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
« 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
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
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
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 Design, City Design, Media Design and Digital Design.
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 (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
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