During their studies at ésam Caen/Cherbourg, students are guided by a team of 34 professionals recognized on the national and international artistic scene.

They work with the students individually or collectively during workshops, ateliers, theoretical classes, seminars, interview and evaluations. They often invite guest lecturers or artists to enrich their courses and give new points of view on the students’ work.


Some teachers have been chosen by their peers to coordinate the studies :

  • Adeline Keil, coordinator of the first year (DNA1)
  • Abir Belaid, coordinator of the Graphic Design department (DNA2 and DNA3) 
  • Phil Stephens, coordinator of the Art department (DNA2 and DNA3) 
  • Thierry Weyd and Bérénice Serra, coordinators of the Master degree in Design, major in Éditions (DNSEP1 and DNSEP2) 
  • Pierre Tatu, coordinator of the Master degree in Art, major in Art (DNSEP 1 et DNSEP2)


Teaching staff :

Deepak Ananth, Léna Araguas, Camille AzaïsJuliet Bates, Abir Belaid, Christophe Bouder, Laurent Buffet, Simonetta Cargioli, Paul Collins, Muriel Couteau, David Dronet, Florent DuboisCéline Duval, David EvrardSarah Fouquet, Nicolas Germain, Brice Giacalone, Juanma Gomez, Lina Hentgen, Benjamin Hochart, Adeline Keil, Alice Laguarda, Thomas LeblondMyriam Mechita, Isabelle Prim, Maxence Rifflet, Alexandre Rolla, Bérénice Serra, Apolonia SokolPhil Stephens, Pierre Tatu, Didier Tirard, Thierry Weyd, Emmanuel Zwenger.


Technical staff :

Vincent Coatantiec (printing workshop), Alexis Choplain (modular studio), Séverine Dufust (ceramics workshop), Michèle Gottstein and Jeanne Dubois-Pacquet (photography workshop), Simon Grépinet (silk-screen printing workshop), Jacky Le Gallo (metal workshop), Xavier Leprettre (wood workshop), Eddy Manerlax (video workshop), Julien Pelletier (printmaking workshop), Alain Quellier and Cécile Ortola-Vanhove (sound workshop), Jean-Marc Thomas (lithography workshop), and Thierry Topic (Multimedia workshop).


Administrative staff :

Catherine Guesde (Bachelor/Master studies), Lauren Hamel and Juliette Louis-Philippe (Bachelor/Master student affairs) and France Jacquel-Blanc (international relations).


Logistics staff :

Shadan Adl (technical director), Martin Provost and Nibras Ahmed (multipurpose technicians), Camilo Bayter (auditorium and exhibition room technician), Loïse Cesne and Evelyne Mahieu (reception).

  #Atelier perspective / DNA1 / Françoise Schein / Décembre 2017
  #Workshop vidéo / Celluloïd / DNSEP2 / Lina Hentgen / Oct.2017
  #Atelier volume / DNA1 / Phil Stephens / Novembre 2017
  #Workshop "Estampe, oeuvre étendue" / Paul Collins / Décembre 2017
  #Workshop gravure et photopolymère / Multi-années / Adeline Keil / Octobre 2018
  #Workshop avec Etienne Charry / Éditions / Novembre 2017
  #Rencontre avec Félix, illustrateur / DG3 / Sarah Fouquet / Mars 2018
  #Workshop illustration / DG3 - Editions / Evelise Millet / Novembre 2017
  #Accrochage DNSEP option Communication / Maxence Rifflet / Juin 2018
  #Workshop "Photographie/sérigraphie" / DNA3 - DNSEP1 / Adeline Keil / Mars 2017
  #Accrochage DNSEP option Art / Alice Laguarda / Juin 2018
  #Workshop photo / DG3 / Christophe Bouder
  #Workshop "Coquillage et crustacés" / Multi-années / David Evrard / Octobre 2018