The Classe d’Orientation et de Préparation (C.O.P) is a free refresher course available only for 10 students aged 18 to 21, and living in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. They are selected based on motivation and social criteria. This course aims at mobilizing young people with more atypical records or from more fragile environments. To such effect, the C.O.P class is also open to non-graduated high school non-graduated youngsters.

The C.O.P course aspires to open the minds, restore confidence, and refresh the more fragile youngsters by exploring various artistic practices in order to make everyone more dynamic. It is not about “making vocations”, but rather offering to those who are already strongly interested in the audiovisual sectors the opportunity to benefit from a quality introduction using professional equipment, and refresher class in more general subjects.

The year in C.O.P is an introduction to a variety of of film and multimedia practices. It also helps make students more familiar with other artistic practices (such as photography, visual arts, drama…), with other forms of expression, and helps them choose between drama schools, BTS (Brevet de technicien supérieur / Higher technician’s licence), universities, or the CinéFabrique.

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