International MDes programs

Specifically tailored for international students who hold a Bachelor degree in design or equivalent, the school offers MDes programs taught in English.
These programs follow a different rhythm, adapted to the students integrating the school at postgarduate level, to allow a good integration and a better approach of the methodology as taught in the school.

The shool offers 5 International MDes program taught in Nantes organized around cross-disciplinary socio-economic issues linked to our Design Labs:

Care / MDes Social Design

This program aims to develop multidisciplinary expertise in critical areas of social and environmental design.


Media Design / MDes Information Design

The Information Design program explores the emerging challenges presented by the exponential production of data.


New Eating Habits / MDes Food Design & Brand

Food allows us to state our identity, to show we are a part of a group and to express our likes and dislikes.
This program offers a multidisciplinary approach of innovation through design oriented towards the users, the uses, the representations and the branding.


Sustaianable Cities / MDes Environmental Design

This program explores simultaneously the evolution of our built environment and the urban transformations in a context of rapid change, with the requirements of a sustainable, accessible and smart city, conceived in a spirit of universal co-design (design for all), fully integrated.


Human Machine Design / MDes UX Design

This program focuses on the user experience in digital environments.


The school offers 3 Transcultural Design MDes programs taught in our International studios in Brazil, China & India

MDes Transcultural Design / Brazil Studio

This MDes program, leading to the master’s level degree (Diplôme de design) certified by the Ministry of higher education, deals with topics related to immersion environment (mobility, health, distribution, education, food, access to energy, waste management, environmental issues) and its specific characteristics (high population density, multiculturalism, natural resources and local crafts, democratic construction ...).


MDes Transcultural Design / China Studio

The Transcultural Design program in Asia offers a tremendous opportunity for design students from all over the world to discover and comprehend Chinese culture.


MDes Transcultural Design / India Studio

This program provides a unique opportunity for its students to specialize in Social Innovation and Design Thinking in the context of Delhi, a city as innovative as representative of development challenges.