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Bachelor Photography

From artistic photography to commissioned work, via still-life, documentary, portrait or fashion, this programme is for students passionate about photography as a medium and wishing to sharpen their eye and refine their technique. 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 (graphic design, interaction design, film).

Through courses and workshops provided by major photographers on the international scene, the students become seasoned in the various fields (editorial, documentary and artistic) of photography. 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 to the highest technical and aesthetic standards of actual professional practice. Whether they intend to work on applied or self-assigned photography projects, but also in art direction or creating moving images, 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 new Master Photography at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.


Head Visual Communication
Vincent Jacquier

Head Photography
Milo Keller

Professors
Anoush Abrar
Laurence Bonvin, Berlin
Milo Keller
Natacha Lesueur, Paris
Marco Poloni, Berlin

Multidisciplinary fields professors
Alain Bellet
Angelo Benedetto
Claus Gunti, Berne
Vincent Jacquier
Violène Pont
Pauline Saglio
Anouk Schneider
Joël Vacheron, Lisbonne

Lecturers
Sébastien Agnetti
Clément Lambelet
Ann-Christin Bertrand
Sami Benhadj
Estelle Blaschke
Angelo Cirimele, Paris
Matthieu Gafsou
Nicolas Haeni
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Philippe Jarrigeon, Paris
Matthieu Jaccard
Christian Joschke, Lyon
Jonas Marguet
Cyrille Piguet
Pierre Ponant, Paris
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris
Orsola Valenti
Sebastian Vargas

Visiting lecturers
Intervenant.e.sViktoria Binschtok, Berlin
Lucas Blalock, New York
Melanie Bonajo, Berlin
Olaf Breuning, New York
Adam Broomberg, Londres
Stefan Burger, Zürich
Renate Buser, Basel
Antony Cairns, London
Pierre Debusschere, Bruxelles
Marco De Mutiis, Winterthur
Ruth Erdt, Zurich
Kalev Erickson, Londres
Jason Evans, Londres
Erwan Frotin, Paris
Julien Gallico, Paris
Noémie Goudal, Paris
Yann Gross
Michel Guerrin, Paris
Ren Hang † , Bejing
Pieter Hugo, Le Cap
Ina Jang, New York
Erik Kessels, Amsterdam
Peter Knapp, Paris
Nico Krebs (Tonk), Berlin
Luce Lebart, Paris
Namsa Leuba, Lagos
Thomas Mailaender, Paris
Mazaccio & Drowilal, Toulouse
Théo Mercier, Paris
Talyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin
Christian Patterson, New York
Harri Peccinotti, Paris
Antje Peters, Berlin
Nicolas Poillot, Marseille
Walter Pfeiffer, Zürich
Alex Prager, Los Angeles
Peter Puklus, Budapest
Augustin Rebetez
Maya Rochat
Daniel Sannwald, Londres
Joachim Schmid, Berlin
Shirana Shahbazi, Zürich
Jürgen Teller, London
Camille Vivier, Paris
Lukas Wassmann, Zürich
Mirjam Wirz, Zürich
Francesco Zanot, Milan

Artistic deputy
Julien Gurtner

Assistants
Margot Sparkes
Elisa Ribeiro
Yul Tomatala

Technologies centre
Vincent Jacquier
Tibor Udvari 


Admission 
Admission requirements

Term
6 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 1925. –

Credits
180 ECTS

Qualification issued
Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in Visual Communication, major in Photography

2021
Accrochage Photographique
Course with Laurence Bonvin
Essais photographique
Course with Matthieu Gafsou
Ciné-photographie
Course with Marco Poloni
Pratique photographique
Course with Milo Keller
Photographie et arts plastiques
Course with Natacha Lesueur
Earth is Already Crying
Workshop with Anouk Kruithof
Création cinématographique
Course with Clément Lambelet
Photographie et arts plastiques
Course with Natacha Lesueur
Pratique photographique
Course with Milo Keller
Workshop 4x5
Course with Benoit Jeannet
Analog Medium Format Workshop
Course with Anoush Abrar
Pratiques et technologies photographiques
Course with Jonas Marguet
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