L’École de design, a model school in the field of industrial design…
L’Etudiant magazine used a tried and tested methodology in 2017 to compile its ranking of schools of design and applied arts, based on the opinions of professionals and graduate employment data. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique takes 2nd place in the discipline of industrial design, behind l’ENSCI Les Ateliers (the reference school in its field) – a clear sign of the high calibre of students graduating from the school since it was set up in 1988. This recognition of the school as one of the best design schools in France is a credit to the daily hard work of the teaching staff at all levels and throughout all the teaching programs offered by the school (Bachelor’s courses in product design and transport design, Master’s programs, 2 and 3-year work-study programs in product design or D2M).
…which has intelligently diversified its courses over the years
Yet although L’École de design is now a leader in the field of product design, which is undeniably a major part of its DNA, the establishment has successfully diversified its training program and moved up a level to become a design school of the 21st century: multi-disciplinary, innovative and strategic.
The school has been a pioneer in exploring the uses of digital technology as early as 2000 and today offers a range of courses in UX Design, Information Design and virtual reality which are extremely popular with employers in the digital economy in France and abroad.
Interior architecture has also been taught from 2005. Today the school is one of the rare schools to have obtained recognition by the Conseil Français des Architectes d’Intérieur in 2014 for the title of interior designer - yet further proof of the quality of the school’s teaching and professionalism.
Graphic design has been on the school curriculum since 2008, and this course is equally demanding with an excellent record of graduate employment since 2014. The offer is strengthened in 2017 with a new Motion Design option around communication via animated images.
Whatever discipline is being taught, the school applies the same rigorous and innovative teaching methods, strong anchorage in the professional world and international spirit which have forged its reputation with design professionals.
The 5-year Master’s program, which was completely overhauled in 2008, offers additional opportunities for all profiles of designers in France and in the school’s international studios in Shanghai, Delhi and now São Paulo, exploring key socio-economic issues with a multi-disciplinary approach.