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Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - Major in Digital & Interactive Design

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

Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - Major in Digital & Interactive Design aims at developing the creative, conceptual and graphic dimension of the student throughout several cross-curricular projects.
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 freelance.

Possible status, pace: You can apply to this Master's Degree as a graduate student, as part of your continuous education or with a work-study program (apprenticeships or vocational training schemes). Indicative pace: one week spent in school for every two weeks spent working in a company. 1120 hours of training. This program is APEL compatible.

Duration of the course: Two years

Career Prospects: Art Director in graphic design working in a communications agency, an advertising agency, or in the communications department of a company. The art director in graphic design specialising in digital design is in charge of a digital application's visual dimension and its user interface, whether it is a website, an app for smartphones or tablets or the opening titles of a TV show. He/she takes part to the various stages of the design, the negociations and the execution of a project. The art director conceives and manages the entire graphic design and allocates the work that needs to be carried out by the other professionals working on the project.

Syllabus

This master's degree of art director in graphic design includes conceptual and semantic teachings, as well as plastic, technological and managerial teachings.
During these two years of training, on top of the personal projects required to validate each subject, students are asked to work individually on a year-long project as well as on a dissertation specialising on graphic design.
Students will also get familiar with the notions of project management in an agency setting with the opportunity to create collectives in second year. During the year, each collective must complete three real projects for real sponsors who have sollicited the school or who are part of the students' network.

As a graduate student, you will have to complete an internship for a minimum of 25 weeks during the two years of your master's degree.
These internships are mandatory and will give you the opportunity to get some first-hand work experience. They will facilitate your integration into working life and make it much easier for you to join multidisciplinary teams and work for graphic design studios, advertising agencies, design, communications and creative agencies.

  ECTS
Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - Major in Digital & Interactive Design / First Year 60
ACADEMIC EDUCATION 12
English
Contemporary Design
Marketing
Conference
Semiotics
Creativity, History and Theory
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION 23
Plastic Experimentation
Visual Narrative
Programming Languages
Rough Sketch
Computer Graphics and New Technologies
Graphic Design
Motion design
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 25
Pitching with a Business School
Tutored Project Monitoring
International Workshops
Viva
Internship
  ECTS
Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - Major in Digital & Interactive Design / Second Year 60
ACADEMIC EDUCATION 15
Applied English
Contemporary Design
The Workings of an Agency
Conference
Law, Intellectual Property, Advertising
Management
Interpersonal Communication Techniques
Dissertation
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION 20
Designing on Screen
Practicing Interactive Narrative
Programming Languages
Video Editing
Sound Design
Databases
Photography Studio
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 25
Tutored Project Monitoring
International Workshops
Viva
Internship
TOTAL: 120 ECTS

How to apply

There is a specific admissions procedure to follow to apply to a Master's Degree. 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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Certifications

Dual degree:

This program grants access to the title of Art Director in Graphic Design, certified at level 7 (former level 1) by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) pursuant to the ministerial decree of May 17, 2018 published in the Official Journal on May 24, 2018.

Recognised as an International Master'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 vocation 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.

Graduation is subjected to the completion and validation of 120 ECTS credits (60 credits per year).

Students enrolled in the Master's Degree are eligible to apply to bilateral student exchange programs.

Testimonials

I really appreciated the vast array of subjects offered, they are highly relevant and adapted to the professional world of digital design. This program provides a large range of opportunities for the future. I'm very proud that I got to complete my education at Autograf. The work-study program allowed me to start my professionnal career with a cool head. I wish Autograf great success for the future.
Bertrand
BertrandMaster’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - Major in Digital & Interactive Design
Émilie Vallet
Émilie ValletGraphic & Digital Design
Jules Prat
Jules PratGraphic & Digital Design

Meet your teachers

Damien De La Marlier
Damien De La MarlierTeacher in Digital Design

Success rate

Class of 2020 Results

69%
Success rate
28%
Resit rate
Repetition rate
0%
Failure rate

Congratulations to all our graduates!

WHAT MAKES AUTOGRAF UNIQUE:
Working in an agency: collectives
In Second Year, students in either specialisation have the opportunity to work together in collectives. Each collective / agency gets to define their visual identity and philosophy and then has to respond to a minimum of three briefs from real customers. The students get to cover all aspects of the project: design, implementation, financial management, production on relevant media, planning, team management, etc.

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