International Relations

The worlds of art and design know no geographical borders, driven as they are by dialogue and diversity. Artists, designers and filmmakers are mobile and work in a globalised world. As such, HEAD – Genève structures its open-minded approach on its international teaching staff, exhibitions and transnational projects.  

Mobility

HEAD – Genève promotes the students, teachers and researchers’ academic mobility and actively supports field trips and partnerships across the globe.


Reception hours (for students):  
! COVID-19 ! From September 2020, the reception hours are done by phone and by email to anne-laure.beuret@hesge.ch 

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Head of Department

Assistants

CALL FOR INCOMING MOBILITY (IN)

HEAD - Geneva has an extensive and diversified network of partner schools. Every year, about fifty students come to spend a semester at HEAD. A large part of these exchanges takes place within the framework of the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP). This program facilitates the admission of Swiss universities to the European program, in accordance with the activities of the Erasmus+ program. In total, HEAD cooperates with more than 110 universities worldwide.

The International relations office organizes these mobilities and ensures that the exchange semester runs smoothly. The team assists students arriving in Switzerland with their administrative procedures and practical everyday questions. It plans information sessions, events and French courses. It puts each NEWcomer in contact with a referent student, a HEADmate, to facilitate his/her integration into the school.

Fact Sheet 2021-22
Arrival in Geneva, practical information

Contact 
International relations office  
international.head@hesge.ch

 

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.

Information session on international mobility during the academic year 2021-2022: 
This information session, initially scheduled for 8 October, has been postponed to November. More information will be given at the end of October.  

Exchange program, Academic year 2020/21

/// Spring 2020/21 semester exchange ///

Mandatory information session on Preparation of your application, for students interested in an exchange in Spring 2020/21
The power point of this preparation session has been sent to students on May 19, 2020.

The application form is sent to the Office of International Relations: 
from September 23 to September 30, 11:00 - 13:00, by e-mail to anne-laure.beuret@hesge.ch.

Fall 2020/21 semester exchange Departure -  Mandatory - Information session about getting ready for departure > for nominated students only 
Tuesday, December 8th 2020, at 6:30 pm, E Building, Georges-Ador room

Application Form to apply for an exchange OUT

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. 

SEMP (Swiss Europen Mobility Program) 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 Erasmus partner schools, which HEAD – Genève has signed a SEMP contract with. Members of the teaching and administrative team with a mobility project in Europe are kindly asked to contact the department of international relations.

PARTNER SCHOOLS
FINE ARTS

Austria
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
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 

China 
AADTHU - Academa of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University 
China Academy of Art - CAA Hangzhou NEW ! 

Czech Republic
UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague NEW ! 

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 des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire  NEW ! 
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 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Warsaw NEW ! 
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

Allemagne
Merz Akademie Stuttgart  NEW!

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 
China Academy of Art - CAA Hangzhou NEW ! 
Hong Kong Design Institute 
Tongji University College of Design and Innovation Shanghai  NEW ! 

Czech Republic
UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague NEW ! 

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 des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire  NEW ! 
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 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Warsaw NEW ! 
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 
China Academy of Art - CAA Hangzhou NEW ! 
Hong Kong Design Institute 
Tongji University College of Design and Innovation Shanghai  NEW ! 

Czech Republic
UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague NEW ! 

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 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

New Zealand 
Otago Polytechnic Dundein 

Norway 
UiB - University of Bergen 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Warsaw NEW ! 

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 NEW ! 
Universiteit Antwerpen  NEW ! 

Canada 
Université de Montréal, Québec 

Chile 
Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago 

China 
China Academy of Art - CAA Hangzhou NEW ! 
Hong Kong Design Institute 
Tongji University College of Design and Innovation Shanghai  NEW ! 

Czech Republic
UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague NEW ! 

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

Estonia 
Estonian Academy Of Arts Tallinn  

France 
Ecole des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire  NEW ! 
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 
WDKA, Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam 

Poland 
ASP - Academy of Fine Arts  Warsaw NEW ! 
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