LISAA is one of the few private further education institutes to be recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The courses taught at LISAA cover all fields in the design profession and are certified by state diplomas (BTS) and qualifications listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) (level II/ Bac+3/4 years of further education).

Top reasons to study here

  • LISAA is one of the few schools recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
  • LISAA's qualifications are professionally oriented.
  • LISAA is the biggest design school in France.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)



LISAA School of Design is a Grande Ecole on a human scale. Founded in 1986 by Michel Glize, today LISAA is a reference in the world of applied arts education.


LISAA - School of Design - trains designers and managers in the fields of animation, video games, interior architecture, design, graphic design and fashion.

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Why Apply to this University?

  • LISAA School of Design is the biggest design school in France, one of the few recognized by the French Ministry of Culture.

  • Teaching staff at the school is made up of recognized professionals in the fashion industry.

  • LISAA has many partnerships with prestigious companies like Carrefour, Pixar, Ubisoft, Dreamworks, Orange, Le Monde, or Gameloft.

  • The Masters taught in English and French takes 2 years to graduate and is taught online.

  • Tuition fees for international students are around 11000 EUR/year, while EU/EEA students pay around 9000 EUR/year.

  • The application deadline is end of June every year, while studies at the School of Design start in September.

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Student services

International students are welcomed upon arrival by an international coordinator. LISAA has put in place a mentor system so that a LISAA student accompanies each international student during their stay in France. An orientation week is organized, starting with a welcome evening with the main teachers and the students of the year. International exchange students are also encouraged to actively participate in intercultural seminars and to organize events on their own initiative if they so wish.

Housing services

LISAA offers an accomodation solution: alone or in a flat share. There are several Parisian institutions that can help international students in Paris. The Union nationale des maisons d’étudiants gathers every student halls of residence in the parisian area. Furthermore, LISAA has a partnership with estate agents Les Estudines who offer studios for rent as well as several services for students.

Medical services

International students can find all necessary information in relation to their medical insurance on the French administration website, Service-Public, and the two student health insurance organisations, LMDE and SMEREP.


  • LISAA is one of the few schools recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
  • LISAA's qualifications are listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (level II – BAC+3 years of further education and level I – BAC+5 years of further education) and state-approved qualification (BTS).
  • LISAA is at the top of rankings, among the most valued schools by professional.