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Postgraduate studies

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.

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

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

Our Master in Design (MDes) programs

MDes Digital Culture / User Experience Design - Tangible Interfaces

In a world where connected devices are omnipresent, the wide range of available uses pushes designers to invent new interface scenarios to make sure “ambient computing” produces user-centered technologies.

Program taught in English

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MDes Digital Culture / User Experience Design - Design & Virtual Reality

The program explores the opportunities offered to virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality in terms of evolution of the User experience in immersive 3D environments, co-conception process, complex phenomena formalization and know-how transfer

Program taught in French

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MDes Digital Culture / Information Design

The goal of information design is to study graphic representations, statistics and dynamics in order to better comprehend often imperceptible and complex phenomena and provide new services.

Program taught in English

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MDes Sustainable Cities / Urban Design

The city gets more than ever in motion and raises new issues for the design of public spaces: it has to be multimodal, hyper-connected and accessible to everyone.

Program taught in French

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MDes Sustainable Cities / Mutations of the Built Environment

Due to the current evolution in urban lifestyles, it has become evident that we need to build a “sustainable city”, bringing about a transformation in the design of housing, public spaces and business premises.
At the intersection of environmental, economic and social issues, the designers, with their in-depth knowledge of practical uses, are now the central figures in the implementation of 21st century cities

Program taught in English

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MDes New Eating Habits / Food Design

Public health challenges, as well as high geopolitical and environmental stakes, are leading to an evolution in contemporary eating habits. Reconciling well-being, pleasure and appeal with the demands of responsible mass-production and the ever-diversifying dietary practices requires an in-depth exploration of food systems, including production, distribution, preparation and tasting.

Program taught in French

 

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MDes Care / Health & Social Innovation

This program aims to identify and test how design can bring to vulnerable groups such as seniors, children or sick people solutions for a changing social conditions.

Program taught in French

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MDes Care / Sustainable Innovation

This program aims to develop multidisciplinary expertise in critical areas of social and environmental design.

Program taught in English

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MDes Transcultural Design / China Studio

This program offers a tremendous opportunity for design students from all over the world to discover and comprehend the Chinese culture in Shanghai. This program encourages the exploration and acceptance of different cultures within an applied, interdisciplinary context.

Program taught in English

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MDes Transcultural Design / India Studio

This program provides a unique opportunity for its students to specialize in Social Innovation and Design Thinking in the context of Delhi, a city as innovative as representative of development challenges.

Program taught in English

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Design and innovation management in apprenticeship

This program is conducted in apprenticeship and entirely taught in French.

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