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What we noted

L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique

Bachelor and Master’s degree in design

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique offers MDes programs, based on 5 thematic subjects and organized in 2 years, specifically tailored for students from all over the world who obtained a bachelor degree in design.
A successful completion of this 2-year full-time programs leads to our Master's Degree in Design which is fully accredited and certified by the French Minister of Higher Education.
Students who have completed a minimum of two years in Design can join our International Class and follow cross-disciplinary design courses for a year before joining one of our MDes programs.

Students who are in China can find the Replay on Youku

Entry Requirements: 2 or 3-year degree
Duration: 2/3 years
Location: Nantes, Shanghai, Pune, Sao Paulo
Language: English
Selection: academic application + interview
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles




Zooming in the interviews


The questions

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  • Frédéric Degouzon - Head of strategy, research & development
  • Danae Velez - Student in MDes Sustainable Cities
  • 00:21

    The Pitch


    Do any of the programs overlap or collaborate, such as product design and graphic design?


    What kinds of jobs would I get with your masters in “New Eating Habits Design”? Seems very limiting.


    It seems some of your programs are only open to students who speak French, like the undergraduate space design program. Which programs are fully available in English?

  • 09:45

    Hi Danae! Can you tell me more about your program please and why chose Nantes for your studies?


    Is it possible to be accepted into one of your master programs if I did not do my undergrad at L’Ecole de Design?


    Does the Care Design program include any real-world projects where we can see the implementation and direct impact of our work?


    Three Words Max Taboo

  • 18:25

    What are the school's specificities? Thank you


    The language on the English version of your site is kind of confusing. What’s the English level of professors in the programs available in English? Are they native speakers?


    The school seems very intent on marketing specifically to international students. Are international students and French students separate in the programs?


    What is the international accreditation and recognition of L’Ecole de design for students out of France and the EU?

  • 25:36

    Is design taught from a French perspective or an international perspective? Design and aesthetics seem pretty homogenous these days with social media and Instagram.


    I want to study media design, but I hesitate with sustainable cities so if I change my mind, will it be possible to change class?


    Final Destination


    Is it noted on our diploma what our specialization is, Social design for example, or is it a generic notation of design?

  • 33:14

    Does the Information Design program include classes on processing and using big data?


    Can we go to any school related to our studies for the semesters abroad, or does it have to be one of you partner universities?


    Your site says the first semester of programs is dedicated to adapting to the French cultural environment. Do you require us to take integration classes, or are there specific modules for international students?


    Which of your programs would you recommend if I am interested in humanoid robotics?

  • 41:15

    In the Human Machine Design program, do we learn coding for connected objects and applications, or is it just aesthetic design?


    Is it possible to receive detailed information on the curriculum for the sustainable cities program if requested from the school? The listed modules are very general in title.


    Who am I


    What is the memory workshop I see listed in many of the master programs?

  • 48:17

    I’m American, so would I still have to take your TOEIC preparation class listed in the master-level curriculum?


    How much is tuition and fees for a master in sustainable cities? Does the school have student housing available?


    How is the schedule organized if I would like to do the double degree in information design and business administration?


    What is the concrete learning or product of a program like Transcultural Design in China?

  • 55:09

    Out of the four semesters, we are only in the school two semesters. So do we pay tuition for two full years?


    Hi, can you give us example of projects you work on? Have you shown some projects to companies?


    La Chouchoute