PRESENTATION

This two-year Postgraduate program follows the CAD Undergraduate program. In particular, it allows students to obtain a double degree „Grade de Master“ recognized by the French state with the Ecole de Design de Nantes, one of the best French design schools.
Professionally speaking, the world of communication and advertising has changed a lot. The Internet, social networks and now connected objects have changed the way brands and their clients communicate and interact. The relationship between the clients of advertising agencies (advertisers) and their own clients (consumers) has evolved. Indeed, in the digital world, a new discipline called UX (user experience) aims at improving the satisfaction of the users of a product or a service by improving the user-friendliness, the accessibility and the pleasure provided by the interaction with the product/service.
Today’s advertising agency and its creatives must be able to propose a global communication, create advertising concepts and then adapt them to all new media. The creative is an art director who works in a team to create a new brand identity, imagine a new logo, develop a new packaging, create interfaces for websites and connected objects, mobile applications… in line with the real needs of consumers.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

The CAD is an international institution. Classes are taught in English, giving our students the opportunity to obtain internships abroad, to take part in international workshops, and to become familiar with other cultures through visits and cultural trips organized each year.

Our students, as part of the double degree with the Nantes School of Design, can spend a semester in one of the studios in France, Brazil, India or China. After this experience, they will be all the more encouraged to pursue international careers all over the world (USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, China… and in various European countries).

MAIN CLASSES

  • Global project in advertising
  • Digital design
  • UX & UI Design
  • Brand strategy
  • Copy writing
  • Art direction
  • Innovation

BEGINNING OF THE COURSES

Courses start at the end of September. A „Summer School“ is organized in September (3 weeks of courses in drawing and English) for students whose drawing and/or English levels need to be improved. The decision whether or not to participate in these courses is made by the management during the admission process.

YEARLY SCHEDULE

The 2 years are divided in 4 semesters of 5 months each:

  • Year 1 – S1: October – November – December -January- February
  • Year 1 – S2: February – March – April- May – June
  • Year 2 – S3: October – November – December -January- February
  • Year 2 – S4: February – March – April- May – June

Year 1

  • Ten-week internship in an agency between July and the end of October (before the start of the academic year).
  • Start of the academic year, last Monday of October.
  • The first semester is animated by a transversal project in Brussels and various projects and courses.
  • The second semester takes place in one of the 3 „studios“ hosted in prestigious universities in São Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China) or Pune (India)

Year 2

  • A period of 6 weeks of internships in different disciplines to be chosen by the student. These internships take place between July and the end of September.
  • The academic year begins on the first Monday of October.
  • The first semester is animated by the final year project and 160 hours of business management courses including accounting, taxation, entrepreneurship, law, professional ethics…
  • The second semester includes two 3-month internships, at least one of which is abroad (i.e. outside Belgium and outside the student’s country of origin).

TUITION :

The tuition fees for the Undergraduates B1/B2/B3 programs and the double degrees M1/M2 are 8,700 EUR per year (8,400 EUR + 300 EUR registration fee*) and are to be paid as follows:
  • 300 EUR + 2,800 EUR i.e. 3,100 EUR (first third of costs) upon registration,
  • 2,800 EUR (second third of the costs) for June 30,
  • 2,800 EUR (third third of costs) for 15 September.

For international transfers, bank fees are at the charge of the payer.

Note however that there is a staggered payment possible for some residents (upon acceptance and subjects to a surcharge of 300 EUR).

Those tuition fees don’t involve the cultural visits and study trips.

*Registration fees: this amount covers the general administrative costs as well as individual insurance (taken out by the CAD) in case of accident at the school.

Bank details of the CAD
– BNP Paribas Fortis : IBAN BE93 0017 2185 3767 – BIC GEBABEBB
– ING : IBAN BE45 3631 3208 9889 – BIC BBRUBEBB
– Belfius : IBAN BE85 0689 3121 7306 – BIC GKCCBEBB

Remarks
– The CAD does not accept checks. Tuition fees must be paid into one of the school’s bank accounts. For international transfers, bank charges are at the expense of the originator.
– Tuition fees remain as announced at the time of registration for the entire program (except for repeaters in the first year if the price increases) unless inflation exceeds 5% per year, in which case the fees will be indexed.
– Since the number of students admitted each year is limited, the full tuition is due even in case of withdrawal or exclusion from the course.

CERTIFICATES

In Belgium, private schools can’t deliver states diploma.

The awarded degrees are certificates which may correspond with Master’s degrees and are credited with 60 ECTS per year.

The CAD ‘s graduates who choose the MDes receive a double certificate: one of the CAD and one of Ecole de Design de Nantes (“Diplôme visé contrôlé par l’Etat”).