ésam Caen/Cherbourg has been developping internationally for more than 30 years, through a wide range of ambitious projects that nurture its pedagogy and favor its attractivity.

The school has developed partnerships with around thirty institutes in Europe and around the world, through the Erasmus+ program or individual agreements.

Student mobility is a priority : it occurs all along their curriculum with study trips, semesters or internships abroad. The school welcomes 15% international students, through its partnerships or Campus Art platform. Staff exchanges (teaching or training) are also encouraged.

The International office manages a variety of projects : residency programs, exhibitions, workshops with foreign partners.

Esam Caen/Cherbourg is a member of the ELIA network (European League of Institutes of the Arts).


Contact :

France Jacquel-Blanc
International coordinator
Tel : 00 33 (0)2 14 37 25 52
Fax : 00 33 (0)2 14 37 25 01
E-mail :



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New partnerships

In the frame of the Erasmus+ program, ésam just signed two new agreements with schools abroad, for students and staff exchanges:

- Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria (Spain), located in Las Palmas, on the Canary islands. It offers training in the fields of Art and Graphic Design.

- Academy of Arts de Banska Bystrica, in Slovakia, with diplomas in painting, sculpture, graphic arts and intermedia.