Fashion and Materials (ENAMOMA-PSL)
Paris Fashion School by PSL (École Nationale de Mode et Matière, or ENAMOMA-PSL) was jointly established by three institutions affiliated with PSL: Dauphine - PSL, MINES Paris - PSL, and EnsAD (École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs).
This master's degree is part of the graduate programs in Management, Engineering and Arts.
Design, engineering and management in service of ecodesign
The aim of the Fashion & Materials program is to bring together a wide range of disciplines to support the environmental and social transition of the fashion and materials industry. The course seeks to produce students who are open and responsive to the many issues involved. They are invited to come up with suggestions that will help to transform practices.
The program has been designed as a platform for interdisciplinary experimentation, providing an opportunity to pool expertise in different areas and interact with the industry and civil society. The master’s degree program provides a forum in which students, research professors and industry professionals can move around and make connections. The modular approach enables students to join the program for a single course, a block of courses, a year or the full two-year master’s degree.
The decision to bring together “materials” and “fashion” is key to the program’s approach: recent progress in materials science and engineering puts textiles at the forefront of technology, and materials are central to the environmental transition. The master’s degree aims to give materials a primary role in user-oriented fashion design, which can be applied in fields from ready-to-wear to the luxury segment, as well as technical textiles and textiles for healthcare.
The master’s degree in Fashion & Materials gives students the opportunity to supplement their original field of expertise by learning about related areas of knowledge and acquiring a methodology for analyzing issues in all their complexity. The program has been designed to serve as a forum where students, teachers, researchers and industry professionals can come together as they develop their skills in design, engineering and management. Students will learn how to interact with the professional world and become a driving force in tackling the challenges of the environmental and social transition.
The educational model has been shaped by a number of formative choices:
- An emphasis on the challenges of an environmental and social transition, with dedicated seminars in Block 1 and the inclusion of associated considerations as part of all projects.
- An openness to interdisciplinary issues with a view to acquiring broader scientific knowledge.
- An approach which gives materials a primary role in user-centered fashion, with applications in fields ranging from mass retail clothing to the luxury sector, as well as technical work clothing and textiles used in healthcare.
- A focus on exploratory projects and promoting awareness of research that offers an opportunity to reflect on transforming practices.
- A more personalized approach to education, with academic, professional and international tutors to support work on individual and group projects.
- Teaching delivered in English and use of French at students’ discretion for interactions with each other and with the local ecosystem.
The public display of projects held at the end of each year in September is an important time, allowing students to present and defend their projects before a larger audience.
The teaching team is multidisciplinary, composed of teachers from the academic and professional worlds.
Discover the teaching team of the master's degree.
A customizable track
Students can enter the master's program in their first or second year. Courses are given in English and are organised in blocks :
Block 0 – Fundamentals of management, fashion and materials (3 weeks)
• Business basics in cultural and creative industries
• Basics in fashion design and materials
Block 1 - Ecodesign of resources, materials and processes (10 weeks)
• Fashion & materials in questions (I)
• Sustainability behind the scenes
• Ecodesign workshop
• Natural fibers and dyes workshop
Block 2 – Exploration methods(10 weeks)
• Fashion & materials in questions (II)
• Value proposition design
• Fablab workshop
• Research methodologies
• Fashion tech workshop
• Workwear workshop
Block 3 – Inter-school project (10 weeks) brings together in interdisciplinary teams students from several PSL programs. They work part-time on an exploration project proposed by an organization. Each group prepares a professional-level report, with the support of a tutor and regular progress reviews with each partner organization.
Block 4 – Professional experience (2 to 7 months) aims to develop professional experience: internship, experience in an entrepreneurial environment, research laboratory, etc...in France or abroad. For apprenticeship students, the professional experience extends beyond block 4.
Block 5 – Exploratory project (6 to 8 months). This block focus on the development of a personal or collaborative exploration project.
Each student chooses a set of blocks according to his or her previous academic background and professional project. It can leads to four training paths:
- « Creation » : blocks 0+1+2+3+4+5 to follow complete training course at the heart of the Fashion & Materials programme (two-year course, design profiles only)
- « Explorations » : blocks 0+1+2+3 to acquire fundamental skills for the development of exploration projects (one-year course, all profiles)
- « Transformations » : blocks 0+1+5 understanding of evolutions in the sector (one-year course, all profiles)
- « Proposition » : blocks 0+4+5 to focus on the development of a project (one-year course, all profiles)
The PSL Welcome Desk offers individualized support to international students before and during their arrival (advice on administrative procedures: housing, visas, residence permits, health, transportation, etc.) to facilitate their settlement in Paris. Numerous cultural events are offered throughout the year to facilitate their integration within the PSL University.
