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MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship

(with the support of Vacheron Constantin) 

Switzerland is a privileged country in terms of know-how in the field of luxury and craftsmanship. Building on this tradition, this Master of Advanced Studies is for the holders of a Bachelor or Master’s degree wishing to further their knowledge in industrial design and investigate sectors of excellence as diverse as fine watch-making, tableware or specific techniques using noble materials.

Through collaborations with prestigious brands (some with century-old heritage) and workshops provided by designers of the international scene, students experiment all production stages: from designing an object to its completion, via 3D rendering models or photography. They also have the benefit of brand identity analyses and conferences delivered by experts in the field, as well as tours of luxury goods manufacturers. Many projects are singled out by partner companies to be produced, exhibited and published in the international press.

After one year at ECAL, the students are able to submit a varied portfolio to the highest professional standards. Highly sought after by international agencies and world-leading companies, they also often have the opportunity of simultaneously establishing their own business. Graduates are frequently offered internship opportunities right at the end of their curriculum – often leading to steady employment.


Head
Nicolas Le Moigne

Professors
Alexandre Gaillard
Tomas Kral
Nicolas Le Moigne
Xavier Perrenoud
Julien Wegmüller
Cédric Widmer

Visiting lecturers
Joachim de Callataÿ, Paris
Ligia Dias, Paris
Formafantasma (Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi), Amsterdam
Jaime Hayon, Valence
Luca Nichetto, Venise
Bethan Laura Wood, Londres

Assistants
Ulysse Martel
Stefano Panterotto

Privileged collaborations
Baccarat
Christofle
de Sede
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Hermès
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Mauviel
Rémy Martin
Reuge
Ruinart
Vacheron Constantin

Admission
Admission requirements

Term
2 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 8175. –

Credits
60 ECTS

Language
English and French

Qualification issued
Master of Advanced Studies HES-SO in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship


Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin