2 year course – CSFP (HIGHER EDUCATION VOCATIONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATE)
MJM PRODUCT DESIGN SCHOOL OF PARIS & STRASBOURG – FRANCE
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION
By letting their imagination run free and taking into account the knowledge gained and the project methodology taught, the students grasp and design an innovative product. Armed with artistic and cultural references, an awareness of the environment and sustainable materials, knowledge about innovative materials and conscious of the latest technologies and manufacturing methods, the student-cum-future designer has what it takes to create a product within the imposed constraints.
Trained in the critical expression of the quality of a product and attention to detail, and enriched by our teaching, they will be prepared for working life.
To transform students into creators, project leaders. To reinforce their sense of initiative and independence for effective product development. To prepare them for working within a team, as a designer never works alone and must know how to communicate with the other areas of expertise that they will need for the development of their project. To design and create a prototype and professional portfolio
The vocational product design course will give students the knowledge required to design and implement a product. Students are directly prepared for the logic of the field; focussing on the issues, developing a methodology and good technical knowledge are guarantors of a successful integration into the working world. Our course leaders are working designers who focus their teaching on the core business principles to make students attractive candidates for employers.
The course gives access to many different roles within the field of design and in many different business sectors: visual identity, POS advertising, packaging, signage, cosmetics, perfume, design, wines and spirits, fashion, luxury goods, etc.
Global design agencies, in-house design departments, independent designers, specialist design agencies, design consultancies, etc.
During the first year we put in place the tools for acquiring the basics and lay the foundations for the type of reflection required for creativity through a methodology which introduces the innovation project.
The classes, which are structured and inter-related in such a way that they supplement the project-based approach to learning, consolidate the acquisition of knowledge and its application through design, research, infographics, the project, quick prototyping followed by full-scale implementation.
This course develops:
– Tools, techniques and methods of expression and communication: drawing and sketching by hand, storyboarding, colour drawings, infographics, 2D and 3D formalisation and visualisation, photography, technical drawing.
– Artistic knowledge: history of design, ergonomics, product analysis, English
– The methodology of project creation and the innovation of project design:
research and analyses, specifications and trends, defining the concept, storyboards and sketches, preliminary project and project, technical drawings, study model, model and quick prototype, project feasibility study.
Lectures and practical workshops enabling students to acquire the elements of methodology and the knowledge dispensed by the teachers and speakers.
To reinforce this training, the school is involved in exchanges and meetings with guest professionals, visits and trips to explore key events relating to product design.
The student is required to keep a sketch book throughout his or her training. The legal aspects concerning the designer’s intellectual and artistic property, professional status, the INPI and submitting a project are explored at the end of the course to coincide with the student’s increased maturity and the end of course
project. In addition to preparing a dissertation which explains the intellectual strategy of the innovative product proposed by the student and the project itself (specifications, concept, hand-drawn sketches and perspectives, technical Autocad drawings, 3D visualisation in colour, scaled-down model of the product, hand-drawn colour perspective, photographs of the model and the finished product, estimated budget).
The students will develop prototypes of their designs addressing all stages of implementation, which they will then present to a panel of professionals who will validate their knowledge and sense of innovation in product design.
Internships are planned for the second year to enable the students to experience working life and to hold them to formalise their end of course project and their presentation in front of professionals.
• Freehand drawing
• Technical drawing
• English for design
• 2D/3D infographics
• History of design
• Materials technology, manufacturing processes
• Product Design methodology, analysis, specifications, trend book
• Market analysis (visits to shows, literature survey, etc.)
• 2D/3D infographics
• Designs and sketches, plans
• Preliminary project
• Product Design, model, quick prototyping
• Adjustments and technical feasibility
• Different design approaches: eco-design, command design, self-publishing, etc.
• Awareness of sustainable development
• Industrial development and detailed design of chosen solutions
• Marketing workshop (marketing the product)
• English for design, business and technology
• Specific design knowledge
• The legal and accounting aspects of design: intellectual and artistic property, the different legal statuses of the designers, submitting a project, INPI, etc.
• Introducing and defining design management
• Speed of execution: 1 day = 1 project
• Working in a team
• Object and furniture design
• Project write-up and support materials
• Promoting their work and communicating with the press
• Job hunting techniques
To give the students a solid foundation in areas that will become their expertise: artistic culture and design, drawing/roughs, presentation boards, mastery of 2D and 3D surface representation tools, developing specifications, trend books, etc.
After the first year, students will have to complete a work placement.
Concrete goal: creating a portfolio
• Research log
• Marketing strategy
• Trend book
• Technical documentation (plans)
• Presentation boards
• Product description, concept
Educational goal :
To help students to complete their end of course project, which is a genuine passport to employment, thanks to their extensive knowledge and mastery of design and production. To affirm their curiosity, analytical and self-criticism skills. The students must develop a strategy of their own.
Concrete goal: professional project
• A dissertation (2 months of research + 1 month of implementation) = innovative solution.
• To design and create a prototype that will be presented to a panel of professionals.
MJM Graphic Design is a Product design school in France. You can apply for follow the product design program in Paris & Strasbourg. You will become Product designer and make your passion your profession !