- Master 1 (only for Creation track) : Students must have a Bachelor’s degree in fashion or textile design
- Master 2 : Students must have reached the M1 level in one of the disciplines associated with training (design, management / organizational science, sciences or engineering).
For non-English speaking candidates, a good level of English is required - B2 minimum level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
For non-French speaking candidates, a basic level of French is required - A2 minimum level Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
For the academic year 2022/23, recruitments are planned:
- in master 1: only for the "Creation" track
- in master 2: all tracks
Recruitment is based on online application + interview
There are two sessions :
• Session 1 : Online application from January 26 to March 15, 2023 / Interviews from April 3 to 6, 2023 / Admission notification : April 11, 2023
• Session 2 : Online application from April 13 to May 31, 2023 : Interviews from June 19 to 21, 2023 : Admission notification : June 26, 2023
For the non-European Union candidates tuition fees for 2022-2023 academic year are 15,000 euros.
For the European Union candidates, tuition fees are based on total gross income of 2020 (2021 tax notice on 2020 income).
|Overall gross income||Tution fees|
Scholarship students on social criteria
|Income less than 35,000 euros||1,000 euros|
|Between 35,000 and 45,000 euros||2,000 euros|
|Between 45,000 and 55,000 euros||3,000 euros|
|Between 55,000 and 70,000 euros||4,500 euros|
|Between 70,000 and 90,000 euros||6,000 euros|
|More than 90,000 euros||7,500 euros|
School for registration : Dauphine - PSL
Degree issued : Institutional Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL
A compter de la rentrée universitaire 2021 le Master Mode & Matière est ouvert à la formation continue.
Les candidats doivent avoir un minimum de trois ans d’expérience professionnelle et être titulaires d’un diplôme de niveau Master 1 dans l’une des disciplines associées à la formation (design, management / sciences des organisations, sciences et ingénierie) ou avoir obtenu un niveau admis comme équivalent.
Une maîtrise courante de la langue anglaise est également demandée :
• Attestation d’un score minimum : IELTS 6,5 / TOEFL iBT 92 (dans le contexte de la crise sanitaire, les tests IELTS Indicator et TOEFL iBT Home Edition sont acceptés)
• Les candidats qui ont étudié ou travaillé dans des institutions anglophones n’ont pas besoin de fournir d’attestation de leur niveau d’anglais
Pour les candidats non-francophones, une maîtrise basique de la langue française est nécessaire (niveau B1/B2 ou DALF).
Process de recrutement
Pour l'année universitaire 2022/23, des recrutements sont prévus en master 2 pour toutes les trajectoires proposées.
Les recrutements se font sur dossier et entretien.
Les candidatures s’effectuent en ligne sur la plateforme de candidature de PSL.
Le candidat peut y déposer son dossier et consulter les résultats des différentes phases. Seules les inscriptions réalisées sur cette plateforme seront acceptées.
Les dossiers de candidature comprennent : un curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation, un portfolio pour les candidats de formation artistique, au moins une lettre de recommandation, les relevés de notes des formations post-bac, les attestations de niveau de langue (anglais et/ou français). Une traduction officielle de tous les documents dans des langues autres que le français et l’anglais est demandée. Les candidats devront également renseigner également dans leur dossier de candidature un résumé de deux pages maximum de leur parcours professionnel et des compétences développées.
Frais de scolarité
Le tarif de la formation est de 15 000 euros.
La formation est éligible au Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF).
Numéro RNCP de la formation : 34746
Bianca, Alumna of the master's degree in Fashion and Materials
“My goal is to democratize textile recycling in the fashion industry by creating new materials from waste in the denim industry”
Bianca tell us her experience within the Fashion and Materials Master's program, a collaboration between Dauphine - PSL, MINES Paris - PSL and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). Driven by the desire to change the fashion industry by creating new sustainable materials, she explain what led her here and presents us "Denimistry", her final year study project.
Dauphine – PSL, the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) and MINES Paristech – PSL contribute to the program.
The teaching team is multidisciplinary, and is composed of teachers from not only these institutions but also other academic institutions as well as the professional world.
Theoretical and technical courses are mainly taught in the ENAMOMA workshop in Résidence St Jacques and at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Students also have access to the material library, to the workshops offered by EnsAD ( can be accessed by taking an appointment with the technicians) as well as to the fablab of MINES Paris - PSL. The Mode & Matière programme also takes place at LA CASERNE, the first Parisian accelerator for eco-responsible fashion.
The degree awarded by Université PSL is a Master’s degree (recognized by the State). The RNCP data sheet for this level 7 program can be consulted on the France Compétences website.
For Master 1 (M1) applicants , only one track is possible: the “Creation” track. This enables students to follow all the blocks of courses over the two years.
For Master 2 (M2) applicants, there are 3 possible tracks depending on the student’s academic background and project:
See the Curriculum tab for more details
All students enrolling for the program follow the introductory courses in Block 0 “Fundamentals of management, fashion and materials”.
