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École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

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The École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts is a vast architectural complex, opposite the Louvre Museum, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, between the quai Malaquais and rue Bonaparte. Public establishment with an administrative nature, under the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the ENSBA's primary mission is the education of students intending to artistic high level creation.Heir to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture founded in the XVIIe century by Louis XIV, it remains a top meeting place for the creation, heritage and history, and plays an essential role in the artistic and cultural scene.

The École is overseen by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Its first mission is to educate and train students planning to devote themselves to high-level artistic creation. The school’s five-year course of study and practice provides students with the fundamental elements they need to develop and sustain their personal artistic undertakings, and a full understanding of what is at issue in making art today. Education and training are organized around work in artistic practice studios run by renowned artists. Transdisciplinarity, practice diversity, multiple fields of experimentation and free movement among different approaches and specialization areas are encouraged.

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