ésam Caen/Cherbourg has been developping internationally for more than 30 years, through a wide range of ambitious projects that nurture its pedagogy and favor its attractivity.

The school has developed partnerships with around thirty institutes in Europe and around the world, through the Erasmus+ program or individual agreements.

Student mobility is a priority : it occurs all along their curriculum with study trips, semesters or internships abroad. The school welcomes 15% international students, through its partnerships or Campus Art platform. Staff exchanges (teaching or training) are also encouraged.

The International office manages a variety of projects : residency programs, exhibitions, workshops with foreign partners.

Esam Caen/Cherbourg is a member of the ELIA network (European League of Institutes of the Arts).


Contact :

France Jacquel-Blanc
International coordinator
Tel : 00 33 (0)2 14 37 25 52
Fax : 00 33 (0)2 14 37 25 01
E-mail :


Summer school for international students

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Art Camp

L’ésam Caen/Cherbourg is a partner of the Art Camp summer school, organized by ESAD Orléans for international students who are entering western French art schools in 2019. From August 26th to Septembre 8th, participants will follow an internsive program of French courses, workshops and cultural visits in Orléans.

Deadline for application: May 30th - Registration: 600€. 

Call for applications

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Bubahof residency

Ésam Caen/Cherbourg and Bubahof collective (located in Prague) launch their 2019 call for an artistic residency intended for a graduate of ésam (Master degree obtained in 2017, 2018 or 2019). From July to September 2019, the artist will be offered accommodation in Bubahof, a 40 square meters studio in MeetFactory Art Center, a final show at Prague French Institute gallery and a 1000€ production grant from ésam Caen/Cherbourg.
Deadline for application: 15th April 2019


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From Sea to Sea

From March 8th to May 17th, 2019, 10 students from the Editions Master degree and 14 students from Plymouth College of Art (UK) are working together from the distance on the topics of liminality and shorelines - the distance between France and England. They are supervised by Tanya Rodgers and Juliet Bates in Caen, and Stephen Felmingham in Plymouth. At the end of the workshop, the projects will be exhibited - virtually or physically.

© Juliet Bates


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Camembert Papanache

After Papanache Camembert shown in December 2018 in the school’s gallery, Camembert Papanache will be open from May 7th to June 10th, 2019 in Spatiu Intact Art Center (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). This double show is curated by artists and professors Florin Ștefan and Benjamin Hochart in the frame of the French Institute’s saison France-Roumanie. It gathers the works of five graduates of ésam Caen/Cherbourg (Louise Aleksiejew, Thomas Auriol, Leticia Martínez Pérez, Antoine Medes, Léa Tesson) and five graduates of the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca (Mircea But, Andrei Ispas, SJ Revo Kim, Cristian Opriș, Lucian Popăilă). It is supported by the French Institute and the Normandy Regional Council.

Opening: May 7th, 6:00 pm


© Thomas Auriol


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Grand atelier

From April 27th to May 4th, 2019, Le Dôme Fablab will welcome the Grand Atelier workshop with 10 students from ésam Caen/Cherbourg and 10 students from the Artscience Interfaculty The Hague (Netherlands). The results of the workshop will be shown to the public on May 4th from 8:00 to 10:00pm. Participants will be supervised by David Dronet, Nicolas Germain, Kasper Van Der Horst and Robert Pravda.