L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

Postgraduate Studies

MDes by L’École de design


The aim of our MDes programs: Putting the designer at the heart of key issues in our societies

The MDes programs constitute the educational component of our 5 innovation and design centers, which serve to examine the role of designers and the solutions they can provide to the world of business and research to help overcome the challenges of our modern societies:

- Digital culture READi Design Lab: User experience design, digital culture and evolution of uses

- Asia Campus: Design practices and conception of products and services in an intercultural context

- New Eating Habits (only available in French): Evolution of food systems in contemporary societies

- Sustainable cities: Evolution of the urban environment and how the city is used

- Responsible innovation: Health, safety, well-being, eco-design and societal issues

- Design and innovation management (an apprenticeship program available only in French): managing innovation in a corporate environment.

Specialized training with a cross-disciplinary and innovation-based approach

The Master in design (MDes) programs are open to students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in design or equivalent in any of the following fields:

- spatial design

- product design

- industrial design

- graphic design

- interaction design

Postgraduate studies

MDes by L’École de design: Why choose one of our programs?

Completing a Master’s degree program at L’École de design means:

- the certainty of obtaining a nationally-recognized qualification*

- for the majority of programs, the possibility of following your chosen MDes program in English or French

- a strong grounding in the professional world through the innovation and design centers and their corporate partnerships, access to an alumni network, and participation in international design competitions

- a gateway to the world of research thanks to the centers’ research component: the Design Labs

- the possibility of gaining a double degree in management or engineering

- the guarantee of specializing in an innovation-based sector and gaining the management skills necessary to beginning a successful career as a young designer

* master’s level degree certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


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