The ESAD of Reims trains artists and designers over a period of three and five years. The School is a privileged place for creative research and experimentation, open to the realities of contemporary art and design. The aim is to enable each student to determine his / her own way as a creator in the fields of design, scenography, graphics, multimedia and art.
The ESAD participates in the Erasmus exchange programme (students / teachers) and has signed agreements with a dozen European Schools and Universities. Besides, our School is organizing an exchange with a Chinese Academy, so as to set up joint workshops in Beijing (2007), in Brazzaville (Congo) in 2008, and soon with Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands) and the Design Fachhochschule of Aachen (Germany).
A the local level, the ESAD has close relations with the Champagne-Ardenne Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC), and with the other cultural institutions in Reims: the Fine Arts museum, the national drama centre La Comédie, the national centre for dance & performing arts Le Manège, the national studio for music creation Césaré (common conferences, workshops with choreographers and sound designers). At the national level, ESAD’s students take part in many competitions organised by businesses, especially in the field of gastronomy, the sustainable development and luxury industry.
Around 75% of our students are enrolled in Product / Interior Design.
faculties and departments
The whole School with its Art and Design sections.
bachelor level programs
DNAP / Bachelor of Product / Interior Design – 3 years DNAP / Bachelor of Graphic Design / Multimedia – 3 years DNAP / Bachelor of Art – 3 years These diplomas are delivered by French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and are equivalent to Bachelor degrees
master level programs
DNSEP / Master of Product / Interior Design – 2 additional years DNSEP / Master of Graphic Design / Multimedia – 2 additional years DNSEP / Master of Art – 2 additional years These diplomas are delivered by French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and are equivalent to Master degrees
research activity and main areas
Yes. Our main research area is Food design and all about Culinary, precisely in the home and gastronomic areas.
doctorate level programs
Our School, as other French public Art Schools, does not have any doctoral level programme for the time being.
subject areas for exchange students
Exchange students can apply to all the specialities.
End of May for the autumn semester/whole academic year End of October for the spring semester
French.Most of the teachers speak English.
Autumn semester: October - January Spring semester: January – June
cost of living per month (studying and living)
500 – 700 euros all included