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Interior Architecture and Scenography BA

The transformation towards a fossil-free, carbon-neutral world and the cultivation of responsibility stand as major design challenges: they include making our spaces worth living again in their social, ecological as well as economic dimensions.

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
6 Semester
Teaching language
German (TELC B2)
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 100.– (Application fee); CHF 200.– (matriculation fee due to commitment)
Semester fee
CHF 700.– (CH); CHF 1000.– (EU); CHF 5000.– (others)


The application deadline expired on 15.02.2021. The next online application is available on 8 of November 2021

In the degree programme Interior Architecture and Scenography, one of the core elements includes the establishment and testing of sustainability. The work of interior designers and scenographers includes advancing positive concepts and concrete visions towards societal change: they design both interiors and public urban spaces with an eye to social exchange, cohabitation, and coexistence. In the course of the programme, students acquire a broad foundation of theoretical knowledge and work on their skills in research, analysis, and critical thought, and learn to reflect on their experiences. They learn about designing public spaces not merely in studios, workshops, and course rooms – rather, they are given the opportunity to realize and implement their concepts on a 1:1. scale. The chance to do this is in collaborative projects.

Target Audience

Whether during or after your studies, you will be dealing with professionals from the fields of architecture, theatre, film, fair construction, digital media and the arts and with experts from a variety of other fields as well. Whatever the task, working as an interior designer or scenographer requires the ability to cooperate, which is why we place such emphasis on the team and communicative skills of our students and help to develop them in the course of their studies.

Projects, publications

The ICDP Institute’s website contains information on projects and publications.

Information on programme contents

Module description

Organizational matters

Cooperation partners

Basel – A City of Architecture, Art and Design

Basel ranks as one of the richest cultural cities in Europe, featuring just on forty museums on merely thirty-seven square kilometres. In addition, with Art Basel the city hosts every summer one of the most renowned international art fairs. The city also has very lively theatre and music scenes and is home to a number of world famous architecture firms.

Over the last few years the Institute of Interior Architecture and Scenography has launched a number of student projects in collaboration with leading cultural institutions in Basel, among others with Kaserne Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, the Canton Basel-Stadt State Archives, Kunstverein Binningen, Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft Basel, Bildrausch Film Festival, Museum Kleines Klingental, Theater Festival Basel, Historisches Museum Basel, Swiss Architecture Museum SAM, Vitra Design Museum and the Kammerorchester Basel.

In recent years, the Institute has also launched a number of cultural as well as service-related projects beyond the city boundaries, for instance, with the Solothurn Literature Days, the women’s clinic of the Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Swisscom, and the Valais Wine Association

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Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP)

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW Academy of Art and Design Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP) Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach 4002 Basel
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Interior Architecture and Scenography (BA) ICDP

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design, Interior Architecture and Scenography (BA) ICDP Building: A.2.10 Oslo-Strasse 3 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel