ESA Contemporary Art has won a reputation as one of the world's most important art programs.
This is due in part to a simple reality — we do not focus on teaching people art.
Instead, we provide the structure and clarity, time and space, materials and environment, and most significantly - the community - that allows people to determine fundamental aspects of themselves. We build our futures upon this awareness that include many things, including art.
ESACA takes responsibility for critical elements essential to honest communication within an understanding of the work of human achievement.
Members of our international community commit to an engagement that is empathetic, vulnerable, and as unconditional as possible.
Approximately half our students enter portfolio-based post-secondary programs, the majority of the other half moving towards math and science. What we do in ESACA closely mirrors contemporary thinking in some of the more creative academic fields today.
ESACA offers our students an annual selection of local, national, and international exhibition opportunities, that include the Saatchi Gallery in London UK, and the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo NY.