Welcome! Orléans School of Art and Design has signed student exchange agreements in Europe through the Erasmus+ program, in Quebec through the BCI program and outside Europe. Students interested in an exchange programme at Orléans School of Art and Design are invited to apply for a semester or a full year, only if both institutions have signed an exchange agreement.

Admission requirements

Incoming students at Orléans School of Art and Design must have completed at least one full academic year at their home institution. Our school welcomes incoming students from the 2nd to 4th year of study for the first semester and only in the 2nd year of study for the second semester. Incoming students can also spend a full academic year in the 2nd year.

Terms and conditions

  • During your stay at Orléans School of Art and Design, you remain a student at your home university and you are exempt from registration fees.
  • You will be given a special welcome and administrative and teaching support.
  • You can apply for accommodation in a student residence.
  • The academic recognition of your mobility is made easier thanks to the ECTS system.

Language requirement

Most courses are given in French and it is preferable that students are able to communicate in our language. However, although this cannot be considered a rule, some teachers communicate easily in English to international students. For example, the Creative Coding course is taught in either French or English.

Students also benefit from an agreement with the Institut de français of the University of Orléans that offers French classes at all levels for exchange students. The semester course costs only 65€ per student. Students are divided into 4 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior. Each student can take 1 written French course and/or 1 oral French course. Classes take place in the evening from 17:30 to 19:00. To register, fill out the form and contact anne-claire.mauny@univ-orleans.fr

Academic calendar

First Semester: from September 7, 2022 to January 27, 2023
Autumn break: from October 31 to November 6, 2022
Christmas break: from December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023

Second Semester: from January 30 to May 26, 2023
Winter break: from February 20 to February 26, 2023
Spring break: from April 17 to April 30, 2023

Application procedure

First of all you must contact the international office of your home institution. Each partner university has their own selection procedure and you can only submit your application if you have been selected by your home institution. You must have spent at least one year in your home institution. Nominations can only be made by the office of the international relations of your home institution and not by yourself. The nomination has to be sent to : international@esad-orleans.fr with the name of the student, gender, field, year of studies and the e.mail address of the student.

Then your application must contain:
Application form
– CV
– Portfolio (PDF)
– Passport photo
– Copy of your passport/ID
The application package must be sent to: international@esad-orleans.fr

Application deadlines for the upcoming academic year

May 15, 2022 for the Autumn semester or full year
November 1, 2022 for the Spring semester

Course catalogues

Graphic and visual design / Autumn semester
  • September workshops : Engraving + Video/Sound / 2 ECTS
  • Drawing / 2 ECTS
  • Graphic design and visual expression / 4 ECTS
  • Mobile design or Visual media / 4 ECTS
  • Optional project (pick 2 of 5) :
    • Media archaeology / 2 ECTS
    • Virtual reality / 2 ECTS
    • Typography and engraving / 2 ECTS
    • Animated posters / 2 ECTS
    • Scenography / 2 ECTS
  • Research workshop / 2 ECTS
  • French (at Institut de français of the University of Orléans) / 2 ECTS
  • Personal project / 6 ECTS
  • Presentation of the semester work / 4 ECTS
Graphic and visual design / Spring semester
  • Drawing / 2 ECTS
  • Graphic design / 4 ECTS
  • Visual media / 4 ECTS
  • Web design / 4 ECTS or Engraving / 2 ECTS + Edition / 2 ECTS
  • Illustration / 2 ECTS
  • Typography / 2 ECTS or Art video / 2 ECTS
  • March workshop / 2 ECTS
  • French (at Institut de français of the University of Orleans) / 2 ECTS
  • Personal project / 6 ECTS
  • Presentation of the semester work / 4 ECTS
Product and spatial design / Autumn semester
  • September workshops : Computer graphics + 2D/3D / 2 ECTS
  • Drawing / 2 ECTS
  • Data sculpture / 4 ECTS
  • Transition objects / 4 ECTS
  • Virtual reality / 2 ECTS
  • Scenography or Objects & digital fabrication / 2 ECTS
  • Research workshop / 2 ECTS
  • French (at Institut de français of the University of Orléans) / 2 ECTS
  • Personal project / 6 ECTS
  • Presentation of the semester work / 4 ECTS
Product and spatial design / Spring semester
  • Drawing / 2 ECTS
  • Mandatory projects (pick 1 of 3):
    • Micro architecture réversible / 4 ECTS
    • Interactive design / 4 ECTS
    • Data sculpture / 4 ECTS
  • Living in the public/private space / 2 ECTS
  • Installation / 2 ECTS
  • Furniture / 2 ECTS
  • Product design / 2 ECTS
  • March workshop / 2 ECTS
  • French (at Institut de français of the University of Orleans) / 2 ECTS
  • Personal project / 6 ECTS
  • Presentation of the semester work / 4 ECTS

Erasmus Student Network Orléans
Living in Orléans
Campus France sheet

Contact

Marion Quintin
International relations manager