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MDes Urban Design

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

Aurélie Amossé, Grégoire Duthilleul, Simon Guillet, Cécile Roger & Roman Sokolowsky / The idea foundry / Creation of an experimental third place

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in Urban Design, a single master’s degree in design

The MDes program Urban Design focuses on the rapidly changing cities : new means of travel, new products and new forms of energy are emerging; the automobile is being called into question; multimodal transport is developing; and we are now envisioning car-free cities. Urban mobility will never be the same again. New services emerge, new needs arise, the city is redesigned, living spaces are transformed, and habits change. This MDes offers two research groups: Mobility & Services and Public Spaces.

Main themes
Carrying goods and people
Mobility assistance and alternative travel means
Infrastructure improvments and circulation areas
Urban furnitures
Scenography
Micro-Architectures
Space adjustments

Course outline

The master’s course programs are completed over two years, divided into 4 semesters.

Semester 1
Students will spend their first semester abroad, either as an exchange students or on an internship.

Semester 2
Complex design projects management related to the chosen program and end of study project preparation.

Semester 3
Continuation and finalization of the end of study project.

Semester 4
Four to six month internship within a company in France or abroad, as a junior designer.

Teaching staff

Head of program
Florent Orsoni, Director of the Sustainable Cities Design Lab

Educational Coordinator
Anaïs Jacquard

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.

To know more about this diplome, check out the Our degrees page.

Students enrolled in this program also have the possibility to prepare a double degree, for more information, check out the Double degrees page.

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