Entrance exam 2021

The admission by examination for the 13th ESNAM class (2021-2024) is scheduled from April 28 to May 5, 2021, with a start in September 2021.
Application deadline : February 19, 2021

Application requirements

  • The minimum age is 18 and the upper age limit is 26, as of 30 June 2021.
  • French baccalaureate or equivalent diploma.
  • At least one year of proven theatrical activity. Any other artistic practice will be considered.
  • Foreign candidates should have reasonably good spoken French.

Derogations on age limits and degree level may be granted after examination of the dossier by an internal committee, on the basis of a cover letter (your motives) sent by the applicant attached to his/her application form.

Candidates should send the following application pack:

  • The application form duly completed (digital version to be sent to institut@marionnette.com and hard copy to be attached to your file)
  • 3 recent identity photos and 1 full-body portrait (13 x 18 cm format) ;
  • Integral copy of your valid ID or valid passport ;
  • Any document likely to take into account your particular skills (photographs, drawings, texts...) ;
  • Your curriculum vitae ;
  • An attestation of the baccalaureate or an equivalent French or foreign Diploma. Foreigners can obtain the attestation of equivalence Diploma from the Consulates of France ;
  • A bank draft, postal money order or bank transfer for 60€ (nonrefundable) to cover registration fees for the entrance exam (cheque to be made out to the Institut International de la Marionnette. "competitive entrance registration fees + name and surname of the candidate" to be indicated on transfer order).

Application deadline : February 19, 2021

The candidates selected (written application, first round) at the 2020 cancelled competition are automatically renewed and selected for the continuation of the 2021 competition
However, in order to validate their wish to be candidate in 2021, they will have to fill out the downloadable online application form and update their submission.
If the completed form is not returned before February 19, 2021, the application will be considered void.

Terms of the competitive entrance

Terms of the 2021 competitive entrance are evolving. They will soon be online.
The Institute reserves the right to organize on-line sessions if the sanitary conditions require it.