L’École de design offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in design:
- The International Class: undergraduate studies in English (3rd year level). Since 2001, this program has been bringing together French and international students of different nationalities who have studied at least two years in product, industrial, spatial, interior, graphic, or interaction design or visual communications.
A successfull completion of this one-year bachelor’s level course gives access to our MDes programs.
- Undergraduate studies taught in French, including Foundation studies and 2nd and 3rd year levels of studies in a choice of Product design, Spatial design, Interaction design or Graphic design. Only the foundation studies are open for enrollment for students from outside the school.
Our foundation studies program is a one-year course to acquire basic skills in design and applied arts. Practical workshops in packaging, graphic design, spatial design, interactivity and product design allow students to become familiar with the different design professions.
The two years of our undergraduate program following the Foundation Studies give students the opportunity to specialize in graphic design (design of visual communication in print or electronic form, eg, corporate visual identity, brochures, posters, websites, TV or movie credits, packaging, signs…)
The two years of our undergraduate program following the Foundation Studies give students the opportunity to specialize in interaction design (design of interactive digital user interfaces, eg, web and telephone applications, information and knowledge management systems, graphic user interfaces…)
The two years of our undergraduate program following the Foundation Studies give students the opportunity to specialize in product design (design of consumer goods and equipment, whether industrially or craft manufactured, eg, furniture, toys, tools, packaging, transport…)
The International Class has been bringing together students of different design backgrounds and nationalities since 2001. Both French and foreign students follow cross-disciplinary design courses for a semester or a full year.