We welcome applications from initiative, self-driven individuals holding a Bachelor of Arts in Design or in a designrelated discipline. Our course model requires students to define a project of their own or to choose, manage, and bring to completion a proposed cooperation project during the course of their studies. This requires students to engage in a proactive dialog with their mentors, teaching faculty, and researchers, and to draw on the expertise available at the department and beyond.

At a Glance

Only a limited number of places are available on the degree courses offered at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Admissions to degree courses are subject to a multi-stage procedure. Candidates seeking admission must satisfy various admissions requirements.

Admission procedure
Candidates first submit their application including all supporting documents. If found suitable, candidates will be invited to a personal interview with representatives of their chosen specialization.

Application deadline
Candidates seeking admission to the MA in Design must apply by October of the previous year for programmes beginning in February. Individual consultations providing course advice are available all the year round, see details

Tuition fees
CHF 720.00 per semester.

Course commencement
February, see details

Course duration
Our MA in Design is a three-semester, full-time programme. Students may interrupt their programme or spend an exchange semester at a partner university abroad.

Language of tuition
The basic language of tuition is German. Some modules are taught in English. Students are expected to have a good knowledge of spoken German. Consultations are available in English. Written theses may also be submitted in English.

Master of Arts ZFH in Design, with special mention of the chosen specialisation (for instance, «Master of Arts ZFH in Design, Specialisation in Event»)