The committee’s exam process takes place in two stages.
During the eligibility phase, which takes place in April, the jury examines the applications and selects the candidates admitted to attend an interview.
The candidates selected at the end of the first stage will be invited to attend an interview with the Admissions Committee. This 20-minute oral exam will assess the candidate's motivation, creative aspiration, intellectual curiosity, ability to engage with contemporary issues, and ability to develop a thought process and personal art practice. The members of the committee will assess the candidate’s artistic portfolio and their ability to perform within the chosen field.
Candidates must have obtained 180 European credits to be admitted to semester 7 (fourth year) and 240 credits to enter semester 9 (fifth year).
These credits may have been obtained in France as part of a higher education programme at a public or private higher education institution, provided the institution is recognised by the French government or the course is delivered to the level of an equivalent recognised professional certification.
Alternatively, they may have been obtained in another Member State of the European Union or another State of the European Economic Area agreement, as part of studies undertaken at a higher education institution operating under the rules of the European Higher Education Area.
Qualifications obtained outside the European Union or a State of the European Economic Area agreement will be compared with French qualifications.
Non-French-speaking international candidates must have sufficient French language skills to be able to read and communicate. They must also attest to having at least level B2 at the TCF (French language test) or the DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) – see www.ciep.fr/tcf for more details – and provide a copy of their qualifications with a certified translation if necessary.
Candidates are required to pay a €50 non-refundable admin fee before sitting the committee. This amount is set annually by the TALM Executive Board.