MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship
Switzerland is a privileged country in terms of know-how in the field of luxury and craftsmanship. Building on this tradition, this Master of Advanced Studies is for the holders of a Bachelor or Master’s degree wishing to further their knowledge in industrial design and investigate sectors of excellence as diverse as fine watchmaking, tableware or specific techniques using noble materials.
Through collaborations with prestigious brands (some with century-old heritage) and workshops provided by designers of the international scene, students experiment all production stages: from designing an object to its completion, via 3D rendering models or photography. They also have the benefit of brand identity analyses and conferences delivered by experts in the field, as well as tours of luxury goods manufacturers. Many projects are singled out by partner companies to be produced, exhibited and published in the international press.
After one year at ECAL, the students are able to submit a varied portfolio to the highest professional standards. Highly sought after by international agencies and world-leading companies, they also often have the opportunity of simultaneously establishing their own business. Graduates are frequently offered internship opportunities right at the end of their curriculum – often leading to steady employment.
Since the beginning of 2018, students from this programme have been benefiting from a partnership with IMD Lausanne Business School, a world leader in its field; this partnership is allowing them to learn about what is at stake when launching a brand and starting a business.
Nicolas Le Moigne
Nicolas Le Moigne
Michael Anastassiades, United Kingdom
Joachim de Callataÿ, Paris
Pierre Charpin, Paris
Ligia Dias, Genève
Formafantasma (Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi), Amsterdam
Jaime Hayon, Valence
Fiona Krüger, Colmar
Sabine Marcelis, Rotterdam
Luca Nichetto, Venise
Panter&Tourron (Stefano Panter & Alexis Tourron)
Bethan Laura Wood, Londres
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes
IMD Business School
CHF 12'175. –
English and French
Master of Advanced Studies HES-SO in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship