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Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

It used to be the 'Ecole des Beaux arts' now i think it HEAD

I'd like to know anything that would be helpful with trying to get into this school to study Fashion Design. I will be taking a short couture class at migros but I think you need a years experience of fashion design experience. Anyone know anything about this?

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Old 19.11.2009, 11:29
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Re: Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

Hi Annastorm,
Maybe you can find some additional info in this previous thread here:

I want to be a fashion designer! Is there any course in Geneva?

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Re: Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

Hi all.
I found this old post and just wrote a massive reply which I somehow deleted!
I did a search for course in GE and this popped up but very old posts.
In brief:
How did you all get on with fashion courses etc?
I would love to hear as I am an aspiring designer myself.
I dabbled in designing in Syndey and moved here a few weeks ago.
I also have a human rights background which I am keen to pursue but have a passion for fashion too so would love to do a course in pattern making or something similar.
I designed some garments but want to get back into it.
Looking forward to hearing your news!
LaylaX
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Re: Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

oops this was meant to be with the previous post but not sure how to move it! Can someone help pls??!!
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Re: Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

what do you mean get on with fashion courses?

having an art and design education myself and having tried to get into the ECAL in Lausanne here is what I can tell you.

Obviously you should also check on the school websites as they often give you a time schedule already so you get a general idea of the classes, and the student handbook may give a good description too.


There will be most likely be a requirement to do an introductory year to learn some general basics not specifically related to fashion design. It may be divided into art and design specialties or it may be a general year the same for everyone.

The way one gets into an art school is with a portfolio and most often an interview.
Lausanne gave a subject one week before the interview that had to be completed and turned in before the interview. It was a design subject for me ... mailing the thing express from America where I was living at the time meant I had to cut a few days off.
Other schools you have a few tests over a couple days, drawing, general/ art culture etc

The courses in the schools are full time and also very demanding on the work to be done at home.
One prof who is from Geneva recently told me that during school interviews they want to make sure people have no financial issues coming to Switzerland.
While the school may be cheap(it's all relative to where one is coming from. 1000-1500 CHF/year for school fees) the cost of living is not and very often students get jobs on the side to make ends meet.
Having a small student job on the side sure why not, but don't work too many crazy hours. It will be detrimental to your studies.


Now as your post is unclear my answer may be completely off.
Are you thinking about going to the school?

or would you like some small course to learn a little bit about pattern cutting/designing etc?

these small courses don't really appear to exist...maybe check with a sewing shop.
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Re: Fashion design school in geneva - Entrance requirements?

Hi there.
Think you got the wrong end of the stick.
I said in the next thread that oops sorry I had meant to put that one I wrote in a reply to an older set if posts in which a few different people had asked one another how to get into fashion/design and course available here.
This was two years ago so as I only saw it now and only just moved here I asked 'how they all got on with their courses", not sure if you are English but this means how did it all go ..?
Anyway I was just enquiring myself and as I said I am pursuing human rights which I am qualified in but also had designed some garments and had them made and sold some in Syndey a few years back.. so just wondered if there was a short course as in evenings etc or part time which I could do alongside the other stuff!
Ambitious I know but hey you only get one life!
I love sketching, designing and have been told I have designed some very good garments but can't sew very well!
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