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EPAC Illustration

Programs

EPAC is for anyone who is curious, inventive and creative. The courses we offer are accessible from the end of compulsory schooling. People with a high school diploma or equivalent can obtain the Bachelor / Master of Fine Arts. The others obtain the school's diploma. Currently, EPAC is accredited by EQ-Arts which is an affiliate organization of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). This new accreditation gives EPAC international recognition.

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Preparatory year

The preparatory year is an essential stage for students who are not at ease with traditional and digital artistic tools. It gives them the necessary technical and theoretical knowledge to approach the rest of the course with confidence.

The student learns to work with a brush, a pencil, a graphic tablet and all the relevant tools for his or her future career. The student benefits from this reassuring framework to develop ease in the creative process.

The Preparatory Course is also designed as an introduction to the complex history of the arts and introduces students to the works of the great masters. It provides them with the tools to understand the works and trains them to integrate an artistic vocabulary and the bases necessary to explain their work.

The preparatory class offers a complete levelling in the basic artistic disciplines and a real orientation year. Each student, according to his or her personal aptitudes, will be able to refine his or her artistic and technical knowledge and orientate himself or herself towards the artistic career that corresponds to him or her.

Admission requirements

End of compulsory schooling, entrance exam and portfolio.

Duration of the course

1 year

 

CHF 1'125/month

13'500.-

 

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Master of Fine Arts in Game Arts

The game artist is responsible for all the visual aspects of the video game, characterisation of the characters, creation of the sets, storyboard, 3D modelling, animation, graphic interface, etc.

This department functions as a production workshop, similar to a real video game developer, whose main objective is the creation of a game or game prototype in the second year. At the end of this training, the student will have acquired knowledge and experience that he or she can use in a job search in the video game sector.

The key points of the teaching are: the making of a 3D video game, research, concept art, the basics of 3D modelling, 3D creation and implementation, graphic interface, illustrations, exchanges and collaborations with players in the video game industry via, for example, internships or conferences.

Admission requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent, portfolio.

Duration of the course

2 years

 

CHF 1'125/month

13,500/year

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Bachelor of Fine Arts/Diplôme EPAC Exchange student

choice of speciality:
comics, illustration, painting, new media

Duration of the course: 3 years

CHF 17'064.00/year

for BA, insurance, apartment, electricity and
internet.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts / EPAC Diploma

Specialty Comics or Illustration or Painting or New Media

The first year marks the beginning of a process that will lead the student to develop his or her own universe. The two semesters, punctuated by professional internships and practical work, will allow the student to try out different artistic mediums and to begin to make provisional choices, both in terms of techniques and conceptual framework.

This year should allow the student to explore the field of possibilities and to affirm, little by little, the path he or she wishes to take in the second year. In this sense, it remains a transitional phase.

The student begins his or her real creative process in the second year. At the beginning of the school year, they choose the specialisation in which they will develop. Three fields are open to them: illustration and comics, painting or new media.

While many courses will be taken as a core curriculum, and form the necessary foundation for any artist regardless of their orientation, the specialisations will reinforce targeted areas. The learner also develops transversal skills that will be indispensable throughout his or her career: autonomy of work, management of deadlines, calculation of possibilities according to the objective sought.

The diploma year is a key stage on two levels: firstly, it leads the student to produce a coherent work within a well-developed conceptual framework, a real passport to the professional world; secondly, it marks the end of a course of study which attests to his or her skills and leads to a diploma.

Admission requirements for the School Diploma

End of compulsory schooling, preparatory year, entrance exam and portfolio.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor programme

Maturité / equivalent, preparatory year, entrance exam and portfolio.

Duration of the course

3 years

 

CHF 1'125/month

13,500/year

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Master of Fine Arts Game Arts Exchange/International student

Duration of the course: 2 years

CHF 17'064.00/year

for MA, insurance, apartment, electricity and internet

Accredited school

EPAC is a private school accredited by EQ-Arts (registered agency of EQAR, European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education)

and delivers the titles "Bachelor of Fine Arts" and "Master of Fine Arts" recognized at the European level.

ECTS credits

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a points system, developed by the European Union, which aims to facilitate the comparison of study programmes in different European countries. ECTS stands for "European Credits Transfer System". This system applies mainly to university education.
Our Bachelor and Master degrees are part of the ECTS system linked to the Bologna agreements. The Bologna agreements are not an institution that recognises ECTS credits, but they are the basis of the system that allows the quantification of the studies carried out by a student.

The system for awarding credits, the internal commissions for validating educational concepts, and the various verification bodies (school operations, control of future occupations, etc.) are also based on the regulations proposed by the Bologna agreements.
Like many private universities and higher education institutions, we strictly adhere to this process. Indeed, as we always make clear, our qualifications are awarded by a public school.

Many universities (private and public) recognize our programs and the value of the credits awarded. On the other hand, Swiss universities do not automatically recognize private titles (which we explain clearly during information sessions or personal interviews). EPAC has obtained a new accreditation from the enqa network that is recognized at the European level. This accreditation came into effect in September 2022.

 

EPAC

Route du Village 39
1907 Saxon, Valais
Switzerland

+41 (0)27 744 31 26
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