Besides taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, Swiss arts and design universities offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities. Courses are modular and oriented toward the current state of research and practice. Courses are as a rule pursued alongside employment. Modular course structure enables the transfer and recognition of credits at other institutions.
General admission requirements include a degree from a university, from a university of applied sciences, or from a university school of education (higher teacher training college). Candidates seeking admission must also provide evidence of relevant practical experience. The universities reserve the right to restrict admission depending on the programme or to open up courses to candidates holding corresponding qualifications.