Training and Trades
Higher education in design in France
For several decades, design has been taught to respond to industrialization, mass consumption and marketing. Today, teaching has evolved and training courses are obviously adapting to the contemporary world since they integrate the digital revolution and the challenges of the ecological transition.
The curricula focus on the professionalization to meet the emerging needs of the labour market. Higher education in design in France is therefore multifaceted.
Future designers can train within of public establishments, consular or near of private higher education institutions.
The 45 public art and design colleges under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture offer training in art and design and are referenced on the website of the ANdEA.
The Ministry of Culture also oversees two schools:
- l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) a public institution of higher education whose mission is the high-level artistic, scientific and technical training of artists and designers, and researchers. It awards diplomas at bachelor, master and doctorate level.
- theNational School of Industrial Creation (ENSCI — The Workshops), devoted to industrial creation and design. It awards two degrees in initial training: Textile Designer and Industrial Designer (Master). In the field of Continuing Education, the ENSCI provides short courses and delivers two Specialized Masters, a Master of Science accredited by the Conference of Grandes Écoles, and a Master 2 in design research.
Other courses in design: Ecole de design Nantes-Atlantique, Strate Ecole de design, ENSAAMA, Ecole Boulle, Camondo, les Gobelins, LISAA, etc.
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Measures to develop the competitiveness of French training
The Trades and Qualifications Campuses which are intended to bring together training institutions around a sector of an academy are labeled by the National Education. The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Materials and Innovation Design Campus offers lessons on various industries: metal, glass, ceramics, leather, wood, plastics and polymers. Occitanie Design and Creative Industries Campus provides lessons for ten different sectors.
The «designer» job covers a set of missions related to the different stages of the method used: research and development, monitoring and foresight; consulting and strategy; management; design; and technical monitoring.
The profession is practiced both in companies (integrated office), in agencies or independently in all sectors of activity.
Alliance France Design can inform and accompany you as well as the Maison des Artistes and the National Plastic Arts Centre.
Designers also integrate the field of public policies, to follow DesignGouv, the Interdepartmental Directorate for Public Transformation, Public Designers, Public Design.