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Fashion Design BA

“Doing Fashion” is the name of a holistic design practice that frames and defines the degree programme Fashion Design. “Doing Fashion” implies becoming involved and partaking in the shaping of the present as well future in a responsible and sustainable manner. The aim is to create alternative spaces in the field of fashion design and develop ideas that go beyond the conventional understanding of fashion. Through practice-based experience and by way of understanding the complex relationship between body perception and design, fashion becomes comprehensible and explainable in all its aesthetic, sensuous, and social functions. Fashion is understood as part of an everyday culture that adopts a critical stance towards social change and trends and has the power to guide them in a desirable direction.

Key data

Bachelor of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
Start of semester
September (week 38)
Next start
Mon. 19.09.2022 | Autumn Semester
Final application date
Feb 15, 2022
Studying mode
7 Semester
Teaching language
German (B2 or equivalent)
Stay abroad
possible (internship)
Application fee
CHF 200.- (incl. aptitude assessment and enrolment)
Semester fee
CHF 700 (CH); CHF 1.000 (EU); CHF 1.250 (Not-EU/EFTA)


Thank you for your interest in studying at the Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW. The application deadline for a Bachelor's degree programme beginning in the fall semester 2023/24 has expired on February 15, 2023. Online registration is no longer possible after the registration deadline. The programme management will be happy to inform you about the possibility of a subsequent registration. The next application window for the fall semester 2024/25 opens on November 1, 2023.

Information on admission and admission to studies

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Graduate Show (de)

The annual Graduate Show is an integral part of the Bachelor's program and an expression of "Doing Fashion".

Graduate Show (de)

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Organizational matters

Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP)

“Doing Fashion” means becoming involved and taking on responsibility in the process of shaping the present and future.


Fashion Design (BA) ICDP

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design, Fashion Design (BA) ICDP Building: A 3.14 Oslo-Strasse 3 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel

Dreispitz Basel

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