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Master of Arts

The MA programmes at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design set out from a defined artistic position and design-related experience, respectively, on the part of the student.

In the course of their MA studies students broaden and deepen their knowledge in art and design, respectively, and extend and contextualize their methodological skills so that, upon attaining their degree, they meet the qualifications of contemporary research practice and reflection.

The programme moves between experiment, research, theory and critical self-reflection. The teachers support the students in their project work and provide insight into the complex system of production and reception in contemporary art and design. In a professional environment and within a deliberately undefined framework, the students learn to translate ideas into aesthetic formulations independently.

 The MA course normally takes two years and is completed with a Master of Arts degree.

Design | Masterstudio

The challenges of modern life have become too complex to be mastered by single disciplines on their own; this is why the Masterstudio relies on an integrative ...

Design | Masterstudio

Fine Arts

The two-year MA course comprises the sphere of the self, the collective dimension and the field of mentoring.

Fine Arts

Art and Design Education

The four-semester Master course leads to a teaching diploma for Secondary Schools II (Matura) and qualifies graduates to work for art institutions in arts and ...

Art and Design Education

Visual Communication and Iconic Research

The MA programme merges practice-guided design with aspects of iconic and media theory along with iconic and media research.

Visual Communication and Iconic Research

Study guide

The study guide provides all the information you need about the FHNW Academy of Art and Design: the courses on offer, detailed descriptions of the course contents, enrolment conditions, admission procedures. Download a PDF version of the Study Guide here.

Order a printed version of the Study Guide by email.

Admission, application and aptitude assessment

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

Campus Dreispitz (Campus of the Arts)

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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