At CY school of design, we train designers of all transitions, capable of grasping the immense challenges of the 21st century - global warming, falling biodiversity, democratic crisis, economic crisis, health crisis - and contributing to creating the conditions for successful life experiences for each and every one, from matter to decision, from the product to the experience. The stakes are :
- Manage, use, transform, the world's resources in a sustainable and reasoned way
- Design and produce the objects, systems, services and experiences at the service of each and everyone
- Prepare, motivate and orchestrate the best possible decisions
It is no longer the time to train vertical specialists, but global professionals, capable of positioning themselves on the continuum from material to decision, and ready to join their very diverse talents for the benefit of projects that are always bigger than they are.
It is the human and not the technical stakes that are important.
We make this positioning all the more legible as all projects are motivated by the 17 UNO sustainable development goals
CY School of design is a school of CY Cergy Paris University, this institution being a part of EUTOPIA European University. EUTOPIA is the alliance of 6 European universities: Vrije Universitat Brussels, CY Cergy Paris University, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Ljubljana, the University of Pompeu Fabra and the University of Warwick.
They are working to build a university model reflecting an open and united Europe, respectful of citizens and the environment. EUTOPIA will produce challenge-driven research and teaching, prepare empowered European graduates, champion regional and international involvement, and support diversity, inclusivity and widening citizenship.
CY school of design is the first ever design school created with a university in France. Its national ambition is to break both the numerus clausus and financial hurdles that bars students from any social origins to invest on design studies.
It aims at training professionals with a high intellectual, cultural and political purpose, ready to enter private or public organizations in order to transform them to better address all transitions issues.
At the regional level, it is strongly connected with the public authorities (city, district, region) with which it collaborates.
The connexion with the industry is strategic, and at the centre of its pedagogy. Most of the class are given by professionals, loads of projects (20 per students all along the curriculum) are given by companies, associations or public authorities.
Being a design school within a university, it gives us a lot of opportunity to collaborate with sisters schools, notably within inter-schools projects or double degrees.
CY school of design participates to a larger ambitious program by CY Cergy Paris University, one of the few universities with an experimental status in France. By choosing "Design your life" as its base line, CY Cergy Paris University is asserting its desire to bring the power of design to all its students in all its territories.
Master in design
faculties and departments
CY school of design is working on 3 different dimensions:
- Global design : from matter to decision
- Design engineering: IT and design
- Executive education
bachelor level programs
CY school of design co-delivers a Bachelor degree in “DataScience by design” together with CY Tech school of engineering.
master level programs
CY school of design delivers a Master in Global Design and a double Master degree in engineering and design together with CY Tech school of engineering.
doctorate level programs
CY school of design is part of the CY doctorate school including the discipline and related schools of Design, Architecture, Art, Landscape design, and Heritage.
subject areas for exchange students
CY school of design will be in a position to exchange sudents by 2024.
The Master in Global Design is mostly taught in French (some of the classes are given in english).
The bachelor in Datascience by deesign is fully taught in english.