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Bachelor of Fine Arts / EPAC Diploma

1st year
Common core

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 him to try out different artistic mediums and to begin to make provisional choices, both in terms of techniques and conceptual framework. This year should enable him to explore the field of possibilities and to affirm, little by little, the path he wishes to follow in the second year. In this sense, it remains a transitional phase.

On the agenda

  • Comic book
  • Script, direction
  • Illustration
  • Paint
  • Animated film
  • Multimedia
  • Courses and conferences
  • Drawing, academy, anatomy
  • English
  • History of art and comics
  • Visual communication
  • Concept art
  • Character design

Year2

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.

Specialisation
Illustration

  • Illustration
  • Courses and conferences
  • Traditional and digital academic drawing
  • English
  • Art history
  • Script, direction
  • Visual communication
  • Concept art
  • Character design
  • Options (two to choose from):
    Animation
    or Transmedia or Traditional/Digital Painting
    or Comics

Specialisation
Comics

  • Comic book
  • Script, direction
  • Courses and conferences
  • Traditional and digital academic drawing
  • English
  • History of art and comics
  • Visual communication
  • Options (two to choose from):
    Animation
    or Transmedia or Traditional/digital painting
    or Illustration

 

Specialisation
Painting/Digital Painting

  • Traditional or digital painting
  • Courses and conferences
  • Traditional and digital academic drawing
  • English
  • Art history
  • Script, direction
  • Visual communication
  • Options (two to choose from):
    Animation
    or Illustration or Transmedia
    or Comics

 

Specialisation
New media

  • Animated film
  • Transmedia
  • Courses and conferences
  • Traditional and digital academic drawing
  • English
  • History of art
    and comics
  • Script, direction
  • Visual communication
  • Option (one to be chosen):
    Illustration or traditional/digital painting
    or Comics

3rd year / Diploma year

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.

The EPAC diploma is awarded to students after 4 years of study.
The EPAC diploma and the Bachelor of Fine Arts accredited by EQ-Arts is awarded to students after 3 years of study, pre-requisite (CFC, Maturité).

 

Specialisation
Illustration

  • Traditional/digital illustration
  • Memory
  • Internship in a company
  • Scenography
  • Courses and conferences
  • English

Specialisation
Comics

  • Traditional/digital comics
  • Memory
  • Internship in a company
  • Scenography
  • Courses and conferences
  • English

Specialisation
Painting/Digital painting

  • Traditional/digital painting
  • Memory
  • Internship in a company
  • Scenography
  • Courses and conferences
  • English

Specialisation
New media

  • Transmedia
  • Memory
  • Internship in a company
  • Scenography
  • Courses and conferences
  • English

Entrance exam

The entrance examinations take place throughout the year. Each applicant is called for an interview during which he/she presents his/her file.
However, in order to secure a place in our school, we advise applicants to register as soonas possible.

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.

 

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1907 Saxon, Valais
Switzerland

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info@epac.ch

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