HES courses

Keep searching, the foundation stone of our teaching.

Part school, part laboratory, La Manufacture, provides young artists with a space for creativity and experimentation, enabling them to acquire and develop the fundamentals of their craft while exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary artistic endeavour.

By bringing together under one roof courses in drama and dance, La Manufacture provides a higher education context in the field of theatre arts that is unique in French-speaking Europe. The transmission of basic knowledge and skills goes hand in hand with learning about creativity and independence thanks to modular courses consisting of lessons, seminars, and practical and experimental workshops run by internationally renowned professionals.

Through its demands and its realistic approach to the creative and performing arts, La Manufacture allows its graduates – actors, dancers, directors - to become in their turn active professionals, making their mark on the contemporary stage and guiding its evolution.

HES-SO University

An HES-SO University

The Manufacture is integrated within the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) which includes 28 universities and more than 19,000 students enrolled on 67 study programmes. It is financed by cantonal and federal contributions.

This status allows the Manufacture not only to award fully accredited Bachelor and Master degrees recognised in the Bologna system, but also to conduct research projects and offer continuing education courses in its specialist field of performing arts. It also actively encourages equality of opportunity and integration in the workplace.

Courses offer

The Manufacture offers at the moment three higher education courses :

Auditions schedule

Bachelor in Contemporary dance

The auditions are held in spring two times every three years.

  • 2022: no audition !
  • 2023: February-May 2023 (academic year 2023-2024)
  • 2024: February-May 2024 (academic year 2024-2025)

Bachelor in Theatre

The auditions are held in spring two times every three years.

  • 2022: February-May 2022 (academic year 2022-2023)
  • 2023: no audition ! 
  • 2024: February-May 2024 (academic year 2024-2025)

Master in Theatre

The auditions for the Master in Theater take place every year.

  • Early March: registration deadline 
  • April-May : auditions