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L'École de Design Nantes Atlantique

3.9 out of 5 (11 reviews) Nantes, France
Partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions, in association with the University of Nantes.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

Founded in 1988 and recognized by the State, the school is a non-profit organization. L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is an active member of various academic networks and professional organizations: Conférence des Grandes Écoles (top-tier French higher education institutions), COMUE (Higher Education and Research Clusters) of the Universities of Nantes, Angers and Le Mans.

Education

A diversity of design curriculums, a strong link with business and industry

  • a 3-year undergraduate program, in which students specialize in one of 6 options: Interior Architecture, Scenography, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Product Design etc.
  • a 2-year postgraduate course leading to a Master’s Degree in design (MDes) certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education. Postgraduate choose between one of the 10 cross-disciplinary programs offered.
  • Vocational training courses supervised by the Vocational Training Center dedicated to Creation and Industrial Innovation training center (CFA) leading to an advanced vocational diploma (BTS), a Bachelor’s Degree or an MDes degree.

Research

L’École de design has built an expertise in four socio-economic fields, combining eduction, experimental research and innovation, through four Design Labs:

  • READi Design Lab dedicated to digital culture,
  • Sustainable Cities Design Lab dedicated to the evolution of mobility and built environment,
  • New Eating Habits Design Lab dedicated to food systems,
  • Care Design Lab dedicated to health, quality of life and social innovation.

Career

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is an active member of various academic networks and professional organizations: Conférence des Grandes Écoles (top-tier French higher education institutions), COMUE (Higher Education and Research Clusters) of the Universities of Nantes, Angers and Le Mans... For many years, its students have been awarded prizes in prestigious competitions. The successful careers pursued by our graduates is good proof of the quality of our teaching methods.

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Services

Housing services

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique grants you access to the school’s housing platform that will greatly facilitate your search for an accomodation in Nantes and on which you will be able to:

  • Find a rental close to the campus
  • Find your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
  • Find a subletting
  • Find a room in a French family (ideal for the experience)

Library services

The university library, technology section, located on the campus offers more than 15 000 books, nearly 100 periodical titles on paper and about 200 electronic and multimedia documents. 

You can access various types of digital content such as encyclopaedias, online newspapers, journals from major publishers, bibliographic and thematic databases, collections of electronic books.

ICT services

Several computer rooms are available for /or ( Put at the service of ) students: a total of 120 workstations, under Mac and PC environment, with access to high-speed fiber optic Internet. These computers have DTP (Desktop Publishing), CAD(Computer Aided Designed) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing ) softwares in order to work in good conditions. 

Student Life

Campus life

Since 1998, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique has been located on the technological campus Atlanpole La Chantrerie, in the northeastern area of Nantes (France), housed in a custom-built facility thanks to the support of local authorities (Nantes Saint-Nazaire Chamber of commerce and industry, the Pays de la Loire regional authorities, the Loire-Atlantique area local council, Nantes Métropole). The only design institution in western France, the school benefits from a unique regional situation.

Student clubs

Differents associations, independent of the school, were created by and for the students:

  • Bureau des arts (BDA)
  • Bureau des étudiants
  • Bureau des sports
  • Recdot
  • We are doers
  • 23g