Fashion and Materials (École Nationale de Mode et Matière)

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Program type Initial Training, Apprenticeship Training
Degree Master's
Graduate program(s) Graduate Program in Management, Graduate Program in the Arts
Domain(s) Arts, Humanities & social sciences
Discipline(s) Sustainable development, Business Administration - Management, Marketing, Fashion and design, Engineering Science
Teaching language(s) English
Place Paris

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Paris Fashion School by PSL (École Nationale de Mode et Matière, or EnaMoMa) 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 and Arts.

Fashion & materials master's program academic staff

This multidisciplinary Master’s program includes coursework that draws on the expertise available at these three institutions:

  • At Dauphine - PSL: management, fashion and luxury goods marketing, business creation, production, law, startup incubators, funding analysis and research, retail and merchandising, consumer trends.
  • At MINES Paris - PSL: engineering, innovation module, production, logistics, smart objects, eco-design.
  • At EnsAD: fashion, clothing and textile design; design and production of clothing and accessories; computer-assisted production and sourcing; design project development and tracking; fashion history; trends; visual identity and branding; textiles, materials and textile culture; finishing and expertise; new materials; smart materials.

Learning outcomes

Paris Fashion School by PSL offers training to creatives and fashion designers by introducing them to careers in the textile, fashion and luxury goods industry (from artisanal clothing to Haute Couture, uniforms, work clothing, medical apparel, and accessories).

Tuition fees

For the non-European Union candidates tuition fees for 2020-2021 academic year are 15,000 euros.
For the European Union candidates, tuition fees are based on total gross income of 2019 (2020 tax notice on 2019 income).

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 - Écoconception des ressources, matériaux, processus (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
•    Dissertation
•    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, 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)

International students

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.

Fashion & materials master's program academic staff


- Master 1: 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, sciences or engineering).

Admission process

Online application + interview
Students must apply online.

There are three sesssions :
• Session 1 : from January 26 to March 4, 2021
• Session 2 : from March 30 to May 6, 2021
• Session 3 : from June 1 to June 10, 2021

Tuition fees

For the non-European Union candidates tuition fees for 2020-2021 academic year are 15,000 euros.
For the European Union candidates, tuition fees are based on total gross income of 2019 (2020 tax notice on 2019 income).

School for registration : Dauphine - PSL
Degree issued : Institutional Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL

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