• 1942

    Founding of the Derrykx Drawing Academy

    In 1942, Lucien Kleber Derrykx, a graduate from the Ecole Boulle, founded the Derrykx Drawing Academy, 66 rue de la Pompe, in the 16th district, Paris

  • 1949

    ESAM School of Higher Education in Modern Arts, is registered with the Paris Education Authority

    Taught specialisations are "advertisement drawing" and "display decoration"

  • 1960

    The school expands rapidly and moves to a second and the present site

    at 17 rue de Jacquemont, in the heart of the Batignolles in the 17th district

  • 1990

    Alain Exer takes over direction of the school

    He directs the teaching towards interior design and visual communications

  • 1995

    Catherine Exer succeeded him up to the present day

    She continues the tradition of teaching based on professional standards and developing the students’ individual talents

  • 2008

    The school is granted national certification and opens to international exchange

    Registered in the National Directory of Professional Certification (RNCP) level II in Interior Design/Design
    Joins the Erasmus programme

  • 2011

    More official acknowledgement of the school’s professional teaching

    30th August 2011 : National certification of the Graphic Design diploma.
    Enters the group of 14 schools professionally recognised by the French Council of Interior Designers (CFAI)

  • 2016

    Return to the CUMULUS network

    The Cumulus association is the world’s leading association of design, art and media schools. It has 260 members in 53 countries.

  • 2016

    Certification at level I of the title of Artistic Director in graphic and digital design

    By order of 26 September 2016 published in the OJ of 4 October 2016

  • 2020

    Obtention de la certification QUALIOPI

    En décembre 2020, l’ESAM Design a obtenu la certification de qualité QUALIOPI

  • 2021

    Titre RNCP enregistré

    Le 17 juin 2021, France Compétences a enregistré pour 3 ans notre Titre "Architecte d’intérieur et Designer" au RNCP sous le numéro 35678 niveau 7 européen

  • today

    3 January 2024
    Here you are on the site
    of a uniquely special school