School of design

Who we are

For over 30 years, École de Condé has been a school of excellence in the fields of design, illustration-animation, photography and heritage restoration.

With 8 campuses in France (Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nancy, Nice, Paris, Rennes and Toulouse) and numerous partnerships with international institutions, we offer our students a cutting-edge, innovative 5-year higher education programme (RNCP Level 7 / Bac+5).

Our aim? To train high-level professionals capable of inventing a resolutely new world. Welcoming international students and creating programmes that address issues that go beyond France’s borders is part of our DNA.

A school open to international students

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Study Art and French Language

Available on the Paris campus

Study Art and French Language programme is aimed at international students who want to take part in a FLE programme combined with introductory workshops in Culture, Art & Design. In just one year, the programme enables students to develop the pre-requisites needed to enter École de Condé, and to reach a B2 level of French.

The programme offers part of the FLE course online via Global Exam, enabling students to start distance learning courses as soon as their enrolment is confirmed and before they arrive in France.

The programme consists of courses in French as a Foreign Language (approximately 540 hours), artistic culture (60 hours) and introductory workshops in art, design, culture and cultural activities (approximately 100 hours).

At the end of this year’s training, students can join the programme for which they were accepted.

Study Art and French Language – French, Art & Design programme

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Full English - International Master in interior architecture and scenography of luxury

Available on the Paris campus

The Interior Architecture and Scenography for Luxury Master’s degree is a two-year course that prepares students to design living spaces adapted to people’s activities in the luxury sector.

These two years enable students to develop their creative individuality through workshops and the design of a final project. As part of its forward-looking approach, École de Condé trains its students in technological advances, particularly in the use of Artificial Intelligence in their work. Fully immersive internships encourages the application of skills acquired throughout the programme.

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French Programmes

Programmes in French are open to all students with a B2 level.
An interview in French is held for all applications.
If your level is not sufficient to enter the programme directly, you will be offered the preparatory programme French, Art & Design.

Bachelor’s programmes
DESIGN: GraphicsInteriorFashionProduct

Master’s programmes
DESIGN: GraphicsInteriorFashionProduct

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Work-Study programmes

“Alternance” in French, are very common in Master’s programmes and offer the opportunity to follow a theoretical programme while gaining practical experience in a professional environment.
This dual approach is highly advantageous, as it allows young people to acclimatise to the professional environment and may even lead to future employment opportunities.

Access to work-study programmes for foreign students depends on specific criteria (all programmes are taught in French.)

  • Work-Study programmes are open to international students who have completed one year of study in France.
  • Students who do not have the required level of  French are eligible for programmes via personal financing.


Bachelor :

Prospective bachelors students must hold an high school diploma equivalent to French standards. To be admitted to Ecole de Condé, students must be eligible for higher education through a secondary school diploma / diplôme d’études secondaires with good results.

International students can be admitted with one of the following diplomas/certificates if you meet all the requirements:

  • Senior high school diploma, which generally gives access to a bachelor’s degree programme in the country of issue
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • General Baccalaureate

If your diploma is not on this list, we recommend that you send it to us so that we can consider your application.

Master :

Students must have a Bachelor or equivalent that meets the pre-requisites for the desired Master.

Portfolio :

Whether at Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
All applications to the Design programme must be accompanied by a portfolio.
Together with administrative documents, the portfolio is the most important part of your application. It should reflect your level of mastery, in line with your past experience and your application.

Admissions to both Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are based on an assessment interview, conducted in English or French, depending on the programme.

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Language requirements

Level of English required

If you have a certified B2 level (TCF, TEF, DELF, DALF, IELTS, TOEFL), you can join our Interior Design and Luxury Scenography Masters programme directly, after validation of your pedagogy.

Level of French required

If you have a certified B2 level (TCF, TEF, DELF, DALF), you can enrol directly in one of our Bachelor or Master programmes (Design, Illustration & Animation, Photography, Heritage Restoration) after validation by the teaching staff.

If you do not have the B2 level, there are two options available to you our school offers an intensive programme of learning French combined with specialised courses over an academic year.

Recognised certifications

Each programme offered by École de Condé has an RNCP qualification, listed on the France Compétences platform. You can find the number of each diploma on the corresponding training sheets.

What is the purpose of the RNCP?

The purpose of the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles is to classify all State-recognised qualifications. These qualifications are also recognised by the State’s social partners, which include education and training establishments.
As well as listing the recognised qualifications, the RNCP also details the level of study corresponding to each one. There are currently eight different levels of RNCP certification.
Level 7 of the RNCP covers all qualifications at Master 2 or bac+5 level.
Only qualifications recognised by the State and its social partners are included in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles.
The State diploma certifies the State level of its holder, while the RNCP title certifies the acquisition of professional skills.
A level 7 RNCP qualification corresponds to a Master 2 or bac+5 degree.
Holders of a level 7 RNCP qualification are eligible for senior management positions.

What are the differences between a state diploma and an RNCP Qualification level 7?

The aim of a State diploma is to validate an academic level of study.
An RNCP qualification, whatever its level, is used to validate professional experience. In other words, the acquisition of the skills and aptitudes needed to practise a profession.
An RNCP qualification prepares you for specific jobs.

How to apply ?

The International Office is here to guide applicants throughout the admission process.

September: Opening of International Admissions.

We accept applications throughout the year based on the availability of spaces. For a student from outside the European Union, we advise submitting the application before the end of June to allow time for consular formalities and timely arrival in France.

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Our international admission procedure consists of 4 steps

  1. Application Preparation : Download the application form to be sent by email along with all required documents.
  2. Application Validation and Interview in French or English, depending on the desired programme

    Language requirements : To enroll directly in a Bachelor or Master programme in French, a certified B2 level is required. If the French level requires upgrading, admission will be transferred to the Study Art and French Language. For any application to a programme in English, the student must demonstrate a B2 level or equivalent.

  3. Admission to the Programme : Once the admission interview is completed with the corresponding requests, you will receive a response within 8 days via an admission email with the registration procedure.

    Admission to the Study Art and French Language Programme : A pre-admission letter will be sent to the candidate for the chosen programme (Bachelor or Master) with confirmation of admission to the French, Art & Design preparatory programme.

  4. Enroll in the Programme : After confirming the payment of the tuition fees, an official enrollment notification will be sent within 72 hours, allowing the student to initiate consular procedures in their country and obtain their VISA.

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Fees and Funding

The École de Condé is a private institution of higher education that does not operate under contract with the French government. For this reason, our students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.

Work – study programme : In France, students can have their study programme financed by work-study contracts (contrat de professionnalisation or contrat d’apprentissage).

In the case of “classic” programme Bachelor or Master interior design 100% taught in english. The student is responsible for the payment of the tuition fees.

Good to know :

  • Work-Study programmes are open to international students who have completed one year of study in France.
  • Students who do not have the required level of French are eligible for classic programme, via personal financing.
  • Scholarships are not open to international students.

Student loans : BNP-Paribas offers loans to École de Condé students.

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