Graphic & Motion Design Courses BTS Graphic Design Bachelor level (2-year undergraduate programme) Nantes in French


Students on this Graphic Design BTS (French undergraduate national diploma) course learn to analyse, design and put into practice a communication project in print or digital media.

The course is taught by active professionals who are recognised in their fields, and brings together theoretical and practical classes with several work placements at businesses in partnership with the school.


This course leads to a state registered BTS qualification (the French BTS diploma corresponds to a 2-year Level III technical or professional diploma/USA: Associate Degree). LISAA is recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications and is listed in the top seven best graphic design courses by industry professionals (L’Étudiant, 2015).

This course is also available in Strasbourg.


Click on the subject for details. The schedule is for information purposes only and may be modified.

  • 01. General Knowledge and Expression
  • 02. Semiology
  • 03. Philosophy (2nd year)
  • 04. English
  • 05. Economics / Management
  • 06. Physics
  • 07. Graphic Design History
  • 08. Analytical Drawing
  • 09. Artistic & Graphic Design Practice
  • 10. Photography / Video
  • 11. History of Typography
  • 12. Creative research methodology
  • 13. Design Workshop
  • 14. History of Communication
  • 15. Creative Technology
  • 16. Production Technology

Teaching Staff


  • Christine Tisserand
    Christine Tisserand

    Head of Studies - Graphic Design / Creativity Studio / Production Technology

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Entry Requirements & Application

Student selection is done by dossier and an interview, submitted at the end of a Foundation year (MANAA) at LISAA or elsewhere. A baccalaureate level of studies (or equivalent) is required. Students who have not studied design as part of their final high school studies are required to follow a foundation year which will enable them to study the fundamental elements of observational drawing, documentary studies, life drawing, outdoor drawing, colour, history of art…


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