Interior Architecture / Design
School of Applied Arts in Paris since 1945

A gap year at the Académie Charpentier in Paris in complete immersion.

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A gap year at the Académie Charpentier in Paris...

One-year immersion

Spend a gap year at the Académie Charpentier, one of the most prestigious French Art Schools in Paris, in complete immersion in French culture, studying Graphic Arts, Interior Design, and Design.

The Académie Charpentier is located in the heart of the Montparnasse disctrict.
The area became the most important artistic hub for 20th century artists from all over the world : from Pablo Picasso, Chaïm Soutine, Marc Chagall, to Ernest Hemingway, and so many more.  

The Académie Charpentier is located a stone’s throw from all the famous cafés and bars of Montparnasse (Le Dôme, La Closerie des Lilas, La Rotonde, Le Select, and La Coupole) where the likes of Tsuguharu Foujita, or Marcel Duchamp as well as American socialites Peggy Guggenheim and Edith Wharton would meet.

The Académie Charpentier, one of the leading Art Schools in Paris since 1945, will welcome you in its mythical premises (where world-renowned artists Giacometti, Modigliani, Balthus - amongst others - have studied before), and offer you a unique opportunity to learn about French Art and Culture.
For information and dates please contact us.

The curriculum covers 12 major areas of Graphics, Interior Design and Design:

30 hours / week over 43 weeks (including 4 weeks holidays) 

  • Color
    Theory and practical implementation
    3 hours  / week
  • Computer Graphics
    Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator…)
    3 hours  / week
  • Graphic Design
    Marketing material, branding, editorial
    3 hours  / week
  • Interior Design / Fashion Design / Textile
    Pattern, color and material approach for the Fashion and Furnishing industries
    4 hours  / week
  • Fashion business
    Business models, product development, retail merchandising, consumers behaviors…
    4 hours  / week
  • Design: use of material, function of the object, its impact on everyday life, and answers to the requirements of its time. Introduction to sustainable development and eco-friendly requirements
    3 hours  / week

For more information, please contact : 

Bénédicte Caillat

Eve Alimi

2, rue Jules Chaplain
75006 Paris

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