Bachelor Graphic Design

Designing publications (books, magazines, newspapers), producing posters, creating fonts or experimenting with digital publishing – 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 actors on the 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 labour world. The students also benefit from a wide range of theoretical courses and multidisciplinary 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 Art Direction at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.

Head Visual Communication
Vincent Jacquier

Head Graphic Design
Angelo Benedetto

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

Professors (multidisciplinary fields)
Luc Andrié
Alain Bellet
Claus Gunti, Bern
Vincent Jacquier
Milo Keller
Violène Pont
François Rappo
Pauline Saglio
Anouk Schneider, London

Sébastien Agnetti
Alexandre Balgiù, Paris
Jonas Berthod, London
Sami Benhadj
Angelo Cirimele, Paris
Anne Dressen, Paris
Cyrille Piguet
Lionel Tardy
Jonas Wandeler, Zurich

Visiting Lecturers
Ludovic Balland, Basel
Tim Beard (Bibliothèque), London
Mirko Borsche, Munich
Dimitri Bruni (Norm)
Thomas Buxó, Amsterdam
Veronica Ditting, Amsterdam
Mia Frostner (Europa), London
Hansje van Halem, Amsterdam
Jonathan Hares
Gregor Huber (Glashaus), Zurich
Johann Kauth, Anvers
Scott King, London
Oliver Knight (OK-RM), London
Manuel Krebs (Norm), Zurich
Jürg Lehni, London
Rory McGrath (OK-RM), London
John Morgan, London
Radim Pesko, Amsterdam
Jonathan Puckey, Amsterdam
Nico Schweizer, New York
Ivan Sterzinger (Glashaus), Zurich
Robert Solis (Europa), London
Michiel Schuurman, Amsterdam
Mason Wells (Bibliothèque), London
Till Wiedeck, Berlin
Job Wouters (Letman), Amsterdam

Pietro Alberti 
Eilean Friis-Lund 
Amaury Hamon 
Thomas Le Provost

Anima Mundi
Diploma project by Olivia Wünsche
Diploma project by David Loy
Sometimes I feel like I am taken less seriously
Diploma project by Clémentine Rousset
I am
Diploma Project by Théo Marielle
Diploma project by Sylvan Lanz
Sounds Like A Choice
Diploma project of Ann Kern
viet/ l'ing/ ai non/ ai l/
Diploma project of Pauline Brocart
Artefact Analogique
Diploma project by Maximilien Pellegrini
Type specimen
Type design illustrated on a specimen.
Communication of a press article
Communication of a press article
My First Kiss
Workshop with Emmanuel Crivelli (Dual room)
Adventures in typography
Workshop avec SPIN studio, Londres
Orbis Pictus Politicus
Bloc Week with Jonas Vögeli (Hubertus Design)
Open Days 2018 – Print Shop
Display of projects realised during the Open Days 2018 of ECAL.
Course with Guy Meldem
Course with Harry Bloch
Communication of a press article
Communication of a press article
Type Specimen
Type design illustrated on a specimen.
Portrait Politique Futuriste Historique Démagogue Calomnieux
Type Design
Type design illustrated on a specimen.
Multiple Choices
Editorial Design course with Gilles Gavillet & Jonathan Hares
Popular initiatives
Communication of a political campaign