Artistic Direction, Communication or Interior Architecture

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At Penninghen, we give our students the academic foundations in the disciplines that are the indispensable foundation of any creation: drawing, graphic design, design creation, digital illustration, technology and artistic culture. All the creative and production constraints that will be encountered in the professional context are integrated into the training.

Penninghen open to beginners

If it is essential to be passionate, it is not necessary to have a basic drawing or to have followed an artistic training to integrate Penninghen, and succeed his first year. Drawing, like any discipline, is learned and perfected by regular practice. Our learning method allows all our students who have never practiced this discipline to progress quickly and discover their true talent of expression. The training at Penninghen is in five years, the time to perfect the acquired and develop his passion to make it his profession.


A unique spirit, tinged with freedom, invention and innovation

These three courses are delivered by more than a hundred professionals in activity all recognized in their sectors. These courses combine theoretical and practical courses via personal and group projects, they offer 9 months of internships spread over 4 years in more than 200 national and international partner companies and offers you the opportunity to go abroad through the Erasmus and Cumulus programs.

Founded in 1968, the Penninghen school is still the 1st in the ranking of the best French schools in graphic art, visual communication and interior architecture (ranking 2021 of the Eduniversal & Diplomeo ranking). 

Nearly 3,600 graduates for the past 55 years are spread across more than 30 countries, 22 different nationalities have passed through Penninghen and 10% of our students come from abroad.

97% of our graduates work within 6 months of graduation.



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The first year is that of discovery. This common preparatory year is essential in the progressive method of Penninghen’s teaching. All together, students discover applied art in all its dimensions, grasp the importance of observation through drawing, the mastery of graphic and spatial composition, and initiate themselves to the formulation of an idea. It is the year that lays the foundations of values.


The second year is the year of choice. It’s the entry into a specialization and the understanding of a trade. Grasp its components, perceive the development of vocabulary and grammar related to creation and production, image, space or content. Understand to master codes and rules. Produce to experience and grasp the indispensable balance between image and word, between volume and space, between form and background.


The third year is Mastery of Learning. Learning to test knowledge and techniques through interdisciplinarity. Master the process of design and project management, give an artistic direction applied to visual communication, interior architecture or brand communication and their respective applications. Develop and propose his first large free project that convokes all the teachings of the year.


The fourth year is the development of the methodology and its applications. To initiate the promotion of one’s own artistic, human and negotiation qualities through long-term internships with professionals in agencies or abroad or in partner schools. Develop your own professional network. Open up to strengthen your skills. Turn knowledge into experience.


The fifth year is the culmination of training, validation of skills and the final step of the method. Open up, work in transversality between curricula to test its method and its collaborative capacity in the framework of partnerships and workshops. This fifth year is the final stage, that of the professional certification and the school diploma, the sharing of its creation. The opportunity to show his production, to defend an assumed point of view, to emancipate and convince his future colleagues. Strengthen your network through meetings and exchanges, share with professionals in all legitimacy, confirm your expertise, affirm your choices and ambitions. Engage on your own path, autonomous and free.

Getting Started in Interior Architecture

The student in Master in Interior Architecture integrates the design process, project management and its constraints. Able to think in three dimensions, to build in volume, it adapts to varying technical constraints. The future interior designer masters the use of classic creative tools as well as digital tools. He shares his creation as a team as he can invest in ambitious personal projects. Within an agency or design office, the future interior designer directs his professional practice towards the sectors of rehabilitation, space design, scenography, retail, design or events.

Master’s degree in Interior Architecture

Getting Started in Communication

The Master in Communication student is creative, autonomous, aware of the issues. With a large number of knowledge and communication protocols, he learns to interface with all the expertise needed to implement the creative direction he brings. Creator of high value-added content, the future brand director accompanies the company in its media dimension. Hybrid profile, he has all the skills and methodologies to put his talent at the service of the creation, marketing, design and strategy departments. Within large groups, agencies or in an entrepreneurial perspective, he can integrate executive committees, branches, strategic, innovation, design or commercial of companies and their communication consulting agencies in a dynamic of value creation.

Master of Communication

Getting Started in Artistic Director

The student in Master Artistic Direction integrates the creative process and its codes. Mastering the uses of traditional creative tools as well as digital tools are essential. Curious and open, the future artistic director is able to assume and defend an author’s approach through personal projects. Aware of the indispensable need to know how to lead a team and share its creation, he carries his vision. Within an agency or his own studio, the future artistic director directs his professional practice towards one of the sectors of communication, design, brand strategy, publishing, packaging, animation, photography, video, video game, new technologies, art, fashion or luxury.

Master in Art Direction

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