Arts - Design

École de design de Nantes Atlantique City: Pays de la Loire, Nantes


DNMADE (diploma in design equivalent to a national bachelor level diploma) and the MDes (Master of Design), government visa, equivalent to a national Master diploma.


L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is among the best international design schools in the world. Recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, it offers various programs from undergraduate (bachelor's degree) to postgraduate studies (Master's degree)..The school has a unique vision, considering design as a strategic discipline for social, technological and environmental innovation. It has developed Design Labs combining teaching, experimental research and support to innovation.

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is strongly connected with the professional world (companies, public administrations, associations) in its teaching approach. This solid link allows for the professionalization of future young graduates. It takes many forms: internships, apprenticeship contracts, work on real projects in partnership with companies or local authorities, lectures by professionals, conferences, and the presence of representatives from the business world on degree juries.

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is located in Nantes, among the 10 biggest French cities, well recognized for its economic dynamism and vibrant cultural & artistic life. Nantes is a major destination for international students, as is France.

The school welcomes approximately 1800 students from all over the world, with more than 40 nationalities, in a brand-new building located in the heart of the most creative district of the city. The school grants students access to different services to facilitate their search for accommodation. The building (11600 m2 on 5 levels) includes a huge central agora, more than 700 m2 manufacturing and prototyping areas, a learning lab, digital workshops and studios, classrooms and an auditorium.

"Students are eager to discover the different workshops including spaces dedicated to ceramics, metalwork, wood and digital and photo studios. It's a real pleasure to be able to work in an environment of this calibre."

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique has been awarded the Bienvenue en France (Welcome to France) label, level 3 stars, attesting to the quality of the welcome given to international students.


design; interior architecture; scenography; graphic design; Ux Design; transport design; product design; motion design


September 2024 to June 2025

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Total Number of Hours Hours of French Classes Hours science / methodology classes Duration (Months)
600 400 200 9 months
FEES of the Classes Internationales

5500 € / year

DNMADE (Licence) Design Diploma (Master)
Year 1 8900 € 8900 €
Year 2 9900 € 9900 €
Year 3 0 € (Apprenticeship) 9900 €
Year 4 X 0 € (Apprenticeship)
Year 5 X 0 € (Apprenticeship)
Grand total 24300 € 34200 €

ACCOMMODATION: Residence available off campus

Minimum attested proficiency level in French language: A2. Complete beginners can progress up to A2 within the network of the Alliances françaises in India before joining the program.

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