Cycle I

CONFLUENCE Cycle 1 is a 3-year program following the European structure as implemented in studies of architecture in France.  

Admission to the program is accepted in the 1st or by parallel admission in 2nd or 3rd year.CONFLUENCE is a semester based program. The duration of each fall and spring semester is 15 weeks, representing 90 days of course.  

The student’s parcours take place at his or her own rhythm based on credits that are successfully completed. The successful completion of a program is determined each year based on the credits completed by the student. If the overall note of the student is below-average, he or she is offered the chance to redo or to complete work in order to improve it. If the note is insufficient, the student must do a make-up session in which additional work is requested. It is also possible for him or her to improve the work of the previous semester.

At the end of the third year and in order to complete cycle 1  student pass an examination

• Knowledge evaluation

• Portfolio validation

• Internship validation

• Dissertation 2 x 1000 mots

The following presents the schematic course structure leading to the CONFLEUNCE diploma (300 ECTS) and indicates the specific Cycle 1 & 2 modules.


The studio projects are defined in relation with five thematic fields developed by the school. Each professor/architect in charge of a studio chooses a subject in relation with one or several themes.The professor/architect and an expert from the field, together present the concerns and the questions in order to allow students to elaborate new approaches to research for their project.

Evaluation // oral presentation of a project in front a jury and diligence


Throughout the year and during the inter-semester summer period, intensive workshops are organized with invited personalities acting in architecture and related elds (scenography, environment, digital fabrication, art, danse, theory etc..)

Evaluation // oral presentation of a project in front a jury and diligence


Seminars offer moments of research that enriches the student project within the studio. They are organized under different forms (lectures, workshops, conferences, debates) and create a eld of knowledge Each project studio is associated with an obligatory seminar.

Evaluation // determined by the teacher of the seminar


The tutorial nourishes the student’s projects with practical tools such as : drawing, animations, model making, photography, writing, public speaking, coding etc..). Each workshop comprises one or two mandatory tutorial run by an expert in his/her fields.