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University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)

ECAL Building in Renens, Switzerland. Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche.

Featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design (fifth in the Dezeen Hot List 2016), ECAL benefits from numerous press articles and awards, an enviable number of exhibitions in famous venues, and 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).

Our mottoes are:

  • Transmit the skills and tools required to open up the best professional prospects
  • Promote transdisciplinarity and innovation at all levels
  • Foster independent, creative, and flexible thinking
  • Collaborate closely with internationally renowned companies and institutions
  • Invite the best tutors and practicians (artists, designers, photographers, film directors, graphic designers, theoreticians, etc.) as a driving force for excellence and foresight
  • Define a societal role for our art school by delivering keys to enable the next generation to address our society’s contemporary issues.

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 effective in the professional world and be part of our prestigious alumni network.

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