ESAM Design (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Modernes), a private institution for technical higher education, has devoted all its energy into training students for over 68 years.

Within a friendly environment of mutual partnership, the school provides an education in the essential methods used in the professional world and a place where students’ full creative and academic potential can flourish.

After the foundation year, during which students become familiar with the world of applied arts, students opt for a 4 year course to learn about the diverse aspects of either graphic design communication or interior design.

The key word, ‘creativity’, links all their future careers, whether these will take place internationally or in France. This is more than a vague sentiment or feeling coming from the inspiration of the moment. It is about acquiring a state of mind constantly tuning in to cultural settings, seeking personal expression and flowing with ideas…

Student Guide
Brochure 2019-20

Course plan

Esam Plus Factors

1 Professional success

80% of our alumni have found work within 6 months of graduating.

2 Diplomas recognised by professionals

ESAM Design Paris is one of 15 French schools professionally recognised by the French Council of Interior Architects - CFAI (Conseil Français des Architectes d’Intérieur )

3 Personalised accompaniment and support

Small classes and dedicated times for individual discussion at ESAM Design Paris ensure close supervision and support for each student. Monthly meetings are reserved for international students to help them solve any general problems and to help them make the most of life in Paris.

4 Combining studies with work

4th and 5th year-students (E.U students only) can combine study and work, to prepare the launch of their professional career.

More about sandwich training

5 A privileged position in a cultural environment

Located in the heart of the Batignolles, ESAM Design Paris is a 15 minutes walk to Montmartre. The school offers access to cultural resources that form part of the teaching programmes: museums, theatres, galleries, cinemas, workshops and studios.

6 A staff of practicing professionals

All the courses at ESAM Design Paris are taught by practicing professionals (designers, interior designers, artistic directors, illustrators) bringing together their experience with the desire to pass it on.

Learn more about professors

7 An influential network

ESAM Design Paris can rely on a network of 4500 alumni for internships and professional opportunities for its students.

Alumni stories

8 International relations

An international experience is a major asset to a student’s education. ESAM Design Paris is a member of the ERASMUS exchange programme and has an active policy of partnership with schools all over the world. We also belong to the CUMULUS network with over 260 of the most prestigious and well know Universities and Colleges of Art and Design from all over the World.

More detailed information on the ERASMUS Programme


School Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-7.30pm

75017 PARIS
TEL. : +33 (0) 1 53 06 88 00



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