ALUMNI benefits
  • Are you a former graduate student of ECAL – or maybe of ECBA (Ecole cantonale des beaux-arts de Lausanne) – and have happy memories of your time there? 
  • Does ECAL summon up unforgettable memories? 
  • Would you like to get back into contact with fellow students who have dropped out of sight? 
  • Would you like to maintain a link with your former School of Art and Design and follow its progress? 
  • Would you like to support the future generations who are following in your footsteps? 
  • Do you believe that alumni are the best ambassadors for ECAL? 

All ECAL graduates automatically become members of EXECAL and benefit at all times from these services:

  1. Online access to Jobs & Competitions and Small Ads, with the opportunity to publish your own advertisements (Login)
  2. Opportunity to publish your own ads in News > Exhibitions & Events and Projects & Portraits (Login)
  3. Online access to the Alumni Directory (Login)
  4. EXECAL Campus smartphone application (see FAQ 4.)
  5. Membership of private groups on social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn
  6. 20% discount on ECAL Shop items
  7. Neptun offer (up to 12% discount on IT equipment) (see FAQ 5.)
  8. Invitation to EXECAL Evenings and Meetings
  9. Access to the Library and Materials Library (advance booking required) 
  10. Preferential rates for University Sports Lausanne (see FAQ 15.)

Photo : ECAL/Younès Klouche
Other benefits and support

The ACTIVITIES section also provides information on the Prizes and Residencies reserved for ECAL alumni:

  • EXECAL prize of CHF 1,000 – awarded to two graduate students, (Bachelor’s and Master’s, for excellent final dissertations
  • Various residencies offered to Alumni: Artists’ Residency (La Tour-de-Peilz) among others.

Information on professional support can be found in the JOBS & COMPETITIONS (Login) section, reserved for alumni:

  1. Assistance & support
  2. Continuing education

ECAL alumni are invited to follow ECAL's activities in Switzerland and abroad on a regular basis (L'ECAL au Capitole, Paris Photo, Milan Design Week, etc.) and one-off events.

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ECAL lectures

Throughout the academic year, ECAL takes advantage of the presence of renowned speakers (Tom Dixon, Nathalie Du Pasquier, April Greiman, Peter Saville, etc.) at its workshops to make them available to the general public. Alumni more than welcome! 

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