General Admission Requirements
The Bachelor in Visual Communication and Product and Industrial Design (exception: Design Management, International) are taught in German. Knowledge of German adequate to this level of study is mandatory. A good knowledge of English is also advantageous, since international lecturers teach parts of the course.
The registration fee of CHF 125.-- will become due with the submission of your portfolio. Please make this one-off payment when you register or, at the very latest, before you hand in your portfolio. Make sure you keep the receipt we send you. Your portfolio will be accepted ONLY if you can show this receipt of payment.
It is possible to register for TWO different Bachelor courses. If you wish to do so, you must complete the online registration process in full, TWICE, and hand in separately for each course a portfolio and anything else requested.
Admission Requirements: Design
The following qualifications or experiences are required:
Applicants must have completed a secondary education in Switzerland or elsewhere and have gained a vocational baccalaureate, a standard baccalaureate or an equivalent qualification; or they must be able to demonstrate equivalent aptitude, e.g. past professional experience or vocational training in a design or arts field.
In addition, all applicants have to take a one-year Foundation Course or complete a one-year work placement in a relevant industry.
Applicants to the Bachelor in Visual Communication and in Product and Industrial Design degree programme (except for the course in Design Management, International) must also pass an entrance examination consisting of creative set tasks.
In exceptional cases – for example, if there is evidence of an extraordinary artistic talent – we may be able to waive the usual admissions requirements. Applicants must then provide proof of their previous education and/or training.
The admission procedure is divided into two parts. After registering (before the deadline!), applicants submit their documents, a portfolio and a work assignment realised on a set theme. In the event of a positive decision, they are invited to attend an interview. Applicants to the Bachelor in Illustration are additionally invited to a practical examination day.
Decisions on the outcome of the admission procedure are sent out by email. We therefore require a valid email address from each applicant.