FEDE SCHOOLS

SWITZERLAND - LAUSANNE

CANVAS is a Swiss institution specialising in fashion and graphic design. It is based in Lausanne (the Swiss Olympic City). Founded more than 25 years ago, the institution has gained an outstanding reputation for its visual arts programmes. It offers a wide range of courses, including in fashion design, graphic design, illustration and publication, and fashion management.

By studying both theory and practical skills, our students gain complete mastery of their chosen discipline. The institution allows them to design a personalised course and timetable, priding itself on ensuring a tailor-made training and nurturing the projects and ambitions of each individual.

The institution works closely with businesses, giving our students the opportunity to get involved in exciting, real-world projects: an excellent way to kickstart their careers and build a professional network.

The FEDE is an INGO International Non-Governmental Organisation and a supranational institution that was created in 1963, which is endowed with participatory status with the Council of Europe. It federates an international network comprised of over 500 higher and professional education institutions in 35 countries across 4 continents, which share a common project that is hinged on academic excellence, pedagogical innovation, scientific research and openness to the world. The FEDE delivers 90 European degrees that are available in English and in the national language, from the Foundation Degree, the European Bachelor’s Degree, the European Master’s Degree to the DBA Doctorate of Business Administration. The FEDE counts an international network of over 180,000 alumni.

PROGRAMMES AND DIPLOMAS:

FEDE Degrees offered Fashion Design and Creation
  • Foundation Degree in Fashion Design and Creation (1 year)
  • Foundation Degree in Fashion Styling (1 year)
  • Dual Degree in Fashion Design and Creation (2 years)
  • Dual Degree in Fashion Styling (2 years)
  • Graduate in Fashion Design (3 years)
  • European Bachelor’s in Fashion Design (3 years)
Patterns and Sewing
  • Foundation Degree in Model Making and Sewing (1 year)
  • Dual Degree in Model Making and Sewing (2 years)
  • Dual Degree in Luxury, Model Making and Sewing (2 years)
  • Dual Degree in CAD Industrialisation (2 years)
  • Graduate in Model Making (3 years)
  • European Bachelor’s in Fashion Design and Technology (3 years)
Graphic Design
  • Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and Art (1 year)
  • Dual Degree in Graphic Design and Digital Communications (2 years)
  • Graduate in Graphic Design (3 years)
  • European Bachelor’s in Graphic Design (3 years)
Illustration
  • Foundation Degree in Illustration (1 year)
  • Dual Degree in Comics Illustration (2 years)
  • Dual Degree in Motion Design (2 years)
  • Graduate in Illustration Technology (3 years)
European Bachelor’s in Illustration Technology (3 years)

Other programmes and certificates:

  • Fashion Industry Careers: Model making and Sewing, Assembly and Production

RESEARCH PROGRAMME:

Canvas is affiliated to the FEDE doctoral school and offers FEDE DBAs (Doctorate of Business Administration).   PRE-ACADEMIC PROGRAMME PMA: Art Careers Preparation (1 year) Bilingual (French/English) PMA: Art Careers Preparation (1 year) SUMMER PROGRAMME Bilingual European Foundation Degree in Arts and Design (2 months) Art programme for teenagers (on request)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES:

Bilingual European Foundation Degree in Arts and Design (10 months) Teaching in English

ESTABLISHMENT APPROVED BY FEDE

STRENGTHS OF THE SCHOOL

  • Personalised programmes and individual supervision
  • Experienced, student-focused teachers who are experts in their fields
  • Opportunity to participate in international competitions and gain visibility
  • Brand launch platform for graduates
  • Year-round multidisciplinary labs and workshops held by visiting experts
  • Internships with our partners offer valuable work experience
  • Academic exchanges with partner institutions
  • Junior Enterprise opportunities provide an early career boost

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