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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


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