Lucerne School of Art and Design: Creativity and Innovation for Culture, Society and BusinessThe Lucerne School of Art and Design offers a complete range of disciplines in the fields of art and design. Apart from the practice-oriented Bachelor degree programmes, research and development is carried out in close collaboration with the Master degree programmes, as well as with partner businesses and institutions. In addition, a great deal of emphasis is placed on collaboration between the disciplines. The department is equipped with a multifaceted and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including many in-house workshops, studios and laboratories.
The Lucerne School of Art and Design draws on an extensive network of national and international partner schools. Students and lecturers present artworks and art interventions throughout the entire city as well as in art institutions and the school’s exhibition spaces.
The Bachelor degree programmes comprise Fine Arts, Fine Arts and Art Education, Graphic Design, Illustration (Fiction/Nonfiction), Animation, Video, Textile Design, Material Design, Object Design and Design Management, International (in English).
In addition to the Bachelor programmes, the Lucerne School of Art and Design offers Master degree programmes in the fields of Art in Public Spheres, Art Teaching, Visual Communication and Product Design & Management.
Research & Development is conducted in six competence centres: Art in Public Spheres, Art Materials Research, Visual Narrative, Explanation & Services, Products & Textiles, Design Management.
Further education studies consist of one Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Cultural Management Practice and four Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Design.
A major in Fine Arts and Art Education is a continuation of the previous Fine Arts and Aesthetic Education study programmes – a new area of studies with majors in Fine Arts, Art Teaching, Art and Community. Fine Arts and Art Education is a contemporary study programme in the core competence of Art in Public Spheres offered at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Artistic thought and action form the basis of the study programme. Students explore and expand their horizons by means of specialised content, procedures and strategies in the three fields, acquiring the kind of skills necessary for gaining a foothold in the profession.
Graphic Design – Visual Communication
Translating messages into a visual language is a key task in graphic design. While emphasising this communicative content, the major in Graphic Design focuses on learning specialised knowledge in the field and developing a diverse visual vocabulary. The experimental research of artistic forms of expression affords students a broad range of visualisation possibilities and a distinct expression in design. This repertoire is mainly explored and consolidated in today’s areas of application in print design; as well as in the fundamental principles of screen design.
Illustration fiction/nonfiction - Visual Communication
The Lucerne School of Art and Design is the only University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland which offers a degree in Illustration. By offering the two parallel disciplines of Fiction and Nonfiction, we enable students to choose from a unique spectrum of individual majors under one roof of a School of Art and Design – unmatched anywhere in Europe.
Animation - Visual Communication
Fascination for animation film has much to do with the possibility of bringing drawings, paintings, puppets or objects to life and being able to create every conceivable film design with the single-frame recording technique.
The Animation study programme in Lucerne combines free artistic expression with practice-oriented education. Students can develop an individual film language for their own works as well as commissioned projects. At the same time, they acquire specialised knowledge as professionals in the field and gain experience in teamwork.
Video - Visual Communication
In the Bachelor degree programme we focus on the genres of documentary film, video essay as well as experimental and artistic works. At the same time, we foster crossing genre boundaries to explore new narrative structures and visual languages. Students acquire the necessary skills, artistic competence and theoretical knowledge in various areas of filmmaking.
Textile Design - Product and Industrial Design
Textile design is based on the interplay of colour, material, pattern and technology. Creative ideas, adequate technical implementation, the staging of products and marketing all converge here, enabling students to form a highly diverse image of the profession. These competences are developed in a business and ecological context. The study programme is geared to open-minded individuals who have manifold interests.
Material Design - Product and Industrial Design
High-tech materials and new surfaces increasingly shape the field of design theses days. The possibilities of using and processing materials are becoming ever more innovative and involve a vast amount of potential in terms of design. Be it in architecture, interior design, product design, set design or in the auto and transport industry - the creative use of materials and surfaces has become a central topic in a diverse number of fields.
Object Design - Product and Industrial Design
In principle, we understand design as the interplay of conceptual intention, function, use of materials, construction and formal expression. These parameters are cross-linked in new relationships over and over again, depending on the purpose and context. We also understand design as a cultural and socio-critical discipline which can respond to the challenges of our time on various levels. Consequently, as both a service provider and an author, designers take a position on their environment with their work, thereby assuming responsibility for its future as well.
Design Management, International -Product- und Industrial Design
Master of Arts in Design
Master of Arts in Fine Arts