Visual Communication Institute
The Visual Communication Institute / The Basel School of Design is today a Department of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Academy of Art and Design (HGK). We offer curricula at the Bachelor and Master level in the field of Visual Communication with international accreditation (BA, MA, MDes). The faculty members are active participants in the design community and are involved in applied research projects. The central focus of all activities is the creation of images for communication. The Visual Communication Institute developed out of the influential tradition of the Basel School of Design beginning in the 1960s. We have expanded this background to address the challenges of the 21st Century. We are part of an international network of Art and Design Schools that provides many opportunities for students and faculty.
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|Information Design – Lectures Serie Frühlingssemester|
Die Lecture Series im Frühlingsemester 2017 widmet sich dem Thema „Informationsdesign“. Es werden sechs renommierte Studios aus Basel, Bern, London, Arnehm, Amsterdam und Berlin im Institut Visuelle Kommunikation zu Gast sein. Sie geben Einblick in ihre Projekte, in deren Zentrum die Vermittlung von Informationen und die Visualisierung von Daten steht.
|Apply Now: Summer Workshops 2017|
The Visual Communication Institute in Basel is offering workshops for students, graphic designers and educators. The workshops afford insight into topical themes in Visual Communication in a study program reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design. During the four weeks, lectures and input sessions by the faculty and with designers from outside the university will accompany the workshops' program, as well as a field trip on weekends.