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eespig label

The EESPIG label (Private Higher Education Establishment of General Interest) leads to the signature of a multi-year contract between the State and the establishment setting its strategic objectives to meet the national priorities of higher education and research.

To benefit from this label, the institution must justify its disinterested management and commitment to the non-profit nature of its activity. 

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is the first independent design school to have obtained this label and is one of the few schools to hold the label since January 1st 2022. 

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Conférence des Grandes Écoles

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique has been a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles since 2003. The CGE brings together some 200 leading schools (engineering, management, design, architecture, political studies institutes) recognized by the State. Admission to the CGE is based on demanding criteria relating to the school's structure, recruitment methods, pedagogical approach, international outlook, links with business, student support and the type of degrees awarded.

State recognition

DN MADE regulated by the State

In 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation awarded the label "DN MADE regulated by the State" to L'École de design Nantes Atlantique. This label attests to the quality of the school's training programs. The National Diploma of Art and Design Trades (DN MADE) is a national degree of higher education, structured over 3 years and granting students a Bachelor's degree. 

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is the only private school authorized to offer the DN MADE, organized around major and minor options and specialties.

  • DN MADE Space, majoring in Housing Architecture and Commercial Development, with a minor in Object Design
  • DN MADE Digital, majoring in Interface Design and Digital Media, with a minor in Graphic Design
  • DN MADE Object, majoring in Industrial Product Design, with a minor in Materials
  • DN MADE Fashion, majoring in Design and Innovation
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Visa and Master's degree status for the 5-year design degree

The 5-year degree from L'École de design Nantes Atlantique has been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research since 2003.

The visa is a guarantee of excellence awarded to a limited number of schools and testifies to the effectiveness of the school's teaching model and its high academic level. 

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is also the first private design school in France to have obtained the accreditation to deliver a Master's degree recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 2021 (official bulletin of July 22, 2021).

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"Bienvenue en France" (Welcome to France) Label

In 2019, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique was awarded the "Bienvenue en France" label with the maximum rating of three stars by the Campus France Labeling Commission.

This label attests to the institution's commitment and quality in welcoming international students. 

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique meets the requirements of the label concerning the quality and accessibility of information, reception facilities, courses, academic support, accommodation, quality of life on campus and post-graduation follow-up for international students.

This label, awarded to the school for a period of 4 years, contributes to strengthening the school's attractiveness to international institutions and students.

Qualiopi certificate
Qualiopi Certification

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique is Qualiopi certified for its continuing education offer, its apprenticeship programs and VAE (professional experience validation program).

Since January 1, 2022, Qualiopi certification has been compulsory for all organizations carrying out activities that contribute to skills development and that wish to benefit from public or mutualized funds from professional training funders. It is currently the benchmark for quality certification of training providers.

Rankings of L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique and its training programs are regularly cited among the best in rankings and awards established by national and international organizations and media, in the various specialties taught within the establishment.


Among the evaluation criteria used by these organizations are:

  • academic excellence
  • institutional and state recognition
  • recognition by professionals
  • professional integration rates for graduates
  • student satisfaction surveys.
  • 1st in the top 10 in the ranking of Schools of Art Direction, Graphic Design, Design (Bac+5) by Eduniversal Ranking 2023
  • 2nd best school of Art Direction, Graphics, Design (Bac +5) - Eduniversal Ranking of Schools of Art Direction, Graphics, Design (Bac +5) 2022
  • 2nd best Art Direction, Graphics and Design program in France - Eduniversal Ranking of the Best Graphics and Design Masters 2020
  • 3rd best master in UX Design in France UX Design SMBG 2018 Ranking of Masters in Design based on academic excellence and satisfaction surveys sent to our students.
  • Among the 15 schools recognized by the French Council of Interior Architects (CFAI) Only 15 schools in France are accredited by the CFAI (French Council of Interior Architects) for the training of interior designers.
  • Among the 50 best design schools in Europe in 2017 - Annual selection of the best design schools by the Italian magazine Domus
Updated on 02.05.24