The diploma is awarded to students who obtain all their course credits (300 ECTS) and who successfully defend their master's thesis and their end-of-studies project (Grand projet), which is presented to a jury whose composition is determined by the School's director.
The student's specialization in one of the School's ten academic departments (Interior Architecture, Art, Animation, Multimedia/Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile and Texture Design, Fashion Design, Printed Images, Photography/Video, Stage Design) is mentioned on the diploma.
Continuing one's studies and research after obtaining the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs diploma
Launching into professional activity is the most common path after obtaining the diploma. Graduates wishing to continue their studies and research can apply to:
• EnsadLab (the School's 3-year research cycle), within the framework of either a specific research program or the Sciences-Art-Creation-Research (SACRe) PhD program;
• a graduate school or institution of higher education (grande école), in France or abroad (e.g., for a master's degree at the School of Communications at Sciences Po Paris),
via the admission procedures of that institution, for those having a master's-level diploma (which is the case for the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs since 2010).