Master Product Design

As a decisive turning point in a career or as a follow-up to a Bachelor in Industrial Design, this Master programme is for students wishing to focus on two fundamental aspects of a designer’s practice, personal research as well as the professional handling of commissions for clients, companies or producers.

Besides the steadily ongoing refinement of design research abilities and practical design skills the students are confronted with the multifaceted realities of the design business. From production processes and concepts of efficiency through to the value of design, this Master programme offers the tools to become a successful professional. Supervised by renowned practitioners and theoreticians, the programme revolves around three basic pillars: a personal project developed by the student throughout the curriculum, assignments in cooperation with international companies leading to various productions, exhibitions and publications in the international press and the drawing up of a Master’s thesis. Students benefit from ECAL’s exceptional resources in terms of both infrastructure and the school’s unique network in the art and design fields.

Upon completion of this programme and with the help of additional training in fields such as photography, students build up a portfolio to the highest professional standards. ECAL graduates are much sought after by international agencies, design studios and companies or run their own business.

Camille Blin

Professors and Visiting Lecturers
Tomás Alonso, Londres
Camille Blatrix, Paris
Camille Blin
Erwan Bouroullec, Paris
Thilo Alex Brunner, Zurich
Kim Colin, Londres
Christian Kaegi, Zurich
Anniina Koivu, Bâle
Martin Postler, Londres
Augustin Scott de Martinville
Brynjar Sigurðarson, Berlin
Christian Spiess, Zurich
Alexander Taylor, Londres
Sebastian Wrong, Londres

Maxime Augay
Margherita Banchi
Anthony Guex

Admission requirements

4 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 1925. –


English and French

Qualification issued
Master of Arts HES-SO in Design, major in Product Design

ECAL Digital Market
ECAL Master Product Design students present a range of innovative everyday life objects, produced through a print farm within the exhibition and sold directly on site
ECAL + Foscarini
In partnership with the lighting company Foscarini, ECAL Master Product Design students worked on new lamp projects developed around the concept of portable light.
USM Foundation x ECAL
In partnership with the USM Foundation, students of the ECAL MA Product Design MA present an exhibition on the theme of "The Lamp of Tomorrow".