La façade de la HEAR du 19ème siècle

Haute école des arts du Rhin

The school

The HEAR is a multidisciplinary arts schools that offers a minor specialization in scenography, with theatre as the structuring mainline, all while incorporating a look beyond conventional performance space to explore a more active notion of theatricality.

The Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) was born in January 2011 out of the fusion of the Ecole Superieure des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ESADS), the Ecole Superieure d’Art de Mulhouse (Le Quai) and music educators from the conservatory of Strasbourg, forming a single institution of higher education in the arts.

Presentation of the training

Through the coursework in scenography, the HEAR seeks to explore the way in which questions of the space of (re)presentation – between presentation and representation – cross different fields of modern artistry. Fiction, the role of spectator, the perception of one who looks/perceives, are all central elements to the pedagogical process. The course is structured around 3 pillars: stage spaces, urban spaces and museography. While the theatre is the load-bearing pillar of the course, there also arise questions of conventional theatrical spaces which allows for an interrogation, and practice, of what in urban, and virtual spaces, as well as contemporary art or museography constitutes an active field of theatricality, known as the “scenographic”. Students involved in the Prague Quadrennial project are in the first year of the Masters (DNSEP Art, specialty Scenography) which corresponds to the fourth year of study and the third workshop year. Specialization begins in the second year.

Type of school

Public institution of higher learning in the arts

Type of diploma

National Arts diploma (DNA), specialty scenography, Bachelor / DNA, specialty Scenography, Masters

Admission requirements

High school diploma or equivalent
Entry based on an application file and admission exams.

Number of students per year

35 students for 4 years