About our program

JMIN - Master’s degree program in Games and Interactive Digital Media

If Video Games and Interactive Media are your passion, make them your profession!

Students on the JMIN master’s degree specialize in one of six tracks*:

  • Game Design
  • Visual Design
  • Sound Design
  • Programming
  • Ergonomics
  • Project Management

*Applicants must choose which specialisation they would like to major in when applying for the entry exams. Common Core Specialization First Semester.

A high-level training course

The master's degree in Games and Interactive Digital Media (JMIN) is jointly accredited by the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts and the University of Poitiers.

This is a 2-year postgraduate degree designed to train high-level artists, designers and academic researchers in the fields of video games and interactive media.

Our strengths:

  • optional double-degree studies in Germany and France with our partner, the Cologne Game Lab (Institut der TH Köln),
  • suitable educational environment to promote pre-production (the school has its own incubator program: "All4Games"),
  • multidisciplinary teamwork throughout the course: at the end of each year, students from the various specializations work on a shared project under the same conditions as in the game industry,
  • students participate in numerous international & national events (Paris Games Week, Game Developers Conference, Electronic Entertainment Expo, among others),
  • we are glad to count on the support of Ubisoft and other leading enterprises.

The JMIN program is certified by the French Video Games Trade Association (Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo) and received an A+ qualification level when appraised by the French Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HCERES, former AERES).

Student's graduate with a master's degree as detailed in the French national register of diplomas (Master: RNCP I - EQF 7 level).

The program, which takes place in Angoulême, combines French-taught (1st year) and English-taught (2nd year) courses.

Cnam-Enjmin is the sole point of admission for all students.

Persons holding a bachelor's degree are welcome to apply, whether in initial training or continuing education. The VAE French procedure allows Cnam to grant full degrees based on work experience.

Tuition & Fees

The post-graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition rates are as follows: €334/year.

This includes the €91 Student and Campus Life Contribution fee known as "the CVEC"* and the €243 tuition charges at the master level in public institutions as defined by the French government.

Please note that you can apply to a CROUS scholarship, an Erasmus+ mobility scholarship for foreign students, a French Ministry of Higher education and Research scholarship or one of the many French Europe and Foreign Affairs Ministry scholarships for foreign students.

French regions and towns allocate scholarships to foreign students enrolled in programs in their region.


*The CVEC applies to French and foreign students enrolling for a degree program in a public or private institution on higher education in France.

What is a master’s degree?

  • A master's degree is an EQF* level 7 qualification above Bachelor's degrees but below PhDs.

  • The master’s degree is a higher education diploma delivered on behalf of the French government. It is awarded to postgraduate students who earn 120 ECTS**-credits.

  • The program includes theoretical instruction as well as methodological and applied learning. All students undertake work placements.

  • The training course introduces students to academic research. They are required, either to write a thesis or work on a personal project.


*European Qualifications Framework

**European Credits Transfer System

Why choose the French Graduate School of Games and Interactive Media?

  • Cnam-Enjmin (Cnam) is supervised by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

  • Cnam-Enjmin (Cnam) is classified as a "Great Institution" (among France's top higher education establishments).

  • All training courses are provided by experienced industrialists and teacher-researchers (each of them PhD holders) from Cnam & the University of Poitiers.

  • Student's projects are frequently rewarded with numerous French and international awards.

  • Facilities: an exceptional workspace of 4,300 m2, entirely renovated, on the banks of the Charente river.