Presentation

The Creative Entrepreneurship module provides strategic and practical tools for business creation, administrative management, and business development. The course is aimed at freelance creatives (industrial designers, graphic designers, photographers, and interaction designers) seeking to develop and/or consolidate their professional practice. 

Through a combination of interactive classes, short lectures, and a practical project, this module offers classes taught by experts in the fields of design, business development, and management in various fields (legal, finance, design, art, and business). Over a period of 5 weeks, the participants will cover a variety of topics and will be able to implement new methods to sustainably grow their business. Sessions are available in a hybrid format (online with the possibility of in-person attendance at the school).
 

 

Language

French

Qualification issued

Certificat of Continuing Education

Fees

CHF 1 200.-, Alumni EXECAL CHF 900.-

Credits

2 ECTS

Length

4h for 5 weeks, on Friday afternoon 2pm-6pm

Registration deadline

13.01.2023

Date of course

January 27, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 2023

Useful links

AdmissionsContact

Course format

En ligne

Learning goals

We give you the keys to
  • ​​​​​​Consolidate practical knowledge (methods and tools) to develop professional activities as a creative.
  • Increase your skills through personalized coaching with experienced practitioners.
  • Acquérir une plus grande maîtrise des aspects légaux et contractuels.
  • Acquire tools and methods to define its services in order to facilitate collaboration and create a lasting relationship of trust with its clients.
  • Enrich your practice by meeting and exchanging with other professionals.

Course program

This section presents the courses detailed by week.
Week I
Launching your professional activity
  • The challenges of professional activity
  • Legal forms and organization
  • Accounting and tax tools
WEEK II
Define a mandate
  • Project definition
  • Definition of the mandate
  • Types of contracts: clauses and remuneration
Week III
Develop your activities
  • Business growth
  • Client prospecting and networking
  • Managing the growth of a team
  • Financing your projects
  • Meeting with experts
Week IV
Develop your activities
  • Workshop
WEEK V
Know the legal aspects
  • Law and intellectual property
  • Data policy
  • Negotiation and mediation

Lecturers

Augustin Scott de Martinville

Founder of BIG-GAME industrial design and Professor at ECAL

Luc Bergeron

Industrial Designer and Honorary Professor HES

Clément Jaton

Lawyer and entrepreneur

Cécile Vulliemin

Head of the Interactive Design & Media Division, Pro Helvetia

David Moret

Founder & Designer chez morefont