The CAD offers two 2-year POSTGRADUATE programmes in the INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN and the DIGITAL DESIGN & ART DIRECTION sections in partnership with the École de Design de Nantes.
These postgraduate programmes award students a Master’s degree (approved by the French state) from the École de Design de Nantes, as well as the CAD diploma. This study cycle allows students to prepare for their professional integration through internships and management courses, in addition to design courses and a study period abroad.
During this 2nd cycle, students must complete three 3-month internships, at least one of which must be abroad (outside of Belgium and outside of their country of origin).
Students have the possibility of studying for a semester (4 to 4 1/2 months) in one of the 4 studios organised by the École de Design de Nantes 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 careers.
During these two years, students 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, students will present their 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.