regular programs (en)

Study programmes

According to the French Higher education system, the music department offers three programmes :

Study fields DNSPM-licence:

  • Classical instruments: Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass), Piano, Saxophone, Brass, Percussion
  • Early music (historical instruments, singing, organ)
  • Traditional music
  • ​Jazz

Study fields Diplôme d'État:

  • All vocal and instrumental specialities
  • Jazz
  • "Musiques actuelles amplifiées" (Pop, Rock)
  • "Formation musicale" (general music education, theorical subjects, culture, etc

Study fields Master programme "Music: research and ensemble practice"

  • Early music

Admission procedures

The application form and the guidelines for application (in French) is now available on our website : http://www.cesmd-poitoucharentes.org/formulaire/dossier-de-candidature-d...

Application deadline : February 22, 2017

Application requirements

To be admitted to participate to the entrance examination, you need a certificate of 2 diplomas equivalent to French diplpomas:

  • Baccalauréat: general pre-college study in your country
  • DEM or DNOP: Pre-college certificate/diploma in Music

Candidates who don't have the equivalent of those diplomas can apply; all the applications will be analysed by a committee, that can decide to accept them or not.

Language requirements

The French language is used in all courses and lessons at the CESMD and the University of Poitiers, as well as during he entrance examinations. Therefore, knowledge of French language is mandatory for all applicants: all applicants coming from non-French-speaking countries muste take a French language test (written and oral) as part of their entrance examination. This test is mandatory.

The French language test is used to check the ability of the applicant to follow the programme. The expected levels below are different, according to the programmes.

Cursus DNSPM: Level A2
Students who dont have the required level in September can follow extra French classes during their first year. In any case, language classes are the responsibility of the student, and will not be financed by the CESMD or the University. In case their language level is insufficient at the end of the 1st year, the continuation of the course might be re-considered.

Pedagogical programme (DE): Level B2
For this programme (Diplôme d'État), the level B2 is mandatory at the beginning of the study (September).

National regulations and Visa information

http://www.campusfrance.org/en/rubrique/preparer-son-sejourWhich procedure you follow to enter a French institution depends on your nationality, the country in which you reside, and your educational plans.

  • European students don't need a visa. The admission procedures are simple.
  • Non-European citizen need to inform about the right procedure, on the Campus France website

Please note that non-European residents must contact the CESMD by January 10 for the next academic year.

Validations of study periods

If you have diplomas from your country, or/and Higher Education studies, you need an attestation to certify the equivalence.
Contact the centre ENIC-NARIC France : http://www.ciep.fr/enic-naricfr/
Tel : +33 (0)1 45 07 63 21 - Email : enic-naric@ciep.fr

Budget

Tuition fee: € 500, including university
Health insurance: € 200 to 500 / year
Living expenses: € 800 / month (housnig, food, bus, miscellaneous)

Academic calendar

Estimated calendar for 2017-2018:

  • Autumn semester: September 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018
  • Spring semester: January 16, 2018 - June 30, 2018