Delivered by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne for EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) students, the classes in design form part of the Human and Social Sciences curriculum. Graphic and industrial design are two options for the program at Bachelor and Master level.

Through the completion of real life projects, EPFL students come to understand the designer’s approach when suggesting new user scenarios and forms of expression for the creation of new objects.

SHS Graphic Design courses
The classes SHS-ECAL offer to EPFL students to learn the methodological principles of visual communication. It is a practical teaching based on learning through the project. By producing a poster, album cover, a book or a logo, the students discover the constraints of graphics as its own solutions. In addition, they acquire a contemporary visual culture, work their creativity and experience the expressive and poetic potential of this discipline.

  • Identify the different stages of a graphic project.
  • Communicate an idea through a visual device.
  • Combine images and text to communicate an idea or an information.
  • Making a graphic project using basic tools.