April 21, 2009

HEAD – Geneva Postgraduate Programmes, Call For Applications

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

ALPes – Art, Landscape, Place, sound space (Certificate of Advanced Studies)
Deadline for applications : 13 June 2009

Geneva University of Art and Design
15 Boulevard James-Fazy
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

The Geneva University of Art and Design, the most important training institution in art and design in Western Switzerland, proposes two postgraduate programmes:

Diploma of Advanced Studies / 30 ECTS〈=en

The CERCCO is the Experimentation and Research Centre for Contemporary Ceramics of the Geneva University of Art and Design.

It offers a Diploma of Advanced Studies REALisation – Ceramics & Polymers aimed at designers and artists wishing to complete their training and to acquire technic-al and aesthetic skills in the fields of ceramics and polymers. The conversion from the project to the physical reality lies at the core of the DAS REAL programme.

A wide range of technical, artistic and communication skills is therefore proposed, favouring the realisation of specific and perti¬nent projects. The CERCCO provides access to exceptional technological equipment including workshops for ceramics and casting, as well as a rapid prototyping workshop, a printer equipped with the Ceramic-Laser-Copy-System, a 3D prototyping printer and a laser cutting machine.

Qualification awarded: Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS)
Duration: 2 semesters
Fees: 2200 CHF / 1420 Euros per semester
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2009

Admission requirements and application forms available at〈=en

Certificate of Advanced Studies / 20 ECTS〈=en

ALPes is a research programme specialising in artistic practices in the public space.

With its invited speakers (artists, communicators, theorists) ALPes develops theoretical reflect-ion concerning art in the wider context (architecture, suburban areas, landscapes), commission typologies, new reception mechanisms and art in situ.

Thanks to its collaborative ventures with different regional social and cultural partner organisations, the programme is able to carry out full-scale experimentation in the city. In conjunction with institutions such as the Théâtre du Grütli/Grü, the cultural department of Geneva University Hospital (HUG), the City of Geneva’s Contemporary Art Foundation (FMAC) and the Schools of Architecture of Grenoble and Paris-Malaquais, the programme has defined new exploration and interaction processes between art and territory.

Keen to invent new forms of visibility for art, ALPes is a means to encounter, to confront and to debate with the city. The ALPes programme is aimed at young artists concerned with the problems of art/public space, that is, those recently graduated from a School of Art (or possessing an equivalent qualification), or Masters students. It leads to the realisation of indi¬vidual and group practical work involved with territory and the city.

Qualification awarded: Certificate of Advanced Studies (20 ECTS)
Duration: 2 semesters (i.e. 1 – 2 days per week over 28 weeks in total)
Fees: 750 CHF / 500 Euros per semester
Deadline for applications: 13 June 2009

Admission requirements and application forms available at〈=en

Geneva University of Art and Design
15 Boulevard James-Fazy, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone +41 22 388 51 00, Fax +41 22 388 51 59
E-mail [email protected]

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