Breeding ground for skills
An adapted training method in Vaucluse
Founded more than 700 years ago, the university is currently home to more than 7,500 students, and offers some of the most beautiful teaching and research facilities in France.
InternatiInternationally recognized for its training courses:
Information and Communication Sciences
Cultural Development Strategy
Cultural mediation, digital cultures of the performing arts, heritage, museums and cultural tourism.
lever of innovation and attractiveness of the territory
Avignon University is a lever for the economic development of the department and contributes, through the quality of the training it offers, to the attractiveness of the territory on a national and international level.
The Federative Research Structure AGORANTIC
“Digital culture, heritage and societies”
AGORANTIC, the first “cultural and digital” structure in France that allows researchers to produce knowledge on cultural and heritage uses and innovative digital tools.
It allows for the development of fundamental and applied research carried out by the players of the creative economy of the territory.
The research projects focusing on “Culture, Heritage and Digital Societies” are divided into 5 thematic axes.
A – Virtual cultures and societies.
The objective is to study the Internet as an opportunity for analysis, sharing, mediation and new forms of appropriation of art, culture and heritage;
B – Web Social and Cultural Networks.
The objective is to analyse and model the social and cultural networks of the WEB (cultural, communicational and structural aspects), to study the exchange of information, the interventions of users in the virtual public space, and their impact on the evolution of representations, uses, content and structures;
C – Territorial intelligence through the web.
The objective is to build efficient, flexible and shared observatories of territories, online geographic information systems to assist in monitoring and risk prevention;
D – Mobility, intelligent transport and ICT.
The aim is to develop methods for optimising road, vehicle or sensor networks and mobility simulators using ICT;
E – Methodological axis.
Building cross-scientific expertise on the thematic objects of the axes, identify research projects at the intersection and at the margins of disciplines.
Le Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon
(The Avignon Computer Laboratory)
The activities of the laboratory are organized around three main subjects: Language, Networks and Operational Research. In each of these subjects, fundamental and applied work is oriented towards specific objectives.
The IMCA, the Institute of Audiovisual Communication Professions
The IMCA is a vocational training centre dedicated to audiovisual professions, from classical arts (literature, live performance etc.) to digital technologies
Organisation de sessOrganisation of training sessions, actions ranging from economic development (support of cultural business projects) to education (scenario correspondence courses) through non-commercial production and public information about the audiovisual sector.
As a partner of numerous companies and structures in the audiovisual sector and other sectors of culture and communication (graphic arts, theatre, publishing, music, etc.), the IMCA is a major player in promoting audiovisual professions in Vaucluse.
Did you know?
More than 80 short films are produced by IMCA each year and more than 350 people are educated and supported each year.
The ISTS, the Higher Institute of Performing Arts (l’Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle)
Technical Frameworks Seminar
Scenography and drawing
The Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle is aimed at stage practitioners, permanent businesses in the entertainment sector, territorial or intermittent technicians, in search of professional training or improvement.
The École d’Art d’Avignon
As an institution of higher art education, ESAA stands out from other art schools in France because of its unique and original training methods: combining the teaching of creation with that of the preservation of cultural property.
This structural originality makes it possible to highlight the organic link between the two orientations and is conducive to creation in all states.
– Création-Instauration (CI) and Conservation-Restauration (CR) – which revive the strong anchoring of the school in a well-identified city, both in terms of heritage and creation – especially around its Festival.
To do this, the school promotes cooperation with places of higher education and research (the University of Avignon, ISTS, CIRCA, etc.) and production with creative bodies such as the Festival d’Avignon and the Collection Lambert.
La Chartreuse de Villeneuve les Avignon
Since August 2008, the Chartreuse de Villeneuve les Avignon has been attached to the Direction générale de la création artistique (DGCA) of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Cultural meeting centre, the Chartreuse is managed by the CIRCA association, tasked since 1978 with sustaining a double programme; both focusing on heritage (reception of the public and presentation of the monument) and artistry (Centre national des écritures du spectacle: reception in residence of theatre and live performance artists, laboratory of cross-experimentation).
CIRCA is now simultaneously deploying these two programs by bringing the Chartreuse, in all its dimensions, face to face with the digital and technological environment that increasingly conditions artistic and cultural activities.
Thus, in 2008, our Digital Chartreuse program was born, which has since developed around all our activities.
SCAD: Savannah College of Art and Design
This teaching of fine arts and applied arts is offered in this French campus of the American University SCAD (Atlanta, GEORGIA – USA) located in a village in the Luberon which prized by artists for its light: Lacoste.
The SCAD language district in Lacoste, France offers a complete immersion into Provençal culture. Each trimester, the course structure is varied and applies to all major subjects. The lessons are taught by international SCAD teachers.
The buildings dedicated to SCAD date from the 15th and 16th century but are equipped with modern facilities such as computer rooms with Internet access and email. These buildings also include a library, a museum, a refectory, and housing, as well as teaching workshops dedicated to painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, photography and digital imagery.
Students communicate with visiting artists, visit local museums or historic sites and have the opportunity to exhibit their work during private viewings.