L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Founded in 1988
Head of institution
Rector Christian Guellerin
Rue Christian PAUC, FR-44306 Nantes Cedex 3, France
Phone +33 2 5113 5070
Fax +33 2 5113 5065
Cumulus Contact person
Coordinator/ Student exchanges Zoé Lacey
Atlanpole BP 30607, FR-44306 Nantes Cedex 3
Phone +33 2 5113 5070, Fax +33 2 5113 5065
Contact person for inquiries on study programs
Jocelyne Leboeuf, j.leboeuf[at]lecolededesign.com
Other contact persons
Mr Frédéric Degouzon
Research and international development
Tel: +33 2 5113 5070
Fax: +33 2 5113 5065
The Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique has as a vocation three main tasks: To promote design as a means to generate added value at the service of companies. To train graduates in the creative field. To affirm that economic development does represent a progress for humankind.
Very active exchange activities. All fourth year students go abroad during the first semester of their 4th year (school or company). We welcome an average of 50 exchange students per academic year. Participation in international events: exhibitions, conferences. Collaborative research projects planned from 2008 onwards. Annual organization of the CREDO international workshop. The setting up of a satellite school in the Shandong province, China.
Part of the regional higher education and research structure. Member of Cumulus France. Member of the conference of “grandes écoles”. Extensive project collaboration with local businesses. Participation in various research networks and societies.
Faculties and departments
Industrial, Interactive, Graphic and Spacial design departments.
Bachelor level programs
Two different orientations:
1. Five year study program (leading to a Masters level qualification). Students either specialize in Interaction design, Spacial Design or Product Design. Grafic design will be offered from September 2009 onwards.
2. Two year vocational training programs (BTS) in Product Design, Communication design (space and volumes), Spacial Design and Wood constructions for housing.
Research activity and main areas
Main research areas: Tangible interfaces and interaction design. New social values and design.
Subject areas for exchange students
Since 2001, the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique has been running a program aimed at students of different nationalities, having studied a minimum of two years in industrial design or hypermedia.
This program allows foreign students to complete, for their respective schools, an equivalent of 3rd year level studies over one or two semesters.
Mid May for 1st semester.
Mid November for 2nd semester.
French and English. It is recommended that exchange students master the basics of the French language. Any students integrating the school other than for exchange need to be fluent in French.
End September – middle February
Middle February – end June
Cost of living per month (studying and living)
600 - 700 Euros
- Bachelor: 500
- Master: 60
- Doctorate: n/a
- 50 incoming
- 60 outgoing
- 80 other (continuing education, post-experience courses, other)
- n/a Professors
- 28 Lecturers
- 24 Other permanent teachers
- 40 Part-time teachers