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Arts and Design Education BA

The Arts and Design Education bachelor’s programme combines artistic and creative practices with a discursive and context-driven examination of art, design and education. During your studies, you delve into art, design, culture, society, education policy and communication in a practical, theoretical and pedagogical way. You learn to integrate the experience of self-efficacy and the critical potential of artistic and creative action into your teaching practice. You strengthen your ability to talk about creative and artistic issues, acquire manual and technical skills, learn creative research methods, gain knowledge of art and design history, and try out (multi)media ways of working. In the Arts and Design Education bachelor’s study programme, these skills are the foundation for initiating and supporting learning situations and community and educational processes that are sensitive to diversity and sustainability. Collaborations with regional, national and international partners in art, culture and education provide insights and first experiences in the teaching field.

Key data

Bachelor of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
Start of semester
September (week 38)
Next start
Mon. 16.09.2024 | Fall Semester
Final application date
Thu, 15.2.2024
Studying mode
6 semesters
Teaching language
German (B2 or equivalent))
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 200.- (incl. aptitude assessment and enrolment)
Semester fee
CHF 700 (CH); CHF 1.000 (EU); CHF 1.250 (Not-EU/EFTA) Fees detail

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Target Audience

The programme addresses holders of a Matura diploma who wish to go into teaching with a focus on art, technical design or art history at the level of Secondary School II or work in extracurricular art and design education. The qualification to work professionally only comes with the Master of Arts FHNW degree in Arts and Design Education, teaching diploma for Secondary School II (Maturitätsschulen).

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Organizational matters

Institute Art and Design Education (IADE)

In our age of systematically designed communication, art and design education has a key role to play.


Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE)

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design, Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE) Building: A 1.18 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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