Master Product Design

As a decisive turning point in a career or as a follow-up to a Bachelor in Industrial Design, this Master programme is for students wishing to focus on two fundamental aspects of a designer’s practice, personal research as well as the professional handling of commissions for clients, companies or producers.

Besides the steadily ongoing refinement of design research abilities and practical design skills the students are confronted with the multifaceted realities of the design business. From production processes and concepts of efficiency through to the value of design, this Master programme offers the tools to become a successful professional. Supervised by renowned practitioners and theoreticians, the programme revolves around three basic pillars: a personal project developed by the student throughout the curriculum, assignments in cooperation with international companies leading to various productions, exhibitions and publications in the international press and the drawing up of a Master’s thesis. Students benefit from ECAL’s exceptional resources in terms of both infrastructure and the school’s unique network in the art and design fields.

Upon completion of this programme and with the help of additional training in fields such as photography, students build up a portfolio to the highest professional standards. ECAL graduates are much sought after by international agencies, design studios and companies or run their own business.

Thilo Alex Brunner, Zürich

Professors and Visiting Lecturers
Tomás Alonso, Londres
Camille Blin
Ronan Bouroullec, Paris
Thilo Alex Brunner, Zurich
Christian Kaegi, Zurich
Anniina Koivu, Bâle
Jonathan Olivares, Los Angeles
Martin Postler, Londres
Daniel Rybakken, Oslo
Augustin Scott de Martinville
Brynjar Sigurðarson, Berlin
Alexander Taylor, Londres
Bethan Laura Wood, Londres

Anthony Guex
Carolien Niebling
Dominic Schlögel

Admission requirements

4 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 1925. –


English and French

Qualification issued
Master of Arts HES-SO in Design, major in Product Design

Diploma project

Natural Wicker Bag by ECAL/Stanislaw Czarnocki