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Art and design preparatory class

Taught in French Nantes
Updated on 28.03.24

Prerequisites: A state diploma equivalent to the French baccalaureate and a French level equivalent to B2 assessed by a TCF1 or DELF2 test is required to join the program

Admissions: on our application site


Location: Nantes, France

Teaching language: French

A cultural immersion program with L’École de design Nantes Atlantique’s expertise

This cultural adaptation class and opening to the different design professions has been specifically designed for French-speaking international students who wish to begin design studies in a program taught in French.

This Art and Design preparatory class allows students to explore the specificities of creation with courses in modes of expression, general culture and technical culture, and to discover the different design professions: Space Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Product Design, while improving their level of French with courses in French as a foreign language.

This program also offers support in preparing for the entrance exams of the most prestigious French schools, via the national Parcoursup procedure or directly with the schools concerned.

This program is open to applicants holding a state diploma equivalent to the French baccalaureate. A French level equivalent to B2 assessed by a TCF1 or DELF2 test is required to join the program. After this class, students can pursue undergraduate studies.

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Course outline

Program taught in French

Courses : 700 h per year

General and cultural education

  • English and French courses
  • Art History and Design
  • Western culture (visits, exhibitions,shows)

Artistic education and expression tools

  • Colour drawing
  • Plastic creation
  • Expression tools
  • DTP


  • Design project methodology
  • Portfolio workshop + competition preparation

French as a Foreign Language Course

  • Optional - For students who have not validated a B2 level in French. Advanced French language courses for the validation of a B2 level. Taught by qualified teachers of French as a foreign language
How to apply

Applications directly on our website: candidature.lecolededesign.com

The selection process is organized as follows:

1. Online application and payment of a registration fee of €50;
2. Uploading all the required documents for application;
3. Application fi le review;
4. Admitted candidates will be informed by email and will be asked to electronically sign a teaching contract to confi rm their registration.

Tuition fees
For European or Non-European students

Preparatory Program: €5,500

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The label "Bienvenue en France" with the maximum rating of three stars is delivered by the Campus France Labeling Commission and attests to the institution's commitment and quality in welcoming international students. L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is also a member of Campus France , the international network for the promotion of French higher education of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Art and design preparatory class

Taught in French Nantes