Master of Arts in Fashion and Accessories Design

HEAD - Geneva

Program Description

Master of Arts in Fashion and Accessories Design

HEAD - Geneva

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewelry brands or as artistic directors of established firms.

As of the 2012-2013 academic year, HEAD – Geneva offers a new master’s course in Fashion and Accessory Design, the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The course is aimed at Swiss and foreign students and young professionals working in fashion and accessories (apparel and accessories in the broad sense: jewelry, watches, spectacles, ‘personal equipment’ and so on) or related disciplines.

The course focuses on design projects for the human body connected with the individual’s identity and social status issues, activities and needs, and more general issues of lifestyle and Zeitgeist. It sets out to strengthen designers’ creative skills in appropriating their own language, stylistic vocabulary and world. They must be able to translate these elements into collections and products that respond to contemporary or future social issues and put them to use in various contexts.

Knowledge of products and technical skills will give designers an overall mastery of design, production and distribution processes. In today’s globalized markets, creativity has become a crucial means of competitive differentiation and success. This course fits neatly into this context, combining skills in design and artistic direction. It trains designers for senior positions in the fashion and accessory sector (creation, production, distribution, marketing, communication and product positioning). Their strength is their ability to adapt their creativity to shifts in the market – a cooperative, systemic creativity that includes creation, design, production, distribution and communication. The aim is to train innovative creators who can provide a new aesthetic impulse either as self-employed designers with brands of their own or as design managers or artistic directors working for established brands.

This master’s course is part of the University of Applied Sciences and Art Western Switzerland’s Master of Arts degree in Design, provided by HEAD – Genève and the ECAL. Several cross-cutting modules are provided jointly by both institutions.

Head of Department

  • Léa Peckre
  • Elizabeth Fischer

Scientific deputy

  • Géraldine Roh-Merolle Petite

Assistants

  • Magdalena Brozda
  • Camille Büehler
  • Madeline Ribeiro

Teaching staff

  • Elizabeth Fischer
  • Joëlle Gagliardini
  • Christiane Luible
  • Bertrand Maréchal
  • Alexandra Midal
  • Sabine Schechinger Pose
  • Fabrice Schaefer

Invited speakers

Sofian Beljerd, Jean-Pierre Blanc, J. Dekegeeler, Stéphanie D’heygère, Sophear Froment, Emmanuel Grandjean, Anette Goeke, Valentina Maggi, Luca Marchetti, B. Maunoury, Oko, I. Reina, François Schaffter, Syra Schenk, V. Simonney, Lucas Sponchiado, A. Teichmann, Florence Tétier, Tineke van der Meer

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French


Last updated February 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
2,300 CHF
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Locations
Switzerland - Geneva, Geneva
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Sept. 2018
Switzerland - Geneva, Geneva
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Price
CHF 575/Per Semester