Name in original language: 
31 rue du dragon


Penninghen is a private establishment of higher education, legally registered at the French National Ministry of Education & Research, located in the historical St Germain des Prés district in the center of Paris.

Our objective is to create a pool of artistic talent that places creativity at the very heart of its educational program. With this objective in mind, we offer 2 different 5-year Master Degree programs:

Degree in “Art Direction”, which qualifies graduates for careers in all visual communication fields (both graphic and digital design sectors)
Degree in “Interior Design”, recognized by the French Board of Interior Architects, for a state-certified qualification for careers in commercial architecture, residential design, spatial & scenic design, furniture/product design as well as architectural 3D modeling.
Students begin their BA Degree course by completing a one-year art & design foundation course in order for them to either move on to their selected degree course at Penninghen or prepare them for the selective entrance examinations to other schools of fine art in France and abroad. 

Our educational program is designed to develop student’s creativity, perfect their design skills and ensure they are able to put into a place an efficient and professional working methodology. In today's complex design industry, it is essential graduates are able to successfully analyse and evaluate information from multiple sources and have the ability to work on design projects with a multi-disciplined approach.

In order to guarantee this, Penninghen has put into place a high-quality teaching program with a renowned faculty of professionals who share their knowledge and experience with each new generation of design graduates.

The result is that our students are able to produce relevant and contemporary design solutions within a wide range of different design fields. By the end of their studies students are totally autonomous and fully prepared for a career in the design industry and are able to demonstrate competency in design and technical skills applicable to their chosen design field: Art Direction or Interior Design. 


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Name of contact person: 
Pierre-Yvon CARNOY