Master Artistic Direction and Graphic Design


Program Description

Being someone of the image in the world of today imposes a global vision of the project. The acceleration of computer tools has radically changed the production chain of images, which is no longer entrusted to an artistic director, then to a creative and finally to a performer but to one and the same responsible person. In addition, brands or institutions rely on the duration of the message, signs, codes, modes, which are constantly changing.

This evolutionary and rapid aspect of the job requires a young professional an eclectic spirit, a quick intuition, a creativity open to conceptual and formal initiatives . To prepare for this, from the third year, students present their work to juries composed of outside professionals and teachers of the school.

Your artistic director training

The pupil must today be trained at the same time to the particular techniques, to each mode of expression, to the ability to conceive, to travel from one domain to another, to the speed of mind and realization, intellectual mobility, a broad culture and above all the need for constant information.

Engaged in professional life, the capacity to affirm an open creativity, to take conceptual initiatives, to put the intelligence of the project, to adapt to all kinds of cases are essential qualities. At the same time as it works to learn the required knowledge, the Charpentier Academy is particularly attentive to prepare students for this attitude of thought. It alone will enable them to become truly actors at the heart of this change and this world in motion.


Thanks to our many partnerships, all our students can go abroad. The Charpentier Academy is the holder of the 2014-2020 Erasmus Charter, a scholarship is awarded to students wishing to pursue their studies or do an internship in Europe.

As exchange students, payment of tuition fees to the host institution is covered. A way to discover other ways to work or study, learn a foreign language in total immersion and gain a greater openness.

Partner Schools

  • Germany: FH Aachen
  • Bulgaria: St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo
  • Spain: IED Istituto Europeo di Design of Madrid and Barcelona
  • Ireland: Griffith College Dublin
  • Italy: IUAV Venice and Creative Academy, Milan
  • United States: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • India: World University of Design, Sonipat, Haryana
  • Mexico: Universidad de Monterrey
  • Republic of San Marino: Universita degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino.


Internships are fully integrated into the teaching curriculum. They are the subject of an agreement between the school and the company. Their assessment contributes to the recognition of terminal examinations and is subject to precise award procedures; they respond to periods of study and experimentation.

They are compulsory at the end of the 3rd year and supervised by a teacher (coaching, CV, book, internship research).

The main objective of these periods remains the matching of professional and technical practices acquired during the graduate cycle. They aim to facilitate the integration of students into the world of work and often lead to a first job . Thanks to the Erasmus charter, the internship can be an opportunity for immersion abroad.

Your title of Artistic Director

The title of artistic director delivered by the Charpentier Academy is registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications LEVEL I NSF code 320V In addition, the school is recognized by the ADC (Association Design Council)

Your future job, a plurality of opportunities

Visual communication is characterized less by a particular profession, than by a constellation of applications, and indeed, the versatility of skills. Art director, graphic designer, illustrator, art buyer, advertising, web designer and that in fields as diverse as the press, publishing, audiovisual, culture, trade or institution, it is almost a new job, where the most important thing is to have a "vision of things": analyze, understand, create. It is therefore on the ability to navigate from one concept to another, on the exercise of mobility of mind and creation that pedagogy is based.

Rates 2019


Payment terms

  • 1st payment: 1.800 € at the time of the deposit of the registration form (legal delay of retraction of 8 days remaining acquired beyond).
  • 2nd installment: 50% of the balance, no later than July 1st.

Balance: no later than November 1st.

For foreign students the payment of all tuition fees (down payment) by July 1st.

Registration details

1st year

Students are concerned

  • Holders of a bachelor's degree or have the level of the final classes or still from vocational training institutions.
  • Foreigners holding a diploma equivalent to a bachelor's degree or from specialized schools of art or applied arts.
  • Foreign students must provide the results obtained at the TCF (or equivalent).

Admission procedure

Appointments can be made by phone at 01 43 54 31 12 for a motivational interview during which you will present an artistic book of personal work, a curriculum vitae (curriculum already completed) and a cover letter.

Since this first year requires that every student be given special attention, the number of students can not exceed a defined numerus clausus. It is the order of reception of the registrations which, at this level, will prevail until the closing of the composition of the promotion.

2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th year

Students are concerned

  • From national, regional or municipal schools of fine arts, schools of applied arts, specialized sections of the university, public or private training centers, etc.
  • Coming from European or foreign institutions and having sixty ECTS credits.
  • Foreign students must provide the results obtained at the TCF (or equivalent).

Admission procedure

The appointment to set a date of maintenance is done by phone at 01 43 54 31 12. The composition of the file is communicated when making appointments. At the end of this interview, if it is favorable, an equivalence commission date is proposed.

Equivalence Commission

This body, made up of representatives of the teaching staff and the administration, examines the candidate's entire file, decides and proposes to the educational council the agreement or the adjournment of the application.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Choisir l’ Académie Charpentier c’est choisir d’étudier dans l’une des meilleures écoles d’arts appliqués grâce à la reconnaissance par l’Etat au niveau I de ses titres RNCP d’Architecte d’intérieur e ... Read More

Choisir l’ Académie Charpentier c’est choisir d’étudier dans l’une des meilleures écoles d’arts appliqués grâce à la reconnaissance par l’Etat au niveau I de ses titres RNCP d’Architecte d’intérieur et de Directeur (trace) artistique. Read less