Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire
The Nantes Saint-Nazaire school of fine art

The Nantes Saint-Nazaire school of fine art places the originality of the student’s artistic work at the centre of the training process, providing an environment for experimentation, production and invention. Recognised for its international dynamism and innovative spirit, the school trains artists, helps them integrate into working life and contributes towards the influence of the young contemporary art scene. In 2017, the school of fine arts moved into the Quartier de la Création on the Ile de Nantes and will be able to accommodate 500 students in its new premises of over 9,000m².

5th best art school in France

Founded in 1904


360 students

2 diplomas: the DNA (national art diploma) in 3 years and the DNSEP (higher national diploma in visual expression) accredited as a Master’s degree in 5 years.

Master’s 2 “Multimedia” degree in partnership with the University of Angers

DPEA in set design in partnership with ENSA Nantes

34 tutors

60 intervening artists and theoreticians

3 technical research and experimentation centres for construction, print and multimedia


44 international partnerships

100 employment integration placements