The school in 12 points
- An unparalleled bond with the cultural institution Les Arts Décoratifs
Our position is unique in Europe: our School, since 1944, is one of the components of the cultural institution Les Arts Décoratifs encapsulates. Our students benefit from a privileged access to the Museum’s collections, its library, its cultural events – exhibitions and conferences and develop educational projects around the museography.
- 5 year-degree (3+2).
At the end of the 1st cycle (3 years – equivalent to a Bachelor), our school issues an official certificate guaranteeing 180 ECTS credits which can be transferred for pursuance in France or abroad. • At the end of our 5 year curriculum, a Degree in Interior Architecture and Design is delivered on behalf of the State and awarded with 300 ECTS credits. This diploma is officially valued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. • Recognised nationally and internationally since 21 August 2021, a degree from the Ecole Camondo is equivalent to master’s level.
- Internships in agencies or in companies
Indispensable in one’s training, internships also favour integration in the workplace, subsequent to graduation. Our educational programme thus integrates 2 mandatory internship periods in our students’ curriculum. These internships must be completed within the business sectors akin to those of our courses. Their aim is to provide a practical application of our training.
- A strong connexion School – Companies – Crafts – Cultural institutions
Student’s individual educational pathway Longstanding partners of our School’s history, industrialists, craftsperson, manufacturers, brands and public authorities have been helping us improve our training skills by suggesting projects deeply rooted in the professional realms of interior architecture and object design.
- Immersions in workshops and manufactures
The School offers an original immersive program aiming to raise the students awareness to the excellence know how of french crafsmenship, both traditional and contemporary. Each student, throughout his curriculum, will discover 10 major skills, applied to interior architecture and design.
- An individualized academic careerfrom the 4th and 5th years
Starting in year 4, the interior architect-object designer’s programme is based on cross-disciplinary courses and a progressive training method where project workshops are being tutored to let our students explore their own pathway in accordance with their interest, tastes and career prospects. In order to improve our student’s individual educational pathway, our school offers a wide variety of subjects :18 elective courses spanning over 3 great territories: New Interior/Designers/High-end decoration, Scenographies, Spaces for tomorrow.
- An active network of employment opportunities
According to the years 90 to 100 % of graduates find work, in the fields for which they were trained. Professional integration rests upon a broad network of “Camondians” (nearly 1 800 alumni), who are an active community in terms of recruitment both for internships and the labor market.
- A research department and 30 annual conferences at school
The Camondo school has initiated a research project dedicated to crafts and interior architecture. The aim of this programme is the integration of the patrimonal dimension and of the know-how on the scale of interior design. Interior design as a prospective and collaborative discipline, where knowledge, know-how, knowing-living spread out, convoking excellence crafts or innovative crafts, “hard” and “soft” sciences, new environments, virtual or enhanced, professions, practices, usages, services. A program of annual conferences (Le Chaudron), and a research seminar in interior architecture.
- Camondo events in France and abroad
The Ecole participates in a number of french and international meetings: fairs, exhibitions and conferences: Salon Révélations, Paris Design Week, Milan Design week, Design Parade Interior architecture in Toulon and Hyères, Wanted Design in New York, Homo Faber in Venise …
- Scholarships from Camondo
Our programme “Égalité des chances” has recently developed so much so that students with low income can see their tuition fees financed 25%, 50%, 75% or 100%, all throughout their education at Camondo. Our next ambition: to welcome in 10 % of French and international students free of charge.
- International mobility
In the second and third years at the ecole Camondo, the students can complete a semester of study in one of the universities or partner schools, while remaining registered in the Ecole and validating the courses followed abroad (30 credits) : In Europe, l’Ecole has signed agreements for student mobility with the superior schools of applied arts in Scotland (Glasgow School of Art), in Italy (Politecnico di Milano, IED), in Belgium, (ESA Saint-Luc),in Madrid, in Barcelone (IED Barcelone),in Berlin International FHNW, in Basel, in Maastricht (MAFAD), and ENSA Paris Val de Seine. Beyond Europe and beyond the countries covered by the charter Erasmus +, the Ecole has signed agreements for student mobility with the Faculty of Design, University of Montreal, Belgrano University of Buenos Aires and the Hong Kong Design Institute.
- Strong promotion of diplomas
Each year the school publishes L’Album, the complete catalogue of the year’s diplomas, and the website diploma.ecolecamondo.fr, the digital platform of each 5th year student’s diplomas.