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Academie Charpentier

Academie Charpentier

Academie Charpentier


Why choose Charpentier Academy?

Because the Charpentier Academy is for more than 70 years the Private Grande Ecole of Applied Arts which trains interior designers and artistic directors. Faithful to the values of its origins, creativity, humanity, contemporaneity and enjoying a very strong artistic imprint, it has kept a human size.

Heiress since 1958 of the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, then a center of creative freedom and plastic experimentation, she continues her exploratory work in the world of applied arts, encouraged by a new direction that is now working to strengthen the fundamentals of the school while being part of modernity.

Choosing the Charpentier Academy is:

to study in one of the best private schools of applied arts thanks to the recognition by the National Certification Commission of Professional Recognition of his degrees of interior architect and artistic director at level I,
work in human-sized workshops and be accompanied individually by teachers who are all professionals in their discipline,
to open up to the world of work through workshops, contests, partnerships, conferences and compulsory internships, perfecting one's drawing and deepening the technique by participating in the workshops of La Grande Chaumière (live models),
benefit from the philosophy of the school based on the revelation of one's own artistic and graphic identity,
to go on a semester abroad via the Erasmus program (Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, etc.)
and enjoy a network of over 12,000 alumni.

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Project of establishment and pedagogy, to accompany future professionals

Relationship between acquisition of skills, creativity and reality of trades

The attention paid to each student

The challenge of professional integration in a context where models, techniques and trades are constantly evolving, is to develop in each student a vision of the world, a faculty of adaptation, a critical apparatus, its qualities of analysis. Each student is therefore recognized by his teachers and accompanied individually, without diminishing the importance of group dynamics.

Constant liaison with the trades

Constant liaison with the trades is the foundation of education. The pedagogical team of the school is composed of professionals, involved in the news of the disciplines to which they train the students. They also represent their future link with the world of work and concretely orient students in their working life. To prepare them, the Charpentier Academy ensures that their students follow internships in companies or agencies, participate in competitive exams. Interior architecture, Design or Visual Communication and exhibitions. The partnerships put in place reinforce this requirement and make it possible to put the projects in a real context.

The transversality

Rich in its two departments, Interior Architecture / Design and Visual Communication / Graphic Design, the Charpentier Academy promotes a pooling of skills and the crossover of views on the occasion of projects or shared courses. This transversality is imperative today. Indeed, an architect needs to learn to communicate his project, and a graphic designer has the need to learn to work in space.

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The opening on the outside

A dual-purpose exercise

The subjects studied, the research conducted by the students are suggested or proposed based on real data. They are dual-purpose exercises, both "rehearsals" or simulations of a concrete situation and didactic materials.

Conferences given by prominent personalities in their field are an opportunity to grasp various visions of the current world, to hear the point of view on a job, to think in groups and then to write individually.

Events and competitions

A pedagogy turned towards the future

Our students participate in exhibitions and competitions on an ad hoc or regular basis, which allows them to be judged in a context of professional competition:

VIA (Promotion of Innovation in Furniture), Chaumont International Poster Festival, Minimaousse, Ugitech, Camif, Procos Trophy, Premier Regard Festival, Medion / Microsoft competition, Decitre, Steel


  • Île-de-France

    Rue Jules Chaplain,2, 75006, Île-de-France