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Design the Future: Unleash Your Creativity, Transform the World - Made in Africa : Africa Design School – The Nantes Atlantique School of Design 

Africa Design School – The Nantes Atlantique (France)  & Sèmè City, (Benin) School of Design

Design the Future: Unleash Your Creativity, Transform the World – Made in Africa

Date: Creation in 2019

Location: Sèmè City, Benin

 

 

Africa Design School 2023

 

« Initiated by the Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique, and supported by the Sèmè City Development Agency, Africa Design School opened its doors in 2019.

Africa Design School establishment is accredited by the Beninese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Africa Design School school is supported by an eponymous non-profit association under Beninese law.

The mission of the Association Africa Design School is to promote design in Africa.

Alongside the training provided by the school, the association organizes events to raise public awareness of the challenges and opportunities of design in the African context. »

 

The Nantes Atlantique School of Design

 »Design the Future » – Africa Design School by L’École de design – Nantes Atlantique

 

A nugget for the training of young Beninese.
A project-based approach combining theory and practice. French diploma at stake

 

Led by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique and supported by Agence de Développement Sèmè City, Africa Design School will open its doors in 2019, subject to authorization from Benin’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research, with the aim of training African designers in Africa.

 

Sèmè City (Benin)

Through Sèmè City, Benin aims to train a new generation of talent and foster the emergence of new growth models based on « Made in Africa » innovation. The aim is to meet the economic challenges facing Benin and Africa as a whole, and to offer future opportunities to the continent’s youth.

The creation of the Africa Design School is a response to the challenges facing companies, public services and startups on the African continent, as they adapt to new paradigms in design, digital culture, sustainable cities and user experience.

The promotion of African creativity and innovation as a driving force in shaping the future. It aims to showcase the continent’s diverse talents and contributions to various industries, highlighting the positive Impact African ingenuity can have on the global stage.

 

 »Design the Future » – Africa Design School by L’École de design

 »Design the Future’‘ – Africa Design School by L’École de design – Both Sèmè City, Benin & Nantes Atlantique

 

By encouraging individuals to « design the future, » the slogan inspires people to harness their creativity and contribute to transformative changes in the world, all while embracing their African heritage with pride.

 

Africa Design School by L’École de design

Africa Design School by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique – International Africa Studio – Sèmè City, Benin

International Design Strategy Master’s program at Studio France

Foreign exchange students can also join the first semester (September to January) of the first year of the International Design Strategy master’s program at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique’s Studio France.

To join this program, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: product design, graphic design, interior architecture, scenography, interactive design. This first semester of the Master’s program encourages the exploration of French culture in an applied interdisciplinary context.

Students choose to work on projects and workshops related to five themes, linked to our five Design Labs: Care Design, Food DesignCity Design, Media Design and Digital Design.

 

BECOME DESIGNER – Africa Design School by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique – International Africa Studio – Sèmè City, Benin

 

Drawing significant inspiration from the principles that have propelled L’École de design Nantes Atlantique to success for three decades, this new school embraces project-based creative training, strong ties with the business community, and a professional ethos.

At the helm of the Beninese institution stands Stéphane Gouret, Deputy Managing Director of L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, guiding its growth and development.

Caroline Grellier, spearheading the pedagogical coordination, is entrusted with the crucial responsibility of assembling a dedicated team of design professionals from West Africa.

Together, they are committed to equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the job market and succeed as entrepreneurs.

With a focus on practical, real-world applications of design, the new school aims to nurture talent and empower future generations of designers in the region.

 

Sèmè City – Africa Design School, Christian Guellerin, Managing Director of L’École de design

AFRICA DESIGN SCHOOL BENIN – Sèmè City – Africa Design School – Sèmè City, Benin

 

AFRICA DESIGN SCHOOL BENIN – Sèmè City (Benin)

Situated in Sèmè City, a vibrant hub dedicated to innovation and knowledge, Africa Design School is at the forefront of design education.

In September 2020, the school is eagerly anticipating its relocation to La Ruche, a renovated site that will serve as its new home.

With a rich history of establishing studios in Asia, South America, and North America, Africa Design School is excited to expand its presence in Benin.

This strategic move reaffirms its leading position in design education both in France and on the global stage.

Guided by a vision for progress and growth, L’École de design has collaborated closely with Sèmè City to make this development project a reality.

Leveraging their expertise and pedagogical engineering, they are dedicated to shaping a new era of design education on African soil.

As expressed by Christian Guellerin, Managing Director of L’École de design, this venture represents a powerful milestone in their journey of fostering creativity and design excellence worldwide.

The expansion into Africa cements their commitment to nurturing talent and contributing to the advancement of design education on an international scale.

 

Africa Design School’s pioneering mission

Sèmè City Development Project Seek Anglophone Partners – Africa Design School  Sèmè City, (Benin) School of Design

 

Africa Design School’s pioneering mission is to elevate the field of design on the African continent and offer comprehensive training in design professions.

The school’s inaugural program is a Bac +3 vocational diploma, which will be delivered in Cotonou and accredited by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique.

Students at Africa Design School will receive specialized instruction in creating cutting-edge services that align with information and communication technologies in the digital economy.

As a testament to its commitment, the school aims to expand this digital training program across West Africa.

Drawing upon the renowned pedagogy of L’École de design, young designers will benefit from a curriculum focused on strategic design and innovation, as well as project-based teaching enriched by strong partnerships with industrial and institutional entities.

Notably, there is a substantial demand for UX and UI designers, interaction designers, and service designers in West Africa, responding to the region’s rapid digital technology advancements. With Caroline Grellier at the helm as pedagogical coordinator, Africa Design School is poised to shape a new generation of visionary designers ready to make their mark in the evolving digital landscape.

 

YEARS 4 & 5 OF THE BAC + 5 DESIGN DIPLOMA
A two-year master’s program immersed in Beninese culture, leading to a unique Bac + 5 design diploma.

This course is offered in partnership with the Africa Design School, West Africa’s leading design school based in Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital.

Benin is undergoing rapid development in terms of regional planning and the digital transition of its businesses, placing urban planning and societal design at the heart of the Africa Studio’s challenges.

In this program, taught in French, students will work in multicultural teams on projects focusing on societal, ecological and environmental issues, and will try to answer the question of how to put design at the service of the population and its surroundings.

 

Contact in Cotonou (Benin)

+229 69 59 32 36
info@africadesign.school

africadesign.school

 

Address: 01 BP 2028, Cotonou, Bénin

Contact: The Nantes Atlantique School of Design

Founded in 1988, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is a partner institute of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes St-Nazaire, recognized by the State, member of the Conférence des grandes écoles (top-tier French higher education institutions) and associated with Nantes Université.

Admission Contact : Scholl Admission is at your disposal to answer your questions about programs and admissions:

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