BACHELOR: March 10, 2021


MASTER & MAS: April 13, 2021

Dear Candidates,

Given the health situation, ECAL has opted for a virtual version of its traditional "Open Day" with an online guide concept. This new system presents each course and features highlights of the programmes and skills acquired, video presentations, images of projects carried out by the students, virtual visits to the school’s iconic sites and personal presentations from graduates.  

This platform also features live information sessions with the relevant tutors and heads of programme for an immersive experience in the heart of our school, from your home.

Welcome to our online guide, enjoy your visit and we hope to see you soon at ECAL!

Alexis Georgacopoulos
ECAL Director

Watch the live information sessions

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Foundation Year
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Bachelor Fine Arts
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Bachelor Cinema
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Bachelor Industrial Design
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Bachelor Photography
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Bachelor Graphic Design
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Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
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Master Cinema
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Master Product Design
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MAS Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship
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Master Fine Arts
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Master Photography
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Master Type Design
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Our School

A world-class institution, excellence in teaching, unique student and graduate communities, a privileged network of recognised experts, state-of-the-art facilities

Our Mottos

  • Transmit the skills and tools required to open up 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 professionals (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 the keys to enable the next generation to address our society’s contemporary issues


ECAL builds privileged relationships with recognised institutions and companies. This is illustrated through collaborations with museums, galleries, fairs, art and design schools, renowned brands and workshops led by experienced practitioners. Students acquire a solid knowledge base and benefit from stimulating, practice-oriented experiences, constituting a solid network right from the start of their studies. ECAL also promotes the work of its students by participating in numerous trade fairs, exhibitions, competitions and events, offering them first-rate visibility.

In recent years we have collaborated in particular with:


ECAL is strongly committed to exchange and diversity, which fosters creativity. This is expressed through itsinternational faculty and experts, as well as its students hailing from all over the world. More than 40 nationalities are represented at ECAL.  

The school is also committed to academic mobility by promoting study trips abroad. Conversely, ECAL welcomes exchange students from institutions all over the world. This development of transnational partnerships creates an inspiring and constructive learning context for tomorrow’s professionals.  

Before the Covid-19 crisis the school actively promoted study trips (Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Japan, Senegal, Turkey, etc.). These annual experiences help strengthen the students’professional and relational skills and will be restored as soon as the situation permits.

Hello? Allo? Pronto?

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The capital of the Canton of Vaud, Lausanne is the second largest city on the shores of Lake Geneva. It enjoys an international reputation as the“Olympic Capital” and an exceptional geographical location in the heart of Europe: an efficient rail network and direct proximity to Geneva’s international airport reinforce this central position.

Ville de Lausanne. Image Régis Colombo / Vignobles Lavaux et Lac Léman. Image Urs Acherrmann


Lausanne is both a dynamic business city and a lively university town, with nearly 30,000 students living here every year. Student and cultural life in the region revolves around numerous events, including major music festivals such as Paléo Festival and Montreux Jazz, exhibitions at Musée de l’Elysée, the Vaud Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts (mudac) and Fondation de l’Hermitage and many others that are well worth a visit such as the Béjart Ballet and the Swiss Film Archive or the Opera. Finally, the city’si dyllic setting between lake and mountains offers a multitude of outdoor activities throughout the seasons.

Olympic Museum.. Image Marino Totta / Rolex Learning Center. Image Régis Colombo / Jetée de la Compagnie. Image Lucas Girardet / Vaud Museum of Fine Arts. Image Jean-Bernard Sieber