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Graduate School@UGA thematic research training program

Launch in 2021 of the REACH thematic program as part of the Université Grenoble Alpes Graduate School project.

REACH is one of the 15 thematic programs for research training at University Grenoble Alpes’s (UGA) Graduate School, welcoming students as of their first year of their master’s degree.

REACH program is a selective training course created as an academic minor, built for French and foreign students desiring to become researchers, in order to provide them with a training in practice-based research and research creation. 

REACH offers an unprecedented cross-disciplinary training among arts, history, literature and languages studies. This training course will complete the existing master’s degrees with experimental forms of collaborative work (exhibitions, films, performances, digital museums, creative writing…) which will enable a wider exchange of knowledge and know-how between the university and society. The classes will be taught both in French and in English.

REACH also has at its disposal the MaCI - Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation-, a new building open in 2020 at Grenoble cam, created to bring together training and research.


Theme for 2021-2024 | And after? The "fabrique" of the future


  • Memory(ies) and materiality(ies) - promotion 2023/2025
  • Living gestures - promotion 2022/2024
  • Ruins - promotion 2021/2023
What answers can arts and culture provide us with addressing the major questions brought about by a future, that seems so difficult to imagine. “Culture being social connection itself », as Edgar Morin stated, asks us to question this shared destiny we are heading for, and the form it will take.
The new academic minor REACH will focus on the capacity the arts have to address the ways in which the new global circumstances can impact humanity as well as the artistic and critical forms that will enable us to envisage the future. The research creation minor will prepare the students to produce a collective art work at the end of the second year.  The creative training will address the symbolic, the narratives concerning the environmental, socioeconomic, migratory and democratic issues with interartistic practices, involving the body, the voice, writing, mise en scène, images and sound...

Concerned masters

Master's degree in Artistic creation
Master's degree in Arts, Literary and civilisation studies (ALC)
Master's degree in Foreign and regional languages, Literatures and civilisation studies (LLCER)
Master's degree in History
Master's degree in Art History

Support structures and partnerships

ILCEA4 (Institut des Langues et Cultures d’Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie)
UMR 5190 LARHRA (Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes)
UMR 5316 LITT&ARTS (Arts et pratiques du texte, de l’image, de l’écran et de la scène)
LUHCIE (Laboratoire Universitaire Histoire Cultures Italie Europe)
SFR Création, Arts in the Alps
UFR SoCLE (Sociétés, Cultures et Langues Étrangères)
UFR LLASIC (Langage, Lettres, Arts du Spectacle, Information et Communication)
UFR ARSH (Arts et Sciences Humaines)
Performance Lab
ED LLSH (Langues, Littératures et Sciences Humaines)
ED SHPT (Sciences de l’Homme, du Politique et du Territoire)
ESAD (École Supérieure d'Art et Design •Grenoble •Valence)
And numerous partnerships with foreign universities.


Project manager:

Gretchen Schiller -

Responsible for each master's degree:

Artistic Creation:
LLCER: Isabelle Mazzilli  -
Art history:

Resources to download

Submitted on June 5, 2023

Updated on March 21, 2024