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Global Designer

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Certificat Design social labs

CY school of design is a Post-baccalaureate school with a 3 + 2 format.

Registered on the official French Higher Education platform Parcoursup, it welcomes 1st year students, with parallel entries in the 2nd year based on an exam and interview,s and in the 3rd and 4th year based on an application and interview.

It delivers a university degree.

Training global designers





aux Etudiants CY Alliance


etudiants : 243 €


Autres : 500€




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7 pillars

The curriculum of CY School of Design is fundamentally multidisciplinary.
Within the framework of a project-based pedagogy, its "Design Mix" is built on the following 7 pillars:

  • Culture/ Thinking / Writing

  • Representing

  • Observing / Analyzing / Understanding

  • Creating / Solving / Collaborating

  • Doing / Experiencing / Feeling

  • Understanding human organizations

  • Becoming a professional

AI for the better

Training global designers

It is no longer the time to train vertical specialists, but global designers, capable of positioning themselves on the continuum from material to decision, and ready to join their very diverse talents for the benefit of projects that are always bigger than they are.
There is therefore no specialization at CY School of Design, and the school trains designers who are capable of both participating in decision-making and concretizing the systems and products they induce: thinkers as much as doers, readers as much as transformers of the world, capable of abstraction as much as concretization.
We make this positioning all the more readable as all projects are motivated by the 17 UNO sustainable development goals.

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In 5 years
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A 5 year long curriculum:
A University degree for all

The curriculum is in a 3+2 format.

  • Years 1 to 3: acquisition of fundamental knowledge, methodologies, practices and techniques of design + general culture + writing + SHS 

  •  Years 4 and 5: deepening and understanding of the functioning of human organisations + SHS + writing.

  • (years in alternation, except for parallel entries or only the 5th year is done embedded in corporations)


Free of charge for scholarship holders, the tuition fees for the 5 years are 10,500€ in total for European students  (18,000€ for non European students) : €3,500/year (6,000€) for the first 3 years), with the last 2 years being covered by the companies hosting the work-study students.

Year 1 to 3

Years 1 to 3: fundamental knowledge, methodologies
and techniques

The first 3 years of the course are dedicated to the acquisition of all the fundamentals of design:

  • Physical and digital representation techniques ( ~ 50% of the volume of hours over 3 years)

  • Projects and methods (~ 20% )

  • Workshops and Fablab initiation

  • SHS (~ 10% )

  • Culture/Writing (~ 7%)

  • Professionalization (~ 7% )


The third year includes a semester abroad.

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