ECAL - Haute école d'art et de design Lausanne
Enjoying international renown, ECAL is often featured among the world’s top ten universities of art and design. Directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos, the school currently offers programmes (Foundation Year, 6 Bachelor, 5 Master, 2 MAS) in the following fields: Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Photography, Media & Interaction Design.
ECAL has grown consistently in terms of student numbers (580 at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year) and above all its presence on the international scene. Its influence in Europe and throughout the world is reflected by numerous press articles, regular mentions in specialized and highly-circulated publications, and an enviable number of exhibitions in prestigious venues such as Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Cooper Union (New York), Designers’ Saturday Langenthal, Design Days Dubai, Design Parade (Hyères), Design September Brussels, documenta (Kassel), Droog Design Gallery (Amsterdam), Gallery Libby Sellers (London), Hong Kong Design Institute, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Salone internazionale del Mobile (Milan) and swissnex (San Francisco, Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro, Boston, Shanghai, Singapore).
Over the years the ECAL has significantly increased the number of its collaborative projects with universities of art and design around the world and with leading firms from a wide range of sectors like Alessi, Audemars Piguet, Azzedine Alaïa, Baccarat, BCV, Bernardaud, BMW Group, Camper, Cassina, Centre Pompidou Paris, Christofle, Galerie kreo, Galeries Lafayette, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Hatje Cantz, Hamilton, Hansgrohe Axor, Hermès, Hublot, Mover Sportswear, Luceplan, Nestlé, Nespresso, Petit h, Rémy Martin, Scott, SIGG, Swiss International Air Lines, Swissnex, USM, Vacheron Constantin, Vitra, Wallpaper* and Woolmark.
With a network established at ECAL and a portfolio of the highest professional standards produced at school, our graduates have the choice of working for renowned companies or setting up their own studios, upon completion of their studies.