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Welcome to the ECV creative community !

Since 1984, our ambition has been to turn our students’ creativity into a source of professional success. Sharing, exchanges and meetings with professionals ant the professional world are the keys to success. ECV immerses its students in a community of creative talents, to help them thrive, within the school but also once the enter the professional world.

Over the years, our experiences, our independence and our initiatives have allowed us to developp the largest network of creative professionals in France, and to offer the best opportunities to our students by giving them access to that network. ECV students share more than just a school: they share a mindset and belong to a community.

Creation of ECV
Campuses in France

ECV is above all an ambition shared by all those who are committed to successfully train the students to the industries of creation and visual communication. The qualities of a school are assessed through what its young graduates become. They are also assessed through the acknowledgement of the diploma obtained, the degree given by ECV being recognised as a level 1 certification by the French National Registry of Professional Certifications. ECV gives its students a wide approach to creation, as well as a borderless training. Today, a professional career has to be built on an international scale.”

Patrick Hermand, Founding president of ECV


ECV school is present on 5 campuses in France : Paris, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lille and Aix-en-Provence. Every year, it trains 2,700 students enrolled in Foundation Year, Bachelor and Master programmes:

DESIGN (Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Advertising, Design & Typography, Design & Strategy, Interior Design & Scenography),
ANIMATION (2-D and 3-D Animation Cinema, VFX),
GAME (Game art & Game design)
DIGITAL (Webdesign, UX/UI, Webmarketing, Development)

ECV values

Academic excellence and standards

ECV places utmost importance on the quality of teaching and faculty members, who are all renowned and distinguished professionals in their field. Our close, preferential ties with agencies contribute to and help develop teaching content.

Professionalism and partnerships

At ECV, work on real situations with partner companies is a centrepiece of the teaching strategy. Chosen for the appeal of their school-company cooperation, these projects provide students with insight into the reality and demands of the profession.

Bold and creative students

Pooling knowledge and cultures, knowing how to take risks and experimenting to release a wellspring of ideas and creativity, these are the values we uphold and strive to instil in our students to give them the potential to excel.

Networking and recognition

For 30 years, ECV has maintained strong trusting relationships with agencies and major trade associations in the fields of design, animation, game and digital. These ties are strengthened by the presence of our graduates in a wide variety of sectors around the world. There is no doubt this builds a valuable bridge to the future for our students.


In a profession without borders, training mobile creatives who are open to the world is a must. This is done at ECV by encouraging our students to do international internships and take advantage of university exchange agreements, by forging partnerships with other schools and universities, and by participating in international networks and events.

Campus life

Our educational foundations at ECV are built upon human values that promote close student-teacher relationships with attentive and available staff. A school is a community of learning and sharing that ought to foster student fulfillment, teamwork and initiative. In such a way, students can build their future and their professional network with confidence.