Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences

École de design et haute école d’art du Valais (édhéa)

Édhéa, The Valais School of Art (école de design et haute école d’art du Valais), has two main educational focuses : a vocational school of applied arts with a strong emphasis on graphic design, and a school of higher education in art. Our aim is to teach our students not only the skills of the trade, but also how to think about the world and how to develop their creativity in a variety of fields. “Creativity” is indeed the key word, an asset that can open many doors beyond those of an artist’s studio. Our Master of Arts in Public Spheres (MAPS) is recognized well beyond our borders. Furthermore, the public sphere provides a major head of inquiry for our research institute.




Contact person

Dr. Federica Martini

T +41 27 456 55 11



Hochschule Luzern

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Art & Design


The Lucerne School of Art and Design was established in 1877. Nowadays it constitutes one cf the schools of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland, which was founded in 1997. The other schools are the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, the Lucerne School of Information and Technology, the Lucerne School of Business, the Lucerne School of Social Work and the Lucerne School of Music.


The Lucerne School of Art and Design’s main objective is to provide talented young people with the solid educational background needed to become professionals in the highly competitive world of art and design. The well equipped infrastructure of the various workshops, the challenging projects and assignments, the complex problem-solving tasks, digital experimentation, research, art history and theory ensure that the student’s time is richly varied and challenging. The Lucerne School of Art and Design offers its over 650 Bachelor und Master students a wide range of disciplines such as Graphie Design, Illustration, Camera Arts, Digital Ideation, Animation, Video, Textile Design, Object Design, XS Jewellery, Design Management International (in English), Fine Arts and Art Education as weit as the three master programs Master of Art in Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Design and Master of Arts in Film.


The school draws on an extensive network of connections with faculty, students and projects in Switzerland and abroad. Furthermore, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is involved in conducting application-oriented Research and Development with the main goal to provide scientifically-based solutions for technical, economic, social or artistic problems arising not only in Central Switzerland but in the rest of the country and even worldwide. The Lucerne School of Art and Design is home to the following centres of excellence: Visual Narrative, Explanation and Services, Products and Textiles, Design and Management, Art in Public Spheres and Art material research. lt focuses on creating direct advantages for enterprises, public administrations, associations and our society in general. The Lucerne School of Art and Design is represented by its Dean, Prof. Dr. Gabriela Christen.


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Lucerne School of Art and Design

Contact person

Claudia Ramseier

+41 41 248 62 24


Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana


The SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland offers more than 30 Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree courses, characterised by cutting edge education and modern teaching methods which unites classical theoretical-scientific instruction with a professional orientation. All of its training activities are characterized by the added value of operating in a context in which the vocational aspect is associated with the scientific and academic rigor.

Great importance is placed on research, which is conducted by means of projects that are either assigned by major European and national agencies or commissioned by companies and institutions. The active presence in cooperative networks of research at national and international level and the continued development of synergies with national and international universities allow SUPSI to serve as a reference scientific pole in its areas of competence.



Contact person

Massimo Botta

Head of MAS in Interaction Design

+41 58 666 63 94