Graphic & Motion Design Courses Master Digital Art Direction Post-Graduate (2 years after a bachelor programme) Toulouse in French


In 2018, LISAA Toulouse opens a master’s course in Digital Art Direction, training students to be veritable skilled experts in the professions related to digital art direction: visual communication, advertising, printed images, photography, publishing-illustration, typography, packaging, web-internet development, animation and video. An art director uses their skills for commercial, artistic or documentary purposes, in different fields in the applied arts. Both years are in the form of a sandwich course.


This comprehensive course aims to train students who have completed a graphic design course, as well as multi-media project managers in 2-D or 3-D, to further their skills in video, motion design and interactive animation in order to learn to master animated content for tablets, smartphones and social media. Students learn to master all of these skills in both digital and print.

The course is taught by active professionals who are recognised in their field, and links both theoretical and practical classes. Teaching is active and collaborative. Beyond technical skills, the course also enables students to work on their managerial abilities.


The art director accompanies and advises a company in its future development, translates its communication strategy into visual elements and gives it meaning in a digital context.

From a strategic point of view, the art director is able to understand codes and define elements of a brand or a product. They collect, contextualise and enrich the request of a client (brand, agency, cultural institution, media, etc.). First and foremost, they are a project manager, managing an internal or external technical team. With their team, they consolidate the development strategy and establish artistic and production recommendations adapted to a budget. They identify resources and skills that need to be employed.


The course in Digital Art Direction is a two-year course accessible to students who have completed a bachelor’s-level course in graphic design or motion design. The two years are in the form of a sandwich course with a professional work placement undertaken at one of the school’s many partner companies.

The course enables students to obtain a qualification in Art Direction in Image and Media, listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), by decree of 7th April 2017, published in the official journal of 21st April 2017.

This two-year course at LISAA is the equivalent of a master’s in European classification. Within the framework of international mobility, students should validate their ECTS credits via the Erasmus+ programme.

The quality of teaching at LISAA has led to it being recognised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.


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Entry Requirements & Application

Admission is subject to both the presentation of a file and an oral interview. The interview allows a discussion about the candidate's background and ambitions. The objective is to to gauge his motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of a profession in graphic design.


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