Within its walls, ECAL makes it a point of honor to promote a transversal experience in which the courses mix and mingle through collaborations with leading companies, multidisciplinary workshops and international exhibitions. In this way, valuable synergies are created between students throughout their studies, which are reflected in their Bachelor's and Master's projects, and beyond.
Now alumni, graduates can move forward into the professional world with confidence. With their high-flying artistic background and an alumni network that includes a variety of art professions, they now combine rich and complementary skills and know-how, qualities that are necessary to meet contemporary challenges.
Congratulations to all of them! With your diploma in hand, it's time to take on new challenges. Good luck for the future!
Being part of this jury was a humbling learning experience. It was wonderful to meet the students and discuss their projects and desires for the future.
Assistant director, actress, Paris
Jury BA Cinema
Saying that the quality of ECAL graduates is consistently outstanding almost goes without saying. What personally struck me is the highly inquisitive quality of the works, the level of research and philosophical background of each project and the clarity of vision of all the students. Taking a look at the graduation projects really felt like taking a peep into the future of the photographic medium.
Chiara Bardelli Nonino
Photo editor, Milan
Jury MA Photography
My time as a jury member for the MA Type Design graduation projects was a pleasurable opportunity to learn. What a joy to be able to focus on such an impressive and engaging body of work produced by an even more impressive group of students. The works showed depth of enquiry both practically and theoretically. Students had clearly made the most of the space offered by the course to really explore, with staff supportive of the range of very different approaches the students had sought out. The dedication of everyone involved with the course was tangible in the thoughtfulness and care taken over the outcomes and made for a hugely enriching experience. My congratulations to the tutors and to this year’s graduates. I am very much looking forward to seeing what follows next!
Designer, writer, London
Jury MA Type Design
The overall quality of the graduation projects was extremely high and attending the presentations was exciting and frankly, just a lot of fun. I particularly appreciated how the students managed to find or select truly relevant, socially and environmentally conscious topics.
Art director, Zurich
Jury BA Industrial Design
ECAL offers an exciting and contemporary framework for young talent to manifest the importance of our profession: Design and creativity have the responsibility and the power for positive change. It was a great honour to be part of the jury.
Creative director, FREITAG, Zurich
Jury BA Industrial Design
I was impressed by the quality of the work of the students: the craft and how their particular way of looking at the world reflects into the projects. So much creativity and passion filled the room!
Communication director Hermès, Genève
Jury MAS Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship
The quality of the work is to be highly commended, both for the diverse range of relevant themes and issues explored, as well as the impressive level of design synthesis and technical execution achieved. It was also very inspiring to see the students present their projects with maturity and confidence.
Creative coder, architect, designer, London
Jury BA Media & Interaction Design
The breadth, depth and relevancy of work was inspiring. It left me optimistic that the next generation of designers are ready and keen to tackle the challenges we face. A credit to themselves and to ECAL!
Industrial designer Logitech, Lausanne
Jury BA Industrial Design
The graduation projects this year were of a very high standard and stemmed from a rich and diverse range of subjects. The students’ research showed a deep understanding of their relevant topics which is what led to such convincing ideas, many of which have will have wide global potential.
Industrial designer, London
Jury BA Design Industriel
I really appreciated the sincerity of the students’ topics, which resulted in memorable projects, executed with accuracy and quality. Spending these few days with them was inspiring.
Art director, Paris
Jury BA Visual Communication (Photography, Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design)
Through its students, the BA in Visual Art at ECAL stands out as always. You cannot help but notice the rigour and excellence of the realisations, as well as the precision, the commitment and the generosity put in place by the teaching team and the head of the programme.
Jury BA Visual Arts
With great curiosity, this year’s graduates used graphic design to explore the world around them. Their projects utilised a diverse array of media and were defined by a desire to engage meaningfully with their subject matter. All the projects were generally well crafted, and the most successful works gave their voice to the subject and, most importantly, took risks.
A prize awarded by La Foncière, a real estate investment fund, to a deserving student for the work accomplished during the year in Photography. Presented by Mr. Thomas Vonaesch, Director of La Foncière
HES-SO Award for Excellence in Design and Visual Arts – CHF 2'500.-
A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished him/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mr. Gaetano Massa, Scientific assistant of the Design and Fine Arts Department of the HES-SO
A prize awarded by the jury of the Ernest Manganel Foundation to graduate a student in Fine Arts, to reward the relevance of his/her research and the very professional quality of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mrs. Catherine Othenin-Girard, member of the Board of the Manganel Foundation.
A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects. Presented by Mrs. Anne–Claire Pliska, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at BG Consulting Engineers
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL. Presented by Mr. Stéphane Halmaï–Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Media & Interaction Design who has distinguished himself/herself by a prospective and experimental approach during his/her diploma work. Presented by Mrs. Joëlle Aeschlimann, president of METAA: Media Experiments in Technology and Art Association
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Graphic Design who has distinguished himself or herself by the overall quality of his or her work. Presented by Mrs. Pauline Saglio, Head of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
An award given to a film student who has distinguished himself/herself during the year by the quality of his/her achievements or technical work. This award pays tribute to Jacqueline Veuve, a great Swiss documentary filmmaker who passed away in 2013. Presented by Mr. Lionel Baier, Professor of Bachelor Cinema, film director
Plateforme10 x ECAL Award – Exhibition presented at Plateforme 10 in collaboration with ECAL + CHF 5'000.-
This prize is intended to reward a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design student who has distinguished himself/herself by a prospective and poetic use of new technologies. With Latent, Mélanie Fontaine scripted our instant messaging exchanges by inviting the context of the users into the conversations. This prize will allow, among other things, the development of the project in view of a first public visibility through an exhibition of the laureate, while reinforcing the links between the ECAL and Plateforme10. Presented by Mr. Patrick Gyger, General Director of Plateforme 10.
