Bachelor visual arts


EDHEA’s Bachelor’s degree in visual arts enables students to develop their own artistic practice within a cross-disciplinary setting. This threeyear programme prioritises an experimental approach that blurs the boundary between theory and practice.
The course is taught through projects and both group and individual work, encouraging students to engage as broadly as possible with issues relating to contemporary art.
With the support of experienced artists, curators, cultural practitioners and theorists from Switzerland and beyond, students are invited to develop a critical approach to moving images and visual cultures, materials and environments, painting and drawing, sound and aural practices, digital and performing cultures, photography, texts, publishing and artists’books, and exhibition practices.
The course is taught through field work taking place in a mixture of classes and workshops, with students also working on projects alongside regional and national artistic and cultural institutions.
The exchange programme (MOVE) offers students the opportunity to spend a semester in a European art school, and learn more about the international art scene. The international network also includes a programme of summer schools and residencies for EDHEA students and alumni.
EDHEA’s Bachelor’s degree in visual arts is one of the BA in Fine Arts programmes offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO ).
The degree is taught in French ; one-to-one tutorials can also take place in German and English.

Guests 2018/20
Jean-Philippe Antoine, Marianne Bürki, Elisabeth Chardon, Latifa Echakhch, Christopher Füllemann, Jérémie Gindre, Marine Hugonnier, Hélene Joye-Cagnard, Claire Le Restif, Balthazar Lovay, Mark Luyten, John Miller, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Dan Perjovschi, Superprod, Utopiana, Laura von Niederhäusern

Students on the HES-SO Art & Design faculty’s Bachelor’s degree programmes must have obtained a Baccalaureate, a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate related to the field of study, or a Specialised Baccalaureate in the field of art and design. Equivalent qualifications and academic studies will also be considered.

The application portfolio has to be sent to the school by e-mail (PDF file) to before March 25 2020 (new exceptionnal deadline).


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