Schule für Gestaltung Basel The Basel School of Design specializes in professional design education for the applied arts. The Basel School of Design specializes in professional design education for the applied arts. The “Vorkurs“ lays the foundation for further studies at universities of art and design in Switzerland and abroad. The school also offers its own professional courses of study, as well as postgraduate programmes in textile design, typography, and graphic design. The Basel School of Design invites students, professionals, and teachers to apply for study in the famous foundation programme, the “Vorkurs“ for two semesters, and to concentrate on essential aspects of process-oriented and form-oriented basic design.
Basel School of Design
Schule fur Gestaltung Basel
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Basel School of Design in Switzerland. Basel enjoys a rich cultural life. In the last twenty years it has become a hot spot of contemporary architecture. Leading architectural offices including Herzog & de Meuron are to be found in Basel. A young generation of internationally recognized graphic designers, especially active in publishing and editorial design, have their offices in Basel. Most of them graduated from the Basel School of Design and today continue the spirit and great tradition of graphic design in the city.
Basel has more than twenty museums, eight of which focus on art and design: Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts); Gegenwartsmuseum (Museum of Contemporary Art); Schaulager; Beyeler Foundation; Tinguely Museum; Kunsthalle; Architectural Museum; and the Museum for Paper and Printing.