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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.



12. September: Vernissage Diplomausstellung und "Preview"

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen einen ersten Einblick auf dem neuen Campus der Künste in Basel bieten zu können.

Insbesondere empfehlen wir die Ausstellungen der Diplomarbeiten unserer Studierenden (Ateliergebäude). Zudem heissen wir Sie gerne in den neuen Räumen des Institut Visuelle Kommunikation willkommen (Hochhaus, 5. und 6. Geschoss).

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100 Jahre Emil Ruder

Honoring Emil Ruder, and to position his work and influence both historically as well as to trace it into the present day, The Basel School of Design and the Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW present a full-day symposium, collaborating with the syndicom union, the Swiss Typographic Magazine and the professional association of Swiss Graphic Designers. The Basel Poster Collection will frame the event with an exhibition extending through 3 October.




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