The key documents of reference for your academic progress in Work.Master are the Semester Contract (Contrat semestriel) and the Study Plan (Plan d'études). They constitute the framework and structure your studies.
Your studies consist of three types of teaching: Personal Development (Approfondissement personnel), Orientation Program (Programme d'orientation), and Core Curriculum HES-SO (Tronc commun HES-SO):
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (Approfondissement personnel) consists of two types of ongoing work:
1. Studio Practice (Pratiques d'atelier): your regular work accompanied by individual meetings (RDVs) and participation in Critical Sessions.
2. Preparation for Diploma (Préparation au diplôme): meetings focusing on specific aspects of the Diploma Work
- In Semesters 1, 2, and 3 you are required to take at least 4 RDVs each semester and present your work at the Critical Sessions on the assigned date.
- In Semester 2 you are required to present your work to the end-of-year jury for evaluation
- In Semester 4 you are required to complete your diploma project by submitting a written thesis and preparing the diploma work
ORIENTATION PROGRAM (Programme d'orientation):
This is the rich offer of Lab.Zones and Think.Zones that Work.Master offers.
- in Semesters 1 and 2 you are required to complete 2 Lab.Zones and 2 Think.Zones in each Semester
- in Semester 3 you are required to complete 1 Lab.Zone and 1 Think.Zone
CORE CURRICULUM HES-SO (Tronc commun HES-SO):
This module consists of courses and programs organised across departments and across other schools which, aside from HEAD, also include ECAL (Lausanne), EDHEA (Sierre), ZHdK (Zurich), HKB (Bern) and FHNW (Basel).
The elements in this module include:
1. Semestrial Transversal Seminars (Séminaire transversal) at the HEAD.
2. Annual three-day-long workshop POOL CH held in the week of October 30 - November 3 2023 and organised in collaboration with HEAD, ECAL, and EDHEA.
3. Annual three-day-long MASTER SYMPOSIUM sessions held on March 25 - March 27 2024 at HEAD, ECAL, and EDHEA.
- In Semester 1 you are required to complete 1 Transversal Seminar and 1 POOL CH workshop
- In Semester 2 you are required to complete 1 Transversal Seminar and 1 MASTER SYMPOSIUM
- In Semester 3 you are required to complete 1 Visarte Seminar as Transversal Seminar and 1 POOL CH workshop