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Mission Statement

Ensaama trains creative designers who go on to become renowned in the fields of design and contemporary crafts. With its multidisciplinary curriculum, our school adapts applied arts to the requirements of businesses so as to shine an innovative light on daily life and the world of tomorrow in France and abroad.

International Role

Ensaama is internationally renowned in design and contemporary crafts, not only due to its historical background, but also thanks to the wide variety of courses offered and the high standards in terms of teaching.

In addition to professional connections in France and abroad, the college has long-standing partnerships with leading international schools of design in more than 20 countries worldwide. These exchanges enable students to develop different design approaches and thus enrich their speciality. The curriculum includes student internships abroad, which we strongly encourage.

Our students, global citizens actively contributing to a changing world, are sensitive to the concept of sustainable design. Their projects are direct representations of a combined environmental and socio-economic awareness.

Ensaama, fueled by innovation, international development and creativity, contributes in applying design and contemporary crafts as essential paradigms in societal evolution.

National Role

Ensaama was originally created from two renowned Institutes: l'Ecole des Métiers d'Art and l'Ecole des Arts Appliqués à l'Industrie – the School of Arts and Crafts and the School of Industrial Arts. As a result, we foster shared projects and encourage our students to learn from what is done in other studios. By developing their capacity to adapt as well as their curiosity, our students graduate, fully prepared for the job market.

Ensaama's privileged partners include the business world and design practitioners. As co-educators, these professionals join us in our numerous collaborative workshops. Our students win prestigious competitions in design and crafts such as 'Club des DA, Construire Acier, L'intelligence de la main, prix Maif'…

AREP Design Lab (SNCF Architecture and Design Office); Comité Colbert with Chanel, Christian Dior, Delisle, Hermès & Saint-Louis, Louis Vuitton and Potel et Chabot; L'Oréal; CNES; CNOFS, Dyson, Ecole des Mines Paritech.brita, Formica, National Geographic, Orange, PSA, Sciences-Po… represent a non-exhaustive sample of our renowned educational partnerships.

Ensaama offers the diversity of a multi-faceted curriculum emerging at the crossroads of contemporary design.

Main Focus

BA, MA, Design, Arts and Crafts

Faculties and Departments

Product design, graphic design (print and digital), spatial design, textile design, 3D branding, mosaic and fresco art, lacquerware, stained-glass, sculpture applied to the stage area, metal sculpture.

Bachelor Level Programs

The DNMADE (Diplôme National des Métiers d'Art et du Design) is the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Master Level Programs

DSAA (a two-year postgraduate degree after the DNMADE) in product design, spatial design, graphic and digital design, 3D branding, textile design and contemporary crafts.

MA2 in Design Strategy in partnership with Evry University

MA2 in Design, creation, project, transdisciplinarity initiated by the Cesaap in partnership with Cnam

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

All (depending on the number of places)

Application Deadlines

For exchange students: Autumn Semester/whole year: 1 JUNE Spring semester: 15 November For individual "Classe Internationale" students: Autumn Semester/whole year: 1 June Spring semester: 15 November

Teaching Languages

Tuition is provided in French.

Personal guidance in English may be provided in the studio class.

Semester Dates

Autumn semester: September – December

Spring semester: January – April

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Fees for individual international students are 1300/1600€ per semester. Living expenses in Paris are about 1200€ per month, including rent, transportation, food and materials.


Bachelor: 750
Master: 215

Exchange Students

Incoming: 20
Outgoing: 20

Teaching Staff

Professors: 110

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