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Work-Study Courses

Opting for a work-study program

Are you independent and well organised ? Do you want to quickly start working ? A work-study program will allow you to study and work at the same time.

At Autograf, missing classes is not an option. Your timetable will take into account your mode of study!

In a work-study program, the student also gets the status of an employee. No more school holidays and a student pace. You will spend one week in school every 2 or 3 weeks and the rest of the time will be spent working for the company that hired you.
All throughout your education, you will also learn the ropes of your future trade and have the opportunity to make your way into a company and prepare your future career.

Although a work-study program shows undeniable benefits (professional experience to add to your resume, reduced tuition and payment of a salary), not everyone might be ready to enroll in such a program right from the first year on. It depends on your personality, maturity and the way you work and study. Some students might prefer starting as an undergraduate student and then continue as part of a work-study scheme.

How do you find a company to work for?

The school is here to help. With more than 38 years of experience in work-study programs, Autograf has a large network of partner companies. The work-study department will give you access to job postings and help you find a position. You should be aware however that we won't replace you during the interview, therefore, if you wish to enroll in a work-study program, you should act professionally and leave nothing to chance. We will of course support you throughout this process. As a matter of fact, Autograf offers, right from the first year of Bachelor's Degree, classes to prepare a "creative" resume and a professional portfolio. All year long, teachers will help you improve your portfolio before presenting it to a jury of professionals at the end of the year. This portfolio will be an asset during your interviews and for the rest of your career.

There are two types of work-study schemes: apprenticeships and vocational training schemes. They both have the same objective of developing your skills as an employee, combining work placement and academic training.

Autograf offers both types of work-study schemes. It's usually up to the company to decide which contract is more indicated, in agreement with the student.

Both schemes work in a similar manner:

  • An employment contract is signed with the company. A salary will be paid to the student.
  • A convention is signed with the designated OPCO that will cover tuition fees.

For further information on a work-study program, we recommend that you visit the work-study portal of the French Ministry of Labour.

Our work-study courses

Most of our programs are compatible with a work-study scheme. Out of the five years needed to complete a Master's Degree, four of them are compatible with a work-study program.

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

This Bachelor's Degree will allow you to get familiar with the numerous trades in the Graphic Design and Digital Design sectors. The program will teach you how to set up a communications strategy and how to design products on various supports and media for the graphic design, publishing and advertising sectors, etc.

Three-year course, work-study program applicable from the second year.

Level required: high-school diploma.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

This Bachelor's Degree will allow you to get familiar with the trades of interior designer and creator of workplaces, commercial stands and displays that promote the company's corporate identity. This program will provide you with the skills required to work in a vast array of domains: architectural space, urban landscaping, architectural heritage, scenography, museography, temporary spaces, etc.

Three-year course, work-study program applicable from the second year.

Level required: high-school diploma.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Global Sustainable Design

The International Bachelor's Degree in Global Sustainable Design aims for efficiency and coherence all the while adopting a cross-cutting approach to design that encompasses the brand, the product, its design, its packaging, its graphic and digital communication, its production site and point of sale.
Adopting a sustainable stance means opting for a design that is economically and environmentally sustainable, responsible, reasonable, useful, efficient and responsive.

Three-year course, work-study program applicable from the second year.

Level required: high-school diploma.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Video Game Art - Japan-oriented

Drawing on its partnership with the Japanese Osaka Academy of Entertainment Design, Autograf offers its students to enroll in a Bachelor's Degree in Video Game Art, with a special focus on Japan.
On top of the usual curriculum of a Bachelor's Degree in Video Game Art, this program includes specific classes and an academic journey focusing on the Japanese culture and arts.

Three-year course, work-study program applicable from the second year.

Level required: high-school diploma.

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Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design

Certified level 7 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

This program will train creative students that are able to offer and present their ideas, to assemble a team and manage it, to surround themselves with qualified professionnals in order to fulfill an assignment, and carry out a project working for an agency or as a freelancer.

Three different majors:
Major in Graphic Design
Major in Digital & Interactive Design
Major in Creative Advertising

Two-year course, work-study program applicable for both years.

Level required: Bachelor's degree in relations to graphic design, digital design or visual communications.

Master’s Degree of Art Director in Video Game Design

Certified level 7 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Today's video game industry is essentially made up of rather modest production studios which develop their own video games. Developing your own video game is paramount to convince investors or the French Video Game Fund (FAJV) to release future funding. It is also the opportunity to showcase to the game publishers and the studios your skills and ability to oversee a project.

Two-year course, work-study program applicable for both years.

Level required: Bachelor's Degree in relations to video games, 2D/3D CGI, 3D computer graphics.

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Master’s Degree of Interior Design Architect

Certified level 6 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

This master's degree will provide you with the skills you need to acquire the methodology to draw up a project in interior architecture, spatial design or scenography.

Two-year course, work-study program applicable for both years.

Level required: Bachelor's Degree in relations to interior design, architecture or interior architecture.

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