Admission to 2nd year
CONDITION OF ADMISSION
Direct access into the 2nd Year Program is reserved for students who have completed a successful year in a college of applied arts or have completed a PREPARATORY year or BTS in visual communication, advertising, graphic and/or space design, product design, communication design, or space and volume.
Candidates for admission to the CAD are selected upon interview during which the student will present a list of the classes he has followed as well as the transcripts of the grades he obtained in each of the classes. On top of this, a portfolio will also be presented in order for the CAD to assess which year is the most adapted for the student. It might be that the CAD requires the realisation of a small project to better judge the student’s level.
The CAD expects the student to be highly motivated and have sufficient maturity to undertake studies that require personality, creativity, curiosity and openness. In fact, the CAD selects young people who have passion and desire for what they want and who have a real personality with “something to say.” Selections begin during the OPEN DAYS in late February. Note that there is no deadline given the presence of a “numerus clausus.”
LEVEL OF ENGLISH
Note that you must also have a sufficient level of English (TOEIC equivalent: 620 points total in Reading/Listening and 250 point total in Speaking/Writing by the end of 1st Year). Classes are taught in both French and English.
On the contact page, ask for the registration form.
Send your completed pre-admission record (by email or post) including:
. the administrative record
. a motivation letter (to be completed in English)
. an artistic folder (copy of drawings, photographs, works of your choice)
. a copy of the diploma as well as the grades obtained for the successful year in a college of applied arts, or a PREPARATORY year or BTS in visual communication, advertising, graphic or space design, product design, communication design, or space and volume.
The CAD conducts a pre-selection screening process.
If you are pre-selected, you are then quickly contacted to arrange a meeting for an interview in Brussels (anytime after the OPEN DAYS at the end of February). The interview can be done by SKYPE for candidates living in a distant country.
For this interview, the candidate must bring the following:
. a final year secondary school certificate or a copy of the diploma (CESS or BACCALAUREAT all series + possible other degrees)
. 4 recent passport photographs
. a copy (front and back) of the identity card or passport