The ENSCI-Les Ateliers degree in industrial design is awarded on successful conclusion of a three-stage process: devising a thesis and project, and submitting the finished work to an assessment panel. Although the general structure is a given, individual students are free to interpret it in their own way, with support from a thesis leader and a project leader: they are equally free to choose whichever field, methods and forms of design they wish (written, video, performance, exhibition, etc. depending on their chosen subject). There are two reasons for this degree of freedom. The first is that it allows the development of an individual approach to working that will have been developed throughout the course. The second is that it also positions the degree as providing these young designers with the time and space to observe today's world, and envision how their designs can contribute to shaping tomorrow’s world. The diversity of the work produced also reveals their commitment to practical problem-solving, rather than simply demonstrating their expertise. The industrial design degree is a process of dismantling and reassembly that dissects the contemporary world before re-establishing its possibilities.
Graduating with this degree provides each student with an exceptional achievement and the opportunity to assert their status and identity as industrial designers. On completion of the course, students are therefore able to demonstrate the level of autonomy they have achieved at the point where they are ready to begin their professional careers.
THE JOURNEY AKA THE BOOK
Students evidence and present their design school journey through their own curated selection of significant work (projects, experiments and internships). In this way, they show how their work and thought processes have progressed towards clarifying their approach to creative industrial design.
This presentation may take any form the student wishes, but must provide the jury with the key information required to assess the other component parts of the submission.
Carried out under the supervision of a thesis leader, this 6 months of work demonstrates the ability of the student to successfully complete a personal interpretation within a field of application for industrial design.
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Over a 6-month period, students complete an innovative or forward-looking industrial design project under the supervision of a project leader. They must demonstrate their ability to identify and present a problem, respond effectively to it in a coherent way, and develop a design response through to the point of feasibility.
This project may be conducted in partnership with a company, an institution or a local authority.
In accordance with the appropriate regulation, entry to the industrial design degree course has been possible via the French VAE (validation of prior experience) scheme since the start of the 2007 academic year.
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