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FLE DESIGN (French as a Foreign Language + Design)

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

This one-year program is aimed at students wishing to perfect their French skills in order to join our state-certified Master’s Degree programmes and wanting to improve their artistic practice while learning French.

In addition of intensive French language classes, you will attend the Design Workshop weeks included in the Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, in Interior Design or in Video Game design, depending on the Masters that the student wishes to integrate the following year.

Validation: Students will obtain a language certificate for the FLE courses and a French Gouvernent certified Diploma (RNCP) equivalent to a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, in Interior Design, or in Video Game Design.

Duration of the course: One year.

Career Prospects: The courses, depending on the chosen specialty, prepare students for the professions of Graphic Design, Interior Design or Video Games Design.

  • In Graphic Design, students can work as Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Motion Designer… Freelance graphic designer, employee or consultant as assistant to the artistic direction in an advertising agency, a creation studio or an integrated studio within a company or an administration.
  • In Interior Design, as graduates, students can work as a self-employed person, employee or consultant for a company or an agency, exercises his know-how as a collaborator in a design office, interior designer, interior decorator, interior design consultant, interior or environmental designer.
  • In Video Game Design, Autograf trains specialists in 3D animation and video games, 3D Graphic Designers, Character Designers, Storyboarders, Modelers, Game Designer, 3D Animators, Level Designers, Art Directors.

Further Education: This program is the perfect way to prepare yourself before applying to one of our Master's Degree in Design the year after :

Syllabus

This program aims at developing students’ knowledge in French and in Design, in order to apply to a Master's Degree the year after.

According to their directions, students can choose a specialty among one of the following third year Bachelor programs:

This Bachelor's degree is usually divided in time spent at school (one week out of every three) and time spent working in a company as an intern (two weeks out of every three). As a FLE Design student, you will then follow the regular academic curriculum of the Bachelor's Degree every three weeks. For the rest of the month, instead of doing an internship, students will stay in school and take French classes for the remaining two weeks out of every three.

This program allows students to continue to improve their knowledge of Design as well as their French level.

  ECTS
FLE Design 60
Language course Annual
FLE General class
FLE - Writing
FLE - Artistic Practices
Specialization: Graphic and Digital Design
Core Module First semester
The Foundations of Visual Identity
Workshop
Print & Digital Design Studios
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Semiotics
Typography
Rough Sketch
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Core Module Second semester
Editorial Support
Print & Digital Design Studios
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Law
Typography
Rough Sketch
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Personal Development Courses
The 360° Communication Campaign
Print & Digital Design Studio
Plastic Arts
Visual Culture
Motion design
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
Global Sustainable Design
Culture: A History of Eco-Responsability
Culture: the Theory of Eco-Responsability
Visualisation Tools: Design Thinking
Visualisation Tools: UX Design
Societal Issues and Perception of Space
Specialization : Interior Design
Core Module First Semester
Living
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
General Knowledge
Design and Technology
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
Technical Drawing
Descriptive Geometry
English
Core Module Second Semester
Public Infrastructure
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
Semiotics
Design and Technology
Management
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
BIM - Building Information Modeling
Technical Drawing
English
Personal Development Courses
Urban Planning
Workshop
Plastic Arts
IT
Project Visualisation
Global Sustainable Design
Culture: History of Eco-Responsability
Culture: Theory of Eco-Responsability
Visualisation Tools: Design Thinking
Visualisation Tools: UX Design
Societal Issues and Perception of Space
Specialization :Video Game Design
Core Module First Semester
Game Rules: Design
3D Modelling
3D Texturing
3D Animation
Sketching
Conceptual Art
Game Engine Programming
Character Design
English
Core Module Second Semester
Development and Production
3D Modelling
3D Texturing
3D Animation
Graphic Environment
Live Model
Game Design
Game Engine Programming
Conceptual Art
English
Personal Development Courses
Japan-Oriented
Osaka/Paris Workshop
Japanese Culture
Visual Culture
Japanese Manga and Anatomy Drawing
Video Games Culture
Video Games and their Environment
The Video Games Economy
Video Games Project Management
Acoustic Design
Design Thinking
Understanding Digital Design

How to apply

Admission requirements for the FLE Design Program include an interview and the presentation of a portfolio of personal work.

The International Office is here to support you throughout the application process and remains at your disposal for any request you might have.

Apply now

Certifications

Course validation is subjected to the validation of 60 ECTS credits.

This program allows obtaining a training certificate for French courses and a double degree, a RNCP diploma and a FEDE diploma validating a Bachelor of Graphic and Digital Design, or Interior Design or Video Game Design, depending on courses taken.

The RNCP diploma is registered in the National Directory of Professional Certification and certified by France Compétence.

INGO, the FEDE is holding the participatory status with the Council of Europe. It is a European network of higher education and vocational education institutions that share a common project of high standards, quality and ambition. The FEDE network aims at improving the comprehensibility of the diplomas issued by the schools and fosters student mobility and student exchanges between schools.

Testimonials

I graduated in Environmental Design in China. During that time, I learnt about Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Design, and I did internships in the Environmental Design and Interior Architecture sectors. Considering that I was particularly interested in French Architecture, I decided to specialise in French Interior Architecure. France is internationally recognized in this domain.
I found out about Autograf at a student fair in Shanghai. I wasn't proficient enough in French to apply directly to a Master's Degree so I applied to FLE Design. This program suited me perfectly as it included both Global Design Sustainable Teachings and French classes.
I really appreciated alternating between French classes with foreign students and specialisation classes with French students. Teachers are highly professional, patient and share their projects and experience with us.
WANG Zihao
WANG ZihaoStudent in FLE Design

Meet your teachers

Gaspard Saint-Macary
Gaspard Saint-MacaryTeacher in spatial design and visualisation at Autograf
Damien De La Marlier
Damien De La MarlierTeacher in Digital Design
Antoine Monneret
Antoine MonneretArt Director in Graphic Design
Adrien Delaboudinière
Adrien DelaboudinièreSenior UI Artist & Art Director
WHAT MAKES AUTOGRAF UNIQUE:

Improve your proficiency level in order to apply to one of our Master's Degrees while studying Design.

Throughout the various workshops, lecturers and professionnals share their philosophical, sociological, economic and technical perspectives so that the students can develop a critical view on their own projects, their civic duty as a designer, the relevance and sustainability of their solutions, drawing attention to the usages, the materials required, the media and printing techniques used.

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