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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.

Arts and Design Education, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The MA in Art and Design Education / Teaching Diploma Secondary II is offered in collaboration with the FHNW School of Education. At the Institute of Arts and ...

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Digital Communication Environments

The master’s programme offers three areas in which the students can improve their skills over the course of four semesters: 1. Improving the experimental and ...

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Fine Arts

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

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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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Masterstudio Fashion Design

The advanced degree programme founds on the holistic concept of “Doing Fashion”. Here fashion is understood as a cultural design practice that critically ...

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Masterstudio Industrial Design

Masterstudio Industrial Design provides a high-level, individualised, professional and research-oriented qualification on the basis of “advanced design”. The ...

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Masterstudio Scenography

In the Studio Scenography programme, students advance their skills of translating complex contents into walk-in spatial images and to inject narrative quality ...

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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.

Dreispitz Basel

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