Admission with interview

Applied Arts or Narrative drawing Prep

Optional year

Entrance examination

1st year Common part

2nd year Illustration

2 month Internship

3rd Illustration

3 month Internship

Graduation jury

Labour market

This three-year course includes internship in 2nd and 3rd years.

From the 2nd year, working professionals prepare the students to the working world.

At the end of the 3rd year, the students present their personal work before a Jury of examiners external to the school.

Illustration aims at completing texts, it’s a way to sublime words through a pictural form. The École Pivaut offers to their students a wide range of techniques. Thanks to a clever mix between traditional and digital work, the school delivers a unique illustration training.

By the end of his studies, the student will have achieved technical and artistic potential in illustration.

From the 2nd year, professional illustrators, working in the world of edition, video games, concept art (Benjamin Carré, Pascal Quidault, Laurent Miny…), give classes and prepare the students to the realities of an illustrator’s job.

During his last year, the student must develop a 4 month personal project, helped by the educational team. This project is presented at the school’s Open Days, and then to the graduation jury.

A fourth year (optional) of specialization is taught : a firm/school partnership (one week a month at school and three weeks in a firm, from September to July in accordance with the covenant).


22 workstations, 20 Cintiq Wacom, plus all professional softwares. Beamer and optical fiber.

Rooms are open 24 hours a day, all week long.


  • Illustrator
  • Illustrator of children’s books
  • Graphic designer
  • Character designer
  • Concept artist
  • Cartoonist



Concept art


Computer graphics

Living model