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Arts and Design Education BA

You want to work in arts and design – and with people? The Bachelor's program Art and Design Education at IADE enables you to do so and provides you with a strong foundation to enter directly into a professional practice in sociocultural contexts, art, design, and cultural education. Our study program includes learning, knowledge building , and extensive experience in art and design, whether it's drawing and painting, photography and installation, or hybrid, multimedia processes. Your studies involve engagement with aesthetic and artistic research, as well as media and post-digital processes. We engage in the discourse of Arts and Design Education, learn from art, design, and cultural sciences, and enrich the program individually with interdisciplinary study options – always in combination with an intensive, joyful, and experimental artistic and design practice in your own studio projects. The campus workshops are available for almost 365 days a year. With a BA in Art and Design Education, you are well-prepared for a professional educational practice, or continue studying towards a MA. Good to know, with the MA in Art and Design Education at IADE, you can obtain the teaching diploma for Secondary Level 2 in the field of Artistic Design / Fine Arts.

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


Thank you for your interest in studying at the Basel Academy of Art and Design. The application deadline for a Bachelor's degree programme beginning in the fall semester 2024/25 has expired on February 15, 2024. The next application window for the fall semester 2025/26 opens on November 1, 2024.

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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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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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