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Art and Design

Your education at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design

At the FHNW Academy of Art and Design you can choose from seven Bachelor and four Master degree courses in your respective field of study. We pave the way to your individual artistic or design-based authorship and lay the foundations to a successful career.

Design, art, digital and analogue media define our lifeworld evermore. Designers and artists help to shape cultural developments and advance new visions of society. In view of the many challenges we as a society face today, graduates of art and design academies can play a significant role.

Studying at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design will enable you to help shape the future, for instance, by realizing aesthetic experiments that challenge the public’s mode of perception, by redefining user behaviour through new artefact designs, or by establishing your own start-up company with a dynamic business model.

Our Degree Programmes

We support you on this venture: seven Bachelor and four Master degree courses in art, design, art and design education and research open the door to a wide range of creative activity fields. Apart from a sound training and comprehensive support through lecturers, teachers and external experts, studying at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design provides the opportunity of forging networks with researchers from other disciplines and allows you to engage with project partners in concrete assignments.

Visual Communication and Iconic Research

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

Visual Communication and Iconic Research

Your place of study: Campus of the Arts Basel

The Campus of the Arts in Basel provides a study location where all the courses and subject fields come together. Here you have access to your personal workplace and the shared ateliers 365 days a year. In the Campus’ immediate vicinity there are numerous exhibition venues such as Kunsthaus Baselland, Schaulager or HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) as well as diverse companies and freelancers engaged in the local culture and creative industries. In other words: an ideal environment for successful and stimulating studies and an inspiring exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Campus Dreispitz (Campus of the Arts)

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