Art and architecture occupy a special place in French higher education.

Schools of art

France's écoles supérieures of art and applied arts are public institutions of very high quality that confer nationally regulated diplomas after 3 or 5 years of study.

Other schools—private or administered by chambers of commerce—grant degrees that are specific to each school.

Both categories of school practice selective admissions based on the student's application file or examination results, and often an interview....Learn more