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Ideally situated in Lausanne, at the centre of the French part of Switzerland, the Ecole Dubois Lausanne (EDLausanne) has been in existence since 1965 with the aim of promoting an advanced level of teaching to students who would like to point their professional training towards interior architecture and decoration, design, fashion and graphics. The school offers a complete training in day courses over 3 years in the chosen subject leading to a Bachelor degree as well as evening courses and courses made to measure for those students who would like to reorientate their careers or would like to further their knowledge in one or other subject. Depending on the availability and the aims of each student, it’s also possible to follow day courses and evening courses according to the chosen program. The teaching now a permanent balance between the practical and the theoretical and makes EDLausanne a unique and focused place.

ETHOS — Owners of EDLausanne since 2005, Joël Colon and Domi Benoît are both architects graduated from HES and registered as architects and interior architects. Strengthened by their respective work experiences, they are well able to impart to the students the realities of the market and the demands of their profession. They guide their students throughout their studies, supporting and advising them, and it’s not unusual for students to be taken on site in order to confront them with the hazards of the job. As it is, EDLausanne also houses the architects’ office of Mr Colon and Ms Benoît. The selection of teachers is reviewed at the end of each academic year in order to ensure the appropriateness of students, teachers and subjects.

CONDITIONS — A candidate’s motivation and interest are the basis for his or her admission. The objectives are defined during an interview with the head of teaching. The minimum age for the preparatory year is 16. However, at this age, the purpose is to evaluate aptitude and knowledge with the aim of ensuring that the student is well integrated. Candidates from other schools wishing to change to EDLausanne could be admitted on the basis of their portfolio being presented to a panel of teachers. A minimum number of students are required for the good functioning of the subject taught however the number is also limited for the same reason to ensure good quality teaching.


DIPLOMA / BACHELOR DEGREE — The work carried out during the three years of study allows the student to acquire a certain experience in the preparation and execution of different projects. The making of a “press book” allows the student to highlight his or her graphic abilities and creativity, aptitude in solving given problems, rigour, sensitivity and passion. Within the applied arts the portfolio is the essential and decisive element during an interview with a potential client or recruiting agent. The successful completion of the 3 year day course leads to a Bachelor Degree. Issued by a recognised private school this gives access to the best schools in Europe and their counterparts in Switzerland for students wishing to study for a Master’s

Degree. The Bachelor Degree from EDLausanne opens the doors to well-known offices, studios and companies in the field of interior architecture, decoration, graphics, fashion and design. The school is proud to note that the majority of graduates easily find an initial job which is usually an internship. As a result of the selection process and the requirements of the school the number of students who succeed in their final examinations is very high.



In the 2nd and 3rd year, the student — completes his training with The preparatory year offers image management, the use drawing courses in interior of software and administrative architecture, volumetric studies, tasks. The graphics student is furniture design, plastic arts and then able to analyse instructions, drawing, history of art, construc- suggest what means to use in tion and the study of materials as visual communication in line with the documents which will All the subjects are taught in the well as the different styles. be produced as well as a budget evening classes. Depending on and a precise follow-up for the the needs and the availability of The course is extended in the 2nd and 3rd year to the study of production. The training leads to the student, a program can be an EDL professional diploma in put together which will lead to a graphics, management and computer programs. In this way Graphics and Visual Communicaqualification. the student learns to analyse tion (Bachelor Degree). the requirements of a project, to Please do not hesitate to FASHION contact us for more information, prepare the initial study, to carry — for an interview free of commit- out the work in order to execute a mandate within the time frame, The preparatory year allows the ment or to visit the school. budget and follow-up. student to discover and become familiar with fashion design, This sequence leads to an EDL modelling, materials and various professional qualification in Inte- techniques, drawing and plastic rior Architecture and Decoration arts, history of art, accessories (Bachelor Degree). and the DTP. GRAPHICS — The preparatory year for the training of a student in graphics includes communication, general and specific creativity, volumetric studies, production methods (printing techniques, computer programs etc), drawing and plastic arts, history of art, shapes and colours, the DTP for creativity, the layout and the visual aspect.

In the 2nd and 3rd year, the course is completed by design and graphics as well as an apprenticeship in materials and techniques. The world of fashion is not just limited to drawing but can be inspired by historical trends, the use of various techniques while working with existing software starting from an idea to the finished piece by analysing the requirements and the costs.

This training leads to an EDL professional diploma in Fashion Design (Bachelor Degree). DESIGN — Industrial and furniture design to be exact. With a preparatory year offering project study including marketing techniques, project analysis and the communication involved in this. Creativity, volumetric studies, professional knowledge (materials, technical studies etc), drawing and plastic arts, history of art, shapes and colours (with geometry, balanced components, artistic expression) and DTP complete these studies which are then deepened in the 2nd and 3rd year to lead to an EDL professional diploma in Industrial and Furniture design (Bachelor Degree).

— DOMI BENOÎT Executive Director

— JOËL COLON Educational Director

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