International Relations

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Like a city, the Fine-Arts Academy  follows the rhythm of today’s world and society. Since 2007, the Academy is deeply involved in the Erasmus project. The Academy develops an interdisciplinary pedagogy (linking theory to practice), which combines experimental research with training in artistic disciplines.
We have 9 disciplines : drawing, painting, illustration, textil design ,interior architecture, graphic and visual communication, advertising, digital arts, comics.
If you want to study a few months at the Academy, as an international Erasmus student, your first step is to contact your Erasmus coordinator and see if there is an agreement between AC'Tournai and your school.
The following documents are requested for us to consider your application :

  • The Application form ACT Tournai
  • the Learning Agreement
  • your portfolio
  • your transcript of records (last year)
  • 2 photocopies of your passport
  • a copy of a valid insurance form while you’re studying at the Academy.

List of partners Erasmus Charter

Our strategy to establish goals and priorities of Erasmus activities ?

The Academy of Fine Arts in Tournai is an art college (ESA) of type long that part of the European harmonization of higher education. (Bologna-ECTS)

It thus adopted the ECTS system.
Which allows any student to pursue some of his studies in another European Community country.

Assuming the sincerity of all creation, the school must become a basic research laboratory where the arts taught are not limited to the production of works identified in the social context but also lived as a social agent who participates in the invention of new means of expression to redefine the context in which it operates.

Our educational space is open to others and the world.
Given the international nature of art, and tested for centuries throughout the world by practicing painters, sculptors, architects, designers, etc.., Who continually sought to push the boundaries, what that 'they are (geographical, cultural, aesthetic ...), the Academy is convinced of the need to offer its student (s) the opportunity to experience during their course of study, this internationalization of artistic creation .
Practically, the art institution Tournai is prepared to take all the educational initiatives, but also social, economic and administrative promote the movement of his student (s) in European countries during the years 2007-2013.
As for the teacher (s), the institution's objective is to encourage them to boost their stays abroad, not only as artists but also as educators, whose expertise will derive great benefit and maintained contacts with European colleagues.

Cooperation with art schools of Europe, experienced by taught (s) and by the teacher (s), shall not, in fact, improve the quality of teaching and artistic research within the Academy. It will stimulate thinking particularly of the student (s) on the differences between cultures and the usefulness of their meeting.

What are the specific actions planned and implemented to promote Erasmus actions?

To best meet the expectations of the Erasmus program, the Academy has formed a committee specifically for the implementation and management of program activities in question. The information on Erasmus activities will be maximized by placing it on the website of the school and by the production of brochures, information sessions are also held regularly in the course of the next academic year (September, January , May).
Starting this year 2006-2007, steps were taken to the authorities concerned (Admin.communale, Comm.française / IRGC) to diversify funding sources.

For ten years, our school welcomes students with sensory disabilities.
The school has always fought against all forms of violence that undermine human dignity.

How and with what measures our institution to ensure there a high quality of the mobility of students and teachers?

Since the 2005-2006 academic year, the Academy of Fine Arts in Tournai adopted the ECTS system standards. The next computerization of this system will facilitate both the identification of art schools could become partners Erasmus, and the administrative procedure was to accompany the student (s) during his stay abroad or stay of study at our institution (including evaluation).

To prepare the student (s) of this facility they will be invited (s) to improve their language skills in the language of the host country by training from specialized educational structures (Babel Lingua ...) . The student (s) from countries of Europe will benefit not speaking, if necessary, the same attention that aims to accelerate a basic command of the language of the host country.

It provides a supplement to their degree.

Housing and Erasmus students staying in Tournai, the Academy of Fine Arts is currently negotiating with local authorities, representative of the organizing authority of the institution, to take advantage of the accommodation facilities offered by the public sector (boarding Infor Jeunes, etc..).

Besides the control of logistics implementation through participation in Erasmus activities, management and teaching staff of the Academy of Fine Arts in Tournai are aware of the need to develop a management policy of art education outward-looking European. This implies a reflection on the internationalization of recruitment can be conducted within the institution and on the place of international experience (as an artist / teacher) in the career staff.

What specific measures are implemented to ensure high quality in student placements?

The Curriculum of the Academy imposes three periods of internal courses to all students during the three bachelors.

Masters, the student interns are mandatory external (corporate, agency, cultural associations, ...) that complete their training over periods of 2 weeks to 2 months in Belgium or abroad.
They are calculated by school credits.

With two master professional focus, it would be interesting to open this possibility of professional internship at an international level.

Teaching, research and innovation are the engines of cooperation projects with the world outside the school, businesses, cultural associations, public or private, and especially the great museums of contemporary art in Europe to organize internships to pursue careers