Lâ€™Ă‰cole de design Nantes Atlantique
L’Ă‰cole de design Nantes Atlantique, a private higher education institution managed by the Nantes Chamber of Commerce, is located on the high-tech cluster of La Chantrerie in Nantes (France), alongside companies and engineering schools. This business cluster dedicated to research and industry is a hotbed for prospective research where education institutions work hand in hand with a number of industrial partners while striving to offer career-oriented quality curriculums.
The School delivers a five-year degree in Design (master equivalent) accredited by the French Ministry of Education. While our undergraduate program aims to build a culture of design by trade (Space design, Graphic Design, Interactivity Design and Product Design) based on technical skills acquirement and creativity development, our post-graduate curriculum is centered on applied research divided into topic-based units (Digital Culture, Sustainable Cities, New Eating Habits, Transcultural Design & Responsible innovation), whereby students can cross-check their expertise through related master's programs (User Experience, Information Design opening Sept. 2013, Mutations of the Built Environment, New Mobilities, New Eating Habits, Responsible Innovation, Transcultural Design India or China) and encouraging innovative dynamics with partner companies.
L’Ă‰cole de design’s vision is embodied by its four core values: the recognition of creative workers as true professionals, â€¨the promotion of design as a strong economic asset,â€¨ design as a trigger for innovation,â€¨ design as a practice that tackles social, economic and environmental issues in a responsible way.
The only design institution in western France, the school benefits from a unique regional situation. For ten years now, it has proactively followed an outward-looking international development policy: academic exchange programs, participation in the international network “Cumulus”, opening of its first foreign subsidiary in Shanghai, China, and partnership with Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, India.
L’Ă‰cole de design Nantes Atlantique is an active member of various academic networks and professional organizations: ConfĂ©rence des Grandes Ă‰coles (top-tier French higher education institutions), PRES (Higher Education and Research Clusters) of the Universities of Nantes, Angers and Le Mans... The professional success of its graduates and the numerous competition winnings of its students testify of the quality of L’Ă‰cole de design Nantes Atlantique teaching methods.