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For 50 years, 3000 graduates have been able to benefit from our continuously high-quality teaching program, which, during the first 3 years, involves working on and presenting different design projects approximately every 6 weeks. In the 4th year, students can take part in the international Erasmus exchange program and then complete a 3-month internship placement in order to develop their design skills in a professional environment. In the final year they have to create, develop and conceptualize a personal design project from initial concept through to final production, that is then presented in front of the French and international jury members to validate the Masters degree.

A professional working methodology

The 5-year Masters Degree program at Pennninghen is designed to develop student’s creativity, perfect their design skills and ensure they are able to put into a place an efficient and professional working methodology.

It is essential that they are able to successfully analyse and evaluate information from multiple sources and diverse perspectives and have a multi-disciplined global approach to their work. In order to guarantee this, Penninghen has put into place a renowned and high-quality teaching program including design strategy workshops devised to enhance student’s knowledge and understanding of the design process. The result is that they are able to produce relevant and contemporary design solutions within a wide range of different design fields, taking into consideration all social, economical and philosophical aspects associated with important modern-day issues and trends. By the end of their studies, our students are totally autonomous and fully prepared for a career in the design industry and are able to demonstrate competency in all design and technical skills applicable to their chosen design field: Graphic Design Art Direction or Interior Architecture.

→ Discover the list of all our graduate.


Prix Met de Penninghen Design awards

Since 1989, every year a former Penninghen graduate is selected for the Met de Penninghen Design Award, chosen for their outstanding work within the Interior Architecture and Art Direction Design sectors. This award, given out during the Master Degree ceremony each year, rewards graduates for their innovative projects often working with prestigious brands, to create ground-breaking and original design solutions that clearly demonstrate their creative, unique and successful design approach.

→ Discover all the Met de Penninghen Design Award

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