LISAA Paris

Introduction

LISAA School of Design is a Grande Ecole on a human scale. Founded in 1986 by Michel Glize, today LISAA is a reference in the world of applied arts education.

Having studied architecture, Michel Glize wanted to create a workshop for students preparing for the competitive exams for entry into the Grande Ecole art schools. As such, he established the Atelier de Sèvres in 1979. In the wake of this success, he went on to found LISAA, originally offering courses in spatial design and fashion design. At this time, there were only four schools in Paris offering design courses.

LISAA rapidly became a reference in the field. With teaching oriented towards new technology, a stable team of teaching staff and a particular attention paid to the professional insertion of students, the school grew quickly, attracting recognized professionals (with personalities such as Sonia Rykiel participating as judges in viva examinations) and new branches being founded outside of Paris: “LISAA opened schools in Paris, Rennes, Nantes and Strasbourg and recently in New Delhi and Bangalore in India. At the heart of small workshops on a human scale, in schools in the city centre, students acquire the knowledge and techniques that allow them to integrate the professional world.”

Today LISAA is an institution, recognized not only in the professional milieu but also by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. With 2200 students, spread over seven different sites, LISAA is one of the biggest French design schools. Its international network constitutes a reference for businesses. More than 200 work placement and job offers go online every month.

Established in 1986, LISAA is today one of the biggest design schools in France. The school provides students with the possibility to express their design talents in the fields of fashion, interior architecture, design, graphic design, video games or animation.

PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH A RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION

LISAA is one of the few private further education institutes to be recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The courses taught at LISAA cover all fields in the design profession and are certified by state diplomas (BTS) and qualifications listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) (level II/ Bac+3/4 years of further education)

OFFERING CUTTING-EDGE TEACHING

Our staff are not only teachers but also active professionals. This foundation in the reality of the market and the continuous evolution of practices and trends allows LISAA to reach a success rate that is significantly higher than the national average, particularly for the BTS qualifications.

SHAPING PROFESSIONALS ADAPTED TO THE JOB MARKET

Teaching at LISAA is founded on constant interaction between students, teachers and professionals, supplemented by workshops, viva exams and work placements. LISAA is one the most valued schools by recruiters, who attend the end of year viva exams to seek future talents. As a result, six months after graduating, 82% of LISAA alumni have found employment in the sector in which they conducted their studies.

TAILORING SUPPORT TO EACH STUDENT

LISAA focuses on lessons in the format of workshops—a style of teaching where exchange and discussion are at the centre of learning. Throughout their studies at LISAA, each student benefits from individual tutor support. Directors of Studies and teachers are always available to listen to their students. They conduct one-to-one meetings and personalized assessments to enable each student to progress in the best way and at their own rhythm.

NOURISHING THE ALUMNI NETWORK

The school maintains contact with graduates, who are the most active links in LISAA’s professional network. Their experiences help to train graduates to be ever increasingly adapted to the job market and also allow recent graduates to find job openings.

OPENING OPPORTUNITIES WORLDWIDE

LISAA’s reputation is built on exchanges with the outside world. Established in Paris and regional France, LISAA has also opened schools internationally.

Admission to LISAA Paris for international students is dependent on the presentation of a portfolio of personal work and a face-to-face interview. Each student’s artistic and technical capability is evaluated, in addition, above all, to their curiosity, artistic knowledge, motivation and suitability with regards the specifics of disciplines in the applied arts.

