Amiens School of Art & Design offers two kinds of higher education :

The department of Design (Ésad) proposes graphic design and interaction design as a field of study. This department is also well-known for its post-diploma in type design (EsadType) and for its research in typography, signs and sign language.

The department of Animation (Waide Somme) is specialized in 3D film animation and video games.

Application procedure

We would be happy to welcome you one semester at our school so that you can enhance your expertises in graphic design (Ésad) or animation design (Waide).

If you’re interested, please send your Portfolio (pdf (do not exceed 9 Mo) or link), your CV in English or French, your motivation letter as well as the desired period to our International Coordinator, Alisa Nowak,

Application deadlines

Winter Semester : 15th of May
Spring Semester : 15th of November

Application documents requested after admission

Learning agreement (.doc) (.odt)
Certificate of health insurance (for EU citizen copy of the EHIC)
Civil liability insurance (assurance responsabilité civile, obligatory en France)
Copy of your passport or Identity card

Study program 2019/2020 for Ésad

The courses go mostly through one year, but projects are separated in semesters.
We recommend to apply for semester 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

All classes are taught in French.

Spring semester 2019: 04/02/2019 to 30/06/2019
Winter semester 2019/2020: 09/09/19 to 14/02/2020
Spring semester 2020: 24/02/2020 to 25/06/2020

Semester 1 and Semester 2
Winter and spring semester 1st year grade
30 ECTS / semester

Practical classes (6 ECTS / class)
Colour (Eric Madeleine)
Drawing (Eric Madeleine)
Graphic Design (Jean-Claude Chianale)
Multimedia (Isabelle Prieur)
Photography (David Rosenfeld)
Sculpture/volume (Mathieu Allard)
Software applications (Christophe Loy)
Typography (Sarah Kremer)

Theoretical classes
History of art (Stéphanie Katz)
History of graphic design (Sébastien Morlighem)

Semester 3 and Semester 4
Winter and spring semester 2nd year grade
30 ECTS / semester

Practical classes (6 ECTS / class)
Creation of websites / programming (Benoît Wimart)
Drawing (Olivier Charpentier)
Graphic Design (Arnauld de la Bâtie)
Photography (David Rosenfeld)
Project/design/volume (Rémi Dumas-Primbault)
Typography (Sarah Kremer)

Theoretical classes
History of art (Stéphanie Katz)
History and contemporary aspects of graphic design (Victor Guégan)
Semiology of filmed images (Nicolas Lenys)

Semester 5 and Semester 6
Winter and spring semester 3rd year grade
30 ECTS / semester

Practical classes (6 ECTS / class)
Communication, medium, interactive (Donald Abad)
Multimedia (Mark Webster)
Personal project (Dominique Giroudeau)
Photography (Hally Pancer)
Typography (Patrick Paleta)

Theoretical classes
General culture (Sarah Martinetti)

Semester 7 and Semester 8 (Master)
Winter and spring semester 4th year grade
30 ECTS / semester

Practical classes (6 ECTS / class)
Calligraphy (Patrick Doan)
Cartography (Patrick Doan)
Global design (Eva Kubinyi)
Graphic and future-oriented design (Simon Renaud)
Information design (Olivier Cornet)
Interface design (Laurent Herbet)
Photography (supplement, David Rosenfeld)

Theoretical classes
Methodology and preparation to a research project esodic to the Master after the 5th year (Sarah Martinetti)

Semester 9 and Semester 10 (Master)
Winter and spring semester 5th year grade
30 ECTS / semester

Supervision, methodology and preparation of personal research projects esodic to the Master after the 5th year.
Followed by several teachers related to the subject matter.
(Olivier Cornet, Patrick Doan, Dominique Giroudeau, Laurent Herbet, Eva Kubinyi, Sarah Martinetti, Sébastien Morlighem, Simon Renaud)

Accommodations in Amiens

You may stay at the residential accommodation unit « Résidence du Castillon » (CROUS) near the school. As soon as you are enrolled in the Erasmus programme between your school and Esad Amiens (and before the 1st of June for the Winter semester and the 15th of November for the Spring semester), you will have to contact François Lenin ( who is responsible for accommodation at the school’s administration, to receive the CROUS‘s form for the housing.

For student housing, but also when you rent a flat on your own, you need a householder’s insurance (assurance multirisque-habitation) which is obligatory in France. You can ask for in Amiens at assurance offices, once you are arrived. For Crous you need to do this within 8 days after arrival.

Our Erasmus Partner

Belgium, Anvers Royal Academy of Fine Arts d’Anvers
Belgium, Bruxelles Bruxelles ESA Saint-Luc Bruxelles
Belgium, Bruxelles École de recherche graphique
Germany, Karlsruhe Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design
Germany, Cologne TH Köln/University of Applied Sciences
Germany, Mayence Fachhochschule Mainz University of Applied Science
Germany, Weimar Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Ireland, Limerick Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Italy, Urbino ISIA di Urbino
Lithuania, Vilnius Vilnius Academy of Art
Poland, Łódź Strzeminski Academy of Art Łódź

Our International Partner

South Corea, Gyeonggi-do PaTI, Paju Typography Institute

Charte erasmus Esad

Charte Erasmus pour l’enseignement supérieur 2014-2020