International Relations

With strong roots in the international art and design community, HEAD – Genève has built a wide network of partners around the world. While exhibitions abroad and participation at events such as Milan's Salone del Mobile, Hong Kong's Watch Week or Berlin's Berlinale enhance its international reputation, the school also encourages mobility among both students and educational staff.

Based in the heart of the international city of Geneva, HEAD – Genève offers cross-border workshops, residencies and teaching programmes to give its students an open outlook onto a globalised workplace and an awareness of current and future changes. In the same vein, the school welcomes countless speakers, lecturers and students from all over the planet. By working in partnership with schools and organisations around the world, it offers its students the chance to take part in exchanges.

MOBILITY

As an integral part of learning, educational exchanges provide an opportunity for meeting and discovery in different cultural environments. HEAD – Genève financially supports students participating in these experiences, which it believes are an invaluable part of the learning process. By providing mobility grants, the school encourages every bachelor's and master's student to embark on an experience abroad.

While studying at a partner school or completing an internship, students can follow a different teaching programme, work in a new cultural environment, and grow their personal, professional and creative networks internationally. Studies completed as part of the mobility programme count towards a student's degree course at HEAD – Genève. Every year, many students study at partner schools in over 20 countries. 

 

Reception hours (for students): 

Tuesday and Friday, from 10:00 to 12:00, International realtions office, E Building, office number 1.09

Head of Department

Assistants

CALL FOR INCOMING MOBILITY (IN)

Bachelor and master students registered in our partner schools, you are welcome to apply for an exchange study period at HEAD – Genève. Ask to the International relations coordinator of your university the link to our online application. 

Application deadline for Fall term 2019-20: 
15 to 30 April 2019 

Application deadline for Spring term 2019-20: 
21 October to 8 November 2019 

 

Exchange Students, you will enjoy among others the following benefits at HEAD – Genève:
- Mobility grants ranging from CHF 1'900.- to CHF 2'200.- per semester for students from partner schools taking part in the Swiss-European Mobility Programme/Erasmus+.
- You are integrated in the chosen teaching programs, giving you access to all the technical workshops and infrastructure of HEAD – Genève.
- French courses (3 ECTS credits)
- A pleasant living environment in an international city with a rich cultural life.

Exchange at HEAD – Genève, 2019-2020 
Arrival in Geneva, practical information

INFORMATION ABOUT OUTGOING MOBILITY (OUT)

Mobility for an exchange semester
Bachelor and master students registered in HEAD – Genève, you have the opportunity to stay in one of our partner schools in Switzerland or abroad during your studies. For a period of one semester, these mobility stays are fully enrolled and validated in the study course and do not constitute an interruption of your studies.

Exchange program, Academic year 2019-2020

Fall 2019 semester Departure -  Mandatory Information session about getting ready for departure > for nominated students only 

Monday 3rd of June 2019, HEAD, James Fazy 15, room R10, 6pm

 

Spring semester 2020 - Mandatory information session on Preparation of your application, for students interested in an exchange in Spring 2020

Monday, May 27th, 2019, HEAD, James Fazy 15, Auditorium R36 at 6pm

 

The application form is handed in personally at the Office of International Relations

!! Reception days of applications have changed !! 

  • Friday, September 13
  • Tuesday, September 17
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Friday, September 20

from 10:00 to 12:00 in person, HEAD, Bldg. E, 5 ave de Châtelaine, Office 1.09

Application Form to apply for an exchange OUT in Spring 2020

 

Spring 2020 semester Departure -  Mandatory Information session about getting ready for departure > for nominated students only 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, place and time to be confirmed

 


Mobility for an internship
Students enrolled in internships abroad that enable to get ECTS credits have to the possibility to apply for a mobility grant, under the following conditions:
- the application is completed before the start of the internship
- the internship lasts at least 2 full months (eg. 01.06 to 01.08) for internships within the Swiss-European Mobility Programme/Erasmus+ area.
- the internship lasts at least 4 weeks for internships in the countries outside the Swiss-European Mobility Programme/Erasmus+ area.

The organisation of the internship is the student responsibility in collaboration with its respective department. Students are invited to contact Anne-Laure Beuret to complete the documents required to process the grant application.

 

Mobility Grant for exchange students & internship OUT

 

Mobility for the teaching team
Teachers and members of the administrative team at HEAD – Genève have the possibility of receiving grants for education and further training. These grants are awarded to co-workers in mobility in partner schools, which HEAD – Genève has signed a bilateral contract with. Members of the teaching and administrative team with a mobility project are kindly asked to contact the department of international relations.

