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Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel (HGK)

Freilager-Platz 1, 4053 Basel, Switzerland/ 4161.228.4470/

Approximately 1,000 students, lecturers and employees have their studies and jobs in the high-rise building as well as in the converted former Zollfreilager.



Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK)
Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland/ 4143.446.4646/

Zurich University of the Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) has approximately 2,500 students, which makes it the largest arts university in Switzerland. The university was established in 2007, following the merger between Zurich’s School of Art and Design (HGKZ) and the School of Music, Drama, and Dance (HMT). ZHdK is one of four universities affiliated to Zürcher Fachhochschule. ZHdK offers Bachelor’s and master's degree courses and further education programmes in art, design, music, art education, theatre, film, dance, and transdisciplinary studies. It is also active in research, especially artistic research and design research. Affiliated to ZHdK are the Museum of Design, Zurich, the Theater der Künste (Theatre of the Arts), the Mehrspur Music Club, and the Media and Information Centre (MIZ).


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F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign Zürich (FFZH)
Flurstrasse 89, 8047 Zürich, Switzerland/ 4144.444.1888/

The F+F School for Art and Media Design Zürich or F+F is a private art school in Zürich, Switzerland. F+F stands for "Form und Farbe", a discipline practiced at the German art and architecture school Bauhaus. It means "shape and colour". F+F was founded in 1971. At present, the school has 220 full-time students. The school is subsidised by the city of Zurich. Art studies at F+F have the status of a nationally recognised higher professional qualification (Art Diploma). Media Design studies are currently undergoing evaluation by the canton, with the objective of official recognition. Studies at F+F are practically oriented, but the student also acquires a sound theoretical knowledge of the subject. The F+F teachers are experienced, often internationally well-known personalities who are firmly established in their field. Each term, several of these experts from Switzerland and abroad are engaged as guest professors.

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Hochschule Luzern Kunst & Design, Luzern  
Sentimatt 1/Dammstrasse, CH- 6003 Luzern, Switzerland/ 4141.248.6464/

The Lucerne School of Art and Design is the oldest college of art and design in German-speaking Switzerland. Backed by almost 140 years of tradition, it moves forward into the future with confidence. It offers a vivid and challenging environment that inspires research and teaching – one in which the students can hone their practical skills and acquire a qualified portfolio that will prepare them for a successful career entry into the cultural and creative sector.


Cepv - Center Vocational De Vevey

Avenue Nestlé 1, 1800 Vevey, Switzerland/ 4121.557.1400/

The Vocational Education Center in Vevey (CEPV) consists of three separate schools. On the one hand, it comprises a vocational school for apprentices from the dual system (apprenticeship in the workplace and weekly courses in vocational schools) in several craft trades and, on the other hand, a college of applied arts, full-time offering initial vocational training (4 years) and higher education (2 years) under the Swiss vocational training system. A third entity is constituted by the school of professional maturity.


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki, Finland/ 358.947.001/

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto-yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu), was formed of two separate schools: the faculty of architecture (previously part of the Helsinki University of Technology) and the University of Art and Design Helsinki (known in Finnish as TaiK). TaiK, founded in 1871, was the largest art university in the Nordic countries. Media Centre Lume – the National Research and Development Center of audiovisual media – is also located in the university. The university awards the following academic degrees: Bachelor of Science in Technology, Architect, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Arts.


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University of the Arts Helsinki
Töölönkatu 3 A, 4th floor, Helsinki, Finland/ 3582.9447.2000/

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Taideyliopisto) is a Finnish arts university that was launched in the beginning of 2013. Apart from a few exceptions, it is the only university in Finland that provides education in the fields it represents. The University of the Arts Helsinki is mainly located in Helsinki, but it also has operations in Kuopio (department of church music) and Seinäjoki at the University Consortium of Seinäjoki (department of popular and folk music). The university comprises three academies that were formerly independent universities: The Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Sibelius Academy) and the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Theatre Academy Helsinki).


University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi, Finland/ 3581.6341.341/

The University of Lapland is located in the city of Rovaniemi, Finland. It was founded in 1979. The University of Lapland is the most northern university in the European Union. In addition to faculties, there is the Arctic Centre that is devoted to the arctic studies and research. The European Union has planned a resolution on the Arctic Strategy for the EU. The resolution includes paragraphs that are after the establishment of the EU Arctic Information Centre as a networked undertaking with a permanent office in Rovaniemi at the University of Lapland, Finland.

