Swiss arts and design universities are located in German-, French-, and Italian-speaking Switzerland. Together, these institutions provide over 7,000 places to students pursuing degrees in fine arts, design, music, theatre, creative writing, and conservation studies. Swiss arts and design universities are incorporated in the country’s eight universities of applied sciences, which offer a wide range of undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (MA) programmes.
Swiss arts universities place utmost priority on offering arts and arts education training of the highest quality. Each university of applied sciences undertakes research, promotes continuing education, and assumes a key role in the cultural life of its region. All Swiss universities of applied sciences foster exchange and maintain cooperations beyond the confines of Switzerland and of any single discipline.