By providing the three major options that make up artistic education in France, which are Art, Communication-Multimedia and Design, the task of the ESADSE is to train artists, designers, graphic designers, writers, creators and, more generally, professionnals who are skilled in all areas that develop imagination, creativity and inventiveness.
Since 1991, ESADSE has built an international network with 40 schools in the world for students’ exchanges, workshops, exhibitions. ESADSE is member of ELIA, CUMULUS, Art Accord France and founded the International Design Biennial in 1998. ESADSE works in different european project: HUMANTEC, ELIA RE:SEARCH, ELIA INTER-ARTES, ADMIRE...
ESADSE represents the core of CITE DUDESIGN, founded in 2005 as a platform for oberservation, creation, education and research through design. ESADSE co-operates with School of Theatre, University Jean Monnet, School of Architecture, School of Ingeniors, School of Music, Business School, City Council, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Art and Industry and Museum of Mine, le Corbusier espace and the City of Firminy, Villa Gillet, ADERA network of schools in Rhône-Alpes. ESADSE leads research projects with social economic sector.
Training creators in art, design and Communication-Multimedia
faculties and departments
Art Department Communication-multimedia Department Design Department Post-Diploma: "Design and Research"
bachelor level programs
DNAP = Bachelor (Diplôme Notional d’Arts Plastiques) 3 years of study after baccalauréat (ie: baccalauréat – initial educational certificate)
master level programs
DNSEP = Master (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique) 2 years of study
research activity and main areas
doctorate level programs
subject areas for exchange students
1. semester (autumn): 15 May 2. semester (summer): 15 November
French (few teachers and academic staff speak English)
1. semester: October till February 2. semester: March till June
cost of living per month (studying and living)
Living expenses are 900 € per month (including approximately, rent, food and public transportation) and not includind material expenses.