1 Everyone is ready for Monday
2 Two new specializations
3 The shadows on the board
310 students (from bachelor’s to master’s level), including twelve on professional training contracts. Thirteen teachers, including two new ones (Eva Taulois for a painting course and Pierre Malphettes for a sculpture course), accompanied by three assistants. Not to mention the five members of administrative staff (four full-time equivalents) and the permanent team of seven technicians. On the passenger side as well as the crew, the Eesab team is complete.
“Forty-six first-year students will arrive on Monday,” says Judith Quentel, director of Eesab since 2017. “They will be integrated, for a week, with the complicity of fifth-year students through thematic workshops. A public restitution of the work is also scheduled at the school on Friday the 23rd”.
The National Art Diploma (DNA, license level) and the National Higher Diploma in Plastic Expression (DNSEP, bac + 5 level) are the two diplomas prepared on the Quimper site (thanks to state accreditation which has just been renewed for six years).
Two “mentions” – a kind of specialization – are open, for this start of the 2022-23 academic year: “Thinking about the exhibition” for cycles 1 and 2: “A major question in training and central for the Quimper site, comments Judith Quentel . It brings the opening of a real exhibition space accessible to the public. But also a very valuable space for work and experimentation”.
The other specialization, “Art and ceramics”, is aimed at master’s students.
The first takes the form of budgetary uncertainty. “We are going to be faced with a 30% to 40% increase in the materials budget. Wood, paint, paper, etc. “This price change will have a big impact on our operation”, announces the director who manages an overall annual budget of €1.3 million.
The second shadow identified on the threshold of this return to school is linked to the Quimper premises. QBO would indeed like to recover approximately 350 m2 on the ground floor (formerly Le Quartier) of the 2,737 m2 of the building located on the esplanade François-Mitterrand to install a Youth Center there. Not at all to the taste of the teaching team or the students.
“I remind you that these are workspaces from which our educational project was developed”, slips diplomatically Judith Quentel. “Of the four Breton schools, we remain the site with the fewest square meters per student,” she adds. After the tensions of the beginning of summer, the file seems to be at a standstill. But a new site council is scheduled for September 27.
* Financed up to 9% by the State, 3% by the Region, a little over 70% by the founding communities – QBO for the Quimper site – and self-financed for the rest (registrations, calls for European projects).
Many courses are offered in the MPTs and social centers of Quimper. For the first time this year, the school will offer internships at the Center des Abeilles.
Quimper – The start of the new school year at the Quimper Superior School of Art in three facts