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Master of Arts

The MA programmes at the HGK build on an artistic position that has already been formulated or on design experience.

The master’s degree in art or design deepens previously acquired skills and knowledge, putting them into a broader context in terms of methods and content, and ensuring that graduates are forging connections to research-oriented practice and reflection.

Usually the master’s programme is two years long (Masterstudio Design takes one and a half years) and is concluded with the internationally recognised title Master of Arts in the respective discipline.

Digital Communication Environments

The programme enables students to enhance their skills in the areas of design practices, technical knowledge, research methods and theoretical knowledge in the ...

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Fine Arts

The masterprogramme focuses on an in-depth examination of the students’ artistic practice. By means of reflection they advance their practice and relate it to ...

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Transversal Design

Transversal Design is a research-oriented, transdisciplinary master's programme. On this programme students develop practices that include–– alternative media, ...

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Masterstudio Fashion Design

The way we dress is an effective form of non-verbal communication that can convey a variety of messages about our identity, including our cultural background ...

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Masterstudio Industrial Design

The Masterstudio Industrial Design programme is positioned around three current research focal points: Digital Integration, Design Cultures, and Circular ...

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Masterstudio Scenography

In the Masterstudio Scenography, students develop the ability to confidently translate challenging content into accessible spatial images and develop staged ...

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Arts and Design Education, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The master’s degree in Arts and Design Education, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools is offered in collaboration with the FHNW School of Education. A ...

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Masterstudio Experimental Design

The Masterstudio Experimental Design critically examines contemporary ways of living and aims at designing possible futures. A research-based engagement with ...

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Admission, application and aptitude assessment

Here you will find everything you need to know about the enrolment process at the Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW.

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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