An approach that combines sensitivity and creativity
This course encourages a sensitive and reflective approach to matter and materials, imagining the whole spectrum of their applications: clothing, accessories, interiors, public spaces, transport, food, cosmetics, events or communication..
Through various projects, students learn to think of material and the way it looks, the way it performs and how it is used. At the same time they develop a creative and forward-looking way of working which takes into account sociological and technological evolution as well as aesthetic aspects like colour, texture, touch and pattern.
The course leads naturally to further studies, for a higher diploma in applied arts (DSAA), the vocational Bachelor’s degree and to major international schools, or to specialisation as a textile designer-maker.
The pedagogical approach depends on a lot of time spent in the ateliers which offer the students a field of exploration and acquisition of skills, ranging from traditional crafts to high technology: engraving, screen-printing, knit, ceramics, digital printing and laser cutting.
In an educational approach which encourages links to the outside world, the students are involved in numerous cultural and professional partnerships. For example: Mark’s Europe, Emmaüs, The quai Branly museum, The Cogolin manufacture, Cacharel, Saint-Gobain, Cinémathèque française, Centre Pompidou, Musée de la Poste, DIM, Grand Hôtel InterContinental, etc.