Institut  d’etudes superieures des arts – groupe iesa


Located in the heart of Paris, between the Louvre and the National Library, IESA is an academic institution offering course programs in the art market, cultural marketing and event management, heritage, and new technology.  Recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, IESA offers a unique educational approach: a traditional degree program combined with practical vocational training- which together enforce successful job placement.  Degree programs at Level II (bac+3, Bachelor) is validated by the State and recognized as “Specialised Consultant of Cultural Services” (official press 03/03/07) and at Level 1 (bac +5, Master) “Administrators of cultural projects” (official press 27/08/08). In addition, IESA Multimedia offers two new certificate programs (official press, 21/07/09):  “Multimedia Project Manager” (Level II) and “Project manager in publishing and digital communication” (Level 1). IESA’s international department allows students the opportunity to engage in course programs and internships abroad including:  Exchange Program with ERASMUS, two Master of Arts programs in London validated by Warwick University and the Liverpool John Moores University.  IESA has also partnered with the Paris School of Business in constructing an English taught MBA program offering students specialization in cultural event management.


●    Identity

SINCE: 1985


Private (under contract)

Fully Recognized by the State

Visas & labels:


Degrees Accredited:

Certificate from the State, Level I 

“Administrator of Cultural Projects,” official press, 27/08/08

“Publishing and Digital Communications Director,” official press, 21/07/09


Certificate from the State, Level II

“Specialised Consultant of cultural services,” official press, 03/03/07

“Multimedia Project Manager,” official press, 21/07/09


Master of Arts

 “History and Business of Art and Collecting” validated by John Moore Liverpool University and in partnership with White Chapel Gallery

“History and Business of Art and Collecting” validated by Warwick University in London and in partnership with the Wallace Collection


MBA in Artistic and Cultural Management in Partnership with the Paris School of Business – Pôle ESG


Student enrolment capacity: 1200

Tuition: Upon request, from 6800e/year for Bachelor, to 17.000e for the MBA



School: Groupe IESA

Director: Françoise Schmitt, President and Founder

Director of Course Programs: Boris Grebille

Director of Scholarships: Laora de Scitivaux

Address: 5 Avenue de l’Opéra 75001 Paris – 5 Rue Saint-Augustin 75002 Paris

Tel: +33(0) 1 73 54 13 13

Fax: +33(0) 1 42 97 42 54




●    Course Programs and Admissions


Deadline for enrolment for scholarships/ date for registration:  Year Round

Conditions for Admission: Interview and test, Language test in English or French


Number of places for 1st Year: 70

Number of places for 2nd Year: 40

Number of places for 3rd Year: 40

Number of places for 4th Year: 40 




French Language Year with the Sorbonne University. French classes in the morning at the Sorbonne and Culture and History classes at IESA in the afternoon. Allowing you to reach the B2 level required to study Undergraduate and Master programs in France.

IESA Art Market and Cultural EventManagement


Expertise and Art Market

Options to specialise in Furniture, Paintings, Antiques, Contemporary art or Graphic arts.  Preparatory training for careers such as: Art Dealer, Expert, Auctioneer, gallerist or contemporary art trader and Exhibition Curator.  


Careers in Culture and Heritage: Executing cultural projects, Performances and Productions, Exhibition Installations, Promoting Heritage and Cultural Tourism.


IESA Multimédia: School of Digital Careers

Graphics, Web, Video. (Creating Website, programming, artistic direction, web marketing, project management…), media analysis, conceptualisation and production for global communication plans (print, web, off-line)



Art Market: Art Expert, Art dealer, Art Agent, Consultant, Auctioneer, Gallerist, Exhibition Curator, Auction or Exhibition Organiser…

Cultural Management: Events Organisation and Public Relations, Cultural Mediator, Communication Director, Art Fair & Festival Organiser, Cultural Tourist Developer, Heritage advisor…

Multimedia: Editorial Project manager, Multimedia Concept producer, Multimedia Communications Director, Web Designer, Programming Developer



Course programs and internships abroad: exchange programs with ERASMUS (Bologna, Budapest, Amsterdam, Vienna…), internships and partnerships with Institutions and Businesses overseas (China, Germany, Russia, US, England, Italy…) and a satellite campus in Beijing

Duration:  1-5 years

Partnerships with Foreign Institutions : University Warwick, Liverpool John Moore University, French Institute of Budapest, International Business School of Budapest,  The Wallace Collection (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Tsinghua University in Beijing…




Internship: requirement in alteration with course programming. IESA’s Internship department assists in placing and following students’ internships.

Job placement: Internship Department gives professional guidance to IESA graduates in their career search