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énsa-v - Brigitte Beauchamp
Dépôt des dossiers de candidature : 25 mars 2018
Une formation professionnelle continue diplômante

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Date d'ouverture de l'application eCandidat pour la rentrée 2018 : du 19 mars au 21 avril 2018
Rentrée 2018 / 2019 - Master Jardins historiques, patrimoine et paysage

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énsa-v - NEF
Du 19 février au 2 mars 2018
Workshop Digital | Fabrication Intelligente

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MA, cycle 2énsa-v

The second cycle: 5-year course leads to an MA in architecture.The goal is to enable students to apprehend the complexity of scales and contexts involved in architectural projects while developing their autonomy and sense of critical analysis. It aims at preparing students for the different professional modes of practice as well as for research in architecture.

A wide-range of courses are on offer so that students can set up a personal study path. Project themes and paper themes are varied and modified every year, federated by the " thematic academic network". Students have the possibility to carry out their first year of their MA abroad within the framework of Erasmus or an international exchange program.

Curriculum organization

It is broken up into 4 semesters worth 120 ECTS credits. Students validate 11 credits corresponding to three projects (P45), three courses (C45), an introduction to research (IR) a final paper to do over two years (M1/M2), a two-month full-time internship and an end-of-study final project (Projet Final d'Etudes).


The projects

In 4th and 5th years, students carry out three projects they choose at the beginning of the year. The project academic teams help students to set up their own career paths and to address different issues.
Certain projects are carried out jointly with other universities abroad who have common pedagogical objectives. They offer the possibility to study abroad and a part of the expenses are paid by the school.
There are four thematic academic networks at the ensa-v : "Type, transformation and constructive cultures", "Intensive towns, edifices and urban fabric", "Experimental processes", "Technology and project management".

Introduction to research

Introduction to research (IR credit) is made up of credits based on a plurality of courses and issues addressed. It also implies a specific approach and awareness of research means.
- " critical reading " teaches how to analyze a work, its status, its ambitions, its contents and its contribution.
- " methodology seminars" over a day provide an introduction to approaches, problems and objects used for research.
- " research tools" provide an introduction to the manipulation of research tools such as archives, cartography, inventories, interviews…
Several of these courses are in common with the research MA "Cultural and social history of architecture and urban forms" and with the vocational MA "historical gardens, heritage and landscapes".

Final paper

The final paper is written during the second and third semesters within final paper study groups chosen by students :

- " Doing history",

- " Constructive cultures and project management ",

- " Experimental processes, arts, media ",

- " Territories ",

- " Locations and practices ",

- " Technical cultures and material practises ".



Students can choose two courses (C45) during their MAS. Two courses over a semester in the form of lectures and conferences on themes that further their general knowledge. This includes a course on law during the first and second years.


Studying abroad

1st-year MA students can do an exchange program with many universities: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Montreal, Barcelona, Valladolid, Madrid, Rome, Venise, Genoa, Milan, Bari, Groningen, Berlin, Mainz, Vienna, Glasgow, Oxford, Stockholm, Athens, Porto, Bucarest, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Kyoto…
Agreements signed with these universities enable 3rd-year students who have been selected and who have obtained their BA in architecture (diplôme d'études) to do a semester or an entire year abroad. Courses attended count as credits for their home university.

1st or 2nd year MA students can also take part in exchange programs with universities or institutions in Damascus, Alexandria, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Kyoto.

Senior year internship

It is a 2-month full-time internship which is carried out preferably in between the second and third semester and counts as 8 ECTS credits. It is supervised by an internship committee common to all students. Students choose an internship tutor who teaches at the school as well as a tutor on site. Students must write up an internship report upon completion of the internship.


End-of-study project (projet de fin d'études, PFE)

Organized over a semester, it is the last project to be carried out before obtaining the MA in architecture (Diplôme d'Architecte d'Etat). The project is part of a thematic workgroup chosen by students under the supervision of a director, member of the academic workgroup.
Project topics are chosen by students and can stem from their MA final paper or from a former project. Students can choose among 5 themes: experimental processes and " metropolization" ; Towns/territories - habitat, landscape and society; constructive cultures and project management; Environment / architecture - intensive towns ; Urban cultures: towns, heritage and environment, development..

The jury is constituted according to article 34 of the decree dating July 20, 2005 pertaining to training curricula in architecture. Two sessions take place each year, at the end of every semester. Students obtain their MA in architecture once they have validated their full 120 ECTS credits.