There are no formal lessons during the fifth year. You should now be perfectly autonomous, but read on...

I encourage you to keep in touch indirectly via e-mails or directly most Friday afternoons and evenings when I try to visit your studios. English is obviously a bonus to your work. Exploit websites, texts and books for background research and generally broaden your knowledge of what other artists are doing outside France (see the links page for useful sites). Contact artists you admire. Maybe you can help in their studio either as part of work experience, an internship agreement, placement study or even as a paid job (e.g. assistant, tea-lady, general dogsbody...).

Now is the ideal time to think about your portfolio. I recommend you make at least an English version of your C.V. but it is much better to prepare a complete portfolio either on paper or in the form of a website. Feel free to get in touch for help and advice.

Also ask if you need help writing letters to obtain grants, contact galleries, apply for artists’ residencies or other university courses. Models and guidance are on-line and available for download. Just ask.

The only real obligation this year is to produce an abstract in English that will be printed with your fifth year dissertation...

Guidelines and methods plus an archive of previous ENSA abstracts for consultation.

Clarifying ideas about work for your final year projects is vital in the run-up to your diploma. Doing it in English may help organize and prioritize some of the issues and methods you have been using. Get in touch to set up a meeting.