Located in Lyon, ESAIL is a private school under the supervision of the french Ministry of Education and Research.Our programs are certified by the State (Ministry of Employment). The degree in Interior Architecture is recognized by the french board of Interior Architects. Our education is based on 4 major skills: artistic, technique, coception of space, cultural approach. The teaching is balanced between creativity and professional realities.
We organize international exchanges: students We organize international workshops: students and teachers ESAIL has signed the CHARTER ERASMUS from the European Commission.
ESAIL cooperates with different institutions on a regular basis: Maison de l'Architecture Rhône Alpes (for exhibitions), Les Grands Ateliers (for Design production), Le Centre Culturel La Tourette (Publication on Le Corbusier), CCIL (for the event Lyon Shop Design),... Further more, ESAIL takes part in professional projects (AMPERE Museum, Private Companies,...) and National or Regional contests (Culture Acier, Fête des Lumières,...).
faculties and departments
bachelor level programs
Interior Decoration Duration of studies: 3 years
master level programs
Interior Architecture Duration of studies: 5 years
research activity and main areas
Yes, we begin to organize this activity. We want to publish gradally the results of our studies related to the space.
doctorate level programs
None in preparation
subject areas for exchange students
For winter semester: 10 july For Summer semester: 10 december
French We have the possibility to give french lessons for foreign students.
Winter semester: 15 September / 20 december Summer semester: 3 january / 20 may
cost of living per month (studying and living)
For the erasmus students the registration is free. For the accomodation in Lyon, it is about 300 / 400 € per month.