PRESENTATION

CAD offers two 2-year POSTGRADUATE programmes in the INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN and the DIGITAL DESIGN & ART DIRECTION sections in partnership with the Nantes School of Design.

These postgraduate programmes award the Nantes School of Design’s Master’s degree (approved by the French state) and the CAD diploma. This study cycle allows students to prepare for their professional integration through internships, management courses in addition to design courses and a study period abroad.

During this 2nd cycle, the student must carry out three 3-month internships, at least one of which must be abroad (outside Belgium and outside his or her country of origin).

They have the possibility of studying for a semester (4 to 4 1/2 months) in one of the 4 studios organised by the Nantes School of Design and hosted in prestigious universities in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China), Pune (India) or directly in Nantes (France).

In fact, we find that our students do their internships abroad and then move to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Shanghai, Barcelona, New York, Montreal, London, Milan, Sydney… in order to start their professional career.

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

Finally, the student presents his or her entire course to a final jury of professionals who are authorised to award the CAD and École de Design de Nantes diplomas. The latter diploma has the Grade de Master approved by the State.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

The CAD is an international institution. The classes are taught in English allowing our students to obtain internships abroad, take part in international workshops and get acquainted with foreign cultures through cultural visits and trips organized each year.

All those international experiences give the opportunity to our students to pursue international careers all over the word (USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, China…. and all the European countries).

MAIN CLASSES

  • Interior architecture
  • Product Design
  • Scenography
  • A.O. (computer-aided design): Rhino, Revit …
  • Digital architecture
  • Innovation

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

  • 10-week internship in an agency between July and the end of October (before the start of the academic year),
  • Start of Academic Year, last Monday of October,
  • First semester is animated by a transversal project in Brussels,
  • Second semester is spent in one of the 3 “studios” hosted in prestigious universities in São Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China) or Pune (India).

Year 2

  • 6-week internship in a specialized interior architecture office during the summer holidays,
  • Start of Academic Year, first Monday of October,
  • First semester is animated by the graduation project and 160 hours of business management courses including classes in accounting, taxation, entrepreneurship, law, professional ethics …
  • Second semester is spent doing two 3-month internships, including at least one abroad (ie 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”).