Technical courses

Technical courses in Bachelors

Professor: Alexia De Visscher

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Professor: Bernadette Kluyskens

Professor: Stéphane Noël

This course provides a formal teaching on the notions associated with digital imagery as these technical notions are approached through the use of concrete exercises. Additional short trainings include 3D and generative drawing are also. The class uses a dedicated website as a support. The aim of the course is to present tools available around graphic creation, favoring an open source approach and reflecting on the attending issues of property rights and on its particular philosophy.

Professor: Gérard Goffaux

This course allows the students to famiiarize themselves with different drawing techniques, offering a whole range of possibilites that will provide them a better grasp on their various projects. A focus is also placed on more leftfield techniques such as monotypes or scratch cards. In Bac 1, the works are dedicated to the use of black and white.

Professor: Antoine Boute

The course is focused on the de-construction of writing mechanisms and of the practice of language as a material. Various contemporary writing practices are approached through the reading of texts and the exploration of the relation between writing and orality, body, and images.

Professor: Bernadette Kluyskens

Encouraging the study and the practice of color through a prospective, observatory attitude and pluridisciplinary analyses. Developing a culture of color in which the gaze takes shape and is at stake. Deciphering, questioning issues in the context of a personal practice.

Professor: Ines Rabadan

Tell us something we don’t know. These words by Barbara Kruger will be at the starting point of this course. Other quotations will punctuate the course, associated with experimental, art-house, and mainstream films. The main question we will approach is the following: how do we create images when we are living in an ocean of images, how to tell a story when we find ourselves in a forest in which every leaf bears an inscription?

Professor: Gérard Goffaux

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Professor: Stéphanie Vilayphiou

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Professor: Lionel Maes

This course approaches computer codes as omnipresent tools demanding to be understood, studied, twisted, and diverted as a creative, committed individual. A focus will be placed on the emergence of singular writing forms, on understanding and confronting the fundamental notions of programming. By “teaching code-writing”, I intend to pass on the logics, symbols and structures shared by the specific programming languages that will be approached. The aim is to provide the sufficient keys to learn any language in an autonomous manner, to be able to analyze and compose algorithms, to structure and truly “write with code”. Each notion will be systematically studied in relation to contemporary scientific, artistic and graphic writing practices. This course is organized over two consecutive years (BAC 2 and BAC 3), and covers a series of languages linked to front-end (HTML, CSS, Javascript, SVG) or back-end web development (PHP, Python, XML, my SQL), linked to digital creation (Processing, Python, Openframeworks, Cinder) or physical computing (RaspberryPI, Arduino).

Professor: Sylvie Bouteiller

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Professor: Brigitte Ledune

This course focuses on narrative modes and on the fundamental issues pertaining to the practice of writing in a broader sense, in the fields of literature, sound and digital creation, or visual arts: textual articulations and structuring/de-structuring, narrative as entertaining codified relations with time, individuals, and the functions of language, and so on. Emphasis is given to the historical and contemporary careers of authors, critics, artists or semiologists with regard to their relation to writing.

An implicit question concerns literature and literary thought: what are the effects of a text on its readers? May literature be considered as a form of knowledge?

The course may be summarized as follows:

- The forms and modes of contemporary narratives – genres of narrative contents, questioning the autobiography, intertextuality…

- The issue of reception; stylistic and rhetorical coding between the author and the reader. Reading in the face of writing.

- The experience of language. Each type of text/narrative is a language game. Re-examining literary experiments, history of the avant-gardes (Lettrism, Dadaism, and so on).

- Reflections on writing in the Internet age – new types of messages and the specific lexicon of electronic media. Figures of the new communication/distribution spaces.

Professor: Xavier Garcia Bardon

A journey through the history of film, starting from the turn of modernity. This course is based on a large quantity of screenings: fictions, documentaries, avant-garde cinema, militant film, artist’s films… While a contextual introduction will be provided before each screening, all these documents will serve as starting points for a shared study. These films will allow us to approach notions such as the issue of the relation between film and reality, the relation between film and other arts or practices, the defining specificities of the medium, the status of the author… Guests (artists, critics, programmers) will be regularly invited to present and discuss their work.

Professor: Laurent Baudoux

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Technical courses in Masters

Each student will take part in a mandatory internship from 3 to 6 weeks. The internship period cannot overlap evaluation, workshop assessment and theoretical examination periods. The internship must have a direct relation with the student’s studies and artistic orientations, within a chosen place or structure located outside the school. As graphic designers, artists, or narrators, students offer their services to an association, an institution, a company or an artist. An active participation from the students is expected. Interns must be able to come back to erg at any stage of the internship in the event of imperative reasons related to programs, examinations, classes, or to the general organization of the school. The students will inform all their professors in advance about their internship schedule.

Professor: Antoine Boute

1/ A perspective on writing techniques from a reflexive, theoretical and conceptual point of view. This “theoretical” section of the course includes practical exercises. 2/ Exercises exploring various techniques and approaches of writing. Students will develop a critical and reflexive practice in relation to their personal approaches, and will articulate abstract issues stemming from concrete practices. In the medium term, they will elaborate a reflection linked to the final dissertation. These exercises will lead to various publications. 3/ Using other language practices, mainly linked to spoken language. Readings and performances will help develop a reflection and a language practice outside the field of textuality.


Writing within language the forms and formats of representation our societies produce about themselves (for a writing of appropriation). The students will familiarize themselves with the various possible techniques, approaches and purposes for a form of writing based on the appropriation of specific languages, forms, formats and supports used by the media, companies, institution, advertisers or public authorities. This course will combine writing workshops and theoretical and historical perspectives on several major changes that occurred in the givens and conditions of the literary, artistic and

Professor: Brigitte Ledune

The dissertation follow-up is articulated around individual meetings allowing the students to define and give structure to their research subject through a methodological approach specific to their personal practice.

The different steps are as follows:

- problematizing the research (formulating the subject, circumscribing the field of research, developing hypotheses) - establishing and refining sources: bibliography, oral, written, pictorial sources… - implementing a methodology specific to the project (theoretical/plastic procedures, relevant associations of diverse sources, personal research through a writing strategy drawing from historical and factual knowledge, analyses, meetings, and so on). Axes of writing: experience, practice, development of a theme, and so on. - assistance and advice This course does not focus on the concrete elaboration of the dissertation, which is down to the students and their promoter, but is conceived as a space for sharing methodological and practical indications.

Dernière modification effectuée le 22 août 2018.