Students can work on various subjects, media and techniques on an intermedia, trans-disciplinary, individual or team basis in general courses – or fully focus on a single technique, medium or subject. Dedicated and high-profile artists provide the students with support in their individual endeavours and interests. In addition to one-on-one talks and theory input in the practice modules, colloquia, discussion forums, reports, workshops, study trips and trans-disciplinary modules are regularly held.
Students are trained in fundamental interpretation skills from day one. They learn to contextualise, present and communicate their own works and the works of others from an authentic stance and perspective, and have the opportunity to realise concrete interpretation and art projects. They benefit from projects and activities in the field of art and public spheres and from diverse collaboration with other cultural institutions such as the Museum of Art Lucerne and the Kunsthalle Luzern. Students seeking a Master’s in Art Teaching may opt to reinforce their interpretation skills and experience via assistantships and internships at secondary schools. In their first and second years, students also take part in multi-week interdisciplinary project modules of the Lucerne School of Art and Design. These modules enable the students to get acquainted with new disciplines and engage in intensive knowledge sharing with the students and lecturers of other disciplines.
Students demonstrate that they are independent artists capable of criticism, reflection and taking the initiative on a professional level with their written and practical bachelor’s thesis. Their works are presented to the general public at the annual exhibition.
This bachelor’s programme prepares graduates to work as an artist or in an artist collective independently and on their own initiative or to work in museums and other cultural institutions and qualifies them for a Master of Arts in Fine Arts. The Major Art Teaching qualifies graduates to teach arts and crafts at baccalaureate schools, while the focus for the Major Art in Public Spheres is on artistic projects and interventions in and with public spheres.