Espace Design
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Espace Design
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Masters

Partnerships with higher education institutions

As well as the numerous inter-school projects the ESADSE participates in, the School is also involved to differing degrees in three Masters courses:

Masters in Prospective Design

This Masters is the result of a partnership between three higher education institutes in Saint-Etienne: the ESADSE, the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne engineering school and the IAE (Institute of business administration) at Jean Monnet University. Created in 2013, the "Prospective Design" is the only Masters course of its kind in France, with components covering future development, social innovation, engineering and creation. This course provides a differentiation opportunity for students which includes technological innovation as a component in value creation, on an equal footing with design and economic and social innovation, thus creating a totally cross-disciplinary Masters.

This Masters can be taken after 3 years of higher education.
Enrolment is with Jean Monnet University

Masters in Public Space

This Masters is the result of a partnership between three higher education institutes in Saint-Etienne: the ESADSE, Jean Monnet University and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Saint-Etienne. This Masters brings together professional practices and research tools, on-the-ground knowledge and external references, the intelligible and the sensitive. The field of study is not limited to urban public spaces in the strictest sense, but extends to other space/time combinations, whether real or virtual, tangible or intangible. This Master relies on the multi-disciplinarity of its teaching staff who cover areas including art, architecture, landscaping, design, human and social sciences, thereby opening up the field of exploration, reflection and application.

This Masters can be taken after 4 years of higher education.
Enrolment is with Jean Monnet University

Masters in Information Architecture

The Masters in Information Architecture provides innovative training in the design, organisation and presentation of information for users in a digital, interactive and mobile environment.
The teaching concentrates first of all on the three disciplines or skills sets:
-Information science (organisation of knowledge and resources, finding, organising, searching, retention, access to information)
- Web IT (organisation of websites, networks, multimodality, languages and W3C protocols)
-User experience (UX) (placing the user at the heart of system design to make browsing, searching, access and viewing information intuitive). The ESADSE's involvement in this skill set is through "interface design" classes taught jointly by a teacher (designer) from the ESADSE and a teacher from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.

This Masters can be taken after 3 years of higher education.
Enrolment is with the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.