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On this page you’ll find both facts about what to expect from the Foundation Course in Art and Design, and details of the admissions procedure.
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Registration deadline is on Monday, 28 November 2022. Please address inquiries about later registration to Monika Roth. The Foundation Course lasts two semesters, from 7 August 2023 to 13 May 2024 – or to May 2025, for part-time students on the two-year programme. Scroll down for more details.
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The Foundation Course in Art and Design does what it says, namely provides an excellent basis for advanced studies in art, design and film at home or abroad. It is a prerequisite of most bachelor degree programmes. By the end of the Foundation Course students have a comprehensive portfolio of work that attests their aptitude for further study. However, the Foundation Course is no guarantee of admission to a degree programme.
There are two stages to the admissions procedure. The first consists in independent work on set themes that are announced during an admissions open day in early December. The work must be submitted by end of January. Selected applicants are then invited to a half-day admissions procedure held mid-February, during which they must complete one or two set tasks. Final decisions on admissions are announced in late March/ early April.
Further helpful information can be found in the Information on the admission process (only available in German).
Registration deadline for the Admissions Procedure for the course year 2023/24 is on Monday 28 November 2022.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2023/24 begins on 07 August 2023.
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2022/23:
First Semester begins: 08 August 2022
Study Trip: 03 October – 07 October 2022
Autumn Break: 10 October – 14 October 2022
Christmas Break: 24 December 2022 – 08 January 2023
Second Semester begins: 09 January 2023
Carnival Break: 16 February – 22 February 2023
Easter Break: 07 April - 10 April 2023
Annual Degree Show: 10 May – 13 May 2023
Semester ends: 15 May 2023
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2023/24:
First Semester begins: 07 August 2023
Semester ends: 13 May 2024
Tuition Fees per Semester
CHF 803.– for students resident in Canton Lucerne or any canton signatory to the Reciprocal Agreement (incl. CHF 3.– membership fee in the SUMO students’ association)
CHF 8’050.– for students resident in any canton non-signatory to the Reciprocal Agreement, who are subject also to a one-off service fee of CHF 60.–
Further helpful information can be found in the PDF: Studiengebühren Schuljahr 2022/23 (only available in German).
Lucerne School of Art and Design
Fadenstrasse 22, Viscosistadt 742
Lucerne School of Art and Design
Nylsuisseplatz 1, Viscosistadt 745
Full-time students: one year (two semesters)
Part-time students: two years (four semesters) Please see Part-time Foundation Course: Details.
Potential Further Studies
A bachelor degree programme at university; or further training in a fine arts field or creative industry.
Further information on bachelor programmes at the Lucerne School of Art and Design.
The Lucerne School of Art and Design offers the Foundation Course in Art and Design as preparation for successful admission to a bachelor degree programme.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Admissions Procedure 2023/24 Details: