Ecole Nationale Superiéure d'Architecture de Bretagne
Rennes , France
Address
Ecole Nationale Superiéure d'Architecture de Bretagne

CS 16427
35064 RENNES Cedex
France

N 48° 7' 9.78'', E 48° 7' 9.78''

http://www.rennes.archi.fr/
Contact
eab@rennes.archi.fr

e: eab@rennes.archi.fr
t: 00 33 (0) 299 29 68 00
f: 00 33 (0) 299 30 42 49
Representative
Director MINIER Marie
Director
Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science:
Master of Science:
Faculty profile

Rennes Regional Architecture School was founded on October 2nd, 1905 and was attached to the National School of Fine Arts. In 1984, the college named itself Brittany School of Architecture and has been named Brittany National Higher School of Architecture (ENSA Brittany) since 2005.

Currently the school is granted the status of a public establishment with the independence of a national higher education institution. All 20 French national schools of architecture were returned to the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The school moved towards the city center in 1990 (architect P. Berger). On 4,150 m2, the school has model studio, photographic and audio-video lab, IT and reprographics department and documentation centre at its disposal.

Along with 35 class teachers and related staff, more than 50 supply teachers and 38 administrative staff, the school accommodates over 670 students of over 20 nationalities.

Since the 2004-2005 academic year, ENSA Brittany registers its candidates in accordance with European education rules. (LMD – Licence, Master, Doctorate).

ENSAB implements the objectives of the 2004 reform of studies : statement of architects in various practices, enrollment in the European university system, sustainable development.

It has signed agreements with the universities of Rennes 1 and Rennes 2, National institute of applied sciences, University institute of technology, School of environment. The partnerships focus on scientific practice, educational and technical around the concept of sustainable development.

The beginning of the academic year takes place in early October. Academic year is divided into 2 semesters: the first starts at the beginning of October and finishes at the beginning of February. The second semester starts at the end of February and it finishes at the end of June.

At the end of each semester, there is an exam session and handing studio work. For the 1st semester the exams take place in general in the last week of January and studios in the first week of February. For the 2nd semester the exams take place in general in the second week of June and studios the last week of June.University vacations/holiday:ENSAB closes just before Christmas and reopens at the beginning of January (Christmas break). A two-week holiday generally takes place between the semesters (winter break).

A one-week holiday generally takes place in April or May (spring break). Public holidays during the academic year: 1st November, 11th November, 25th December, 1st January, Easter Monday, 1st May, 8th May, Ascension Day/ Thursday (the college is closed the next day) and Whit Monday.

ENSAB is situated in Rennes, capital of Brittany, a city with 60 000 students. Rennes is 2 hours away from Paris by train and 75 minutes by plane. It is 70 km from the Channel. Rennes is a city of history with its medieval town center (rue du Chapitre, rue Saint Melaine), its classical buildings (City hall, Parliament of Brittany) and its modern constructions (Judicial court, Champs Libres cultural center). ENSAB is situated close to town center (subway station Anatole France).

671 students (352 Bachelor, 257 Master, 62 PhD), 7% of foreign students.

88 staff members (35 full-time and approx. 53 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

ENSA Brittany is home to many student associations, meaning there is always something different happening there : integration of foreign students, guided tours, end-of-academic-year party, various clubs (music, journalism, cinema, cartoon, photo, rugby, dance, basketball), cooperative selling low price equipment for drawing plans, building models, tools and materials, cafeteria.

Facilities

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Photographic Studio
Media Lab
Library
Audio - Lab

Accommodation

Students are advised to go to the CROUS (regional centre for universities and schools) which is a public agency responsible for helping resolve students’ material problems (housing, food, social services, employment). It can help find accommodation. It has hundreds of ads from flat owners.

Admission Requirements

For French candidates and Foreigners in a French highschool course, all the information about application deadline and procedure are available on www.admission-postbac.fr .

For others candidates, please contact school for more information.

Tuition fees

In 2010/2011, per year of study :

Undergraduate students 298 €, master students 420 €

Compulsory student health insurance 200 €

Fifth year students TOEIC compulsory exam 65 €

Application Deadline

For French candidates and Foreigners in a French highschool course, all the information about application deadline and procedure are available on www.admission-postbac.fr .

For others candidates, please contact school for more information.

Bachelor of Science, Diplôme d''études en architecture valant LICENCE, 3 years, Bachelor, 180,
Master of Science, Diplôme d''Etat d''architecte valant MASTER, 2 years, Master, 120,

Three years for the Bachelor”s degree including two compulsory work placements in first and third year of study (2 and 4 weeks) and a study report in the third year.

Two more years for the master”s degree with in the fifth year of study a compulsory 8 weeks work placement, a dissertation and a viva voce project of architecture (Projet de Fin d”Etudes).

On more year to get the Certificate of Professional Practice in Architecture (HMONP).

 

 

The first three years of study lead to the grade of study in architecture. Each year of study represents around 300 hours of architectural studio and around 450 hours of other courses such as structures and geometry, history of architecture, sociology, history of arts, design, computer science, English course.

The next two years of study lead to the grade of architect. Each year of study represents 300 hours of architectural studio and 300 hours of seminars dealing with themes such as computer design, sustainable development, inheritage, town planning, territory. The five year course ends with a viva voce project of architecture (Projet de Fin d”Etudes). The PFE consists of an architectural and / or urban project  accompanied by an introductory report. It equates to 200 hours of personal work on a semester and must demonstrate the ability of students to master the architectural design, to implement the knowledge and methods of work he has acquired during training. The PFE must also demonstrate the ability of a student to submit a draft in time to correspond to the reality of the profession.

 

 

On more year of study leads to the Certificate of Professional Practice in Architecture (HMONP).