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PROGRAM

Master Design in sustainable innovation

You’ll be educated to become a designer in sustainable innovation and to develop the required skills to drive creativity in a multi-disciplinary team.

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Albert Phan
Bac+2 – Serves
Celia Chotard
2nd year
Deniz Heja Can
Bachelor (Ankara, Turkey)
Quitterie Renard
Terminale ES
Félix Grass
2nd year
Corentine Masson
4th year
Julian Coiffard
Terminale S
Eva Natali
Bac+3
Mathilde Poidatz
Licence 3
Héléna Lebrun
Terminale
Thomas Picard
BTS
Louis Bastian Venegas
5th year
Mario Michelis
BTS
Lucie Chenais
3rd year
Marie-Charlotte Moret
5th year
Rosa Hamalainen
Terminale
Nicolas Steip
Bac+3
Corentin Marcel
5th year

For entry into the first year of the programme, all types of secondary education majors are accepted. For enrolment into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year level, the variety of backgrounds thanks to former study paths of our students, are an enrichening factor for sustainable innovation and the teaching related to it. Before entering our institution and according to the individual level of the student, The SDS proposes upgrading courses in the field of drawing technics.

A transversal program with many multidisciplinary entries
Design with new methods and real professional projects
LEARNING BY DOING

At The SDS, Design is taught by “doing”, with a responsible attitude towards the great opportunities of sustainable development. Corporate companies work with our institution to develop real projects of sustainable innovation. The project teams are composed by students from each study level with their multi-disciplinary (architecture, design, engineering, marketing, social sciences, ….) and multi-cultural backgrounds (international students).

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NEW METHODS

Design thinking, frugal innovation, knowledge design, social innovation, are some of our pedagogical methods. International exchange periods are also an essential part of our design education.

THINKING BY DRAWING

Drawing is the first tool of a designer. Drawing allows to materialise imagination, to develop transversal dialogue between different job profiles, to enhance the representation of brand cultures and of the world, …..it also helps the designer to think, holding a drawing pen in his hand, about new creative stories for the future.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

How to conceive story boards for the future, with a responsible focus on societal, environmental, economic and cultural concerns of the world (the 4 pillars of sustainable development)? Eco-design, analysis of product life cycle, bio-mimetics, ….are new creative methods.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

If the definition of design is “how to help mankind to have a better life on our planet”, the knowledge of others is the most central understanding for a designer. User sociology, anthropology, semiotics, …. are fundamental knowledges of all design processes.

LEARNING BY DOING

What can be more attractive for a future professional designer than being part of a team, facing the demand of sustainable innovation for a major corporate company right upon the first year of studies? Learning by doing includes the encounter of the real professional life, to build a professional network for future internships and job opportunities, to discuss with people from different generational perspectives…

PROTOTYPING

Nowadays the manufacturing of products is in hand reach. Mock-up and analogical prototyping (with traditional tools) and numeric tools (at the fab-lab of our institution, 3D printers, laser cutters), allow to confirm the shapes of sketched products. Prototyping is also possible via electronical constructions of interactive objects.

INNOVATION METHODS

Design thinking, frugal innovation, knowledge design, bio-mimetics, social innovation, open innovation, are some of the essential methods to learn, to apply them to divers types of conception. At The SDS we even design our own design methodology!

DIGITAL TOOLS

Following the manual drawing, the numeric tool is taking over. CAO and DAO in 2D and 3D are fundamental to represent, conceive, illustrate and animate objects within their spatial context. The numeric tool is also essential for the communication between the different profiles of creators.

OTHERS METHODS

Engineering, marketing, architecture, sociology, ….are next to design the big actors of innovation. To understand and to speak the language of the other professions, to receive the added value of different perspectives, to work in crossed teams, in a transversal and pluri-disciplinary way, to mix the different cultures of the world, ….are some of the many ways to boost creativity.

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five years of study

AND MORE !

1st
year
DRAWING
Julian Coiffard
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After completion of BAC
all series or equivalent secondary education
60 ECTS
European equivalence
SUBJECT COVERED DURING THE YEAR
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Design
  • Social sciences
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Ugrading drawing skills
  • Upgrading english skills
  • English courses (level)
2nd
year
FUNDAMENTALS
Rosa Hamalainen
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After finishing MANAA or BAC (or equivalent) + 1
by application
120 ECTS
European equivalence
SUBJECT COVERED DURING THE YEAR
  • Eco-conception
  • Design methodology
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital tools 2D / 3D
  • Graphic design
  • Materials technology
  • Drawing
  • Marketing
  • Social sciences
  • Oral expression
  • “Niaque” courses
3rd
year
REALIZATION OF PROJECTS
Nicolas Steip
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After completion of 2-year tech degree
examples : BTS, DUT, DEUG
180 ECTS
European equivalence
SUBJECT COVERED DURING THE YEAR
  • Instruction dedicated to projects
  • Sustainable innovation methodology
  • Culture of innovation and sustainable development
  • Digital tools 2D / 3D
  • Materials technology
  • Graphic design
  • Drawing
  • Marketing
  • Social sciences
  • Oral expression
  • “Niaque” courses
4th
year
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Mathilde Poidatz
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After Bachelor or Master
Master 1 or Master 2
240 ECTS
European equivalence
SUBJECT COVERED DURING THE YEAR
  • Instruction dedicated to projects
  • Sustainable innovation methodology
  • Culture of innovation and sustainable development
  • Digital tools 2D / 3D
  • Materials technology
  • Graphic design
  • Drawing
  • Marketing
  • Social sciences
  • Oral expression
  • “Niaque” courses
  • Thesis (manuscript and multimedia)

5th
year
DIPLOMA IN SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
Louis Bastian Venegas
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Master’s level
Designer in Sustainable Innovation
300 ECTS
European equivalence
SUBJECT COVERED DURING THE YEAR
  • Partnership project in innovation
  • Green growth strategies
  • Master Project
  • Final internship
PhD
(3 years)
PhD IN DESIGN & SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
Emmanuel Ducournau
Phd
After Master 2
480 ECTS
European equivalence

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CULTURE & EDUCATION

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ACADEMIC EXCHANGE

At The SDS it is possible to participate at an international exchange program. Our school is associate member of the largest worldwide network of art and design schools and universities (more than 200 schools in 48 countries): Cumulus association.

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INTERNSHIP

In France or abroad, internships open new perspectives. Among the major partner companies of The Sustainable Design School, certain may propose internships with their international subsidiaries. Likewise, institutions and NGO partners based internationally regularly seek student trainees for field work.

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