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Studying Art and Design!

At FHNW Academy of Art and Design you have seven BA and four MA programmes to choose from. We pave the way to independent authorship in art and design and provide the foundations for a successful professional career.

Bachelor of Arts

Fine Arts

In the studio, in project work and in the context of exhibitions students gradually develop their own artistic language and handwriting. The study course ...

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Product and Industrial Design

Create impact on life and experience in an ever-changing society by becoming an industrial designer.

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Interior Design and Scenography

Bringing spaces to talk. In interior design and scenography we engage with all aspects of space, always with a focus on us as human beings.

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Study Fashion Design

In keeping with the leitmotif “Doing Fashion”, the BA programme Fashion Design is all about living the practice of design conjointly with an ongoing reflection ...

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Process Design / HyperWerk

At the HyperWerk Institute design is understood and taught as a procedural strategy with the capacity to impact on our lifeworld.

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Art and Design Education

The BA programme focuses on providing a broad field of competences serving as a foundation for teaching in art and design.

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Visual Communication

The BA course at the Institute of Visual Communication offers a practice-based and scientifically grounded training that merges the artisanal and artistic ...

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Master of Arts

Design | Masterstudio

The challenges of the modern lifeworld have become to complex to be mastered by single disciplines which is why the Masterstudio applies an integrative concept ...

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Fine Arts

The MA programme focuses on an in-depth examination of the students’ artistic practice. By means of reflection they advance their practice and relate it to the ...

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Art and Design Education

The four-semester Master course leads to a teaching diploma for Secondary Schools II (Matura) and qualifies graduates to work for art institutions in arts and ...

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Visual Communication and Iconic Research

The MA programme merges practice-led design with aspects of iconic and media theory along with iconic and media research.

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Info events for prospective students

Info-Anlass im Rahmen der Diplomausstellung NEXT GENERATION 2021

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Info-Anlass im Spätherbst 2021

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Info-Anlass zum VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE 2022

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Study Guide 2020/21 (german)


The FHNW Academy of Art and Design is linked with other universities and academies, in Switzerland and abroad. Ties with renowned schools and universities in Europe, the United States, and Asia provide an opportunity to study your subject from a different viewpoint and against a new cultural background. At the same time, the Academy welcomes candidates from other Swiss universities and from abroad to study here in Basel. You will find more information here.

Your place of study: Campus of the Arts in Basel

The Campus of the Arts in Basel is the place where all the courses and subject fields come together. Here you have access to your personal workplace and shared ateliers, 365 days a year. Our labs and studios provide an ideal environment for advancing your interests and skills and dealing with the important issues of our times. Here you will find more information.

Cultural events

From conferences on Big Data, to exhibitions featuring emerging artists, to workshops on food culture: the calendar of cultural events at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design on the Campus of the Arts offers a rich selection of topical themes and discourses. You are cordially invited to visit one of our many cultural happenings as well as our regular information events.

Culture calendar


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