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Masterstudio Fashion Design

The way we dress is a powerful form of non-verbal communication that can convey a wide range of messages about our identity, including our cultural background and personal values. In this Master Studio Fashion Design projects, students will embark on a creative journey to explore the intersection of cultural identity and innovation in fashion. The project aims to challenge traditional boundaries, encourage self-expression, and push the limits of conventional fashion design by fusing diverse cultural elements into their own design statements. Challenging societal norms is a powerful way to make a statement through fashion. It involves pushing the boundaries of what is considered norm in fashion, which can lead to groundbreaking and thought-provoking designs. This can involve challenging gender norms, body image stereotypes, or even sustainability practices within the industry. The emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and the possibility of completing the master's thesis in a team within the Master Studio Fashion Design program reflects a progressive and inclusive approaches. Complex challenges in the fashion industry often require multidisciplinary solutions. By collaborating with experts from various fields, students can address real-world issues, such as sustainability, inclusivity, and social responsibility, more effectively.

Key data

Study mode
Master of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
Start of semester
September (week 38)
Next start
Mon. 16.09.2024 | Fall Semester (Details see dates)
Final application date
Fri, 15.3.2024
Studying mode
3 to 4 Semester
Teaching language
English (B2 or equivalent)
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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