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KEDGE Design School

Toulon cedex 9 , France Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate thoughtful designers with the capacity of finding creative and sustainable solutions in our modern society with its saturated market of products and services. Through a global design program our students learn to master traditional, modern and hyper-modern design tools based upon the fundamental reflections of Design Thinking. Being part of a Business School unit, KEDGE DESIGN SCHOOL inspires and generates business innovation, which is the basement of social wealth and responsible development.

International Role

We strongly recommend at least two international periods during the five year study cursus. Outgoing students do chose between academic semesters at partner universities or international internships.

National Role

Member of France Design Education. Member Pôle MER Paca, with global vocation. Co-organization of the International symposium MED DESIGN DAYS. Partner of the General Council of the “Var” for the operation “Design Marque du Var” Partner of the DIRRECTE PACA for the action of the sensibilisation of small and medium size companies to design.

Bachelor Level Programs

Bachelor degree in Design.

Master Level Programs

"Designer's title" (certification RNCP level II) after 4 years (Master 1 level)

M.Sc Innovation & Design Thinking (Master 2 level)

Research Activity and Main Areas

The value of design for business innovation and for society at large. Design Pedagogy. Creativity.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Product & Industrial Design, Service Design, Design Management, Innovation & design thinking

Application Deadlines

June 30 for 1st semester November 30 for 2nd semester

Teaching Languages

Mixed: French and English Master 2 (M.Sc. Innovation & Design thinking) in English only – 3-year Master's degree level, program specialised in BtoB Account and Project Management: Final year 70 % English, 30 % French – 2-year Bachelor's degree with honors level, program specialised in Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design: FRENCH POSSIBILITY OF FREE FRENCH COURSES FOR FOREIGNERS

Semester Dates

1st semester: mid-September – Christmas break 2nd semester: January – end of May

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

600 – 800 Euros


Bachelor: 100
Master: 40

Exchange Students

Incoming: 20
Outgoing: 20

Teaching Staff

Professors: 5
Lectures: 20

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