L3 Textile and fashion design
The purpose of the L3 in DSAA / Textile and fashion Design is prepare students to the job of project manager in the various fields of Textile and Fashion design (fashion trends, accessories, home environment, textile manufacturing, set design, photography, fashion magazines and books, new media), as well as to develop the students’ professional fields towards related disciplines, such as cultural activities, the event and performance sector, cosmetics (colour and texture, materials, packaging) or the food industry.
Students collaborate in a range of working configurations, on a great variety of projects. They work with designers from the other specialities taught at la Martinière, as well as with engineers, marketers and academics, in a perspective of practical and intellectual mobility, which corresponds to the needs of today’s professional world.
The courses are organised into 3 fields, and each field is essential to the development of creative and educated designers-to-be: research and creation in design, research and creation in visual arts and culture and general knowledge.
The L3 course in DSAA Graphic Design at la Martinière Diderot is organised according to the 2-semester system.
In the first semester, students gain a background technological and methodological knowledge, supported by various disciplinary or cross-disciplinary projects, e.g., setting up a virtual cross-disciplinary design agency, a disciplinary sequence based on set design and studio photography, which later develops into a publication, and a disciplinary sequence based on a speculative approach to textile design and a partnership with a textile company, which later develops into a fictive scenario with textile prototypes.
Along with these projects, students are given the opportunity to update their technical and technological skills in a cross-disciplinary approach with the other students (photography, video, CAM), and they also work on the acquisition of new skills in the knitting and screen-printing workshop.
In the second semester, students apply these skills and tools to specific, practical projects with identified partners.
The whole year in L3 is concerned with vocational guidance, and students are encouraged to find their place in a contemporary context, to be forward-looking, to show initiative and find innovative solutions using new technologies, so as to shape tomorrow’s spaces.
M1 Textile and fashion design
The purpose of the M1 in DSAA / Textile and fashion design is to prepare students to the job of project manager in the various fields of Textile and fashion design.
The M1 course in DSAA Space Design at la Martinière Diderot revolves mainly around each student’s individual design research project, articulated with a professional research paper on the same topic.
Students will develop various creations, which testify of their exploratory, technical and creative skills.
Work is presented to various juries, notably the project jury, composed of teachers, academics and professionals, who assesses the final proposition.
In the first semester, in M1, the students are concerned with the definition of their area of research, thanks to the study of philosophy, sociology, anthropology, art and practical perspectives linked to textile and fashion design.
This semester will be the opportunity for students to circumscribe the specific framework of their research and establish their personal, innovative work process.
In the second semester, in M1, students develop and create their projects, while they work on the corresponding technical skills.