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Arts and Design Education MA, Teaching Diploma for Secondary Schools

The Arts and Design Education master’s programme with a Maturität-level teaching degree is offered in cooperation with the FHNW School of Education. In this programme, you further develop your scientific, design and artistic skills in relation to education and aesthetic research. At the HGK Basel’s Institute of Arts and Design Education (IADE), this occurs in the context of a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of education that closely interweaves professional debate with aesthetic and practical exploration. The central element of the study programme at the IADE is the individual artistic/creative or aesthetic/research projects which are accompanied by colloquia and mentorships. At the same time you deepen your knowledge of art, culture and education studies, and art education in seminars. You build on your art education skills in Switzerland-wide network modules as well as in practice and research-oriented modules through collaborations and across disciplines. Thanks to the portion of the programme at the FHNW School of Education, you learn to prepare artistic and creative content in a pedagogical and didactically sound manner and to convey it competently in your teaching practice.

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


The next application window for the fall semester 2024/25 opens on November 1, 2023.

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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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