Next they choose one of three tracks according to their preference:
- Semester 1:
- Strengthening their skills in ecodesign (Block 1)
- Or strengthening their professional experience (Block 4)
- Semester 2:
- Developing their understanding of the methods and dynamics of innovation (Blocks 2 and 3)
- Or developing a personal exploratory project (Block 5)
The choice of track can be discussed during the interview stage of the admission process with the teaching team (and modified if necessary).
Full-time students who follow the program in the traditional initial training mode have free time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which they can then devote to different goals. For example: more in-depth personal work, developing an entrepreneurial project (with support from PSL Pépite) or a research project. They can also attend courses on other PSL programs in various disciplines, depending on scheduling and whether places are available. Language classes are also on offer (foreign languages or French for non-French speakers).
Following the apprenticeship training path enables students to take advantage of professional immersion within an organization for one to two years. Apprentices are at the university 2 days per week and also have several intensive weeks of courses throughout the year. Depending on their track, they also spend 2 to 6 months full-time in the company. Registration fees are paid by the professional branch and as remuneration apprentices receive a percentage of the minimum wage, according to their age, their experience in the apprenticeship and their course of study. This is a demanding and stimulating work scheme for the apprentices, who undertake to invest as much in their academic training as in their work with their employer.
Yes, students enrolled in "formation initiale" can benefit (without administrative re-registration) from an internship agreement lasting until the date of the end-of-year jury. (beginning of December 2023)
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE
Students with a management / organizational sciences, sciences and engineering profile can apply for the Master’s Year 2 with no previous training in clothing design or textiles. There will be an introductory course at the beginning of the year so that students can learn the essential vocabulary and actions.
Note, however, that this is simply an introduction which does not aim to develop a dual expertise. The aim of the Fashion & Materials Master’s degree is to enable students to acquire a basic knowledge and view of subjects outside their usual area of expertise, so that they can grasp the issues across different disciplines. Students arrive on the course with their own expertise, which they retain, build on and enhance throughout the program, as they interact with other students and the multidisciplinary teaching team.
Holders of a “Bachelor’s” diploma, obtained as part of a 3- or 4-year program, in France or abroad have the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree. With this, it is possible to apply for the Master’s Year 1.
To apply for Master’s Year 2, candidates must have a Master’s Year 1 or equivalent.
No. Year 1 of the master's degree in Fashion & Materials is only open to students with a Bachelor's degree in art studies, clothing, or textile design. Candidates with a background in science, engineering, and management/organizational science can apply for the Master 2.
A pre-selection in Master 2 of Fashion & Materials can be proposed to candidates admitted to the first year of D.U. Research in Management (English track) or the Master program Marketing & Strategy, both offered by Université Dauphine-PSL. Interested candidates are invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org after applying to the first year of these two Master’s programs.
The attestation of a minimum B2 level is required for non-English speaking candidates in reference to the levels of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
It is preferable to attach the certificate when applying via the platform.
If you are unable to submit this document when applying, you may attach a registration proof for a test or any useful information about your level.
Any applicant who has not provided the requested certification at the time of application will be required to submit it by June 20, 2023 via email@example.com.
Applicants who have studied or worked in English-speaking institutions for at least one year do not need to provide any proof of their English level.
A basic level of French language is required for non-French speaking applicants with a minimum level of A2.
If you are unable to submit this document when applying you may attach a registration proof for a test or any other useful information about your level.
Any applicant who has not provided the requested certification at the time of application will be required to submit it by June 20, 2023 via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who have studied or worked in French institutions for at least one year do not need to provide any proof of their level of French.
See the Admissions tab for details on the documents to include in the application.
In addition to providing the required documents, when applicable, candidates should also indicate their choice of track and study format (traditional initial training or apprenticeship training).
You can make a sworn statement of all the grades you obtained. The original transcripts must be produced at the time of final enrollment.
Note, anyone making a false declaration for themselves or for another person is liable to the penalties set out in Article 441-1 of the French Penal Code, with punishments of up to three years in prison and a fine of €45,000.
Applications must be submitted on the PSL admissions platform. If they are submitted after the deadline or if they are incomplete, they will be inadmissible, with no appeal possible.
No, this choice is only given as a guide when you apply and can be discussed during the interview with the teaching team. The same goes for the choice between traditional initial training and apprenticeship training.
If your application is on the waiting list, you could be informed about your admission at any time, as it depends on confirmation of successful candidates during different admission sessions.
For any technical question about your application file on the platform, contact the PSL admissions service.
For any question specific to the program, contact the teaching team for the Master’s degree in Fashion & Materials.
