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Bachelor Photography

From artistic photography to commissioned work, via still-life, documentary, portrait or fashion, this programme is for students passionate about photography as a medium and wishing to sharpen their eye and refine their technique. 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 (graphic design, interaction design, film).

Through courses and workshops provided by major photographers on the international scene, the students become seasoned in the various fields (editorial, documentary and artistic) of photography. Involvement in exhibitions, publications or assignments commissioned by institutions provides an actual immersion into the professional world. The students also benefit from a wide range of theoretical courses and conferences on the ECAL premises.

The skills and projects acquired throughout the curriculum serve to produce a portfolio to the highest technical and aesthetic standards of actual professional practice. Whether they intend to work on applied or self-assigned photography projects, but also in art direction or creating moving images, 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 new Master Photography at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.


Head Visual Communication
Vincent Jacquier

Head Photography
Milo Keller

Professors
Anoush Abrar
Laurence Bonvin, Berlin
Milo Keller
Natacha Lesueur, Paris
Marco Poloni, Berlin

Multidisciplinary fields professors
Luc Andrié
Alain Bellet
Angelo Benedetto
Claus Gunti, Berne
Vincent Jacquier
Violène Pont
François Rappo
Pauline Saglio
Anouk Schneider
Joël Vacheron, Londres

Lecturers
Sébastien Agnetti
Séverine Barde
Sami Benhadj
Estelle Blaschke
Angelo Cirimele, Paris
Anne Dressen, Berlin
Matthieu Gafsou
Nicolas Haeni
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Philippe Jarrigeon, Paris
Christian Joschke, Lyon
Cyrille Piguet
Pierre Ponant, Paris
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris

Visiting lecturers
Viktoria Binschtok, Berlin
Lucas Blalock, New York
Olaf Breuning, New York
Adam Broomberg, Londres
Stefan Burger, Zurich
Pierre Debusschere, Bruxelles
Brice Dellsperger, Paris
Marco De Mutiis, Winterthur
Ruth Erdt, Zurich
Jason Evans, Londres
Erwan Frotin, Paris
Julien Gallico, Paris
Yann Gross
Michel Guerrin, Paris
Claus Gunti, Bern
Ren Hang, Bejing
Pieter Hugo, Le Cap
Ina Jang, New York
Erik Kessels, Amsterdam
Peter Knapp, Paris
Nicolas Krebs (Tonk), Berlin
Thomas Mailaender, Paris
Michel Mallard, Paris
Mazaccio & Drowilal, Toulouse
Théo Mercier, Paris
Talyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin
Christian Patterson, New York
Harri Peccinotti, Paris
Antje Peters, Berlin
Walter Pfeiffer, Zürich
Augustin Rebetez
Maya Rochat
Daniel Sannwald, Londres
Joachim Schmid, Berlin
Jürgen Teller, London
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich
Mirjam Wirz, Zurich
Francesco Zanot, Milan

Assistants
Florian Amoser
Gianni Camporota
Quentin Lacombe
Clément Lambelet


Admission 
Admission requirements

Term
6 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 1925. –

Credits
180 ECTS

Qualification issued
Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in Visual Communication, major in Photography

2017
NOVEMBRE X ECAL
During Paris Photo 2017
Fault Zone
Diploma Project by Angélique Stehli
Another Hydra
Diploma Project by Cécilia Poupon
Made in China 2025
Diploma Project by Gregory Monnerat
Encoding Database
Diploma Project by Anaïs Leu
Overflow
Diploma Project by Marvin Leuvrey
Behind Closed Doors
Diploma Project by Tanya Kottler
Corpus Muros
Diploma Project by Benjamin Hurni
Reine
Diploma Project by Carmen Grange
Roma Invicta
Diploma Project by Yasmina Gonin
Laurent is away
Diploma Project by Jeanne Favre
Alter Ego
Diploma Project by Claire Bourrassé
Aporetic Spectacle
Diploma project by Florian Amoser
"Corps-concept" Exhibition
From 21 My to 19 November at the Maison d'Ailleurs in Yverdon-les-Bains
"Walk With Pierre Hardy" in Tokyo
Exhibition ECAL & Pierre Hardy, Tokyo
Workshop Peter Knapp
Workshop with Peter Knapp
Workshop Antje Peters
Workshop with Antje Peters
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