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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.

Key data

Bachelor of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
Start of semester
Autumn 2021
Next start
Autumn semester 2021/22 | September 2021
Final application date
Feb 15, 2021
Studying mode
7 Semester
Teaching language
Stay abroad
possible (internship)
Application fee
CHF 100.– (registration fee); CHF 200.– (matriculation fee due to commitment)
Semester fee
CHF 700.– (CH); CHF 1000.– (EU); CHF 5000.– (others)

Information events


The application deadline expired on 15.02.2021.

The next online application is available on 8 of November 2021

“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.

Graduate Show

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

Graduate Show

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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 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 Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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