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MasterFine arts

Giulio Scalisi

Degree awarded

Master of Arts HES⁠-⁠SO in Fine Arts


The Master of Arts HES⁠-⁠SO in Fine Arts is taught at three schools which operate in the field of Fine Arts.

The three schools offer five majors linked to specific areas of specialisation. The distribution of the various majors is based primarily on the logistics of working and research in particular fields, on the cultural and economic contexts of each school, on the identities they have gained from their history and the artists, designers and theorists who teach there.

The Master of Arts HES⁠-⁠SO in Fine Arts course is an integral part of the "Swiss Master in Fine Arts Platform”, a national collaborative programme involving all the Swiss art schools. The three schools also benefit from a wide network of partnerships with art schools in Europe and other continents.

Course organisation and fees

ECTS Credits
2 years minimum (full-time)
Mainly French (see details of the various majors)
Registration fees
CHF 150
CHF 500 per semester (tuition fees)
The study programme begins in calendar week 38



Professional prospects

The course in fine arts provides the basis for employment as:

  • Independent artist
  • Cultural mediator
  • Project assistant
  • Independent curator
  • Artistic director in the field of publishing
  • Art critic
  • Cinema director
  • Studio manager

as well as work in all professional environments associated with art, such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, etc.
The Master's major in mediation and teaching is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in teaching art in schools and colleges, or in artistic intervention within community or institutional environments or the voluntary sector.



HEAD – Genève



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