Studyportals placeholder

Design, Master Studio, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The Design, Master Studio programme, at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, sees itself as an experimental, discourse and production space. In exchange with mentors and external experts, students translate aspects of research, economics, technology and culture into future design fields of action. As a designer from various disciplines, you open up new perspectives for your professional career.

The curriculum of the degree program is divided into interdisciplinary core modules and freely selectable specialization programs. This gives you the opportunity to optimally develop your individual knowledge areas, interests and abilities in an interdisciplinary, inspiring learning environment.

The Master's Studio is a full-time study program with a standard duration of three semesters. The extension to a fourth semester is possible with the exception of the Studio Fashion Design.

Career Development

As graduates of a degree course at the Institut Integrative Gestaltung | Master Studio 

  • work as holistic designers in cultural or commercial occupational fields
  • take responsible positions in full-service design agencies
  • create startups with new fields of activity
  • you are employed as Art and Creative Director

Programme Structure

Embedded in a transdisciplinary curriculum, "Masterstudio Design" combines four in-depth study programs and thus enables the individual development of interests, knowledge fields and abilities in a pulsating learning environment:

  • Studio Integrative Design 
  • Studio Fashion Design 
  • Studio Industrial Design 
  • Studio Scenography & Exhibition Design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The study program is aimed at applicants with a university degree from a Swiss university for design and art or the Hochschule der Künste. 
  • University graduates with a focus on humanities or technical subjects are also eligible. Transfers from other universities are possible and are checked individually. 
  • The language of instruction is German and English. For German-speaking students a CEFR level B2 is expected in English. The proof can be documented by means of a certificate or can be provided during the admission interview. 
  • Here You will find detailed information about the application, registration and admission to study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9028 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4514 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1262 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Semester fee:CHF 700.- (CH / EU); CHF 5000.- (other)

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?