MDes International Design Strategy / Le Studio France

General

Program Description

An immersive experience in the reality of design in France.

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In the current context of globalization, understanding other cultures and other value systems is a major asset for every designer. The MDes International Design Strategy / Le Studio France encourages the exploration of the French culture within an applied, interdisciplinary context.

This International Design Strategy program offers a tremendous opportunity for international design students to discover and comprehend French culture. It follows a different rhythm, adapted to the students integrating the school at a postgraduate level, to allow a good integration and a better approach of the methodology as taught in the school.

Students will be able to choose to work on projects linked to one of these 5 topics, attached to our Design Labs:

  • Care Design
  • City Design
  • Digital Design
  • Food Design
  • Media Design

Program taught in English.

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L’École de design Nantes Atlantique was awarded the "Bienvenue en France" label with the maximum score of three stars by Campus
France. This label shows the institution’s commitment and quality in welcoming international students.

Curriculum

A unique two-year program

Students conduct their master studies from within the realm of their design discipline, and with a spirit of integration into a French context.

Students will be able to choose to work on projects linked to one of these 5 topics, attached to our Design Labs:

Care Design

How to provide creative, innovative and sustainable solutions to contemporary social issues.

City Design

How design must deal with the evolution of our built environment and the urban transformations.

Digital Design

Interactions between humans and machines in the digital world, the rise of artificial intelligence and the quality of user experience.

Food Design

How to feed more than 7 billion humans in a sustainable way and promote food that is good for health and the environment.

Media Design

How to tell the real and make the truth tangible through data visualization.

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Admission requirements

Academic requirements

This program is open to all applicants who either:

  • hold a Bachelor’s Degree in design or equivalent, or
  • have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies in design or equivalent, equating to at least 180 ECTS credits.

You may apply before actually receiving the degree or having completed your undergraduate studies. However, admission will only take effect once the degree is obtained or the undergraduate credits have been validated.

Applicants whose level we assess to be insufficient may be recommended to follow a semester or a full year in our International Class / 3rd year of DN MADE before entering the master’s program.

Language requirements

English

If you are not a native English speaker, we ask that you provide proof of your English proficiency (minimum level of 700 points at the TOEIC test or equivalent for programs taught in English).

French

While not mandatory for the programs taught in English, a certain command of the French language is recommended for daily life in France and integration purposes.

How to apply?

  • How? Applications can only be done online.
  • When? Applications will be open on our website from November 2020 to June 2021.
  • How much does it cost? Once you have filled out your personal data, you will be required to pay a non-refundable inscription fee of 50€ to cover the administrative costs of your admission process. This payment is only possible by credit card or Paypal and is fully secured.

Selection process

The selection process is organized as follow:

  1. Online application and payment of the application fees.
  2. Uploading all the required documents for the application.
  3. Application file review.
  4. If your application is accepted, a face-to-face or video-conference interview will be organized.

Tuition fees 2021

  • French students and European Union students: 7,700 € per year.
  • Non-European Union students: 9,000 € per year.

Scholarships: We recommend you contact the French embassy in your country, your local CampusFrance agency.

Obtain a visa for France

You will need to obtain a long-stay student visa before arriving in France. The form request must be made to the French embassy or consulate of your country of residence at least 3 months before your departure or to the Campus France of your region.

OFII procedure

Holders of a long-stay visa valid for their stay must validate it online within 3 months of their arrival in France on the OFII website (website available in French, English, and Chinese).

Students wishing to extend their stay beyond the dates indicated on their visa must apply for a residence permit from the prefecture of Nantes.

Job prospects and further education

International career prospects

This program trains students to become global players who can converse fluently in English and possibly even local, French language, understanding the context of another country, and most of all, steep themselves in the ability to design for clients and employers from other cultures. It is a living experience that will change its participants, often opening up unexpected, exciting international career opportunities.

Master’s degree in design

As all our master programs, this one leads you to the Master’s degree in design, certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and registered in the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (the French directory for vocational qualifications or RNCP) as a Level I Master’s degree.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions, in association with l’Univ ... Read More

Partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions, in association with l’Université de Nantes. Read less
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