In the process of design of a project, the designer is man’s advocate, his role is to make life easier thanks to new scenarios, requiring new services, giving birth to new products. The training at Strate relies on social sciences, creativity, technology and on the artistic tools as means of expression (drawing and volume), without forgetting the links with the industry and all the professions in the fields of design and innovation.
Strate has participated in the Erasmus programme since 1999 and has since then developed many partnerships with international schools and universities, especially for student exchanges. Strate is also developing some relations with African partners, schools and an NGO, in order to promote design and help these countries to develop their own design.
Strate is one of the founders and co-president of France Design Education, association of the French schools of design. Its role is to promote the best schools of design and to organize great design exhibitions like European Way(s) of Life (in Paris in 2002 and in Nantes in 2006). Strate also collaborates with great schools of engineering and marketing in France (Ecole Mines de Paris, Ecole Polytechnique, Ponts et Chaussées, ESTACA, EPF, ESCP-EAP, ESC Grenoble). Strate is a member of the Club 92, association of the Conseil General des Hauts de Seine, in which higher education schools, universities and companies of the Département collaborate. Finally, Strate is a member of the APCI (Agency for the promotion of industrial design) and of the IFD (French Institute of Design).
Industrial design Design is the art of creating daily life objects, for as many people as possible, in the framework of sustainable development.
faculties and departments
Departments in Design are: - Product Design - Mobility Design - Interaction Design - Packaging and Retail Design - Traditional & Digital Modelling
bachelor level programs
BA in Modeling program (traditional and 3D)
master level programs
MA in Industrial program (5 years - Product design, Mobility design, Packaging & Retail Design, Interaction design) Also offered a post graduate programme - Innovation & Design
research activity and main areas
Strate Research was born from a constant observation: design and research are identified as the major levers of differentiation, of creation of value and of sustainable development by economic and political authorities. There is, thus, an absolute necessity for designers to become part of the academic and industrial research fields. Our research is built upon the simple yet strong principles. Applicative, collaborative and nurtured by technology, it is produced by designers themselves, and not by others on their behalf. In order to form designers within the methodologies proper to academic or industrial research, Strate decided to ally itself with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers‘s Master de Recherche du Laboratoire CPI. And to become an integral part of the research community, Strate became a member of the IRI at the Centre Pompidou, as well as becoming a part of the Chaire «Modélisation des Imaginaires», a collaborative effort itself between Telecom Paris Tech and the Université Rennes 2. Lastly, Strate collaborates with industrial research laboratories of international renown in order to bring a design dimension to specific applied-research projects. Research contact: Frédérique PAIN firstname.lastname@example.org +33 1 46 42 27 99
subject areas for exchange students
Industrial Design Traditional and 3D Modeling
1 June (Fall)1 November (Spring)
French (most students and some teachers also speak English though French remains the teaching language)
Fall semester: mid September to mid February Spring semester: end of January to end of June