The DNREA is granted on the basis of the criteria set out below:
- The singularity of the approach;
- The quality of the work provided;
- The work method;
- The capacity to articulate and put in perspective one’s issues;
- The journey from admission to evaluation;
- A certain state of mind freed from the normative constraints of the art;
- The capacity to work with others;
- The coherence of experiences;
- The structuring of the process.
The path to the National Diploma of Research and Experimentation in Art (DNREA) is divided into three levels. It is delivered with the help of a mixed jury at the end of the session which gives its opinion. Practitioners have the opportunity to pass before this jury a maximum of three times.
Three levels of ENDA diploma
The letter of attendance is granted to practitioners who have attended the training but who did not appear before the jury at the end of the session, or to those who did not show sufficient questioning or experimentation in view of the school’s criteria.
The Attestation of Research and Experimentation in Art (AREA) is granted to practitioners who have finalized their session projects but whose project does not meet the school’s criteria. They must have presented their project to the end-of-session jury.
The National Diploma of Research and Experimentation in Art (DNREA) is granted to practitioners who have finalized or even completed their session projects and who meet the criteria of ENDA. They must have presented their project to the jury at the end of the session. It is an establishment diploma delivered by ENDA which, as its name indicates, is not a diploma of art in the sense of art schools but a diploma of research and experimentation in art which signals the capacity to question the acquired knowledge and search for a singular state of mind and approach.