can be prepared at Nîmes).


Course description


A study programme at the crossraoads of multiple disciplines.


   The courses are designed on the basis of a core curriculum of fundamental subjects (editorial methods & communication, history of art, aesthetics, law, Modern languages, I.T., etc.), and make possible a muli-skills education enhanced by training in specific disciplines (see training plan opposite).


   The tuition is semester based, in line with European standards, offering a rich combination of theory and practical work, lectures and tutorials.


Professionals are very much part of the tuition programme and they intervene on several levels:

  • tuition and tutorials,
  • conference cycles,
  • visits to workshops, companies, cultural sites.


   The use of computer and multimedia tools (information, communication, design) is of vital importance in the modern world and large part of the programme.

Entry requirements                

   No prerequisite for first year entry for all holders of a baccalaureate or equivalent diploma. Second and third year entry is subject to equivalency approval. Continuing education admission is available.





 Curriculum: Decorative Arts Degree

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