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Masterstudio Design MA

The degree programme Masterstudio Design stands for a space of experimentation, discourse, and production in which students get to develop their professional skills, test their teamwork abilities, and work on their profile.

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)


The application deadline expired on 15.06.2021. The next online application is available in October 2021.

In an ongoing exchange with mentors and external experts, students translate specific features of design research, the economy, technology, and culture into future spheres of design activity, thus opening up new opportunities for their later career.

The degree programme is divided between studios and transdisciplinary basic modules which allows students to further their knowledge, interests, and skills in an interdisciplinary and enterprising learning environment. The Master Studio Design is a full-time study programme with a standard duration of three semesters.

Information on programme contents


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

Institute Contemporary Design Practices

In research and teaching, the Institute Contemporary Design Practices develops innovative design solutions in consideration of their social ramifications.


Masterstudio Design (MA) ICDP und IXDM

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design, Masterstudio Design (MA) ICDP und IXDM Tower: D 4.05 Freilager-Platz 1 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel

Dreispitz Basel

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