Lcole de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions. Founded in 1988 and recognized by the State, the school is a non-profit organization.L'cole de design is an associate school to the University of Nantes, supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • A recognized diploma at Master level (MDes) and the possibility of gaining a double degree in management or engineering.
  • 12 programs fully taught in English at bachelor and master level
  • Design projects are carried out in partnership with companies. Strong grounding in the professional world through the innovation and design centers and their co



Partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes, Lcole de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions.

Founded in 1988 and recognized by the State, the school is a non-profit organization.


Lcole de design Nantes Atlantique offers several types of degree program, depending on the level of studies and the course chosen.

The 2-year postgraduate course can be completed either via the traditional academic route, or, for the European students only, as part of a vocational training program.

The Bachelors degree in design is based on a 5-year period of study, with no intermediate status. However, after 3 years of study, the school issues a certificate stating the number of European credits (ECTS) acquired, which allows students to obtain equivalency of their 3 years of study in other establishments.


The development of research activities at Lcole de design Nantes Atlantique is grounded in a rationale of interdisciplinarity and pooling of resources with Universities and "Grandes coles. The signature of an agreement with the University of Nantes and its involvement within the regional RFI initiative (Research, Training and Innovation) in Pays de la Loire dedicated to creative industries shows its commitment to developing a concerted scientific policy promoting joint research activities. The shared ambition is to set up an internationally recognized center of excellence, based on a collaboration among academic research partners, leaders in innovation and socio-economic players.


As well as training future creatives, the schools main responsibility now lies in preparing students for their working life. Today, the employment rates of our young graduates are the key indicators of success. The job placement rate of 93% of our 2015 graduates (i.e. employed 15 months after graduation) proves that our efforts to develop close links with companies (an approach which is central to our pedagogy) are paying off.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Housing services

All international students are accompanied by the school to find an accomodation. Access to the students residences of the University of Nantes.

Library services

University library dedicated to Design, Engineering & Technology near the school.

ICT services

4 computer rooms in the school, equipped with PCs, Mac or Wacom Cintiq screens. 3D printers, protoyping machines, laser cutter, motion capture room, VR equipment...

Student Life

Campus life

Lcole de design Nantes Atlantique has been located on the technological campus Atlanpole La Chantrerie, in the northeastern area of Nantes (France), housed in a custom-built facility thanks to the support of local authorities. 8000 m are dedicated to design education on two buildings, including one specifically dedicated to digital design.

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