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Strengths
Commonly cited among the world’s top 10 art and design schools, ÉCAL boasts celebrated teachers, numerous collaborations with top industry players, a weighty presence in press and social media and 50 exhibitions per year at top-calibre venues such as Salone del Mobile in Milan.

 

The overview

An ever-growing heavyweight in the European sphere, this Swiss school continually turns out grads with top-notch portfolios, many of whom quickly launch their own studios. Working with materials, designing or redefining an object’s function, creating new products, challenging production techniques, conceiving a scenography – this program is for passionate, curious students wishing to make product design their profession. Students participate in project affiliations with like-minded universities of art and design around the world and with top firms such as Alessi, Baccarat, BMW and Cassina. Marketable hard skills are honed in courses centred around specific techniques such as watchmaking and tableware. Graduate courses are taught in English.

Notable alumni

Ini Archibong, BIG-GAME, Thilo Alex Brunner, Michel Charlot, Christophe Guberan, Bertille Laguet, Nicolas Le Moigne, LeviSarha, Carolien Niebling, Léa Pereyre, Julie Richoz, Adrien Rovero, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Giorgia Zanellato

Notable faculty

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Kim Colin, Alberto Meda, Jonathan Olivares, Inga Sempé, Alexander Taylor, Skylar Tibbits, Wieki Somers, Sebastian Wrong

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