Admission to the Master in Photography.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Visual Communication
  • equivalent foreign certificate 
The school evaluates title's equivalences. This procedure being relatively long, a request of examination must be submitted by the candidate to ECAL Secretariat by March16 2017 the latest.


Online registration is open until 7 April 2017. The registration will only be considered subject to payment of the registration fee of CHF 150.-.

As part to their online registration, the candidates send to the ECAL an electronic application (PDF) consisting of administrative and personal items.

The administrative file contains :

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a copy of passport or identity card
  • a copy of required qualifications (an authentic translation is required for languages other than French, German, Italian and English).

The personal file contains :

  • a statement discussing the work, educational experience and intellectual interests
  • a short description of the Master project
  • a representative portfolio of recent works. Films or other moving images will only be accepted via a "Vimeo channel". 

After consideration of the electronic applications, a jury will select the candidates for admission interviews. The invitation to the interviews, that will take place at ECAL on 2 May 2017, will be notified by email.


Results are sent out by mail and/or email from 12 May 2017. Admitted candidates to the Master in Photography must confirm their registration at ECAL no later than 24 May 2017.


The ECAL Secretariat (Tel. +41 (0)21.316.99.39 - inscription@ecal.ch) is happy to provide any additional information.


Collection d'art de la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Simon Ladoux, Michal Florence Schorro, Prune Simon-Vermot and Katharina Tauer, 2012