The Académie Charpentier has been the private School of Applied Arts for more than 70 years where future Interior Designers and Art Directors are trained. True to its original values: creativity, humanity, contemporaneity, and enjoying a strong artistic imprint, it has remained a human scale institution.

In 1958, it inherited the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, a hub of creative expression and plastic experimentation. The new Head of the Académie Charpentier has been supporting its exploratory work in the field of Applied Arts, while being part of modernity.


Study Programmes

We offer courses in:

  • Interior Architecture
  • Design
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design


Why Study at Académie Charpentier

Choosing the Académie Charpentier means:

To study in one of the best schools of Applied Arts thanks to the recognition of its level 1 diploma in interior architecture and design by the French Ministry of Labour, certified by the French Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (National Directory of Professional Certifications: RNCP – Code NSF 320v). The Académie is also recognised by the ADC (Association Design Conseil)                   

To work in human-scale studios, individually monitored by teachers who are professionals in their disciplines, To pool skills during shared classes and projects

To open up to the professional market through workshops, contests; partnerships, conferences and mandatory internships

To draw from the school philosophy built on the acquisition of one's own graphic and artistic identity

To improve one's drawing skills or deepen the technique of calligraphy, by participating in complementary workshops at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière

To spend one semester abroad via the Erasmus program (Italy, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria...)

To draw from a network of over 12,000 alumni.