Strate School of Design
Year founded: 1993
Number of students: Approx. 660
Areas of teaching: Master’s degrees in design management and innovation, including two double degrees, one with Grenoble Business School and one with Sciences Po in Paris.
Locations: Headquarters/main campus in Sèvres (southwestern suburbs of Paris) and branch campuses in Bangalore (India) and Singapore.
Career assistance services: Mandatory third, fourth and fifth year internships; fourth and fifth year industry-sponsored design projects; study trips or academic exchanges with 44 partner schools; training to pass the TOEIC in English in the fifth year of the course; access to Strate’s incubator for student startups.
From its new 3,000 square-meter campus in Sèvres, Strate School of Design prepares qualified designers through an innovative curriculum combining artistic and technical training, humanities, entrepreneurship and strong ethical foundations. Thanks also to the quality of the school’s education, the level of its professional training staff, its project-based teaching methodology and its research department, Strate has been recognized as one of the top private design institutions in France; Business Week has ranked it among the world’s 60 best design schools. Strate is also part of the World Design Organization (WDO) and a member of the Cumulus international association of design schools.
Strate offers the following degree programs: MBA in “Management by Design”, in collaboration with ESG, for Designers, Modellers and Managers and an MA in “Innovation & Design” for other professionals in design, research and innovation. The Design curriculum includes courses in Product Design, Mobility Design, Identity Design, Space Design, Interaction Design and Immersive Design, while the Innovation track focuses on virtual reality. The school offers also an MA degree in Design in Transportation, an MA in Design for Smart Cities (taught in Paris and Singapore) and a selection of executive education programs.
Students at the school accumulate professional experience early in their courses: from the fourth year, they participate in industry-sponsored design projects and all students are required, from the third year on, to take internships. The school also requires all fourth year students to spend several months abroad on either an academic exchange, internship, or study trip. Strate has also founded two incubators – Innovation Factory and Schoolab Starter, open also to its own start-uppers – and a joint research lab, together with Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris Tech and sponsored by prominent industry players including Carrefour and Otis.