IESA, School of Arts and Culture, was created in 1985 in Paris as a vocational, dynamic and student-centred alternative to the more rigid and theoretical system in French universities. IESA renewed this philosophy in 2004, offering cutting edge programs that revolutionized the way the art market is taught, combining for the first time the study of history with the practice of business. Created by Jean-Marie and Françoise Schmitt, IESA had its courses recognised in France by the Ministry of Culture and Communications in 1991. Since the early days the Institute has always been involved in the training and education of art experts and cultural professionals and managers and offers now three major areas of study to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels - the Art Market, Cultural Events Management and Multimedia. It now boasts over 14,000 alumni working in all aspects of the art world.

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History

IESA, The Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts, was created in 1985 in Paris as a vocational, dynamic and student-centred alternative to the more rigid and theoretical system in French universities. IESA UK renewed this philosophy in London in 2004, offering cutting edge programmes that revolutionised the way the art market is taught.

Education

Since the early days the Institute has always been involved in the training and education of art experts and cultural professionals and managers and offers now three major areas of study to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels - the Art Market, Cultural Events Management and Multimedia. It now boasts over 14,000 alumni working in all aspects of the art world.

IESA UK offers modern and independent programmes in a small and boutique environment. Our standards, underlined by the quality of our partners, the value of our faculty and, more importantly, by the success of our students in the job market, are set to the top.

Research

IESA is invested in art research as a method of enquiry. Staff and students undertake research through business skills and practices as well as investigating into the critical discourse revolving around art, its markets and the various forms of collecting. For this, IESA is home to staff from a wide range of disciplines, who are research active and experts in their chosen areas.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at IESA - School of Arts and Culture!

Student Life

Campus life

  • London Campus
  • Paris Campus

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