Training and education

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne


Thanks to Vacheron Constantin’s support, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne has revamped the former Master of Advanced Studies in Luxury Industry and Design which is now the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship. Through this new formula, the programme intends to highlight various types of expertise and to offer young industrial designers an opportunity to spend a year investigating sectors of excellence as diverse as Artistic Crafts, Fine Watchmaking, tableware or specific techniques using noble materials. In 2015, the exhibition titled Arts & Crafts & Design : Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmencrafted in partnership with the ECAL and the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte was presented at the Swiss pavilion throughout Expo Milan, the Universal Exhibition (World’s Fair) held in Milan.


Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship.

Switzerland is a privileged country in terms of know-how in the field of luxury and craftsmanship. leveraging this tradition, this Master of Advanced Studies is intended for holders of a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree. Through collaborations with prestigious companies, some of which are based on a centuries-old heritage, as well as workshops provided by major international designers, students experience all stages in the production of a product. They also enjoy the benefit of brand identity analyses and lectures delivered by experts in the field as well as factory tours of luxury goods manufacturers. Many projects are singled out by partner companies to be produced, exhibited and published in the international press.

About ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne)

ECAL is one of the world’s leading schools in the field of art and design. It is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos and currently offers a Foundation Year, various Bachelor’s, Master’s and MAS degree programmes, notably in subjects such as Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Photography, Media & Interaction Design, Art Direction, Product Design, Cinema and Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship. Its influence in Europe and throughout the world is reflected by the success encountered by its alumni, countless press articles, regular mentions in specialists and large-circulation publications, as well as an enviable number of exhibitions in prestigious venues. Over the years the ECAL has significantly increased the number of its collaborative projects with universities of art and design around the world as well as with leading firms.


 “The contribution of the Manufacture testifies to the richness of this curriculum and ensures its continuity.”