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  • Hervé Dewintre

ESMOD recognised by the MESRI

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

ESMOD France has obtained the recognition of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) as part of the group’s aims to introduce a Creative Doctorate.

As Satoru Nino, President of the ESMOD International group, and Véronique Beaumont, General Manager of the network, announced during the Paris fashion show held to mark the 180th anniversary of the French fashion school, the implementation of a research policy (involving the introduction of a creative doctorate and the establishment of a doctoral school) was one of the group’s priorities when it comes to developing the programmes it offers. And this ambition is now becoming a reality.

ESMOD France has announced its recognition by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) by ministerial decree of 28 June 2021, published in the Official Journal of 22 July 2021. The MESRI has also approved the Creative Director diploma awarded by the group’s French establishments. This diploma is currently accredited with Level 7 registration (Bac+5) under the National Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP). “This accreditation confirms ESMOD’s rightful position on a French and European level”, explains a representative of the group, which delivers recognised training programmes in 19 countries through its network of schools, ranging from 3 to 5 years of higher education (Bac+3 to Bac+5) in fashion design and fashion business. It is worth remembering, of course, that ESMOD France has been recognised by the Ministry of Culture since 2014.

The next step: recognition for its Fashion Business courses

In practical terms, this recognition gives the Creative Director diploma issued by ESMOD Paris a certain academic value. It also allows the group to better adapt its training offering within the Bachelor-Master-Doctorate higher education framework, which is delivered at three levels - Bachelor’s degree (Bac+3), Master’s degree (Bac+5) and Doctorate (Bac+8) - in order to improve the comparison between its certifications and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The group is now looking to achieve recognition for its Fashion Business courses by 2022, as well as approval for its “Head of Marketing & Communications Strategy in Fashion Industry” (Bac+3) and “Manager of International Development in Fashion and Luxury Industries” (Ba+5) programmes.

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