Key Issues

The international partnership between UIC and the HGK Basel generates a variety of opportunities for the participants of the program, such as international internships, studying in a foreign cultural environment, and an international group of students and professors.

The unique methodology of The Basel School of Design, its tradition and its focus make the MDes program an extraordinary opportunity to achieve a high level of practical and theoretical design competence.

The MDes program is involved in the current discussions of the internationally oriented design practice and its issues of design research. In combination with the strong practical background of The Basel School of Design, graduate students are given the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discourse concerning image theory and design-oriented research. This can be found through our close collaboration with the Swiss Design Network (SDN) and eikones, The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Iconic Criticism – The Power and Meaning of Images",

The internationally accredited MDes/MAS is a 4 Semester, 120 ECTS (60 US Credits), full-time program.

Dual Degree Internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) from The Basel School of Design, FHNW HGK.

Semester Begins
September 2017

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Application deadline for Fall 2017
March 31st, 2017

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