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Welcome to ESAG Penninghen

ESAG Penninghen is a private establishment of higher education, accredited as such since 30 March 1953, registered at the French National Ministry of Education and Research. After 5 years of post-Baccalaureate studies, one of two European Master Level Degrees may be awarded:

  • Degree in “Art Direction” , state-certified, qualification for careers in image-making, visual communication (graphic design, press, video, television, cinema), and 2D-3D interactive design.
  • Degree in “Interior Architecture/Design” ,recognized by the CFAI (French Board of Interior Architects), state-certified Level II, qualification for careers in architecture, interior design, exhibition/display design, scenography, furniture design, digital design, and 3D design.

ESAG/Penninghen, Education without Borders

Today, future careers open upon international perspectives. The possibilities are vast. Following social developments, transformations in lifestyles and market demands, course studies at ESAG/Penninghen prepare students to work in the diversified fields of design: for today and tomorrow, at home and abroad. Graphic design, degital media, interior architecture, product/industrial design: the range of training corresponds precisely to the needs of societies in constant evolution. Keystone of our training, the development of drawing skills is fundamental, responding to the multi-faceted demands of the profession, and ensures mastery of creative design techniques in the fields of new technology. The objective of our faculty is to enable students to achieve success in the professional world: to prepare each for active participation in the innovative, competitive, creative energies that compose global markets.

In order to facilitate international student mobility during the course of studies, ESAG/Penninghen, co-founder of the Cumulus network and founding member of France Design Education (FDE), works toward the clarification and recognition of academic degrees and studies within the European Union.

Our network of professional contacts, enriched by 2500 alumni worldwide in numerous fields and sectors of activity, provides invaluable support for young graduates entering the world of agencies and companies.

School of Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture

The school is located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Près district, between the Paris metro stations Saint-Sulpice and Sèvres-Babylone. Only minutes away: the Louvre and Orsay Museums. The 6th arrondissement is an exceptional area to live and work in. The school premises are those of the celebrated Académie Julian, where students may follow in the footsteps of Gauguin, Matisse, Mucha, Van de Velde, Grey, Bourgeois, Rauchenberg or Lartigue as they work and learn.

Sustainable Development

ESAG/Penninghen signed the Kyoto Design Declaration, concerning the role of Design in Society.

Conceived and drafted by Yrjo Sotamaa, Rector of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (TAIK),founder and former President of Cumulus, this Declaration expresses the awareness that Cumulus Members have of their responsibilities in the formation of sustainable, creative societies, centered on Man and the Environment.