PARTNER SCHOOLS
FINE ARTS

ESA - Ecole supérieure des arts de Saint-Luc Bruxelles 

China 
AADTHU - Academa of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University 

Denmark 
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art Copenhague 

Estonia 
Estonian Academy Of Arts Tallinn 

Finland 
Tampere University of Applied Sciences Tampere 

France 
Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée 
Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble Valence 
ENSAD - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris  
ENSAPC - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts  Paris Cergy 
ESADSE - Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Saint Etienne 
HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin Strasbourg-Mulhouse 

Georgia 
L.E.P.L Apollon KutateladzeTbilisi State Academy of Art 

Germany 
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle 
Hochschule für Künste Bremen 
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin 

Great Britain 
Sheffield Hallam University 
UAL - Camberwell College of Art 

Greece 
ASFA - Athens Scool of Fine Arts 

Hungary 
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest 

India 
NID - National Institute of Design R&D Bangalore 

Iceland 
Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik 

Ireland 
NCAD - National College Of Arts Dublin 

Israel 
Bezazel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem 

Italy 
ABABO - Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna 

Japan 
KUAD - Kyoto University of Art and Design 

Korea 
K'arts - Korea National University of Arts Seoul 

Lebanon 
ALBA - Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Université de Balamand Beyrouth 

Mexico 
La Esmeralda - Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Coyoacán 

Netherlands 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Wroclaw 

Slovakia 
AFAD - Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava 

Spain 
Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny Barcelona 
Universidad Complutense Madrid 

Sweden 
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm 

Switzerland 
ZHdK - Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zurich 

USA 
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design Providence 
SVA - School of Visual Arts New York 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Austria 
Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz 

Belgium 
ARBA ESA - Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 
Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp 
Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre  Bruxelles 
ERG - Ecole De Recherche Graphique Bruxelles

ESA - Ecole supérieure des arts de Saint-Luc Bruxelles 

Brazil 
PUC Rio - Pontífica Universidade Católica Do Rio De Janeiro 

Canada 
UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal  

Chile 
Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago 

China 
AADTHU - Academa of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University 
Hong Kong Design Institute 

Denmark 
Design School Kolding 
KADK - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design Copenhague 
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art Copenhague 

Finland 
Tampere University of Applied Sciences Tampere 

France 
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie Arles 
Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble Valence 
ENSAD - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris  
ENSAPC - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts  Paris Cergy 
ESADSE - Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Saint Etienne 
HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin Strasbourg-Mulhouse 
ISBA - Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon 

Georgia 
L.E.P.L Apollon KutateladzeTbilisi State Academy of Art 

Germany 
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle 
Hochschule für Künste Bremen  
Hochschule Trier 
Pforzheim University Of Applied Sciences 
Universität Kassel 
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin 

Great Britain 
Kingston University London 
Sheffield Hallam University 
UAL - Camberwell College of Art 

Greece 
ASFA - Athens Scool of Fine Arts 

Hungary 
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest 

Iceland 
Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik 

India 
NID - National Institute of Design R&D Bangalore 

Ireland 
NCAD - National College Of Arts Dublin 

Israel 
Bezazel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem 
Shenkar College of Engineering & Design Tel Aviv 

Italy 
ABABO - Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna 
Politecnico di Milano 

Japan 
KUAD - Kyoto University of Art and Design 

Lebanon 
ALBA - Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Université de Balamand Beyrouth 

Netherlands 
Eindhoven Design Academy 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Wroclaw 

Senegal 
SUPIMAX - Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers du Numérique Dakar 

Slovakia 
AFAD - Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava 

Spain 
BAU Centro Universitario de Diseno Barcelona 
Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny Barcelona 
ESDI - Esucola Superior de Disseny Universitat Ramon Llull Barcelona 
Universidad Complutense Madrid 

Sweden 
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm 

Switzerland 
ZHdK - Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zurich 

USA 
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design Providence 
SVA - School of Visual Arts New York  

PRODUCT DESIGN - JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORY

Austria 
Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz 

Belgium 
ARBA ESA - Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 
Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp 
Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre  Bruxelles 

Brazil 
PUC Rio - Pontífica Universidade Católica Do Rio De Janeiro 

China 
AADTHU - Academa of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University 
Hong Kong Design Institute 

Denmark 
Design School Kolding 
KADK - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design Copenhague 

Estonia 
Estonian Academy Of Arts Tallinn  

France 
Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée 
ENSAD - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris  
ESADSE - Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Saint Etienne 
HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin Strasbourg-Mulhouse 

Georgia 
L.E.P.L Apollon KutateladzeTbilisi State Academy of Art 

Germany 
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg 
Hochschule für Künste Bremen 
Hochschule Trier 
Pforzheim University Of Applied Sciences 
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin 

Great Britain 
Kingston University London 
Sheffield Hallam University 
UAL - Central Saint Martins London 
UAL - London College of Fashion 

Hungary 
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest 

Iceland 
Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik 

India 
NID - National Institute of Design R&D Bangalore 

Ireland 
NCAD - National College Of Arts Dublin 

Israel 
Bezazel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Shenkar College of Engineering & Design Tel Aviv 

