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JOIN RUBIKA’S POST-SECONDARY UX DESIGN PROGRAMME!

Admissions to the UX Design entrance exam are open to students in their final year of secondary school or with a high school diploma, and to students with one, two or three years of higher education (BAC+1, BAC+2, Bac+3) in the case of parallel admissions.

WHY REGISTER FOR OUR POST-SECONDARY UX DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM?

Come and showcase your passion for design and immerse yourself in the world of user experience. You’ll play a crucial role in the creation of tomorrow’s products and services!

This exam will give you the chance to take part in a course that will have a real impact on understanding behaviour and resolving the needs and expectations of users of all kinds.

In short, you will have the opportunity to transform your abstract ideas into concrete experiences to shape the future of innovation.

PROCEDURES FOR THE POST-SECONDARY UX DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM

The UX Design exam consists of:

  • two creative tests.
  • and a motivational interview in which candidates present their portfolio.

An official invitation will be sent to you at least eight days before the examination. The results of the examination are sent by e-mail a fortnight after the examination.

If your candidature is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the time limit announced in the email (around two weeks), after which your place will be offered to a candidate on the waiting list.
Once your application has been completed, you will be able to enrol in our post-secondary UX Design programme.

DURATION

1 day

AVAILABLE DATES

Registration on the website
➔ Monday, June 17, 2024 (online)

PROFILE

High school senior

COST

150€

CONTENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM

CREATIVITY TEST

⌛ 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES | COEFFICIENT 30%

The purpose of the test is to assess your ability to analyse a problem and propose solutions. A product interaction experiment will be described to you. You will be asked to define a scenario describing the current situation and the problems encountered. You will present the strategy you envision for identifying user needs. Finally, you will propose several possible improvements and choose one, taking care to justify your choices.

More than the quality of your illustrations, it is the finesse of your analysis and argument that will be assessed.

LOGIC TEST

⌛ 30 MINUTES | COEFFICIENT 20%

This test requires logic, observation, reasoning, and insight. It consists of questions and problems to be solved within a given time. To prepare, we recommend that you practice online. There are many ways to prepare for the logic tests in the Sésame and Tage-Mage competitive entrance examinations.

MOTIVATION INTERVIEW + PORTFOLIO

20 MINUTES | COEFFICIENT 50% 

The purpose of the interview is to assess your creative potential and gauge your interest in the design sector. This unique opportunity revolves around the presentation of a portfolio. It’s also a chance to show the members of the panel your personality, your desires, your level of commitment to what you’re passionate about, and the « why » behind your application. Your interests can help you stand out from the other applicants, particularly if they are reflected in your portfolio. Finally, we take the opportunity to assess your oral English.

The test is eliminatory if the candidate obtains a mark below the average.

Examples of Portfolio:

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DRAW TO TAKE THE EXAM?

Candidates are not expected to have a high level of drawing skills, but rather to be able to express an idea/solutions in a visual way.

CAN I TAKE SEVERAL DESIGN EXAMS?

It is possible to take several design exams provided that the specialisations are different: products, transport, UX or digital.

CAN I TAKE THE SAME EXAM MORE THAN ONCE?

A candidate who has failed the exam may retake it the following year, subject to the age limit for registration (24 years).

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

Candidates for the competition must bring their own drawing materials. The paper is provided by the school for the various tests (if the competition is held in person).

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR REIMBURSEMENT?

You have a legal period of 14 days from the date of your payment to change your mind about your purchase. To exercise your right of withdrawal, please contact RUBIKA at contact@rubika-edu.com.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED IN DESIGN?

➔ 24 students in the first year of Product Design (1 class)
➔ 24 students in the first year of Transport Design (1 class)
➔ 24 students in the first year of Digital Design (1 class)
➔ 24 students in the first year of UX Design (1 class)

HOW MANY PEOPLE TAKE THE ENTRANCE EXAM?

Approximately 800 candidates take the entrance exam, all fields combined.

ARE THE EXAM ASSIGNMENTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS AVAILABLE?

No, unfortunately they aren’t. However, here is a selection of books that will help you to better prepare for the exam:

  • Raymond Loewy – Never Leave Well Enough Alone
  • Raymond Guidot – Histoire du design de 1940 à nos jours
  • Peter Fiell – Design of the 20th century
  • Scott Robertson – How to draw sketches and environments
  • Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling – How to render
  • HPoint – Design Studio Press
  • Editions Taschen – DesignStudioPress

You can also visit these websites:

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE PORTFOLIO?

There is no particular formalism expected for the portfolio but a great expectation on the variety of work presented: observation drawings, perspectives, models, sketchbooks, digital realizations, scenarios of use… The idea is to show your creativity and your ability to express an idea.

In the case of very rich content, it is advisable to make a pre-selection in order to be sure to show the work most representative of the level already acquired. The remaining work will be made available to the examiner for consultation during the exchange.

HOW CAN I BEST PREPARE FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM?

➔ Draw every day: you can easily produce one drawing a day… Creative or observational, it doesn’t matter but draw!
➔ Cultivate yourself: a good designer is a curious designer! This will feed your imagination and creativity!
➔ Find out about the professions and techniques related to the field you want to work in!

ANY QUESTIONS ?
CONTACT US !

FLORENCE DERBAY

 03 61 10 12 46
 Email Florence