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PREPA (PMA)

THE BENEFITS OF DOING A PREPARATORY YEAR

In order to enroll in a high-quality training in Switzerland and abroad in Professional Visual Arts (CFC) or Bachelor (HES), it requires more and more often to complete a preparatory year before starting an academic artistic degree.

The Canvas School of Arts offers a program specially designed for young people interested in artistic studies or that want to experiment a large variety of artistic courses. The preparatory year allows the student to improve his interpersonal skills, as well as understanding which artistic profession suits him. He will enrich his CV with a first experience in an academic environment that will lead him to various training perspectives.

OPPORTUNITY FOR LEARNING AND PROGRAM PERZONALIZATION

The student gets to know all different subjects in the Visual Arts study, while acquiring of a neutral critical approach towards the world and the arts. Through the techniques taught during the program, the variety of courses and the practical exercises, the student will set solid foundations for his future curriculum.

In addition, each student can adapt his study plan, in order to deepen his knowledge in one or several subjects, getting a personalized program based on his future aspirations.

PREPA (PMA)

THE BENEFITS OF DOING A PREPARATORY YEAR

In order to enroll in a high-quality training in Switzerland and abroad in Professional Visual Arts (CFC) or Bachelor (HES), it requires more and more often to complete a preparatory year before starting an academic artistic degree.

The Canvas School of Arts offers a program specially designed for young people interested in artistic studies or that want to experiment a large variety of artistic courses. The preparatory year allows the student to improve his interpersonal skills, as well as understanding which artistic profession suits him. He will enrich his CV with a first experience in an academic environment that will lead him to various training perspectives.

OPPORTUNITY FOR LEARNING AND PROGRAM PERZONALIZATION

The student gets to know all different subjects in the Visual Arts study, while acquiring of a neutral critical approach towards the world and the arts. Through the techniques taught during the program, the variety of courses and the practical exercises, the student will set solid foundations for his future curriculum.

In addition, each student can adapt his study plan, in order to deepen his knowledge in one or several subjects, getting a personalized program based on his future aspirations.

 

ARTISTIC COURSES AND INDIVIDUAL EXPECTATIONS

The preparatory year offers an upgrade in different artistic courses.

Selected and varied exercises allow the progressive development of creativity, simultaneously with the learning of traditional and digital graphic techniques. This upgrade course provides students with the theoretical and practical elements to integrate schools specialized in Visual Arts.

After following the common training, the student prepares a portfolio of original artistic work while having an individual and personalized follow-up according to the specific objectives of each student. The assessment of the individual objectives in the field of Visual Arts (decoration, graphic design, multimedia, photography, etc.) allows a personalized approach for the mentoring.

 
 

FINALITY OF THE ARTISTIC PREPARATORY YEAR

The portfolio of artistic work with a selection of the best projects during the year allows the student to apply for enroll into an higher educational degree in visual arts and / or of applied arts to continue his learning journey. The learnings from the preparatory year enables the students to successfully pass entrance exams for higher education.

Which requires : 

  •  To show at interviews of entrance exams in professional schools and/or higher education schools in visual and/or applied arts (HES) with a strong theoretical understanding of the artistic culture with an outstanding portfolio.

  • To show your experience and sufficient artistic practice for admission exams.

  • To be comfortable to look for an apprenticeship (CFC).

  • To follow the requiring steps for your future training in the artistic profession of your choice. 

 

MOTIVATION – DISCOVERY - ARTISTIC SENSITIVITY

THE PREPARATORY YEAR FOR YOU

The Preparation year is a training open to candidates of all academic levels. Only common point: enthusiasm, curiosity, desire to learn and approach artistic practices in various aspects.

At the end of his compulsory schooling, the student wants a training in the Arts through public school or apprenticeship.

The acceptance in a public school or to start an apprenticeship (company training) of an artistic profession require the acquisition of solid general artistic knowledge.

In possession of a federal maturity (or equivalent European title), the student wishes to access studies in a university-level art school (HES: Higher Studies in Arts and Design, Fine Arts).

Higher Arts schools entry is made possible after passing an entrance examination, which requires the presentation of a portfolio and/or the passing of an examination exam.

Other candidates: For students that have a job, possibility of adapting the study plan by a personalized attendance rate.

REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION

 

Prerequisites : have completed your compulsory schooling and obtained your certificate.
Submit a portfolio of recent personal work to Canvas.

 

Highly talented students : The School can give to highly talented students direct access to the training.  Candidates must apply in advance, pass the entrance exam, show maturity and motivation during an interview with the school admission team.

Enrollment : in September.

Other possibilities : at the beginning of each month from September to May with certain specifities.

 

DURATION - DIPLOMA - SUCCESS

 

Students who have successfully completed the preparatory year, will receive the PMA Diploma from Canvas.

The preparatory class has excellent success rates, allowing most students to join schools and institutions of their choice, in Switzerland and abroad
(Switzerland: ECAL / Lausanne, ERACOM / Lausanne, HEAD / Geneva, ECAV / Sierre, CPEV / Vevey, etc.).

SKILLS

At the end of the preparatory year, the student is able to :

  • carry out successful work and projects in accordance with precise objectives

  • use hand and digital techniques for the realization of artistic works

  • explain clearly his professional objectives and be autonomous in his work

  • be critical of his creations and know what needs to be improve

  • constitute a coherent portfolio to enter in the school of his choice

 

Ecole Canvas, Mode, Graphisme et Illustration.

Avenue de Sévelin 46, 1004, Lausanne, Suisse 

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