ESA Saint-Luc is an art school aiming to shape creative talents in a way both coherent and challenging, overseen by academics, researchers and professors from relevant academic disciplines.
Combining genuine education and training to creation, ESA Saint-Luc participates in research programmes oriented towards jobs in design, habitat and interior design, ecodesign, innovative policies or even new forms of graphic and visual communications, as well as contemporary narration. Programmes which stimulate not only artistic practice, but also reflection and research, in view of providing students with general culture, a critical sense and a commitment to rigor.
ESA Saint-Luc is a school that denies neither hard work nor high expectations, but without disavowing the occasional delirium. ESA Saint-Luc strives to help students flourish, without misleading them as to their future employment opportunities, nor luring them into art, embracing its role as a relay towards autonomy and production. An establishment conscious of its responsibility to prepare students for the trades they will practice in the future.
In order to build connections between academic institutions and cultural operators, the school has signed agreements with other establishments and universities, both in Belgium and abroad. These collaborations will bring in more diversity, and trigger stimulating dynamics.
Since 2004, the school has established an international strategy via the Erasmus+ and Belgica programmes, as well as through bilateral agreements with art schools throughout the world (Canada, China, New Zealand…). In addition, ESA Saint-Luc organises talks by outside guests, workshops, trips, exhibitions, conferences as well as site visits.
A social service and administrative team support these efforts on a daily basis. Technical workshops, a cafeteria / gallery, and a large interior courtyard are hospitable spaces for connecting. The large and bright building overlooks a square and the city, offering a working environment open on the neighbourhood and the city. Nearby galleries, museums, public transport, the canal and city parks are as many places for inspiration and meditation inviting us to dream and travel. During their stay at ESA Saint-Luc -three to five years, depending on the chosen bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, ESA Saint-Luc nudges their students’ personalities, in order for them to better rebuild themselves and to spark interrogations before setting sail on new horizons.
The school gathers 4 cursus of visual arts (Computer Graphics, Illustration, Advertising and Graphic Arts) and 2 cursus of spatial arts (Architectural Drawing, Interior Design) sanctioned by a bachelor degree in plastic arts, visual and spatial.
The school also includes 2 cursus (Interior Architecture and Comics-Publishing) set out master degrees specialized in :
• Social Design (in association with the Faculty LOCI-UCL and the MAD Brussels)
• Heritage (in association with the Faculty LOCI-UCL)
• Set design-space – Scenography spaces.
• Prospective Forms of Diffusion (in association with the Faculty Letters-ULB)
The school organizes the Agregation of the higher secondary school in association with the ESA Ecole de recherche graphique.