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Bachelor Graphic Design
From the conception to the production of all related media and printed matter (posters, books, newspapers and magazines), including the experimentation of digital media, digital publishing and motion design, this programme targets students wishing to master the tools and languages inherent in graphic design. 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 (photography, interaction design, film). 

Through courses and workshops provided by major figures on the Swiss and international scene, the students apprehend the various fields of graphic design such as editorial design, typography, illustration, or brand identity and art direction. 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 of the highest professional standards. Whether they aim to become graphic designer, typographer or art director, 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 Master Type Design at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.


Head of Visual Communication Department
Vincent Jacquier

Head of Graphic Design
Angelo Benedetto

Professors
Angelo Benedetto
Harry Bloch, Amsterdam
Diego Bontognali, Zurich
Gilles Gavillet
Guy Meldem
Aurèle Sack
Nicole Udry

Professors of Multidisciplinary fields 
Antonio Albanese
Claus Gunti
Vincent Jacquier
Milo Keller
Violène Pont
Pauline Saglio
Anouk Schneider
Joël Vacheron, Lisbon

Lecturers
Sébastien Agnetti
Atlas Studio, Zurich
Alexandru Balgiù, Paris
Jonas Berthod, London
Sami Benhadj
Giliane Cachin, Zurich
Angelo Cirimele, Paris
Jonathan Hares
Calypso Mahieu
Benjamin Muzzin, Berlin
Robert Huber, Zurich
Nicolas Nova
Cyrille Piguet
Jeanne Quéheillard, Bordeaux
Karen Schmutz
Lionel Tardy
Chi-Long Trieu

Visiting Lecturers
Ludovic Balland, Bâle 
Maxime Boidy, Paris
Maxime Büchi, London
Giliane Cachin, Zurich
Emmanuel Crivelli, Bienne
Gilles de Brock, Antwerp
Marietta Eugster, Paris
Eurostandard
Ronny Hunger, Zurich
Eike Koenig (HORT), Berlin
Andreas Koller, Zurich
Florian Lamm (Lamm & Kirch), Leipzig
Félicité Landrivon, Lyon
Sacha Leopold (Syndicat), Paris
Mevis & Van Deursen, Amsterdam
Maureen Moorren, Amsterdam
Karl Nawrot, Lyon
Noir Associates, Zurich
NORM, Zurich
Mitch Paone (DIA Studio)
Damien Poulain, Paris
Brian Roettinger, Los Angeles
Joanna Schaffter (Schaffter Sahli)
Michiel Schuurman, Amsterdam
Spin Studio, Londron
Studio Feixen, Luzern
Studio Joost Grootens, Amsterdam
Julien Tavelli (Maximage)
Jonas Vögeli, Zurich

Artistic Director Assistant
Julien Gurtner

Assistants
Clio Hadjigeorgiou
Pierry Jaquillard 
Baptiste Lecanu
Thomas Prost

Technology Centre
Vincent Jacquier
Tibor Udvari


2021
Victimes vs Héros
Diploma project by Adeline Vermot
When She Left the Room, the Spirits Went With Her
Diploma project by Laura Trummer
Ornamental Impulse
Diploma project by Timo Tiffert
1096 Halftones
Diploma project by Samuel Schmidt
Dupliréalité
Diploma project by Julie Ryser
Polymorphe
Diploma project by Amanda Puna
Interceptor
Diploma project by Ares Pedroli
Medium is the Party
Diploma project by Guillaume Pavia
A–Z du sexisme linguistique
Diploma project by Laetitia Paroz
Masters at Work
Diploma project by Lynne Nougou
Mises à nues
Diploma project by Thaïs Nguyen Huu
The Bio Mind
Diploma project by Julie Neuhaus
Intra Carnem
Diploma project by Elena Najdovski
Visite de Courtoisie — Vol. 1
Diploma project by Hugo Hectus
Voz
Diploma project by Isabel Garcia Argos
A401 GES
Diploma project by Jean Ducret
Typeswing
Diploma project by Emma Chapuis
Ho(me)-to-Mobile
Diploma project by Emilie Bouchet
Beyond the Matrix
Diploma project by Guillaume Besson
L10n
Diploma project by Inés Barrionuevo
Entrecroisés
Diploma project by Pauline Baldinetti
Communication of an architecture
Course with Nicole Udry
Image Creation
Type specimen
Course with Aurèle Sack
Editorial Design
Course with Diego Bontognali
Type specimen
Course with Aurèle Sack
Cryptocurrency
Workshop with Marietta Eugster
Encyclopedia of Demons
Workshop with Atlas Studio
Type specimen
Course with Robert Huber
Communication of an architecture
Course with Nicole Udry
Type specimen
Course with Aurèle Sack
Reinterpret Recompose Refer
Course with Diego Bontognali
Communication of an event
Course with Diego Bontognali & Nicole Udry
Editorial design
Real-time Editorial: Post–US Election Stories
Projet de création
Studio project, ECAL 2020
Bichromix
Editorial design
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