Bachelor Fine Arts

Discovering the various fields and movements of contemporary art by developing one’s own artistic expression. Such is the opportunity offered by this Bachelor programme to young, passionate artists wishing to perfect their technique, experiment with discourse and consolidate a critical stance. Students benefit from practical and theoretical supervision provided by major actors of the contemporary art scene.

Thanks to state-of-the-art infrastructure, workshops with acknowledged artists and courses provided by experienced practitioners, the students gradually become seasoned in numerous techniques (etching, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, sound, screen printing, lithography) and means of expression (performance, video, installation, new media or exhibition design). Theory also plays a major role, supported by studio visits and exhibitions as well as a host of multidisciplinary lectures within ECAL.

From pure artistic practice to exhibition curatorship, via writing, teaching or research, the range of opportunities is all the wider by creating an exceptional portfolio. This programme is also a gateway to the Master Fine Arts at ECAL or in another institution.

Stéphane Kropf

Francis Baudevin
Geoffrey Cottenceau
Stéphane Dafflon
Philippe Decrauzat
Claus Gunti
Stéphane Kropf
Stéphanie Moisdon
Karim Noureldin
Marco Poloni, Berlin
Tatiana Rihs
Denis Savary
Pierre Vadi
Thibault Walter

Philippe Azoury, Paris

Tina Braegger, Berlin
François Cusset, Paris
Gallien Déjean, Paris
Dimitri de Preux
Patricia Falguières, Paris
Tristan Garcia, Paris
Samuel Gross, Rome
Miriam Laura Leonardi, Zurich
Federico Nicolao, Paris
Stéphanie Serra
Zoe Stillpass, Paris

Visiting lecturers
John M Armleder
Antonio Caro, Bogotà
Delphine Coindet
Mario de Vega, Berlin
Rochelle Feinstein, New York
Ryan Foerster, New York
Wade Guyton, New York
Charlotte Herzig, Berlin
Marie-Caroline Hominal
Bernhard Leitner, Vienna
Erik Lindman, New York
Balthazar Lovay
Piper Marshall, New York
Helen Marten, London
Marie Matusz, Basel
Shana Moulton, Los Angeles
Hans-Walter Müller, Paris
Kaspar Müller, Berlin
Virginia Overton, New York
Stéphanie Serra
Fabrice Stroun
Thomas Tilly, Nantes
Achraf Touloub, Paris
John Tremblay, New York
Dan Walsh, New York
Hannah Weinberger, Basel

Gravure workshop
François Kohler

Lithography workshop
Simon Paccaud 

Silkscreen workshop
Sylvain Croci-Torti

Romane de Watteville

Charly Mirambeau

Admission requirements

6 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 1925. –

180 ECTS

Qualification Issued
Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in Fine Arts

Ornamental Impulse
Diploma project by Timo Tiffert
Evaluations 2AV
Evaluations 1AV
Workshop Gabriele Garavaglia
Workshop John M. Armleder
Phantom Power - Vinciane Despret, Leif Elggren, Marja-Leena Sillanpää
Evaluations 3AV
Evaluations 2AV
Evaluations 1AV