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DN MADE Industrial Products

  • // 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.

This program offers a specialization in the fields of industrial design. From the industrial expertise, the design of products made to serve the users, their environment and their expectations.

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

Program taught in English / Students from all over the world who have completed a minimum of two years in Product Design are eligible to apply.
The completion of this 3rd year program leads to the obtention of DN MADE, Major in Object Design, Industrial Product Design Specialty with a Minor Materials


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 3rd year program taught in English if you have completed a minimum of 2 year of undergraduate studies or validated 120 ECTS in product design.

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 by telephone or Skype with a professor from L’École de design.

While not mandatory for the International DN MADE, 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 are 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 €
Non-European Union students : 9,000 € 


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

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


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