Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)

The Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship course at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) equips students with experience in industrial design as well as knowledge of launching a business.


School: University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)
Course: Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Course dates: September 2022 to June 2023
Application deadline: 8 April 2022

Switzerland is a country with a vast knowledge of the field of luxury and craftsmanship. Building on this tradition, this Master of Advanced Studies at ECAL is for the holders of a Bachelor or Master's degree wishing to further their knowledge in industrial design and investigate sectors of excellence, including fine watchmaking, tableware and specific techniques using noble materials.

Through collaborations with prestigious brands, some with century-old heritage, and workshops provided by international designers, students will experiment at all production stages from design to completion using 3D rendering models and photography.

Students 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.

Students from this programme benefit from a partnership with IMD Business School in Lausanne, allowing them to learn about what is at stake when launching a brand and starting a business.

In order to advise potential candidates, online portfolio reviews will take place on 8 March. Register for this event here.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: collaboration with Vacheron Constantin, visit of a saddlery workshop with Studio Formafantasma, 2015.

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