University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design

Contact Person

Mrs. Sandra Leuenberger



Freilager-Platz 1, 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel





B2 (for students): German (English for MA Visual Com.) / C1 (for staff): German or English


The FHNW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland and, with its nine schools, is involved in teaching, research, further education and service - innovative and practice-oriented. Their wide range of study programs, their proximity to practice, their application-oriented and innovative research and their worldwide networking make the FHNW an attractive and diverse educational institution, a sought-after practice partner and an attractive employer in northwestern Switzerland. With 1 000 students, lecturers and staff, the FHNW's Academy of Art and Design is a multi-faceted learning, teaching and research community that takes up, defines, promotes socially relevant discourses in theory and practice and thus designs future cultures. At the Academy of Art and Design students can choose from seven bachelor and four master courses. The properties used by the Academy border on the Freilager-Platz. This singular open space on the Dreispitz-areal has a superordinate and identity-giving significance. It serves as a meeting place and venue for both the university and the surrounding institutions and neighbors.