A tailor-made curriculum

Your designer educationIn our school, every student charts their own course and designer profile according to the classes and projects they choose from the 2nd semester of the 1st year, but also via their work experience assignments. With this approach however, the second and third years are really critical !

First year

During the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme of our School of Design, our students undertake exploratory projects based on a number of compulsory classes and workshops. Here are a few examples:

  • Drawing workshops
  • Models
  • Design Culture and Innovation
  • Images & Identities
  • Adobe Suite
  • Marketing

This first year finishes with work experience of at least one month. Click here to find out more about work experience.

Second and third years

During the second year, depending on the students' options (product design, communication design and spatial design), they will attend different classes and workshops. They must choose between:

  • Textiles or Wood or Composite Materials
  • Technical Drawing or Modelling & Molding or Printed Image
  • Volume or Graphic Design or Video/Animation
  • Retail Design or Urban Design or Domestic Design
  • Autocad/Archicad or Rhino or Web Design

The third year kicks off with work experience of at least four months, after which it follows the same principle as the 2nd year: students must select personalised options depending on their desires, tastes and career plan:

  • Edition or Materials or Industrial Process
  • Archicad & Artlantis or Coding & Webdesign or Digital Prototyping
  • Models & Prototypes or  Sign Culture or Project representation

Examples of student experience

- Nicolas and his experience in product design

Nicolas chose the following modules in 2nd year: technical drawing - design technology - usage value analysis - modelling & prototyping - anatomy & ergonomics - technology & materials. Following his work experience in research, directing and 3D animations, he selected the following modules: digital prototyping - typography - sign culture - industrial process - eco-design and environmental responsibility of the designer.

- Justine and her experience in spatial design

Before her work experience in an architectural firm, Justine chose the following modules in year 2: monitoring of spatial design developments - Sketchup - 3D Studio Max - Autocad - Archicad - technology & materials - spatial drawing - technical drawing - scenography - spatial analysis - anatomy & ergonomics. In year 3, she opted for the following classes: Archicad - Volumes & models - construction materials - eco-design & environmental responsibility of the designer.

As you can see, it’s up to you to construct your own path!

Click here to find out more about the different design domains we teach.