Atelier de Sèvres

Year founded: 1979
Number of students: 700
Areas of teaching: The school offers one-year preparation courses for students seeking admission to art and animation colleges in France and Europe as well as a 3-year graduate program in animation.
Locations: Headquarters/main campus in Paris’ St Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.
Career assistance services: Students present their works several times during the year to juries of teachers, which helps them gain experience in making presentations.


Atelier de Sèvres is the leading school in artistic preparation for admission to art colleges in France and Europe, achieving the best placement results into the most prestigious French and international art and animation Grandes Ecoles, including Beaux-Arts, ENSAD, Central Saint-Martins, La Cambre, ECAL, HEAR, Gobelins, EMCA and Rubika.

The school offers one-year foundation art and animation courses to prepare students for the most competitive entrance exams. Atelier de Sèvres also offers a 3-year animation graduate program for students wishing to work as authors-directors in the field of contemporary creation, mixing cinema, animation, writing, art and experimentation.

With more than 90 instructors and speakers – all graduates of prestigious art schools and working in a professional capacity – and workshops offering the best and most diversified equipment, the level of instruction is highly personalized. Preparatory workshops and presentations to faculty juries provide students with the technical tools and experience necessary to obtain entrance exam success.

Aside from its educational credentials, Atelier de Sèvres also vaunts an enviable geographic location, in the heart of Paris’ left bank, a stone’s throw from the school of Les Beaux-Arts, the Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse.