Industrial Design (MA)
Courses offered to Erasmus + students
|Artistic Experimentation & Mediation||7|
|Design for Sustainability (D4S)||4|
|French as a Forein Language (FFL)||3|
Semesters: 4 (7 to 10)
ECTS credits: 30/sem
placement: yes, end of semester 8, minimum six weeks, usually longer.
Aims and outcomes
Whether it is referred to as « Industrial creation » or « industrial design » or « product design », this pathway concerns the study of objects, systems or equipment meant to be manufactured. Projects can exceptionally consist in designing unique objects or settings such as ephemeral or experimental living spaces, event spaces…
Thus the first aim of the course is to equip future designers so that they can answer different demands. They have to collaborate with the several designers that take part in the elaboration of projects. They also synthesize information so as to be able to make decisions. This implies :
- Understanding what is at stake in the brief and being able to grab and classify the technical and economic criteria contained in it; identifying the company’s or institution’s strategies whether they be clearly expressed or not.
- Being able to collect all the complementary information that is necessary for the elaboration of the project, meeting and sharing with all the project’s partners as well as with the future users of the product that is to be modified or designed.
- Qualifying and enhancing human factors such as cultural and emotional elements, direct or indirect usage characteristics .
- Using means and methods specific to design, mastering the artistic dimension of projects.
- Using drawing and modelling as specific research tools; representing ideas and concepts with images, sketches and models to communicate the project to the different partners.
Most graduates are destined to become design managers for national and international corporations (PSA, Renault, Thomson, Delsey, Mitsubishi, Decathlon, etc) established in France or abroad. Students can also choose to complete their studies with a marketing (Master Management Stratégique International) or engineering degree (ENSAM Paris).