Investing in our students for their professional success

Officially recognized by the Ministry of Culture since 1998, IESA offers a unique combination of academic knowledge and professional skills, which students can put into practice in jobs in France and abroad.

Since 1985, IESA has carefully monitored the changing needs of the cultural job market.  Anticipating new developments in cultural careers and taking its students’ objectives into consideration, we have always strived to offer personalized, state-recognized degree programs that will help students make a smooth transition to the job market and find a rewarding career in the cultural sector.   

IESA and its professors are exceptional in their commitment to their students.  Providing students with ongoing support and guidance throughout the job-finding process and the production of their cultural projects, they help students translate their knowledge into real-world experience.  

The programs in all three departments of our international art school combine academic knowledge with practical skills, in the form of internships and projects.  Professors, curators, professionals and consultants all participate in this two-pronged pedagogical approach, designed to train students for the professional world.

The transition to working life is facilitated by the internship office and the teaching staff, who provide students with individual guidance throughout the job-finding process.  In addition, each student is paired with a mentor who helps with important professional decisions. 

IESA’s professional network in France and abroad includes professors (more than 350 per year), partner organizations, and 14,000 alumni.  It allows students to be at the center of artistic and cultural discussions, innovations, and projects, and benefit from useful contacts.