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Preparatory program to postgraduate studies

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Preparatory program to postgraduate studies

The Preparatory program to postgraduate studies is specifically tailored for French-speaking international students who wish to reinforce their knowledge of design before joining one of our MDes programs.

The Preparatory program to postgraduate studies introduces the specificities of the design approach practiced in France and taught in Nantes to students who already hold a degree in design.
This program is entirely taught in French

Curriculum

This program is entirely taught in french

This program is divided in two phases: after having completed one semester of intensive French language classes at the University of Nantes, students join in L’École de design Nantes Atlantique for a second semester dedicated to design projects.

The courses aim to:
- reinforce the basic project methodology, expression tools and technical tools;
- encourage students to take into account users in their project approach.

> Courses outline

Courses outline : 400 hours of classes for the semester
Expression (53,5h), general knowledge (72h), technical tools (112h), projects (162,5h).

General Knowledge
French culture and language
English, preparation to the TOEIC test
English, expression
Design history

Technical Knowledge
Methodology
Humanities
Project positionning
Design software

Projects
Space design workshop
Graphic design workshop
Product design workshop
Packaging design workshop
Interaction design workshop
Personal project

> Language

French
A French level equivalent to B1 assessed by a TCF or DELF tests is required to join the program.

English
It is also recommended to master English. Indeed, a good knowledge of this language is required for the obtention of L’École de design Nantes Atlantique Design Degree. All our postgraduate students need to get a score of at least 750 points at the TOEIC (2) test.

Admission requirements

> Requirements

The Preparatory program to postugraduate studies is open to students who have completed a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies or validated 180 ECTS in design or architecture.

> Languages

A French level equivalent to B1 assessed by a TCF or DELF tests is required to join the program.

After an individual interview, students having a B2 level or more may, at their request, be exempted of the 1st semster of intensive French classes and join directly L’École de design for the second semester .

 

Apply to the Preparatory program to postgraduate studies

Teaching staff

Head of the program
Juliette Eoche-Duval

Job prospects and further education

After the completion of this program, you can apply to one of our MDes programs.

10 programs are accessible:

  • 8 thematic programs taught in Nantes, France
  • 1 program taught in Shanghai, China
  • 1 program taught in Delhi, India

 

 

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A new class for the Preparatory program for postgraduate studies

// 03/23/2015

Last January, a new class of students of 13 students from different universities in China joined the Preparatory program for postgraduate studies at L’École de design.

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