Value of the diploma and integration into professional life

What professions do you provide training for?

Principally the professions of interior designer and product designer, which are often practiced together, hence our Interior and Product Designer qualification. Our transversal pedagogical approach provides the student with increased job opportunities after graduation. Some graduates become stage designers, event designers and artistic directors.
These professions can be practiced on a self-employed basis or as a salaried employee in both the public and private sectors. French employers include the department stores (Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Bon Marché), multinational groups such as l’Oréal, and state institutions.

Do you have a careers service? Does it receive many job offers?

The Ecole Camondo’s careers service actively seeks employment for graduates. The service regularly receives offers for long and short-term employment and freelance work.

Do Camondo graduates easily find work?

For several years after graduation, graduates often do freelance or salaried work before starting their own design studio, either alone or in partnership.

Who are the school’s famous graduates?

Philippe Starck, Pierre Paulin, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Marie-Christine Dorner, Patrick Rubin, Mathilde Brétillot, Patrick Bouchain, Frédérique Valette, Henri Rivière, etc.

Is the Ecole Camondo’s diploma the equivalent of a master’s degree? What does it enable one to do?

The diploma is not recognised as a master’s degree, since only national diplomas validated by the Conseil National de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (CNESER) have this classification. On the other hand, the school’s diploma is recognised by France’s professional certification body, the RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles) as a level I qualification and by the Conseil Français des Architectes d’Intérieur (CFAI).

What is work experience equivalency ?

This is a means of obtaining all or part of the Ecole Camondo’s Interior and Product Designer qualification by other means than study, through the recognition of the equivalency of other experience, particularly professional.

Do you practice work experience equivalency?

Yes. After initial vetting of an equivalency request, the candidate produces a dossier then explains the competencies he has acquired through experience (at least 3 years in interior and product design) to a jury.

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