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Master 2
Mention : Industries culturelles

Degree Type :
Graduating education
Graduation Date :
Bac + 4
Duration of studies :
1 Year Professional Training Apprenticeship Programme (in conjunction with FORMASUP) lasting 12 months from October with 402 contact hours

Available in :

Education by training


The programme objectives relate to a number of professional profiles within the fashion creative economy:
  • fashion design and product development
  • set design and retail design
  • fashion media and communications
  • fashion culture and luxury brand heritage

Through their professional experience during the programme, students will learn how to develop a design proposal related to the specific strategic needs of fashion/luxury sector, cultural institutions linked to fashion/luxury, PR, communications and trend forecasting. At the end of the programme, students produce a professional dissertation examined by a jury of academics and professionals.

Programme-specific Information

The Masters programme in Fashion and Creative Industries at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 is run in partnership with the École Duperré, École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, Paris. The programme includes there a separate class for those students who obtain apprenticeships with the LVMH design houses through the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence.
  • The Professional Dissertation
    Students produce a professional dissertation, which charts the development of their individual project in the context of their professional work as an apprentice during the programme.
  • The Main Project
    At the end of the MA programme, students make formal presentations of their work in front of a panel of academics and practitioners. The presentation format will vary according to the framework and content of the apprenticeship (fashion/accessories collection, set design project, retail design project, cultural project, communications project).

and after ?

Professional Outcomes
Possible career outcomes include the following job profiles within the fashion creative economy:
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Assistant Events and Cultural Projects Coordinator
  • Assistant Digital Projects
  • Digital Communications Assistant
  • Brand content management
  • Social media community coordinator
  • E-commerce partnership coordination
  • Digital influencer management
  • Institutional Communications Assistant
  • Brand Heritage Projects Assistant Coordinator
  • Assistant brand heritage and archive management coordinator
Recruiting level :
Bac + 4

Entry Requirements

  • Degree and entry requirements:

    The first year of a Master’s programme (obtained with a merit or distinction) or equivalent in Applied Arts (fashion, design and related visual or applied arts disciplines), Media Arts (Culture, Communications, Film and Media Studies, Drama and Performance Studies), or Humanities and Social Sciences (Literature, Languages, History, Sociology)
  • For International Students:

    Degree equivalent to the first year of a Master’s degree.
    At least a C2 level in French language.

Selection Process

  • Maximum number of students 18
  • Application Dates
    The application dates: 8th April – 10th May 2019
  • Recruitment Criteria
    Written application and interviews.

    The selection process for entry to the MA programme involves both a written application and a two-stage interview process: an internal interview with teaching staff from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and École Duperré and external professional interviews with HR of the host company or the HR of the LVMH design houses and brands in the case of the specialised IME class. The written application should set out your professional motivation and goals together with your academic trajectory providing full details of any degrees awarded (level and length of study) and any relevant professional experience. The application should also include a CV, a formal cover letter and a portfolio for the fashion/design students or a formal professional project with visual portfolio of images for the culture/ communications students. If your application is successful, you will proceed to the first stage of internal interviews in June, followed by possible professional interviews with HR should you move on to the second stage in July.

    The Portfolio

    A portfolio of visual documents illustrating the candidate’s research or experience in design, communication or heritage, should be sent separately to M. Sébastien Riblet, département de Médiation Culturelle.
  • Academic Administration
    Postgraduate Degree Brochure 2018-2019


The online application process opens at le 8th of April. You should consult the dates for the formal application procedure here.

Once you have made your application, you should send the necessary documentation to the address indicated online. You should also check your application regularly online and you will receive formal acknowledgment from the university once your application has been processed. You will also receive the final results of the selection process by email.

Institution partners

École Duperré
École supérieure des arts appliqués (ESAA) spécialisée dans les métiers du design, de la mode et de la création, l'École Duperré dispense notamment des formations pour l’obtention du Diplôme Supérieur d’Arts Appliqués (DSAA) de Design mention Mode dans deux spécialités : Mode et environnement et Image, Média, Editorial.  Elle accueille chaque année 500 étudiants.

Professional Partners

Le CFA FORMASUP Paris, créé par l’organisme gestionnaire FORMASUP Paris par voie de convention passée avec le Conseil régional Ile-de-France, a pour objet de développer la formation par alternance dans l’enseignement supérieur, et tout particulièrement par l’apprentissage, afin de répondre aux besoins exprimés par les milieux professionnels concernés.

Programme Director

M. Nick Rees-Roberts est Professeur en Communication à l'Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Date of update April 1, 2019

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