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Graphic Design Course

Graphic Design Communication at ESAM Design produces creative and versatile young designers, possessing a thorough knowledge of the graphic design process and familiar with the wide-ranging aspects of the different media.


To prepare students for the constant evolution in their future careers in graphic design, ESAM Design has a teaching policy that encourages student autonomy, personal creativity, and equips them for the demands of the profession.

Throughout the course, students learn to master message and image, to create, organize and manage them, making them as aesthetic and pertinent as possible. Students learn how to undertake a complete creative project using many different means and media, applying a single artistic overview.

Educational Goals

The course teaches students how to work in the multiple domains in graphic design: visual identity / editorial design / poster design / illustration / photography / video / web design / events / animation / packaging.

A 4 or 5 Year Course

Foundation year is open to international students having the International Baccalaureate or equivalent national school leaving or university entrance qualifications.

Students who have done a Foundation Course or an equivalent foreign diploma may apply for admission into 2nd year with equivalent status.


An international experience is a major asset to a student’s education. ESAM Design is a member of the Erasmus exchange programme and has an active policy of partnership with schools all over the world.

Our International partners


Graphic designer/ artistic director/ illustrator/ web designer/ motion designer/Interactive space designer/ project manager in publishing or multimedia

Sectors and businesses:
Advertising and Communications agencies
Studios and Creation agencies
Agencies specializing in events, multimedia, products…
Global design agencies
Freelance or in-house design activity

Admissions procedure

For whom?
Students who have done a Foundation Course or an equivalent foreign diploma may apply for admission into 2nd year with equivalent status.

Level B2 in French is required for all foreign students.

Admission is based on the applicant’s portfolio and an interview that takes place each year from December through to July (also in September depending on available places).
To make an appointment for interview:
Email: info (at) esamdesign.com
Telephone: +33 1 53 06 88 00

International students: Admission into the 3rd or 4th years is done through the site Campusart: campusart.org

It is not possible to enter the 5th year through equivalent status (the year of graduation).

*Application fees:

  • E.U students: 450 €
  • International non E.U students: 450 € + 400 € (administrative costs)
    International non-E.U students must pay the full tuition fees at the time of application before starting the course.

*Tuition fees:

  • Foundation year: 6 500 €
  • 2nd year: 7 200 €
  • 3rd, 4th year, 5th year: 7 400 €


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