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DN MADE Digital Media Design

  • // Initial Education
  • // Program taught in English
  • // Nantes (France)

3rd year / International Class

One-year in an international class to validate the DN MADE, National Diploma in Fine Arts, Crafts and Design, a state recognized undergraduate degree

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Our International DN MADE programs welcome French and international students of various nationalities who wish to complete a French undergraduate degree, through the third (which is the last) year of Bachelor level studies.

Its purpose is also to welcome students from our partner schools for an academic exchange semester.

Within the DN MADE Digital Media Design, the digital designer is involved in the various phases of the design of a digital interactive product or service.

Program taught in English / Students from all over the world who have completed a minimum of two year in Digital Design or Interaction Design are eligible to apply.

The completion of this 3rd year program leads to the obtention of DN MADE, Major in Digital Design, Interface Design and Digital Media Specialty with a Minor in Graphic Design.

The academic year 2022 will start in the new school building located at 61 boulevard de la Prairie au Duc in Nantes.


> Courses outline

Courses: 816 h per year
24 hours of classes per week over 34 weeks, for a total of 816 hours

The main objective of the 1st semester is research on a subject chosen by the student; this research is fed by the various courses and projects, and leads to a thesis presented at the end of the semester.
The 2nd semester is centered on a personal project, fostered by all the lessons and contributions of the semester. The project is presented during a defense at the end of the semester.

> The program is organized around 3 poles:

• Philosophy and Humanities

• Tools for expression and creative exploration
• Technology and Materials
• Tools and digital language
• English Language
• Economic and legal context

Cross-curricular courses allow the acquisition of fundamental knowledge, knowledge tools and specific methods to the different sectors relating to the design field.

• Techniques and skills
• Practical implementation of the project
• Project communication and mediation
• Workshops

Practical and professional lessons lead students to discover the different phases of a design project and allow them to acquire methodological tools, as well as technical and creative know-how.

Professionalization (34 Hours)
• Optional internship
• Professionalization path and further learning
Optional classes (for exchange students)
• French Language and Culture
• Illustration or Wordpress
• After Effects or Photography

> Language

All classes and workshops are conducted in English. Therefore a basic command of this language is recommended.

> ECTS credits

60 credits per year
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a points system developed by the European Union to facilitate the mobility of students in Europe.

Admission requirements


> Academic requirements

This program is open to all applicants who completed 2 years of undergraduate studies equivalent to 120 ECTS in one of the following fields: 

  • Interaction design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Multimedia

It is possible to apply before actually having completed the required level of studies or ECTS. However, admission will only take effect once the degree is obtained or the credits have been validated.
Once accepted, students remain eligible for registration for one year.

Language requirements

All classes and workshops are conducted in English. Therefore a basic command of this language is recommended.
If you are not a native English speaker, we ask that you provide proof of your English proficiency (minimum 600 points at the TOEIC test or equivalent). If you are not in possession of such a certificate, you may take an oral assessment during the interview.

While not mandatory for the International Class, a certain command of French language is recommended for daily life in France and integration purposes. You can provide any certificate of French language you may already have or you can indicate your current level of French using the CEFR self assessment grid.
However, students wishing to continue their studies at the master’s level in one of the programs taught in French will need a good command of both spoken and written French.

> How to apply?

  • How? Application can only be done online on our application website
  • When? Applications are closed for the academic year 2022-2023
  • How much does it cost ? Once you have filled out your personal data, you will be required to pay a non-refundable inscription fee of 50€ to cover the administrative costs of your admission process. This payment is only possible by credit card or Paypal and is fully secured.

Selection process:
1. Online application and payment of the application fees (€50);

2. Uploading all the required documents for application;
3. Application file review and interview if your application file is accepted;

4. Publication of the admissions results at the end of each admission session;

> Tuition fees 2022

French students and European Union students: €7,700 per year
Non-European Union students: €9,000 per year

+ CVEC (Student and campus life contribution): €95

More information regarding the CVEC

> Scholarships

Please go to our dedicated page

> Obtain a visa for France

Final admission will only take effect when the necessary visa is obtained, if applicable.

For more information, please go to the item “obtaining a visa”


If you want to apply as an exchange students, please see "How to apply as an exchange student".

> Obtaining the degree

The student defends the dissertation at the end of January before a jury of 4 people, then at the end of June the final project is defended before a jury of 4 people.

Teaching staff

Deputy Executive Director
Stéphane Gouret

Head of undergraduate studies
Nathalie Templier

Head of program
Luc Montessinos

Job prospects and further education

After the DN MADE, that confers a state recognized undergraduate degree, it is possible to opt for further studies or to enter the world of work.

> Continuing your studies at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

Students having successfully completed this undergraduate program may continue their studies at a postgraduate level in one of our MDes programs


Discover the International Class / 3rd year of DN MADE with Luc Montessinos

// 04/14/2021

The International Class is a program taught in English to live a true international experience and to validate a recognized diploma. Discover with Luc Montessinos this 3rd year of DN MADE.