Bachelor en Cinéma

Shooting of the film Tempête Silencieuse by Anaïs Moog (2019)

Over three years’ students discover the diversity of film writing, between documentary, fiction and series The programme promotes formal risk-taking and encourages the exploration of areas of hybridisation between genres, while emphasising films in tune with today’s world. Students learn to master the techniques of filming, sound recording, editing and post-production. In addition, they cultivate their vision, critical thinking and ability to express themselves through theory courses.

The first year includes sound and image, archive and lighting practices (outdoor and in the studio). The workshop courses introduce students to film creation with the help of internationally renowned directors and technicians.

In the second year, students choose between the Film Directing or Editing majors. The sophomore year enables students to deepen their technical knowledge and complete two films: one is a fiction film about local places, the other is a “Grand Atelier” project during which the students get to explore a new land or country in the company of a renowned local filmmaker.

The third year is dedicated to the realization of the graduation project, which includes a film and theory essay. Collaboration between students from both majors continues through the creation of film crews and editing and post-production teams. At the same time, students prepare a portfolio of their work in order get ready for their professional integration.


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Students who choose the Film Directing major in the second year deepen their technical knowledge (handling complex cameras and multi-channel sound recording) while learning to master the entire creative process. Together with their colleagues in the Editing major, they make two main films: one fiction and one documentary. In the third year, students concentrate on their gradua tion film and most of the teaching that takes place in the form of personalized tutoring and thematic seminars revolves around their project. The programme also includes courses on production, distribution, selection and festivals.

Shooting of the film of Tatiana Culcitchi, student in Cinema Bachelor. Photo by Yves-Christie Kavula


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From the second year, students who choose the Editing major assemble and disassemble films in order to master professional software (Avid Pro Tools). Students practice by editing the main films of their colleagues in the Film Directing major and deal in particular with the challenges of sound editing. In the third year, students consider editing as a creative act in its own right. They deepen their knowledge by exploring different narratives and practicing a wider variety of editing techniques. Moreover, students have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with special effects and graphic design software. During their graduation project, each student works in a team with a student from the Film Directing major to demonstrate their ability to complete the work through editing.

Atelier instable, Pierre Schlesser

From the second year, students who opt for the Sound major benefit from advanced sound recording training (microphones, recorders, booms, critical listening), while working on conceptual workshops (constructions, layered soundscapes, interactions between direct sound/ambience/music) and developing their knowledge of professional software (Pro Tools). In their third year, the students consider sound as a real tool for reflection and creation. Moreover, in order to develop a practical knowledge of sound, an internship in a professional environment (on a film set or on television) or a personal project are an integral part of the course. During the graduation project, students in the Sound major work on their colleagues’ films in the Directing major in collaboration with those in the Editing major, in order to define the method and sound strategy specific to the film, carry out the sound recording during the shooting, collaborate on the sound editing and carry out the mix.

Atelier Field recording, Mélia Roger


  • Nicolas Wadimoff
Deputy dean
  • Delphine Jeanneret
Teaching staff
  • Bertrand Bacqué
  • Yaël Bitton
  • Basil Da Cunha
  • Philippe Ciompi
  • Andreas Fontana
  • Maryam Goormaghtigh
  • Christine Hoffet
  • Carlos Ibañez-Diaz
  • Danielle Lessovitz
  • Elena López Riera
  • Marie Losier
  • Daniel Schweizer
  • Vuk Vukmanovic
  • François Wolf
  • Olivier Zuchuat
Coordination and communication

Quentin Goujout

  • Nathalie Berger
  • Alessandro Passerini
  • Diane Agatha Schaefer
Technical and post-production
  • Lorin Wüscher
  • Mathis Damour
Material store

Cathy Lopez


Kamal Aljafari, Raed Andoni, Claire Atherton, Marine Atlan, Antoine Barraud, Yaël Bitton, Iris Brey, Patric Chiha, Faye Corthésy, Arnaud Dezoteux, Christine Dory, Farah Clémentine Dramani Issifiou, Hassen Ferahni, Alain Gomis,
Elie Grappe, Philippe Lacôte, Oliver Laxe, Raphaël Lefèvre, Colin Levêque, Mariano Llinas, Elina Löwensohn, Eleonore Mallo, Bertrand Mandico, Emmanuel Marre, Claire Mathon, Elene Naveriani, Catherine Paillet, Caroline Poggi, Isabelle Proust, Carlos Reygadas, Antoine Russbach, Patrick Tresch, Ael Dallier Vega, Jonathan Vinel, Rui Xavier, Claire Burger, Dina Drukarova, Tatiana Huezo, Valérie Loizeleux, Valentin Merz, Robin Mognetti, João Pedro Rodrigues, Theodore Ushev, Andreea Vescan, Clélia Zernik

Partner schools

Merz Akademie - Hochschule für Gestaltung Stuttgart, (Germany), Universidad del Cine, (Argentina), Ecole de Recherche Graphique, (Belgium), INSAS, (Belgium), LUCA School of Arts, (Belgium), KASK, HoGent / The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, (Belgium), UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal, (Canada), Universidad del Desarrollo, (Chile), CAA, China Academy of Art, (China), HKDI, Hong Kong Design Institute, (China), EICTV, Escuela Internacional de Cine e TV - San Antonio de Los Baños, (Cuba), ESAAA - Ecole Supérieur d'Art Annecy Alpes, (France), ESADMM, Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée, (France), ESBA Nantes Saint Nazaire, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, (France), ENSLL, Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis Lumiere, (France), ENSAPC, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris Cergy, (France), SHU, Sheffield Hallam University, (Great Britain), ABABO, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, (Italy), Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, University of Balamand, School of Cinema and Audiovisual Production, (Lebanon), Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura "La Esmeralda", (Mexico), Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, (Portugal), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / Lucerne School of Art and Design, (Switzerland), ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, (Switzerland), SVA, School of Visual Arts New-York, (USA)

Partner institutions

RTS, Swiss Film Prize, GIFF, FIFF, Visions du réel, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Locarno Film Festival, Cinémas du Grütli, Spoutnik, tënk, Filmar, Black Movie