DUT Social careers OPTION Social and socio-cultural animation

The DUT in social careers with the social and socio-cultural animation option proposes a course of 1,620 hours over 4 semesters, alternating classes (lectures (CM), tutorials (TD), practical work (TP)), individual and group tutored projects and 2 traineeships at the end of S2 and S4 for a 5 to 8 week period. A dissertation written during S3 and S4 reinforces the link between the theoretical teaching and the knowledge gained in the professional environment. Animation coordinators participate in the course and accompany the tutored projects and traineeships.
 
  • Aims
The DUT in social and socio-cultural animation trains level 3 coordinators, who are capable of developing and implementing community projects that aim to make individual socialization, expression and creativity easier. These socio-cultural coordinators work with various publics: young people, adults, families, senior citizens, disabled people, etc.

The course focuses on providing the future professionals with extensive knowledge about their job and the various sectors where they may work. It focuses on versatility, expressed through multidisciplinary teaching in the field of social sciences (sociology, psychology, economy, history), expression (communication, literature, foreign language) as well as management and law. Technical initiation weeks provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with various artistic techniques (photography, video, theatre, books for children, etc.). Physical and sports education training, including disabled sports, is provided throughout the 4 semesters. Practical hands-on workshops encourage students to test their skills in different professional contexts. The two traineeships take place in two distinctly different professional and geographical sectors.

During S3, different courses enable students to select an option – culture, experienced body or space. This provides an in-depth discovery of a specific sphere of animation, whilst continuing to pursue the versatile dimension of the DUT.

The course is run by teacher-researchers (13), secondary education teachers (5) and professionals from various animation sectors (>70).

After the DUT, students may continue with a Professional Degree (animation, cultural project coordination, integration, etc.) or enter the employment market. They may work in socio-cultural animation, close to community-group life and linked to popular education federations (youth and culture centres (MJC), social centres, young workers’ residences (FJT), etc.), social measures (systems of integration and rehabilitation in specific places, such as retirement homes, housing schemes, centres for the disabled, etc.), cultural measures, mediation, local development, social tourism, physical leisure activities, etc. Today, coordinators’ tasks are highly varied, ranging from supporting leisure activities to accompanying insertion and all social and cultural mediation situations.
 
  • Contents or list of themes and subjects taught
FIRST SEMESTER (30 ECTS)
Institutional environment (10 ECTS)
Methods, techniques and languages (10 ECTS)
Professional division
Societies, population and publics (10 ECTS)
Sports activities for well-being

SECOND SEMESTER (30 ECTS)
Institutional environment (10 ECTS)
Methods, techniques and languages (10 ECTS)
Professional division
Societies, population and publics (10 ECTS)
Sports activities for well-being

THIRD SEMESTER (30 ECTS)
Institutional environment (10 ECTS)
Methods, techniques and languages (10 ECTS)
Professional division
Societies, population and publics (10 ECTS)
Sports activities for well-being

FOURTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)
Institutional environment (5 ECTS)
Methods, techniques and languages (8 ECTS)
Professional division (12 ECTS)
Societies, population and publics (5 ECTS)
Sports activities for well-being