Year founded: 1986, by Michel Glize
Number of students: 3,000
Areas of teaching: graphic design, interior architecture and design, fashion, animation and video games.
Locations: main campus in Paris with branch campuses in Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes and Strasbourg, and internationally in India (Bangalore) and China (Suzhou). New branch opening in Toulouse, September 2018
Founded in 1986 by French architect Michel Glize, l’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (LISAA) is one of France’s leading private, vocational further education establishments, recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2016, L’Étudiant magazine ranked LISAA the third-best private school in interior architecture and the fourth-best in graphic design and fashion. It is also one of the most renowned schools of applied arts (2016 survey conducted by L’Étudiant magazine among professionals in graphic design and interior architecture); in 2015 the school was ranked second best in video game design.
Students at LISAA can choose among several degrees and specializations. The interior architecture and design program offers master’s degrees in interior architecture and connected design/global design/service design. The graphic and motion design program offers choices including bachelor’s degrees in graphic design/print and graphic design/digital media as well as master’s degrees in UX design and digital art direction. The fashion program offers BA courses including fashion design/pattern making and fashion design/textile design as well as MA courses in fashion and luxury management and fashion design/e-business. Students enrolled in the animation and video game program can choose among courses including 2-D/3-D animation, visual effects and video games (BA), supervisor in animation and special effects, video game creative director (MA) and video game production (MBA).
Thanks to its international presence, LISAA offers its students the chance to gain a multinational and multicultural outlook on their fields of study and work. Its participation in the ERASMUS program is another way the school encourages students to study abroad.