Admission to the Master in Fine Arts (European Art Ensemble) is by competitive exam.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Art and Design
  • or equivalent foreign certificate*

* ECAL evaluates title's equivalences. This procedure being relatively long, a request of examination must be submitted by email to ECAL Secretariat inscription@ecal.ch until 18 March 2022 the latest.
> Request of evaluation submitted after the above mentionned date will not be processed.


Online registration is open until 8 April 2022. The registration will only be considered subject to payment of the non-refundable registration fee of CHF 150.-.

As part of their online registration, the candidates send to the ECAL an electronic application (PDF) containing administrative and personal data.

The administrative file contains :

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a copy of passport or identity card
  • a copy of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent certificate), diploma supplement and transcripts (an authentic translation is required for languages other than French, German, Italian English and Spanish).

The personal file contains :

  • a presentation and motivation letter
  • a short description of the Master project
  • a representative portfolio of recent works. Films or other moving images will only be accepted via a "Vimeo channel". 

After consideration of the electronic applications, a jury will select the candidates for admission interviews. The invitation to the interviews which will take place at ECAL on 6 May 2022 will be notified by email.


Results are sent out by mail and/or email from 17 May 2022.


ECAL’s Administration office (Tél. +41 (0)21.316.99.39 - inscription@ecal.ch) gives any additional information.