Students are selected on the basis of academic performance, professional experience, level of commitment and motivation. For eligible applicants, the purpose of the interview stage is to get a better assessment
- General understanding of the curriculum and whether it is a suitable match for the candidate’s profile and personal project
- Interest in issues relating to the transformation of the world of fashion and materials
- Ability to flourish in the teaching context of the program
During the interview, the jury will also assess candidates’ level of English, and for non-Francophones their basic command of French.
10 students will be recruited in the first year (M1) and 20 students in the second year (M2) for the start of the academic year in September 2022.
No. I you are not admitted, you can apply again the following year.
ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT
You can confirm your application and wait for the notification of the other applications. If you do not confirm your application, you will lose your admission. When confirming your application, please inform us at email@example.com if you are still waiting for further results.
To complete enrollment:
- Your application must have been accepted by the training program
- You must have confirmed your acceptance on the application platform
- You must have received your confirmation to enroll
- You must send all the required documents (especially the certificate showing you have the level of diploma required and the certificate showing your language level)
If any of these documents is missing, you will not be able to pay your tuition fees, obtain your student card or your school registration certificate
Enrollment for the Master’s degree in Fashion & Materials is an online procedure and is offered by Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL. This procedure is described in the enrolment confirmation document sent to you by email. The procedure described in the email must be followed carefully.
Initial training: go to the Admissions tab for the tuition fees.
Apprenticeship training: apprentices are full-time employees and, via the professional branches, their company pays the fees for the course.
Lifelong learning: go to the Lifelong learning tab for the tuition fees.
Students are detached from their parents’ tax household if they can show that they are financially independent (all the following conditions must be met):
- The student lives at a different address from his
- The student no longer receives material support from his
- The student makes his
or herown income tax declaration (2021 tax declaration on 2020 income)
- The student has declared a gross overall income equal to and/or greater than €8,000
Applications are made directly on the Paris CROUS website. The Fashion & Materials program can be found on the Dauphine drop-down list.
Students who join the program in Master’s Year 1 commit to a two-year contract. Students who join in Master’s Year 2 commit to a one-year contract.
Since 1st January 2019, the age limit for signing an apprenticeship contract has been set at 29, unless you have a recognized disability.
Formasup Paris IDF organizes the work-study contracts for apprentices attached to the program. Go to the CFA website for more information on the apprenticeship system.
Anyone wishing to resume their studies after
To join the program at Master’s Year 2 as a lifelong learner, you must have a Master’s Year 1 diploma in one of the disciplines associated with the program (design, management / organizational sciences, sciences and engineering) or have achieved a level recognized as equivalent. This equivalence is assessed from a 2-page (maximum) summary which you submit with your application. This
Lifelong learning students study within the same group as students in traditional initial training and apprenticeship training.
The PSL Welcome Desk provides support for students with all their administrative procedures (before and after their arrival) and offers a series of cultural activities throughout the year: Renewal of residence permits, Accommodation and insurance, Health, Transport, Student Jobs, Museum visits, language exchange, etc.
International candidates are invited to submit their application directly to the PSL platform.
Alternatively, the application can be submitted from the CampusArt website for candidates who live in a country using the “Études en France” (Studying in France) procedure (Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam).
The apprenticeship scheme is open to all European Union and non-European Union students.
Applicants from outside the European Union must have a student (“étudiant”) residence permit.
A good command of French is required (B2/C1 level) to make it easier to look for an apprenticeship contract.
TRAINING THROUGH/ IN RESEARCH AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Following the model of graduate schools at the top international universities, and unprecedented among higher education institutions in France, PSL’s graduate programs offer top-level graduate training at Master’s and Doctorate levels, based firmly on the scientific resources of all the PSL component schools. Your training will be based on research in PSL’s laboratories and those of our international partners, and year on year you will build your professional project, either in research (academic or industrial), the private sector or entrepreneurship.
Because it is an interdisciplinar program, the Master's degree in Fashion & Materials is part of the Management, Arts and Engineering graduate programs. Within the framework of the Management graduate program, it is possible to follow a double degree allowing the validation of the D.U. Research in Management 2 at the same time as the Master 2 in Fashion & Materials.
You can mention in your cover letter your interest in the double degree when you apply for the Master 2 in Fashion & Materials.
For students already enrolled in the Master 2 in Fashion & Materials, registration to the D.U. RIM 2 is free.
No, only students of the Master 2 in Fashion & Materials enrolled in initial training can apply for the D.U. RIM 2.
Most of the courses of the D.U. RIM 2 are validated directly by equivalence by following the Master 2 Fashion & Material. The complementary courses to be validated are: "Research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies", "Advanced perspectives in organization theories", "SPOC DD & RSE" and "Research project".
The D.U. is mainly taught in English.
No, but students enrolled in initial training in the Master’s degree in Fashion & Materials are able to attend classes offered in the Arts and Engineering Graduate Programs as an auditor, provided they have the required qualifications. In this way they can improve their training both through research and
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