Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon
admission exams

Admission in 1st year
Admission to the first year is by competitive entrance exam. This entrance exam is open to all applicants who hold the baccalaureate or an equivalent diploma, who are in their final year of high school (your admission will be subject to obtaining your baccalaureate), who are in a preparatory class or who are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program.

°Registration is done on Parcoursup:

December 20, 2023: opening of the informational website with the search engine for courses.

January 17, 2024: opening of the Parcoursup platform and submission of wishes

March 14, 2024 : deadline for the submission of wishes.

April 3, 2024 : deadline for completing your file and confirming your wishes.

From May 30, 2024 : launch of the main admission phase (responses from schools)

°Registration outside Parcoursup

January 17 and March 14 is possible for applicants without baccalaureate.
Exceptions may be granted by the Director for applicants without the baccalaureate, upon request and for exceptional reasons duly justified. You must contact the school. The request for exemption must be made before March 14, 2024 to by Wetransfer, you must submit a motivation letter and a portfolio of work.

Procedure for the entrance exam :
The entrance exam takes place in two stages: eligibility and admission exams.

All the exames are on site, in person

Admissibility exam : Until April 3, 2024
Submit a motivation letter and a portfolio of work, no later than April 3, 2024 at 11:59 pm on Wetransfer to the following e-mail address

Your portfolio must be representative of what you know how to do, and what you like to do: drawing, painting, sketching, sculpture, volume, photography ( non comprehensive list) ...

This file must include a motivation letter (1 page maximum) and your portfolio in a single file in pdf format - 10 Mb maximum for the whole file.

The name of your file must be (VERY IMPORTANT information) :
Your NAME First name Parcoursup number (example: DURAND Paul 12063032)
The title of your message must be DOSSIER CONCOURS ISBA

ONLY THE Applicants DECLARED eligible will take the written and oral exam (admissions exam)

April 29 or April 30, 2024 : The eligibility results will be communicated to you by email.

Admission exams :
May 6, 2024 - Written exams :
- general culture subject
- an artistic/graphic exam
- an exam in English

May 7, 2024 : Oral exam: interview lasting about fifteen minutes with a jury to discover the applicant’s personal work, motivation, curiosity and open-mindedness in relation to the artistic field.

Registration fee for the competition: 58 euros.

All the information and practical details will be sent to you by email to the address you gave when you registered on Parcoursup or on your registration form for applicants who have been granted an exemption or who are registering outside Parcoursup. Be sure to give a valid email address and check your email and spam!

For more information :

Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon I 12, rue Denis Papin, 25000 Besançon I T. +33 (0)3 81 87 81 30