The study programme is organised into three units: project, experimentation and project skills. Their relative importance evolves with each semester, as the carrying out of the project gradually becomes more important.
The experimentation process covers the formal and cultural exploration of spaces, structures and techniques. Creative competencies are assessed during workshops and multisiciplinary workshops focussing on a formal aspect of space and product, integrating video, information technology and communication. Students’ progress is assessed on their exploratory process rather than the result.
This unity brings together the teaching of the formal, cultural and technical knowledge and skills indispensable at each stage of the design process: construction and standards, the properties of materials and their use, the various types of drawing, technological developments in imagery, methodological knowledge, visual communication and representation of the project.