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 2020/22

Madeleine Amsler, Martina Angelotti, Jean-Philippe Antoine, Cristina Baldacci, Matthieu Barbezat/Camille Villetard, Alexandra Bellon, Giulia Bini, Sarah Burkhalter, Marianne Burki, Claire de Ribaupierre, Marcelline Delbecq, Kadiatou Diallo, Eugène Ebodé, Céline Eidenbenz, Eva Frapiccini, Stéphane Fretz, Cee Füllemann, Jérémie Gindre, Claus Gunthi, Marine Hugonnier, Kornelia Imesch Oechslin, Les Indociles, Maria Iorio/Raphaël Cuomo, Amelia Jones, Pauline Julier, Julie Lang, Anne Jean-Richard Largey, David Lemaire, Balthazar Lovay, Matteo Lucchetti, Mark Luyten, John Miller, Uriel Orlow, Sandrine Pelletier, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Steven Pippin, Marie-Luce Ruffieux, Laurence Schmidlin, Pascal Schwaighofer, Nicole Schweizer, Bastien Semenzato, J. Emil Sennenwald, Utopiana


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 applications have to be submitted online by April 25 2022. Only completed and validated online forms will be considered. Admission interviews will take place on May 11, 12 and 13 2002.

Documents to be provided for the admission file:

  • Copy of the certificate(s)/diploma(s)/title(s) giving access to the training (or provisional attestation if these documents are in the process of being obtained)
  • Copy of the identity document
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Portfolio (URL to access your files)

    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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