BESIGN The Sustainable Design School in Nice, in the South of France, is the only institution of higher education systematically linking design to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from United Nations. We teach our students to act both for the human being and for the planet, using design processes to serve Sustainable Innovation. Our students understand that the call for the sustainable transition is a global issue and gathers the full commitment of creative minds from different backgrounds. Therefore, the education at BESIGN The Sustainable Design School is related to tangible problems, the proposed solutions are holistic, considering the complexity of the human society and the challenges related to the climate change.

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INTAKE: September 2022
Admission criteria: Highschool degree
Duration: 3 years
Teaching Language: English
Bachelor’s degree Assistant Designer in Sustainable Innovation
Price: First year of the Bachelor level: 6.900€ (7.900€ for non-EU citizens). Second and third years of the Bachelor level: 9.600€ (10.600€ for non-EU citizens)
+ 400€ administrative fee (once)

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INTAKE: September 2022
Admission criteria: Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering or other creative profiles.
Duration: 2 years
Teaching Language: English
Degree: Our Diploma Designer en Innovation Durable (Designer in Sustainable Innovation) is recognized by the French national register of professional qualifications (RNCP), as a level 7 of the European qualifications Framework (EQF).
Tuition fee : First and second years of the Master level: 10.000 € per year (11.000 € for non-Eu citizens*).
400 € registration fee (to be paid once)
*European Union
Reduction of 400 € per year for Bachelor degree students BESIGN School.

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Scholarships for international students

You want to study at BESIGN The Sustainable Design School, but you need financial help? Our scholarship, granted by The SDS Friends endowment fund, is based on excellence criteria, as well as your motivation and the relevance of your future plans as a Designer in Sustainable Innovation. The scholarship is limited to 1.500€ per study year, for a maximum of two years. To apply, you will need to provide us with your former degrees, the transcript of records, your CV and cover letter. For more information, please book a call with us.

University Côte d’Azur (UCA) is a community of schools, universities and institutions of higher education dedicated to research, education and innovation. BESIGN The Sustainable Design School is one of the founder members of UCA and remains an associate member. The spirit of our relation to the fellow UCA members, is to be constantly driven by the power of collaboration, and transversal competences for the sake of innovation. The diversity of the universities and institutions allow an exciting encounter between the teaching methodology, the professional skills, and the expertise. One of the major axes of UCA is to develop innovation and design, including all the new methodologies that are inherent to them. BESIGN The Sustainable Design School plays an important role within this context.

These companies apply Sustainable Design Innovation and are our partners

Arnaud Halloy
Terrains Ethnographique

Agnès Kubiak
Trends & stories

Arturo Barron
Graphic Design

Amandine JUGLARET
Administrative Manager

Aurélie CLOÎTRE
Executive Assistant

Catherine LENGLET
Knowledge Design

Catherine BARBARO
Digital illustration

Cédric CHAUVET
Head of Marketing & Communication

Patrick LE QUEMENT
Cofounder

Christine TRUC MODICA
Life centered Design

Christophe Pradere
Maestro Session

Chrystel SIMONE
Circular Economy

Cosette Saliba
Design Futures, Trends and Innovation

David Jeanne
Frugal Innovation

Elodie PARENT RIQUET
Project team management

Emmanuel FILLOT
Design poetics

Gilles BELLAÏCHE
Design Project

Grant LINSCOTT
Academic Director

Gregory LUDDENI
Head of Student Life

Gaetanne Gengembre
Maestro Session

Géraldine Hatchuel
Choregraphie and the nature of your experience

Inken KREVET
Director of International Academic Relationships

Isabelle CUNHA DE ALMEIDA
Drawing

Jacques Chirazi
Biomimicry methodology

Jean GIRARD
Executive Director

Jérôme Schmider
User experience

Julien CHARTIER
Design Project Sketching

Julien Holtzer
Arduino + Design Challenge

Jean Marie Massaud
Maestro Session

Laetitia WOLFF
Design for Impact

Laurent Bouzige
Project Monitoring

Lucas Rihouey
Choregraphie and the nature of your experience

Mahé GAUCHEROT
Sustainable Design Culture

Marc VANPETEGHEM
Cofounder

Marianne MENSAH
Sustainable development goals

Märta WYDLER
Volumes shadows lights and color technics

Maurille LARIVIERE
Cofounder and Director

Maxime LE QUEMENT
Vidéo

Michel CATANIA Mock up and Prototyping

Michel Buffa
AI basics

Michel CALLOIS
Law and lndustrial properties

Pascal BARDEL
Design Project

Philippe COSTARD
Design Poetics

Philip Nemeth
Sketch/Rough

Tim RUMAGE
Systems Synergy and Symbiosis

Thibaut Desombre
Maestro Session

Valerie SALONE
Marketing

Vincent GAUNORD
3D Rhino Design Project

Yannick Le Guiner
Design for sustainability

Plane
Nice Airport
Lignes 200 (towards Cannes)
Stop Val Fleuri

TRAIN
Cros de Cagnes station
+8min walk
(nearly 600m)

BUS
Line 9, 200, 400, 500
Stop Val Fleuri

Bike
Station n°317
+ 5min walk
(450m)

Our student association The Seeds – BDE was created in 2013, right after the foundation of BESIGN-The Sustainable Design School. Our objective is to create an active network, mingling students, and professionals, for collaborations in the field of association, events, projects, and international.