The SACRe PhD program (PSL)

The five national art schools – the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD: national theatre conservatory), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP: National Music and Dance Conservatory), École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs (EnsAD: National School of Decorative Arts), École nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son (La Fémis: National School for Film), École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Beaux-Arts : National School for Fine Arts) - and the École normale supérieure (ENS) dévelop shared research activities revolving around three axis : « the invention of forms: modalities and temporalities of creation », « Publishing: valorisation of artistic practice » and « Transmission and memory ».

These cooperations are structured thanks to a collaborative research laboratory created in 2014 and labelled as a host team by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2015 : the “Science, Art, Creation, Research” (SACRe) laboratory. It gathers SACRe doctoral students, researchers, art school teachers and associated researchers and artists – all engaged in transversal projects.

For more information about the SACRe PhD program, you can visit the SACRe PSL laboratory website.

SACRe projects

SACRe seminar sessions at La Fémis

La Fémis coorganizes the SACRe doctoral seminar periodically hosted by all of the associated schools.

— SACRe study day: « Cinema and care ethics »
February 12 2021, at La Fémis
With the participation of Laurence Caeymaex and Claude Danan (hospital practitioners, pediatricians), Laura Koeppel and Luc Engelibert (cinema teachers), Fattima Houitte, Nathan Nunes, Vincent Jorge and Nina Petre (students), Jean-Michel Frodon (Sciences Po Paris) and Céline Lefève (University of Paris), Sandra Laugier (Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne), François Hébert (SACRe doctoral student at La Fémis), Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (filmmakers and anthropologists).

— SACRe study day: « Where does art theory stand ? – Constructing a scenery: visual cultures, theorical issues, creative procedures »
October 22 2019, at La Fémis
With the participation of Etienne Chambaud (SACRe doctoral student), Etienne de France (plastic artist), Elsa de Smet (IRIS-OCAV-PSL), Marie-Luce Nadal (SACRe doctoral student), Barbara Turquier (La Fémis) and Caroline San Martin (Paris 1 University Pantheon-Sorbonne).

— SACRe study day : « When do you recount ? Temporalities and creations »
October 11 2019, at ENSAD
This study day was prepared by the Fabulation research group members Dimitri Martin Genaudeau (SACRe doctoral student at La Fémis) and Christophe Guérin (SACRe doctoral student at ENSAD). With the participation of James Auger (RMIT University), Natalia Baudoin (SACRe doctoral student at ENSAD), Joseph Minster (SACRe doctoral student at La Fémis) and Anna Saint-Pierre (SCAU doctoral student at ENSAD).

You can find the detailed programs of these seminar sessions here.

La Fémis research group

Doctoral students from La Fémis and from other SACRe associated art schools meet regularly to share their thoughts about cinema. These meetings allow students to approach some cinematographic questions from different angles and disciplines, including issues raised by members through their research work.
This group was initialy created to question the types of « fabulation » engaged in artistic practices, using as its starting point the way Gilles Deleuze defines this term in L’image-Temps. This group organized several SACRe doctoral seminar sessions between 2017 and 2020. The main topics of these sessions were fabulation and more generally narrative techniques and several notions used by doctoral students in their work.
During these three years of collaboration, the wish of this group was to create a collective publication about the « heroic » figure. One of the aims of this project is to give an account of the collaborative dynamics of this study group, to extend their thoughts on the ways of writing and of spreading knowledge, and to question the specific position of the artists-researchers. It will soon be published.

SACRe doctoral students research subjects

The work of SACRe doctoral students revolves around the production of one artistic project and one written thesis – both centering around/aproaching a single issue. You can find a detailed presentation of La Fémis SACRe doctoral students work here.

For application guidelines to SACRe PhD program, please download the PDF file on the left handsie.

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