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Master

GLOBAL DESIGN / SERVICE DESIGN

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 France Paris

This course allows designers from a wide range of fields – in product or environment – to specialize in service design and to approach design from a multidisciplinary angle in order to find innovative solutions. [+]

This course allows designers from a wide range of fields – in product or environment – to specialize in service design and to approach design from a multidisciplinary angle in order to find innovative solutions. PROGRAMME OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 Thanks to numerous partnerships with companies in the industry, and a teaching staff made up of architecture and design professionals, LISAA is widely renowned, notably by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and also by UNAID (French National Union of Interior Architecture Designers). MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The course in Global Design/Service Design takes place over one year following the Interior Architecture – Environmental Design course or an equivalent qualification. Advantages of the Course Classes centred around real projects in order for students to acquire conceptual and technical skills Project-based learning and mastering of digital tools A vast network of alumni and companies who have a role in advancing the careers of graduates Teaching staff made up of industry professionals who are up-to-date with current technological changes in a constantly evolving field Permanent links with the reality of the profession via workshops and partner companies aiding the professional insertion of graduates Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Careers Service designer Global designer Entry Requirements & Application This programme is available to bachelor students in applied arts (design, interior architecture, fashion, graphic design). [-]

MASTER DESIGN MANAGEMENT - BERLIN

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris

The master’s degree in Design Management is an international programme in partnership with the MHMK Macromedia University of Berlin. [+]

The master’s degree in Design Management is an international programme in partnership with the MHMK Macromedia University of Berlin. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BERLIN This course, taught in English, takes place over two years and is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s qualification in design. It teaches students in Design Management in an international environment in Paris and Berlin at the MHMK Macromedia University. Students are awarded a master of science in Design Management. Advantages of the Course Over the course of two years, LISAA gives its students the opportunity to further their knowledge of management and project management at its partner university, MHMK Macromedia in Berlin. Here students learn to use design thinking to develop and manage ambitious cross-disciplinary projects. An outstanding opportunity for students to immerse themselves in another culture and strengthen language skills, this programme also allows students to undertake a long-term work placement in Berlin. Fees French and EU residents: Paris (1st year) and Berlin (2nd year) - 12 000€ / year Non-EU Residents: Paris (1st year) and Berlin (2nd year) - 12 000€ / year Entry Requirements & Application This programme is open to design students (design, interior architecture, fashion, graphic design) of bachelor’s level. [-]

MASTER DIGITAL ART DIRECTION

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris

This course trains students to become experts in digital media. Students on the graphic design course will further their knowledge and will learn to use video, motion design, interactive animation, web development, mobile design and UX design via a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of multimedia. [+]

This course trains students to become experts in digital media. Students on the graphic design course will further their knowledge and will learn to use video, motion design, interactive animation, web development, mobile design and UX design via a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of multimedia. The course is taught by working professionals who are recognised in their field, and links theoretical and practical courses with several work placements at the school’s partner companies. The quality of teaching at LISAA has resulted in the course being recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The advanced course in Digital Art Direction is a two-year course, equivalent to a master’s, and is accessible to students who have already completed studies in graphic designto a bachelor’s level. Advantages of the Course Courses taught by professionals in the relevant field who are up-to-date with current technological concerns and industry developments A vast network of alumni and prestigious partner companies (Canal+, Vente Privée…), who play a role in advancing the careers of graduates Classes in workshops, based around real projects in order for students to acquire practical skills Individual student follow up for the construction of their portfolio, work placement reports and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise A course programme which comprehensively covers digital media: video, motion design, web, mobile Careers Data visualist Digital designer Art director 2-D/3-D Layout Artist Motion designer Compositing operator / editor Film director Story-boarder Web designer Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation. [-]

MASTER FASHION & LUXURY MANAGEMENT

Online Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris

This course trains students to become experts in fashion and luxury management. They will discover the full range of the international fashion industry, from the creation of a collection to the organisation of a business. [+]

