LISAA, a pioneering school in the applied arts education
Having studied architecture, Michel Glize wanted to create a workshop for students preparing for the competitive exams for entry into the Grande Ecole art schools. As such, he found LISAA in 1986, originally offering foundation years and undergraduate courses in interior architecture, design and fashion design. At this time, there were only four schools in Paris offering design courses!
At the heart of small workshops on a human scale, in schools in the city centre, students acquire the knowledge and techniques that allow them to integrate the professional world.
Michel Glize, LISAA founder
A rapid development
LISAA rapidly became a reference in the field. With teaching oriented towards new technology, a stable team of teaching staff and a particular attention paid to the professional insertion of students, the school grew quickly, attracting recognized professionals (with personalities such as Sonia Rykiel participating as judges in viva examinations) and new branches being founded outside of Paris, in Rennes, Nantes, Strasbourg, then Bordeaux in 2016 and Toulouse in 2018.
An official recognition
Today LISAA is an institution, recognized not only in the professional milieu but also by the French Ministry of Culture.
A great school of design
With more than 4000 students, spread over nine different sites, LISAA is one of the biggest French design schools. Its international network constitutes a reference for businesses. More than 250 work placement and job offers go online every month.