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Academy of Art and Design

Shaping the future – a thousand students, teachers and staff working and studying at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design make the institution a multi-faceted learning, teaching, and research community. It addresses and drives today’s socially relevant discourses in theory and practice, thus contributing significantly to the shape of tomorrow’s cultures.

Design, art, along with digital and analogue media are hallmarks of the Academy lifeworld. Artists and designers critically shape the course of cultural developments and advance social visions for the future. Against the backdrop of the challenges of our times, graduates from art and design universities play a key role in society.

Kirsten M. Langkilde (Director, FHNW Academy of Art and Design)

Our range of studies

Seven BA and four MA courses in Art, Design, and Art and Design Education open up a wide scope of career prospects.

Our range of studies

On campus

As part of our comprehensive cultural programme comprising symposia, conferences, exhibitions, and lecture series, we invite you to see how innovative everyday objects and applications come about. You will encounter emerging creative positions by young artists, experience how art and design influences cultural development, and learn how successful business models can be developed and established on the market.

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Range of studies

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INFODAY on the 14th of November

Get to know the range of studies of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design on the Campus of Arts in Basel: look around the studios, get in contact with lecturers ...

INFODAY on the 14th of November


We cordially invite you to visit one of the many cultural events at the Campus of the Arts.


About us

The FHNW Academy of Art and Design’s mission is to educate and train a future generation of independent-minded and competent artists and designers.

About us

Aesthetic Practice and Theory

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Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM)

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HyperWerk (Institute for Postindustrial Design)

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Industrial Design

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Visual Communication

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Interior Design and Scenography

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Integrative Design | Masterstudio

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Art and Design Education

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Fashion Design

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Dreispitz Basel

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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