Erg and International
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Since its creation in 1972, erg has defined itself as a research school where the activation of modes and spaces of production enables students to learn while developing a practice.
The articulation of the classes aims at forming a zone of convergence favoring the emergence of unexpected occurrences, of modes of exchange and collectiveness, and of hybridized forms, thus contributing to the training of citizen-artists in relation to the world, extending far beyond the curriculum. Here, what matters is not to offer certitudes, but to gather the conditions for a maximal degree of experimentation that pushes the students to position themselves in relation to their medium while de-constructing it for a better appropriation. In order to de-construct a medium, one needs to manipulate it.
The specificity of the erg’s teaching method lies in its inter- or trans-disciplinary approach, guaranteed by the way students and teachers interact across various disciplines: video, painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation-performance, digital arts, typography, graphic design, visual and graphic communication, illustration, comics, animation. In the Bachelor’s program, these interactions take place in pluri-disciplinary workshops organized as clusters: Art, Narration and Media. In the Master’s program, four programs are proposed: Art Practice, Critical Tools (Art and Simultaneous Contexts), Narrative and Experimentation (Speculative Narration), Politics and Experimentation in Graphic Design (Politics of the Multiple / Practices of Graphic Design and Artistic Complexity). Students also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with other practices through in-school internships, during workshops organized by the teachers with external guests and open to multiple orientations, or through the use of various learning sites (video editing room, super 8 lab, sound lab, print lab, and so on).
For several years, erg has organized a series of partnerships with various schools in Europe and in the rest of the world. The school also offers opportunities to its students and its teachers to take part to the European mobility program Erasmus+. Bilateral exchanges and the Erasmus+ program allow students to expand their artistic knowledge in Europe, and build and develop projects likely to reinforce erg’s reputation as laboratory for artistic research. Erasmus+ gives the students (of all levels, including Doctorate, but except the first year of higher education) the opportunity to study at erg for a 3 to 12-month period within the framework of the agreements made between the institutions. The time passed in our school is fully recognized by the university of origin thanks to the ECTS – European Credit Transfer System.