Italy 
ABABO - Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna 
Politecnico di Milano 

Japan 
KUAD - Kyoto University of Art and Design 

Korea 
K'arts - Korea National University of Arts Seoul 

Lebanon 
ALBA - Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Université de Balamand Beyrouth 

Netherlands 
AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute 
Eindhoven Design Academy 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Slovakia 
AFAD - Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava 

Spain
BAU Centro Universitario de Diseno Barcelona 
Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny Barcelona 
ESDI - Esucola Superior de Disseny Universitat Ramon Llull Barcelona 

Sweden 
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm 

USA 
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design Providence 
SVA - School of Visual Arts New York

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE


Austria 
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien 
Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz 

Belgium 
ARBA ESA - Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 
Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre  Bruxelles 
ESA - Ecole supérieure des arts de Saint-Luc Bruxelles 
Ku Leuven, Faculty of Architecture Gent 

Canada 
Université de Montréal, Québec 

Chile 
Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago 

China 
Hong Kong Design Institute 

Denmark 
KADK - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design Copenhague 

Estonia 
Estonian Academy Of Arts Tallinn  

France 
ENSAD - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris  
ENSAPC - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts  Paris Cergy 
ESADSE - Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Saint Etienne 

Georgia 
L.E.P.L Apollon KutateladzeTbilisi State Academy of Art 

Germany 
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences 
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg 
Hochschule für Künste Bremen 
Hochschule Trier 
Universität Kassel 

Great Britain  
Kingston University London 
Sheffield Hallam University 
UAL - Camberwell College of Art 

Hungary 
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest 

Iceland 
Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik 

India 
NID - National Institute of Design R&D Bangalore 

Israël 
Bezazel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem 

Shenkar College of Engineering & Design Tel Aviv 

Italy 
Politecnico di Milano 

Japan 
KIT - Institute of Technology Kyoto 
KUAD - Kyoto University of Art and Design 

Korea 
K'arts - Korea National University of Arts Seoul 

Lebanon 
ALBA - Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Université de Balamand Beyrouth 

Netherlands 
Eindhoven Design Academy 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Wroclaw 

Slovakia 
AFAD - Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava 

Spain 
BAU Centro Universitario de Diseno Barcelona 
Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny Barcelona 
ESDI - Esucola Superior de Disseny Universitat Ramon Llull Barcelona 
UPM - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid 

Sweden 
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm 
Royal Institute College of Art Stockholm 

USA 
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design Providence 
SVA - School of Visual Arts New York 

FEDERATIONS
 

HEAD –  Genève is a member of several professional federations that help to enhance its international reputation and network.

International Association of Independent Art and Design Schools
Centre international de liaison des écoles de cinéma et de télévision
Cumulus
The European League of Institutes of the Arts

 

FIELDWORK : MARFA ARTIST RESIDENCY

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two major European art schools, ESBA Nantes Métropole and HEAD-Genève. This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methods. Residents are selected on the basis of the singularity of specific projects they present.

Fieldwork: Marfa caters to emerging artists, curators and/or researchers whose projects require immersion into the specific environment of Marfa and Texas territory, and encourages the development of experimental research methods, diverse modes of inquiries and fieldwork practices.

Fieldwork: Marfa is an inter-school research group that provides a framework for the incursions and endeavors of researchers-in-residence. The work itself fuels various joint projects, in the form of an ongoing annual program based on the participants’ residency schedules:

  • A series of workshops and symposia alternating between the three schools, including working sessions;
  • A schedule of meetings based on the research projects, held on home ground, in Marfa;
  • An editorial and communication program showcasing the contributions or reports from various researchers, students or occasional guests.

The Fieldwork: Marfa research program is based on a one-year academic cycle. This period, during which researchers develop their own personal projects, is punctuated by a number of pre-planned milestones:

  • A two-month residency period in Marfa followed by a public presentation of their ongoing research at the Fieldwork: Marfa gallery;
  • A feedback period, during which the residents continue their work and present their research through the organization of seminars and workshops, meetings with teachers and students from partner schools and guest participants.
  • The Fieldwork: Marfa annual meeting, held during the month of October in Marfa, invite hand-selected outside speakers to share their research and work through the issues raised through the year of the residency program.
  • An online publication is constructed with the researcher-in-residence throughout the year. The editorial object is thought less as a report of the residency experience than as an extension of it.
  • On the website are published a series of texts, video-portaits, various documents, and contributions by experts and guests participants showcasing research outputs and developments.

The rest of the time, the researchers-in-residence are remotely but personally in touch with one of the research directors at at ESBA Nantes Métropole, or HEAD-Genève.

2016.06.01The Annex, Crash Magazine