The Graduate Program in the Arts offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, in art theory and practice. Through its association with the Sciences, Arts, Creation, Research (SACRe) research laboratory, the graduate program offers Master’s degrees in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.

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Students in Master's programs
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Musical composition


Art History and Theory



A five-year track from Master’s to PhD

Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.


Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path

The graduate program offers the following Master’s degrees:


Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses

Complementary university-wide courses

Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.


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Career opportunities

Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.

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Pursue a PhD

Doctoral research is conducted in a PSL laboratory. Training is conducted in a doctoral school. The graduate program in the Arts is based on the Science, Arts, Creation & Research (SACRe) doctoral program.

Graduate program doctoral schools

- Lettres, Arts, Sciences humaines et sociales - ED 540


Graduate Program Directors :

  • Barbara Turquier (La Fémis - PSL)
  • Antoine de Baecque (ENS - PSL)

Coordinator for the Graduate program in Arts: Éline Grignard (PSL)