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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, MFA). 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.



Open houses on 9 January 2015


Get to know the FHNW Academy of Art and Design and the Visual Communication Institute.
Our open house events offer the perfect opportunity.

Starting at 12:00 pm, we'll be serving soup and bread.
Presentations on FHNW Academy of Art and Design institute and degree programs at
 13:00 pm // 14:30 pm // 16:00 pm in the respective institutes.
 Currently enrolled and former students and faculty will provide information, answer questions and be available for discussion.

Learn everything you need and would like to know:

  • Content, structure and goals of degree programs
  • Infrastructure: studios and digital tools
  • Study and life at the Campus Dreispitz: cafeteria service, events and more
  • Campus of the Arts neighborhood
• Student organizations
  • Expected costs of study
  • Career opportunities and possibilities following completion of your degree

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Lectures-Serie "NEW + NEWER MEDIA"
This semester the Visual Communication Institute presents a public lecture series consisting of six talks under the title "NEW + NEWER MEDIA".



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