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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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Industrial Design

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

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Interior Architecture and Scenography

The transformation towards a fossil-free, carbon-neutral world and the cultivation of responsibility stand as major design challenges: they include making our ...

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Fashion Design

“Doing Fashion” is the name of a holistic design practice that frames and defines the degree programme Fashion Design.

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Process Design BA at HyperWerk

HyperWerk is an opportunity space for new and unexpected design solutions.

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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 and Digital Spaces BA

Digital media and the resulting ease with which images can be communicated has made the need for a critical reflection on pictorial communication ever more ...

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Master of Arts

Masterstudio Design MA

The degree programme Masterstudio Design stands for a space of experimentation, discourse, and production in which students get to develop their professional ...

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Fine Arts MA

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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Arts and Design Education (MA), Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The MA in Art and Design Education / Teaching Diploma Secondary II is offered in collaboration with the FHNW School of Education. At the Institute of Arts and ...

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Digital Communication Environments MA

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

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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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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