Bachelor in Fine arts


EDHEA’s Bachelor’s degree in Fine 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 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 Fine 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, English and Italian.


Guests 2021/23

Lara Almarcegui, Madeleine Amsler, Andrea Bagnato, Matthieu Barbezat /  Camille Villetard, Alexandra Bellon, Ludwig Berger, Vanessa Billy, Giulia Bini, Sarah Burkhalter, Claire de Ribaupierre, Marcelline Delbecq, Kadiatou Diallo, Dominique Dirlewanger, Eugène Ebodé, Céline Eidenbenz, Eva Frapiccini, Stéphane Fretz, Cee Füllemann, Jérémie Gindre, Claus Gunthi, Eric Hattan, Kornelia Imesch Oechslin, Les Indociles, Maria Iorio / Raphaël Cuomo, Martin Jakob, Amelia Jones, Pauline Julier, Dominique Koch, Olga Kokcharova, Julie Lang, Anne Jean-Richard Largey, Claire Le Restif, David Lemaire, Balthazar Lovay, Uriel Orlow, Sandrine Pelletier, Steven Pippin, Alain Renaud, Marie-Luce Ruffieux, Pascal Schwaighofer, Nicole Schweizer, J. Emil Sennewald, Julia Taramarcaz


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.

More about the Bachelor

Presentation of the Bachelor in Visual Arts by Valérie Félix for the 2022 admissions:

Presentation of the Bachelor in Fine Arts and of the MAPS - Master of Arts in Public Spheres by Camille Villetard and Matthieu Barbezat (duo Barbezat-Villetard), who both studied at the EDHEA:

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