Decorative painting

  • Admission with interview

  • Applied Arts Prep

    Optional year

  • Entrance examination

  • 1st year Common part

  • 2nd year painted decoration

    2 month Internship

  • 3rd year painted decoration

    3 month Internship

  • Graduation jury

  • Labour market

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

The final year is a specialization year including a firm/school partnership (one week a month at school and three weeks in a firm, work placement from September to July in accordance with the covenant).

At the end of the final year, students have their viva exam and defend their work built around a personal set of themes in front of a jury of examiners external to the school.

Decorative painting’s applications are numerous (private interior decoration, decorative painting in public or private spaces, on stands or venues, etc.).

A decorative painter uses various ways to carry out his orders : material imitation, marquetry, painted furniture, imitation of relief and ornament, realistic and decorative trompe-l’œil, patinas, gold plating, etc.

That explains why the know-how of imitation of material is as much linked to the sense of aesthetics as to the essential learning of the traditional techniques.


20 Imac 27″, 20 tablettes Graphique Wacom A4 plus last generation professional softwares. 1 A3 scaner, a beamer and optical fiber.

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


  • Decorative painter
  • Trompe-l’œil painter
  • Restorer
  • Urban painter


  • Decorative painting's technical

  • Panoramic visuals

  • Painted furniture and objects

  • False marble

  • Fake wood

  • Trompe l'oeil

  • Drawing

  • Perspective

  • Living model

  • Computer graphics