CANVAS is a Swiss Arts College specialized in Fashion and Graphic Design.

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the school has over 25 years' experience training students to enter the Visual Arts and Fashion industries. The school offers a unique selection of creative courses that allow students to obtain the theoretical and practical skills needed to master their chosen discipline. With a wide range of courses and degrees, CANVAS allows students the freedom and flexibility to tailor-make their own course scheduele.


Based in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, CANVAS has grown significantly over the past 15 years. Its founders were trained in the Swiss Hautes Ecoles in Fashion and Graphic Design and are passionate about design and pedagogy. They created CANVAS with the ambition of bringing quality technical education to students interested in becoming tomorrow's Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Fashion Designers and Tailors. Recognized by Swiss professional and educational bodies alike, CANVAS' programs are certified by Swiss state bodies (CIO, AI) and the European Federation of Education (FEDE).

Experience in Service of Creativity

CANVAS is proud to be part of a large and influential community of passionate creators. The school offers a multicultural artistic approach that takes into account different cultures and languages and allows for the personal and professional enrichment of each of its students. CANVAS has, and continues to be, recognized for its high level of distinction in the arts. Its students have regularly performed well in some of the most prestigious European design competitions. The school boasts a dynamic and experienced faculty who are attentive to the realities and demands of the professional integration of its students, adapting and adjusting their teaching methods in order to meet the needs of each learner while preparing them for the demands and expectations of the labour market. placement projects provide students with direct market experience and help them to develop an initial professional network.

A Creative Pedagogy

CANVAS’ training combines a theoretical and practical approach and prepares students for both the artistic and technical aspects of creative professions in the Visual Arts and Fashion industries. The teaching methodology and tools of the training programs give students and in-depth understanding and mastery of their chosen discipline to allow them to establish themselves professionally by the end of their training. In partnership with professional companies, workshops and ateliers, CANVAS is attentive to the ambitions and objectives of each student and offers them the educational flexibility to gain professional experience while studying. Work placement projects provide students with direct market experience and help them to develop an initial professional network.


A Large Selection of Programs

CANVAS’ degrees in Fashion Design, Tailoring & Fashion Techniques, Graphic Design and Illustration, are of a superior professional standard and are integrated into the equivalency of the European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) offering higher level degrees on the ‘3-5-8’ model (Bachelors – Masters – Doctorate). This system is based on the program work load and the study hours needed to achieve the objectives of the program.

The school offers a wide range of internationally recognized degrees and certificates, including:

  • Bachelors Degrees
  • Short Course Certificates
  • Preparatory Certificates
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Specialization Certificates
  • Evening Classes

Join CANVAS to take your training to the next level and ensure you reach your creative objectives!



Avenue de Sévelin 46
1004 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland