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FLE DESIGN (French as a Foreign Language + Design)

This 1-year program is destined to students who have studied design and applied arts for at least 2 years and who wish to improve their proficiency in French in order to apply to Autograf's Master's Degrees.

On top of intensive French language classes, you will attend the Design Workshop weeks included in the Bachelor’s Degree in Global Sustainable Design syllabus.

The 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 responsible stance means opting for a design that is economically and environmentally sustainable, responsible, reasonable, useful, efficient and responsive.

Marketing yourself as a Global Sustainable Designer to potential companies will provide genuine value added to your profile. Companies are more and more bound to abide by a significant number of environmental standards. They have a marketing vested interest in being labelled as a responsible, proactive and innovative company in terms of sustainable development. This stance will enhance their brand image to the eyes of the public.

Validation: You will receive a training certificate for the French language classes upon completion of the course as well as a European diploma validating a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Sustainable Design.

Duration of the course: One year.

Career Prospects: This program will enable you to work as a Responsible Global Designer, a Sustainable Designer, an Eco-Designer, a Services Designer, a Sustainable Project Manager, a CSR Coordinator, a CSR Expert, a CSR Manager, a Sustainable Development Global Design Officer, a Sustainable Development Design Manager, a Local Developement Project Manager or a Sustainable Development Project Manager.
The Eco-Designer has numerous career prospects : Creative Director, Communications Director, Art Director, UX Designer, Head of a Communications Agency, Head of a Design Agency.

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:

  • Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design Management, recognised as an International Master's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture.
  • Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design, certified as a level 7 training course by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and recognised as an International Master's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IIDELart-culture.
  • Master’s Degree of Interior Design Architect - specialisation in Scenography or Interior Architecture - certified as a level 6 training course by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and recognised as an International Master's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IIDELart-culture.


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

It also includes the entire syllabus of the third year of the Bachelor's Degree in Global Sustainable Design.

This Bachelor's degree is usually divided in time spent at school (1 week per month) and time spent working in a company as an intern (3 weeks per month). As a FLE Design student, you will then follow the regular academic curriculum of the Bachelor's Degree 1 week per month and during the rest of the month, you will stay in school and take French classes for the remaining three weeks instead of doing an internship.

This will allow you to keep developing your knowledge in Design, to improve your French all the while learning about the specificities of Global Sustainable Design.

FLE DESIGN (French as a Foreign Language + Design) 60
Core Module First Semester
A Cross-cutting Approach to Design
Multi-Sensory and Connected Signs
Methodology and Terminology
Global Sustainable Design Culture
Eco-Design and Creativity
Digital Tools
FLE - General Class
FLE - Writing
FLE - Artistic Practices
Core Module Second semester
Environmental Protection and Multi Support Adaptability
Sensors and Autopsy
A Sustainable Luxury Sector
End-of-year Project Design and Monitoring
Production, Manufacturing, Budget
Digital Tools
FLE - General Class
FLE - Writing
FLE - Artistic Practices
Personal Development Modules First Semester
Global Sustainable Design
Culture: History of Eco-Responsability
Culture: Theory of Eco-Responsability
Design Thinking
Societal Issues and Perception of Space
Print/Digital Design and Production Technologies
UX Design
Personal Development Modules Second Semester
Design and Sharing Economy
Workshop: Zero Waste Design Competition
Collaborative Digital Tools
Design and Project Monitoring
Connected Sharing Services

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.

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

Upon completion, you will receive a FLE training certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Sustainable Design, recognised as a Bachelor's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture.

An 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.


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

Ignazio Mottola
Ignazio MottolaGovernment-certified Architect, Digital and Global Sustainable Designer

Improve your proficiency level in order to apply to one of our Master's Degrees all the while studying Design and learning about Global Sustainable 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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