Yvelines. A university design school opens in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Dominique Sciamma, director of CY Design and Sebastien Kunz, communication manager. (© 78actu – MC)

Want to become a designer? The University of Cergy-Pontoise or CY Cergy Paris University, its new name, might interest you. On the iXBlue campus in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the CY Design school and its employees say they are ready to welcome their very first students: and there will be no less than 131 to join the campus between 13 and 24 next September.

Led by Dominique Sciamma, the latter is both a researcher in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, marketing director and school director, strategy consultant, screenwriter. According to him, they are “inventing the school of the 21st century”.

An accessible post-bac school

Like many establishments, this school is accessible directly after obtaining the baccalaureate diploma. CY Design, on the other hand, is a public establishment. After completing a five-year training course, students will hold a university degree (Du, editor’s note). And thanks to the creation of this school, some graduates will have the first double engineer-designer degree in France.

Finally, the course provides for an international semester (exchanges / internships / study trips) in the 3rd year while the last two years will be carried out on a work-study basis. The first three years are focused on the acquisition of knowledge, methods, practices and fundamental tools of design, and the last two years on the understanding of the functioning of human organizations (companies, communities, public services) in order to be able to prepare for it. enter.

New and spacious premises

For this very first school year, students will benefit from new premises with essential equipment when studying in a design school: studios, computer laboratories, fablab (manufacturing laboratory, editor’s note), sensory design workshop, machine and model workshops. .

Students will also have access, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., then between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., to a new gym and fitness room, equipped with the latest generation equipment. In a few days, the first students will be walking around this new campus.

To integrate this school, it will be necessary to pay “10,500 € for the whole of the schooling” specifies Dominique Sciamma, that is to say 3,500 € for the first three years.

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