Master programs applications

Master programs applications

University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)

March 24, 2021
Master programs applications

MA application deadline: April 13, 2021
University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)
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Featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design (5th in the Dezeen Hot List 2016), ECAL is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos. The school benefits from numerous press articles and awards, an enviable number of exhibitions in prestigious venues, the expertise of well-known practitioners as well as the success of its graduates. ECAL currently offers a Foundation Course, six Bachelor and seven Master/MAS programs in the fields of Fine Arts, Film, Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography, Industrial & Product Design, Type Design, Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship and Design Research for Digital Innovation (with EPFL+ECAL Lab). 

Thanks to the connections established at ECAL and the production of a portfolio of the highest standards, once their studies are completed, our graduates have the ability to be immediately active in the professional world and be part of our prestigious alumni network.

Master Fine Arts
This program, whose primary mission is to train top-level artists, theoreticians and curators, is intended for those passionate about the various aspects of this discipline. This Master offers a unique opportunity to understand and experience the mechanisms of the contemporary art scene, to assimilate a wide range of knowledge and techniques and to grasp the new stakes of art today.

Professors and lecturers, among others: Neïl Beloufa, Cecilia Bengolea, Emanuele Coccia, Tristan Garcia, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Camille Henrot, Thomas Hirschhorn, Karl Holmqvist, Isabel Lewis, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Fabian Marti, Mélanie Matranga, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Emanuel Rossetti, Georgia Sagri, Julia Scher, Bea Schlingelhoff, Lucie Stahl, Zoé Stillpass, Juergen Teller, Eric Troncy, Oscar Tuazon, Xavier Veilhan.

Master Photography
Relying on massive use of photographic images—a key element in today’s visual communication—this program gives students an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. It especially pushes the boundaries of applied research in contemporary photography with an emphasis on picture dematerialization through digital manipulation, 3D Computer Generated Imagery and virtual and augmented reality. 

Professors and lecturers, among others: Nora Al-Badri, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Melanie Bühler, Bruno Ceschel, Harm van den Dorpel, Cécile B. Evans, Golgotha, Ethan Greenbaum, Kim Knoppers, Dominic Hawgood, Joe Hamilton, Felicity Hammond, It’s Our Playground, Rachel de Joode, Nico Krebs & Taiyo Onorato, Jonas Lindstroem, Alix Marie, Marco de Mutiis, Lesley Martin, Simone Niquille, Charles Negre, Lonneke van der Palen, Antje Peters, Philip Schuette, Thomas Traum, Anne de Vries, Lars Willumeit, Letha Wilson, Qiu Yang.

Master Product Design
As a decisive turning point in a career, this program is for students wishing to focus on two fundamental aspects of a designer’s practice, personal research as well as the professional handling of commissions for clients, companies or producers. Besides the steadily ongoing refinement of design research abilities and practical design skills the students are confronted with the multifaceted realities of the design business.

Professors and lecturers, among others: Tomás Alonso, Camille Blatrix, Erwan Bouroullec, Thilo Alex Brunner, Kim Colin (Industrial Facility), Pierre Doze, Form Us With Love, Christophe Guberan, Christian Kaegi, Anniina Koivu, Chris Lefteri, Alberto Meda, Mieke Meijer, Christien Meindertsma, Martin Postler, Wieki Somers, Christian Spiess, Alexander Taylor, Skylar Tibbits, John Tree, Sebastian Wrong.

Master Type Design
This program gives students an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. This training provides privileged access to one of the flagship disciplines in Swiss graphic design, relying on ECAL’s expertise in this field as the first Swiss school to have integrated digital typography as part of its curriculum.

Professors and lecturers, among others: Paul Barnes, Julia Born, Kai Bernau, Matthew Carter, Wayne Daly, Dinamo Typefoundry, Roland Früh, Fabian Harb, Jan Horčík, Franz Hoffman, Dafi Kühne, Gerry Leonidas, Marie Lusa, Bruno Maag, Yoann Minet, John Morgan, NORM, Optimo, Hrant Papazian, Michele Patanè, Radim Peško, David Rudnick, Kristyan Sarkis, Alice Savoie, Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Job Wouters, Pascal Zoghbi.

Yearly fees: CHF 1925 (USD 2080)
Credits: 120 ECTS
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