Bachelor Graphic Design

Designing publications (books, magazines, newspapers), producing posters, creating fonts or experimenting with digital publishing – this programme targets students wishing to master the tools and languages inherent in graphic design. Prospective, pragmatic and experimental, this Bachelor course is provided in the framework of the Visual Communication Department, which concurrently offers crossover courses and projects enabling students to acquire multidisciplinary skills (photography, interaction design, film).

Through courses and workshops provided by major actors on the international scene, the students apprehend the various fields of graphic design such as editorial design, typography, illustration, or brand identity and art direction. Involvement in exhibitions, publications or assignments commissioned by institutions provides an actual immersion into the labour world. The students also benefit from a wide range of theoretical courses and multidisciplinary conferences on the ECAL premises.

The skills and projects acquired throughout the curriculum serve to produce a portfolio of the highest professional standards. Whether they aim to become graphic designer, typographer or art director, either self-employed or working for a company, students who train at ECAL have a wide range of opportunities to choose from when they complete their CV. If they so wish they may also pursue in their chosen discipline by doing the Master Art Direction at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.

Head Visual Communication
Vincent Jacquier

Head Graphic Design
Angelo Benedetto

Angelo Benedetto
Harry Bloch, Amsterdam
Diego Bontognali, Zurich
Gilles Gavillet
Guy Meldem
Ian Party
Aurèle Sack
Nicole Udry

Professors (multidisciplinary fields)
Luc Andrié
Alain Bellet
Nicolas Faure
Claus Gunti, Berne
Vincent Jacquier
Milo Keller
Violène Pont
François Rappo
Pauline Saglio
Anouk Schneider, Londres

Sébastien Agnetti
Alexandre Balgiù, Paris
Ludovic Balland, Bâle
Sami Benhadj
Angelo Cirimele, Paris
Anne Dressen, Paris
Raymond Guidot, Paris
Cyrille Piguet
Pierre Ponant, Paris
Lionel Tardy
Jonas Wandeler, Zurich

Visiting Lecturers
Tim Beard (Bibliothèque), Londres
Jonas Berthod, Londres
Mirko Borsche, Munich
Dimitri Bruni (Norm)
Thomas Buxó, Amsterdam
Veronica Ditting, Amsterdam
Mia Frostner (Europa), Londres
Hansje van Halem, Amsterdam
Jonathan Hares
Gregor Huber (Glashaus), Zurich
Johann Kauth, Anvers
Scott King, Londres
Oliver Knight (OK-RM), Londres
Manuel Krebs (Norm), Zurich
Jürg Lehni, Londres
Rory McGrath (OK-RM), Londres
John Morgan, Londres
Radim Pesko, Amsterdam
Jonathan Puckey, Amsterdam
Nico Schweizer, New York
Ivan Sterzinger (Glashaus), Zurich
Robert Solis (Europa), Londres
Mason Wells (Bibliothèque), Londres
Till Wiedeck, Berlin
Job Wouters (Letman), Amsterdam

Romain Cazier
Alice Franchetti
Tancrède Ottiger

The Blind Corner – Fame and drama
Diploma project of Lisa Guedel-Dolle