HKDI in the Spotlight

Muses Foundation supports two HKDI students for an exchange programme at Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland

The Muses Foundation for Culture and Foundation sponsors two HKDI students from the Department of Product and Interior Design and the Department of Communication and Digital Media for an exchange programme at ECAL in Switzerland. The selection process will take place by end of this year and the selected students will spend the first half of 2015 at ECAL.

ECAL is one of the world’s top ten universities of art and design. Its history dated back to 1821, when it was formerly called the Cantonal School of Drawing, and later, the School of Fine and Applied Arts. ECAL currently offers academic programmes in Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Photography, and Media & Interaction Design.

Collaboration between HKDI and ECAL started in February 2014, when a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two institutions.

The scholarship offered by Muses Foundation will provide an invaluable learning opportunity for HKDI students. Applications and nominations are being sent to the Departments, while interviews and the final selection process will be completed around December 2014. We are sure that students who receive the scholarship would be very grateful for this offer, which allows them to gain an international perspective and motivates them to achieve higher goals.