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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.



Info-Anlass Master in Visueller Kommunikation und Bildforschung

Informieren Sie sich bei uns am Institut aus erster Hand über unser Studienangebot auf Master-Stufe. Am 15. April findet der Info-Anlass zum "Master in Visueller Kommunikation und Bildforschung" statt.

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100 beste Plakate

Zu den diesjährigen GewinnerInnen des Wettbewerbs "100 beste Plakate" gehört auch unsere Studentin Venesa Sadrijaj. Ihre Arbeit entstand im Bild-Unterricht am Institut Visuelle Kommunikation. Wir gratulieren Venesa Sadrijaj zur Auszeichnung.

Zum Projekt "Schöne neue Welt"


„Great City, great School, great Workshop ...“

Greg Leclerc

Wir haben Absolventen unserer Summer Workshops gebeten, von ihren Erlebnissen in Basel zu erzählen. Lesen Sie die kurzen Statements von Stéphane aus Montréal, Greg aus Virginia oder Shah aus Mumbai.

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Lectures-Serie "Multiscript Typography"

Im Frühlingssemester 2016 finden am Institut Visuelle Kommunikation der HGK Basel eine Lectures-Serie unter dem Titel "Multiscript Typography" statt.

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Anmeldeschlüsse Institut Visuelle Kommunikation

 Bachelor of Arts: 15. Februar 2016 (abgelaufen)
Master of Arts: 30. April 2016
Int. Master of Design: 31. März 2016
Summerworkshops: 17. April 2016

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Apply Now: Summer Workshops 2016

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. 

Summer Workshops 2016: June 21th – July 15th

Type Design  June 21 – 25  Prof. Philipp Stamm

Poster Design  June 27 – July 01  Leander Eisenmann

Inquiry by Design  July 04 – 08  Prof. Michael Renner

Time: Designed  July 11 – 15  Ted Davis, Gregory Vines

Application Deadline: April 17, 2016

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