New “2° Cycles”: One Semester in Brazil, China or India

As we have noticed for some time now, students are more and more likely to want to do their Bachelor’s degree in a school and their Master’s degree in another school or in another country. But, as you know, it is not easy to choose the right college and find the programme that will effectively complete the first three years of study at the CAD. And it’s even more difficult if the school is on the other side of the world.

Therefore, the CAD has decided to propose a new 2nd CYCLE of 2 years in both the INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN and the COMMUNICATION DESIGN sections in partnership with the École de Design de Nantes.

During this 2nd CYCLE, the student must complete 3 3-month internships including at least one abroad (ie outside of Belgium and the student’s country of origin). In addition, he has the chance to study for one semester (4 – 4 1/2 months) in one of these 3 studios hosted in prestigious universities in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China) or Pune (India).

We note that our students do their internships and settle in in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Shanghai, Barcelona, New York, Montreal, London, Milan, Sydney … The CAD now has a database of all these international internships, which makes it easier for our students to fulfil their dream.

The CAD is now offering new 2-year cycles in partnership with the École de Design de Nantes.

During these two years, the student will work on more transversal and cross-cultural themes, in line with the IMW (International Multidisciplinary Workshops) already organised in the 2nd and 3rd years at the CAD.

These two years are divided into 4 semesters in total:

  • Semester 1: Transversal project in Brussels
  • Semester 2: equivalent of an Erasmus is 4 to 4 1/2 months in one of the 3 “studios” hosted in prestigious universities in São Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China) or Pune (India).
  • Semester 3: graduation project. During this same period, he follows 160 hours of business management course including classes in accounting, taxation, entrepreneurship, law, professional ethics …
  • Semester 4: 2 x 3 months of internships, including at least one abroad (ie outside Belgium and outside the student’s country of origin).

Finally, the student presents his complete curriculum to a final jury composed of professionals qualified to award him the diplomas of the CAD and the École de Design de Nantes.