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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 program is organized around 3 poles distributed during the 2 years of the program :

• Humanities (Philosophy and Human Sciences, literature)
• Culture of arts, design and techniques

Methodologies, techniques and modern languages, with also a module on the economic and legal contexts

• Creative workshops, professionalization
• Micro-projects lead students to discover the different phases of a design project and allow them to acquire methodological tools and technical and creative know-how.

Workshops are organized in Nantes, with international teachers from partner schools. They provide a project whose theme and methodology is specific to the school they come from.

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

Courses: 860h/ year

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


> Prerequisites

You may apply for the DN MADE 3r year / International Class, if you have completed a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate studies or validated 120 ECTS in Interaction design, UX/UI Design or 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 (with a certificate such as TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge...). If you are not in possession of such a certificate, you may take an oral assessment by telephone or Skype with a professor from L’École de design.

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.

> Applications Procedure

Selection of applicants is done based on their registration form, application file, portfolio and interview.
How ? Application can only be done online.
When ? Application for the academic year 2021-2022 will open from December 2020 to June 30, 2021.
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.

The selection process is organized as follow:

1. online application, payment of the application fees (€50), and uploading all the required documents for application,

2. application file review,
3. if your application is accepted : invitation to an interview during which you will have to present your portfolio.
If you do not reside in France, this interview may be done by telephone or video-conference.

> Tuition fees 2021

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


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

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.


Portrait of Laura Loyaza, International Class 3rd year student in BDes Retail & Interior Design

// 06/15/2020

After a first training in Architecture, Laura Loyaza joined L’École de design Nantes Atlantique to deepen her skills in design methodology and to benefit from an international experience.