Art & Design

ENSA Dijon

Presentation of Space Design departement

A multi-faceted training open to what the world is becoming

  • L2 and L3 preparation for Bachelor Diploma (DNA): general training in design project, conception and creation at all levels
  • M1 and M2 preparation for Masters Diploma (DNSEP): on a topic freely chosen by the student with emphasis on the challenges posed by the world today: ecological transition (ecodesign, biodiversity, attentive to the living), inclusivity (democratic and participative, intergenerational solidarity, gender rights)


Design option in a national school for higher education in art

  • Teaching that encourages personal commitment and mutual aid
  • Material and human resources of a national school at the service of student projects: small student numbers, international exchanges, audiovisual technology, photography, video, performance and sound art lessons
  • A poetic project nourrished by the creative atmosphere of an art school, a significant approach to space, the pleasure of experimentation
  • Professional-led training: meetings with professionals, internships, professionalisation classes, partner projects, competitions
  • Urban Mutations (MUUR): a Research and Creation workshop (ARC) and research programme: partnerships, workshops, talks, conferences, publications etc.


A training rooted in the real world

  • A framework ensured by professionals in design, architecture, scenography, landscape
  • Attention paid to current issues: ecodesign, social design, participative projects, tactical urbanism
  • Projects in situ in collaboration with actors on the ground: Voies Navigables de France, Greater Dijon, Latitude21, Dijon Opera, Burgundy Theatre, and associations
  • Closer international links: student and teacher mobility, cross-workshops, talks and international artist residences
  • Speakers, presenters, workshops, visits to exhibitions linked with the themes addressed over the year.


2nd and 3rd year: general training devoted to projectwork

  • Project methodology and representation of space (drawing by hand and with 3D software, models and experimentation in volume at different scales
  • Continual experimentation using different technologies, materials, processes, theories
  • Develop a themed personal project: take part, conceive, represent, complete the project
  • Awareness of materials, experimentation and development
  • Design at every scale: from object to landscape by way of microarchitecture, public space, interior space, the city, scenography (exhibit, theatre)
  • Teaching in design history and theory: from 19th century to today’s issues (ecology and biodiversity, gender and inclusion, digital and participatory)
  • Professional immersion: internship lasting 15-30 days. 


4th and 5th year: pedagogy centred on the student project

  • Personalised support leading to the DNSEP (research thesis and personal project)
  • 3-6 months of international mobility and/or professional internship in the 4th year in France or abroad
  • Students choose and develop a project on a subject rooted in the contemporary world. In general, the subject should focus on environmental, political and social challenges faced by cities in the 21st century.