This course trains students to become experts in fashion and luxury management. They will discover the full range of the international fashion industry, from the creation of a collection to the organisation of a business. AN E-LEARNING COURSE Students follow the course via distance learning, on a dedicated e-learning platform, and come to meet the teaching staff each year during the two week-long seminars led by experts in fashion and luxury marketing and management. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The course in fashion and luxury management takes place over two years and is aimed at students with a bachelor level qualification. Thanks to a teaching staff made up of recognised professionals in the fashion industry, and numerous partnerships with prestigious companies, this course is widely renowned. WORK PLACEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE As this course is taught via distance learning, students can take advantage of their free time by undertaking work placements within companies. Many students find opportunities in large luxury houses (Dior, Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren), department stores (Galeries Lafayette) or specialist agencies. Furthermore, LISAA accompanies students in their work placement research by providing access to a database listing more than 1000 job and work placement offers per year. Advantages of the Course E-learning classes on a dedicated platform, taught by industry professionals A distance learning course that allows each student to define their own working rhythm and adapt it around their professional constraints whilst respecting the framework and priorities of the course A professionally-orientated course with real case studies, workshops and work placements in partner companies in the luxury sector Classes continually updated with current industry news and developments, in order to follow market trends as closely as possible Individual student accompaniment for the construction of their professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Careers International buyer Category manager Marketing Officer Chief brand officer Product manager Fashion and luxury products manager Collection manager Retail manager Development and strategy manager Marketing manager Merchandising manager Sourcing specialist / manager Visual merchandiser Entry Requirements & Application This course is available to various student profiles (lawyers, languages experts, business students, psychologists and sociologists...). The candidates must have an undergraduate degree (bachelor). The students who graduated from a BTS (French national diploma) must have a work experience. Fees French and EU residents: French programme: 4 890€ / year - English programme: 5890€ / year Non-EU Residents French programme: 4 890€ / year - English programme: 5890€ / year
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MASTER FASHION DESIGN / E-BUSINESS

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2016 France Paris

Digital printing, connected garments and accessories, innovative materials, digital textiles and e-business: this course in English gives students the tools that are specific to the digital fashion economy. [+]

Digital printing, connected garments and accessories, innovative materials, digital textiles and e-business: this course in English gives students the tools that are specific to the digital fashion economy. PROGRAMME LAUNCHING IN SEPTEMBER 2016 Thanks to a teaching staff made up of recognised professionals in the field of fashion, and its numerous partnerships with prestigious companies, this course is widely renowned. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION/IN ENGLISH The Fashion Tech/e-Business course takes place over two years and is for students who have already completed a bachelor’s level course such as fashion design-pattern making, fashion and textile design or fashion design/fashion business. Advantages of the Course A unique programme in order to imagine the business models of tomorrow Fashion design connected to digital sectors Open access and autonomous use of the Fashion Lab: knitting machine, Lectra System, laser cutter, 3-D printer Collaborations with students on the Connected Object Design Bachelor’s course Extended work placements of four to six months allowing a real application of learned skills Each student produces a startup style entrepreneurial project Project acceleration through incubation at the end of the course Careers Knitwear designer Ready-to-wear designer Accessory designer Digital project manager Product Innovation Manager E-business expert Fab Lab Manager E-marketing Manager Community manager Fashion creator Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Fashion Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her curiosity, artistic culture, motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of a profession in fashion. [-]

MASTER GAME 3D TECH

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2016 France Paris

This course allows each student to further develop their skills in the field of video game design. [+]

This course allows each student to further develop their skills in the field of video game design. PROGRAMME SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2016 The approach of video games as designed by this course at LISAA implies that the students learn about techniques that will allow them to create Physically Based Rendering (PBR) used in AAA video games productions. Students further their skills in directing, development of realist shaders, software use (Substance, Maya...) and Unreal engine, combining 2-D and 3-D techniques for complex projects and optimising a production schedule. This approach leads to an in-depth knowledge of the entire pipeline for 3-D video game production. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The 3-D Game Tech course takes place over one year following a bachelor-level qualification in 2-D Video Games or 3-D Video Games from LISAA. It is also open to students from other digital animation schools. Careers 3D Animator Background artist Background designer Character Designer / Artist Character rigger Concept artist Technical director Game designer Level designer Lighting / Rendering artist Modeler / Mapper Compositing operator / editor Props designer Rigger WriterShader artist Technical artist Video games tester / QA tester Texturing artist VFX artist Entry Requirements & Application To be eligible for this course, students must fulfil the following criteria: hold a qualification from LISAA or other digital animation school in VFX, 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, 2-D Video Games or 3-D Video Games (BAC + 3 Years of further study); have strong skills in drawing, visual design, modelling, set up, animation, rendering; have a good level of English; have already undertaken a work placement in a company in the animation industry. Fees French and EU residents
8 890€ / year [-]

