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.