Entry examination 

Each year, the entrance examination allows to select the applicants who wish to integrate the foundation year at Orléans School of Art and Design. This examination is addressed to the pupils currently in Terminale (year 13), in preparatory class for art schools or embarked on post-baccalaurate studies not validated by a degree yet.

1st step: Registration

Application for all (Terminale or post Bac) on www.parcoursup.fr from 20 January to 29 March 2022.
Confirmation by 7 April 2022.
To validate your application, the application fee for the entrance exam of 65 € must be sent after confirmation of your wishes.

This payment must be sent by bank transfer to
Bank account: TPORLEANS
Subject of the transfer: Entrance exam / name of the candidate
IBAN : FR76 1007 1450 0000 0010 0106 312

Don’t forget to confirm your wishes on the ParcourSup platform when you pay the registration fee for the entrance exam!

2nd step: Examination process 

Technical and material prerequisites 

To take part in the remote examination in good conditions, you must dispose of the following material: 

  • A computer with a Web browser
  • An internet connection to transmit your file.
  • A document scanning equipment (ideally a scanner;otherwise a smartphone equipped with adequate software, like Mobile Doc Scanner (Android) ou Notes (iPhone).
  • A smartphone with an internet connection. 
  • A public Instagram account.
  • Drawing material: any technique is authorized, dry or wet.
  • Material for volumes work: any technique.


Eligibility: Submit an artistic file* between April 6 and 12 (23:59) on a drive whose link will be sent to you upon confirmation of your wish.

*Personal artistic file (portfolio) including work done in high school, in preparatory classes, in amateur workshops or outside (10 files maximum, jpeg format). It is possible to add a presentation explaining the career path and the coherence of the project. This presentation can take the form of a text (3000 characters maximum) or an audio or video recording (this recording must not exceed 2 minutes).

Admission: you will have from 15 to 24 April (23:59) to complete the plastic test, the subject of which will be sent on 15 April in the evening to candidates who have passed the admissibility test. The plastic test should include a volume work, some drawings, a photo on the social network Instagram, a GIF.

Dates of the interviews / oral tests: from 2 to 19 May 2022

Conditions of Registration

Application is open to:
– Baccalaureate holders or Terminale pupils in the year of presenting the examination, under the condition of passing the baccalaureate in June,
– Holders of a certificate equivalent to the French, or foreign Baccalaureate.
– Aged under 26 ans on 31 December in the year of registration.
– Foreign applicants must present proof of passing the French knowledge test (TCF) or DELF minimum level B2.

Derogations may be granted to applicants who have proof of professional experience in the field of creation. The decision is taken by the school board, after consulting the first year coordinators. Claims for derogation must be received by the Student Affairs (examen-entree@esad-orleans.fr), at least one month before the date of the first year entrance examination.


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