MASTER IN UX DESIGN

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2016 France Paris

This course is aimed at students who wish to learn about User Experience design issues for digital creations: websites, applications, software, interactive machines, etc [+]

This course is aimed at students who wish to learn about User Experience design issues for digital creations: websites, applications, software, interactive machines, etc. PROGRAMME OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 The course is taught by active professionals who are recognised in their fields, and brings together theoretical and practical classes with several work placementsat businesses in partnership with the school. The quality of teaching at LISAA has led to it being recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The advanced course in User Experience Design takes place over two years – a master-equivalent level – and is open to students who have already completed a graphic design, technical or computer science course to a bachelor-level or equivalent (university or business school). Advantages of the Course Courses taught by industry professionals who are up-to-date with current technological issues and industry changes A vast network of alumni and prestigious partner companies (Canal+, Vente Privée...), who have a role in advancing the careers of graduates Classes in the workshop, centred around real projects in order for students to obtain practical skills Student follow up for the construction of their portfolio, work placement reports and professional project A comprehensive course on digital media: video, motion design, web, mobile. Careers UX Designer Web designer UI Artist Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation. [-]

MASTER PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & DIGITAL ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris

This course allows each student to further their skills in the following fields: production direction, story board, directing, concept art, layout, modelling, rigging, animation, matte painting, lighting, rendering, VFX and compositing. [+]

This course allows each student to further their skills in the following fields: production direction, story board, directing, concept art, layout, modelling, rigging, animation, matte painting, lighting, rendering, VFX and compositing. Students develop their skills in directing, use of software, combining 2-D and 3-D techniques for complex projects and optimizing production calendar management. This approach leads to an in-depth knowledge of the entire production pipeline for 3-D animated films. Furthermore, it allows students from a 2-D background to learn 3-D tools, and for those from a real-time background to gain experience in staging and in precalculated 3-D. The course in Production Management and Digital Animation Techniques takes place over one year following a BAC+3 year qualification at LISAA in 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, VFX, 2-D Video Games or 3-D Video Games. It is also open to graduates from other digital animation schools. Advantages of the Course Real projects led by professionals in order to learn to respond to industry requirements in the most suitable way Teaching staff made up of industry professionals who are aware of technological changes in a constantly-evolving field Permanent industry links via judging panels and partnerships with studios, which aid students’ transition into the workplace Team projects in order to simulate studio work and to help students to decide on their area of specialisation High-standard equipment to work in the same conditions as professionals: motion caption studio, colour grading studio, post-synchronization studio. Careers Background designer Character Designer / Artist Compositing artist Concept artist 2-D/3-D Layout Artist Lighting / Rendering artist Matte painter Modeler / Mapper Compositing operator / editor Film director Rigger Story-boarder Texturing artist VFX artist Entry Requirements & Application To be eligible for this course, students must fulfil the following criteria: hold a qualification from LISAA or other digital animation school in VFX, 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, 2-D Video Games or 3-D Video Games (BAC + 3 Years of further study); have strong skills in drawing, visual design, modelling, set up, animation, rendering; have a good level of English; have already undertaken a work placement in a company in the animation industry. Fees French and EU residents
8 890€ / year [-]

Contact
Location address
Paris Fashion
13 rue Vauquelin

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75005 FR
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Paris Interior Architecture & Design
8 square Henri Delormel

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75014 FR
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Paris Graphic Design
62 boulevard Arago

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75013 FR
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Paris Animation & Video Games
7 rue Armand Moisant

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75015 FR