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MDes International Design Strategy / Le Studio Montreal

  • // Initial Education
  • // Program taught in French
  • // Montreal (Canada)

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in International design Strategy, a single master’s degree in design

This program is only open to students who validate their undergraduate studies at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique.

Mini startup workshop

In partnership with Centech, startup accelerator of l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), the top public engineering school in Montreal, this program allows designer students to immerse themselves in startups powered by the first French-speaking incubator in North America.

Program in partnership with Centech


Located on a campus combining technology and entrepreneurship, the program is designed to immerse students in the field of technological entrepreneurship so that they understand its inner workings and peculiarities. With a strong professional emphasis, this French language MDes is a cross between a work-study program and academic training.

A professionalizing program

Year 1
The first year takes place entirely in the Studio Montréal. Thanks to a program alternating work experience and lessons, the student designers will be immersed in startups based in the world’s 8th best incubator: the Centech. The premises of this tech incubator house the innovation units of Canadian and international firms with whom students have the opportunity to collaborate.

Year 2
The first six months of the second year of MDes are organized in the same way as the first year, alternating periods of work experience and classes. With this internationally oriented professional experience in hand, students will then have the chance to carry out their end of studies internship in Canada or anywhere else in the world.

Admission requirements

> Academic requirement

This program is only open to students who validate their undergraduate studies at L’École de design.

> Tuition fees 2021

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

Teaching staff

Deputy Executive Director
Stéphane Gouret

Le Studio Montreal - program coordinator
Julie Le Ster

Job prospects and further education

> International career prospects

This program trains students to become global players understanding Canadian context better, and most of all, improve the ability to design for clients and employers from other cultures. It is a living experience that will change its participants, often opening up unexpected, exciting international career opportunities.


> Master’s degree in design

As all our master programs, this one leads you to the Master’s degree in design, certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and registered in the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (the French directory for vocational qualifications or RNCP) as a Level I Master’s degree.


Génération ISS competition

// 06/21/2019

The Groot project carried out by 5 students from Le Studio Montréal will be tested by Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station!

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