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Arts and Design Education MA, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The Master's program in Arts and Design Education / Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools, is offered in collaboration with the School of Education FHNW. At the Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE) at Basel Academy of Art and Design  (HGK Basel FHNW), our study program is designed in the contexts of transdisciplinary and broad understandings and education - disciplinary discussions and aesthetic-practical exploration are closely intertwined. A central component of the study at IADE involves individual arts, design, or aesthetical research projects, that are closely accompanied by colloquia and mentorship. Simultaneously, in seminars, you expand your knowledge of art, culture, and design education. Through regional network modules,  practice, and research-oriented modules, you deepen your art pedagogical competencies collaboratively and transdisciplinary. With the study components of the School of Education FHNW  (Educational Sciences, Didactics and Vocational Practical Training / School Internships) you learn to bring your knowledge into secondary schools.

Key data

Study mode
Master of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
Start of semester
September (week 38)
Next start
Mon. 16.09.2024 | Fall Semester
Final application date
Fri, 15.3.2024
Studying mode
4 Semester
Teaching language
German (C2)
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 March 15, 2024. The next application window for the fall semester 2025/26 opens on November 1, 2024.

NOTICE late application:
It is possible to submit a late application. To do so, please contact us by email. If you have any further questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Institute Arts 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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