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Design | Masterstudio

The challenges of the modern lifeworld have become to complex to be mastered by single disciplines which is why the Masterstudio applies an integrative concept of design.

Key data

ECTS points
Start of semester
Autumn 2021
Next start
Autumn semester 2021/22 |September 2021
Final application date
Jun 15, 2021
Studying mode
3 or 4 Semester
Teaching language
German or English (B2 and A2)
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 100.- (registration fee); CHF 200.- (matriculation fee due to commitment)
Semester fee
CHF 700.– (CH); CHF 1000.– (EU); CHF 5000.– (others)

Information events


The application deadline expired on 15.06.2021.

The next online application is available in October 2021.

The Masterstudio understands itself as a space of experimentation, discourse and production. In ongoing exchange with mentors and external experts, students translate aspects of research, business, technology and culture into future design activity fields. In their role as designers they gain insight into a wide range of disciplines and new perspectives for their professional career.

The programme’s transdisciplinary curriculum is structured around cross-disciplinary core modules and freely selectable specialization courses. This gives you the opportunity to further develop your special interest areas, knowledge fields and skills in an interdisciplinary and inspiring learning environment.

The Master’s course is a full-time programme with a standard study period of three semesters. With exception of the Studio Fashion Design, you may extend the period to four semesters.

The MA degree qualifies you for a transdisciplinary professional career in which you can apply your knowledge and experience as a designer in a wide range of fields, such as in a design agency or as an art and creative director, always with the option of getting your own start-up off the ground in a completely new area of activity. 


Embedded in the transdisciplinary curriculum, the “Masterstudio Design” offers four specialized study programmes, thus enabling the individual development of interests, specific fields of knowledge and skills in a vibrant learning environment.

Organizational matters

Insitute Integrative Design | Masterstudio

In research and teaching, the Institute Integrative Design | Masterstudio develops innovative design solutions in consideration of their social ramifications.


Institute Integrative Design | Masterstudio

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design, Institute Integrative Design | Masterstudio, Tower: D 4.05 Freilager-Platz 1 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel

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