Image Freestudios Award – Voucher for the complete calibration of a professional short film at Freestudios in Geneva, worth CHF 15'000.
An award to a student in the Photography option who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work, both artistically and technically. This award underlines the virtuous bridges between the academic and professional world at the time of entry into the latter of the graduating students through the close collaboration between Freestudios and the Cinema Department. Presented by Mr. Boris Rabusseau, FreeStudios. Voucher for the complete calibration of a professional short film at Freestudios in Geneva, worth CHF 15'000 .- (Photography option. Presented by David Chizallet, Director of Photogaphy)
SDA member for 3 years + individual entrepreneurial coaching for the development of his/her diploma project
Anaïs Lehmann – BA Industrial Design
A prize that rewards a Bachelor student for the excellence of his/her diploma work. The SDA Bachelor Award offers the winner the possibility of becoming an SDA member for three years as well as individual entrepreneurial coaching for the development of his/her diploma project. Presented by Mrs. Géraldine Morand, member of the SDA: Swiss Design Association
A prize offering the opportunity of a first public visibility through an exhibition to a graduate of the ECAL's Bachelor's or Master's degree in photography, while reinforcing the existing links between ECAL and Images Vevey. Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, on behalf of Images Vevey
FLOKK Internship – Six-month internship program at FLOKK HG in Oslo
Six-month internship programme at Flokk HQ in Oslo, Norway, to a Master Product Design graduate. Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Product Design Master, on behalf of FLOKK
Three prizes awarded by the Paris-based agency Eyes on Talents to graduate projects with high potential in terms of sustainability, social impact or technological integration. The winners will benefit from a professional support and a media follow-up as well as an increased visibility among the agency's network of partners. Presented by Mr Youwie Roes, representative of Eyes on Talents
A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship for the quality of his/her work. Presented by Mr Denis Flageollet, master watchmaker & creator of De Bethune
HES-SO Design & Fine Arts Excellence Award – CHF 2'500.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects. Presented by Mr Camille Blin, head of Master Product Design, on behalf of BG Consulting Engineers
A prize awarded by In Rust We Trust to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her typographic work. The winner is offered the opportunity to publish a visual that will be used to collect donations for the Design against Cancer action (led by the association). Presented by Mr Angelo Benedetto, founding member of the association in rust we trust*
Soma Summer Mexico 2022 – A one-month artist residency in Mexico
Awarded to 2 Fine Arts students, selected for a 1-month artist residency in Mexico, at the Hacienda Santa María Xalostoc, near Tlaxco village in Tlaxcala state (2h30 drive from Mexico City). Presented by Mrs Stéphanie Moisdon, head of Master Fine Arts.
Masé Studios Sound Award – Voucher for the complete film mixing of a professional short film at Masé Studios in Geneva, value of CHF 8’000.-
A prize to a student in the Sound specialization who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work, both on an artistic and technical level. This award underlines the virtuous bridges between the academic and professional worlds when graduating students enter the latter through the close collaboration between Masé Studios and the Film Department. Presented by Mr Ivan Ruet, representative of Masé Studios
Two Nestlé scholarships of CHF 10'000. - each awarded to deserving 2nd year MADP, MAP and MATD students who have distinguished themselves by the research and quality of their diploma project, particularly -but not exclusively- in relation to current themes such as technological or social innovation, sustainability or health. Presented by Mr René Ciocca, Head of Corporate Identity & Design, Marketing and Consumer Communication of Nestlé
PPF: Prix Pangram Finesse – 2500$CAD (equivalent in Swiss Francs)
A prize awarded to a graduate student, who has distinguished himself/herself by the sharpness in the attention to details, as well as a global concept that fits the current trends in graphic design. Presented by Mr Matthieu Cortat, head of Master Type Design, on behalf of Pangram Pangram
A grant awarded to a student about to complete their graduation year. The choice was made based on their talent and creativity. Presented by Mr. Jakob Hlasek, President of the Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation
Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation Grant – CHF 8'000.- (Master)
A scholarship awarded to a student about to complete their graduation year. The choice was made on the basis of her/his talent and creativity. Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation
Scholarship Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Bachelor) – CHF 5'000.-
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL. Presented by Mr Stéphane kropf, head of Bachelor Fine Arts, on behalf of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation
Scholarship Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Master) – CHF 5'000.-
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL. Presented by Mrs Stéphanie Moisdon, head of Master Fine Arts, on behalf of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation
Encouragement Award – City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- (Master)
An encouragement prize awarded to a student in the 1st year of the Master Fine Arts who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work. The winner is offered the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the La Ferme des Tilleuls in Renens. Presented by Mrs Nathalie Jaccard, Conseillère municipale en charge de la Direction Culture-Jeunesse-Affaire scolaire à la Ville de Renens
Encouragement Award – City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- (Bachelor)
An encouragement prize awarded to a student in the 1st year of the Master Fine Arts who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work. The winner is offered the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the La Ferme des Tilleuls in Renens. Presented by Mrs. Tinetta Maystre, Municipale à la Ville de Renens