Masterstudio Design

With the «Masterstudio Design», the FHNW Academy of Art and Design offers a Master's degree course in Design in which inquisitive creatives from different disciplines, the liberal arts as well as from related sciences, develop new perspectives for their professional careers.

Content and Structure

The curriculum of the Master's degree course is structured in cross-disciplinary core modules, design-based studio modules and the Master-Thesis.


With the Master's Thesis, students demonstrate their maturity to raise thought-provoking design issues, elaborate them in an inquisitive and comprehensive manner and convincingly face up to criticism.

Entry requirements

Masterstudio Design welcomes applicants with a degree from a Swiss Academy of Art and Design or University of the Arts. Candidates with undergraduate or graduate degrees from a foreign University or College do qualify likewise.


Admission takes place twice a year. In exceptional cases such as mitigating circumstances, particular job situation etc. a special appointment can be arranged upon request. Questions and inquiries about the admission process can be directed to Mrs. Nathalie Bahala.