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Postgraduate studies in French

Putting the designer at the heart of key issues in our societies

All the MDes programs offered by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique lead to the master’s level degree (Diplôme de design) certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The MDes programs constitute the educational component of our innovation and design centers.

L’École de design offers 5 MDes programs taught in French in Nantes. Theses programs are organized with the expertise of our Design Labs.
These programs are also accessible in apprenticeship.

They are open to student holding an undergraduate degree in design and a level B2 in French.

MDes Care Design

This program aims to identify and test how design can bring to vulnerable groups such as seniors, children or sick people solutions for a changing social conditions.


MDes City Design

The design is at the center of the sustainable city concept. From environment to furniture, from information technology to visual identity, all the various design professions are involved in this transformation of our built environment.


MDes Digital Design

The MDes program Digital Design explores the concept of tangibility and materiality of the information for the conception of innovative products and services, in every area. It is based on hybridization between objects, environments and information systems.


MDes Food Design

The Food Design master program offers a multidisciplinary approach of food innovation through design oriented towards the users and the identity.


MDes Media Design

The MDes Media Design explores the new forms of experience and interactive fiction offered by digital technologies, virtual reality, mixed and augmented reality, interactive transmedia devices and augmented scenography, video-game experiences ...


MDes by L’École de design: Why choose one of our programs?

Completing a Master’s degree program at L’École de design means:

- the certainty of obtaining a nationally-recognized qualification*
- the possibility of following your chosen MDes program in English or French
- a strong grounding in the professional world through the innovation and design centers and their corporate partnerships, access to an alumni network, and participation in international design competitions
- a gateway to the world of research thanks to the centers’ research component: the Design Labs
- the possibility of gaining a double degree in management or engineering
- the guarantee of specializing in an innovation-based sector and gaining the management skills necessary to beginning a successful career as a young designer

* Diploma certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education, giving it the exact same credentials and market value as University degrees (“Master 2.”) The school also applies the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), which is recognized throughout Europe. As an officially certified degree, it should also be recognized in most countries around the world.