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Studying Art and Design!

At Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW 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. Aesthetics, utility, materiality, emotional impact, ...

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Interior Architecture and Scenography

Transforming into a CO2-neutral world without fossil fuels and cultivating a sense of responsibility are significant tasks for design: one of them is to ...

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Fashion Design

‘Doing Fashion’ is a culture and fashion design is a cultural practice. Fashion is a global and social system that produces paradoxes that we cannot always ...

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Process Design at HyperWerk

As designers, we shape the world: from formulating a thought to managing our relationships to building our organisational structures – everything in our world ...

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Arts and Design Education

The Arts and Design Education bachelor’s programme combines artistic and creative practices with a discursive and context-driven examination of art, design and ...

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Visual Communication and Digital Spaces

As digitalisation advances and visual communication becomes simplified, dealing critically with images has again gained in importance. In the Visual ...

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Master of Arts

Arts and Design Education, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The Arts and Design Education master’s programme with a Maturität-level teaching degree is offered in cooperation with the FHNW School of Education. In this ...

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Digital Communication Environments

The master’s programme offers three areas in which the students can improve their skills over the course of four semesters: 1. Improving the experimental and ...

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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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Masterstudio Experimental Design

The Masterstudio Experimental Design critically examines contemporary ways of living and aims at designing possible futures. A research-based engagement with ...

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Masterstudio Fashion Design

The way we dress is a powerful form of non-verbal communication that can convey a wide range of messages about our identity, including our cultural background ...

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Masterstudio Industrial Design

Masterstudio Industrial Design provides a high-level, individualised, professional and research-oriented qualification on the basis of “advanced design”. The ...

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Masterstudio Scenography

In the Studio Scenography programme, students advance their skills of translating complex contents into walk-in spatial images and to inject narrative quality ...

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Transversal Design*

Transversal Design is a research-oriented, transdisciplinary master's programme. On this programme students develop practices that include–– alternative media, ...

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CoCreate is the university-wide teaching programme encompassing all bachelor’s study programmes. In the roughly 140 courses of the CoCreate programme each ...


Info events for prospective students

19 Jan

OPEN HOUSE 2024, HGK Basel, mit Special für Studieninteressierte

Fri, 19.1.2024, Basel

Am 19. Januar 2024 findet das jährliche Open House der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel FHNW statt.

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Study guide 2024/2025 (german)

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The Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW 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.


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