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Lahti Polytechnic

FellmanniCampus, Kirkkokatu 27, Lahti, Finlan/ 3584.4708.1386/

Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LUAS) (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher professional education, formerly known as Lahti Polytechnic in Lahti, Finland. LUAS is located in Southern Finland, 100 km from the capital of Helsinki. The six faculties of LUAS operate in a number of locations in Lahti, with the main central campus rea within a kilometre from the city centre, close to Lake Vesijärvi and the Salpausselkä outdoor recreation area.

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Turku Arts Academy
Joukahaisenkatu 3, 20520 Turku, Finland/ 3582.263.350/

Turku University of Applied Sciences is an inspiring community of 10,000 members an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. Studies at TUAS are working life-oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of our teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy emphasises the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making our graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills.


Nordic Art School
Pormestarinkatu 32, 67100 Kokkola/ 3584.0570.9895/

Drake Arts Center is an international artists residency situated in Kokkola's old town, in the heart of Neristan. For the visiting artists the residency offers a flat of ca. 40 m2 in a refurbished old wooden house in the back-yard of the Drake house museum, a part of the K.H. Rendlund's Museum. The Drake Arts Centre/ Residency is run by a consortium of three institutions: the Central Ostrobothnia Provincial Museum, the Kokkola Town Theatre and the Nordic Art School.


Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (VSVU)
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18 SK-81437, Bratislava, Slovakia/ 4212.5942.8500/

As an educational and cultural institution, AFAD´s mission is to prepare the young people to their professional career within the field of art, design and architecture. The presence of AFAD in life and at the public events intends to influence the society, forms and contents of culture in the region and wider. With regard to the spirit of multicultural coexistence in EU and universal principles of human rights, cooperation and equality, the AFAD is open to every student who proves the requested level of his/her artistic talent and knowledge, regardless national, ethnic, gender, religious and other diversities.

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VSMU, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava
Svoradova 2/A, 813 01 Bratislava, Slovakia/ 4212.5930.3561/

The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Vysoká škola múzických umení v Bratislave, abbr. VŠMU) is a university founded on June 9, 1949. The university consists of three faculties: Theatre Faculty (Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Stage and Costume Design, Puppetry, Theatre Theory, Theatre Management); Faculty of Film and Television (Directing, Documentary, Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting, Photography and Picture Composition, Animation, Editing, Sound Design, Production, Management and Business Studies, Film and TV Theory); Faculty of Music and Dance (Composition, Orchestra Conducting, Theory of Music, Voice, Opera Directing, Instrumental Playing (16 majors), Dance (6 majors)).



Josef Vydru School of Applied Arts (SUV)

Dúbravská cesta 11, 841 04 Karlova Ves, Slovakia/ 4212.5930.6220/

School of Applied Arts Josefa Vydru in Bratislava is the oldest fine art school in Slovakia. School of Applied Arts J.Vydru is the new name of the school, which characterizes the current concept and mission schools. The current school program follows a progressive and avant-garde ideological references Sur and creating a core curriculum for the mission of the current School of Applied Arts Josefa Vydru. The school currently has the following courses: promotional art design, promotional graphics, usable photo, ceramic design, design and shaping wood, Stone Carving, Hand Textile Design, conservation and restoration.


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

University Of Dundee, Perth Rd, Dundee DD1 4HT, UK/ 4413.8238.8828/

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) is an integral part of the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. It is ranked as one of the top schools of art and design in the United Kingdom and has an outstanding reputation in teaching, practice and research.


Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

ECA Main Building and Hunter Building, 74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, UK/ 4413.1651.5800/

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is an art, design, creative and performing arts school in Edinburgh, the oldest and largest in Scotland, providing higher education in art and design, architecture, history of art and music disciplines for over two thousand University of Edinburgh students. ECA has an international reputation as one of the most successful art colleges in Europe; its stated mission is to promote critical inquiry through scholarly research, learning, teaching and education in creative practice.

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Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, UK/ 4414.1353.4500/

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is Scotland's only public self-governing art school offering university-level programmes and research in architecture, fine art and design. The school is housed in one of Glasgow's most famous buildings, often considered the masterpiece of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, built 1897-1909. Severely damaged by a fire in May 2014, the building is now undergoing a careful restoration.

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Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

Garthdee Rd, Aberdeen AB10 7QD, UK/ 4412.2426.2000/

Gray's School of Art is the Robert Gordon University's art school, located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is one of the oldest established fine art institutions in Scotland and one of Scotland's five art schools today, and ranked among the Top 20 Schools of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. The School is housed in a modernist building at the university's Garthdee campus in Aberdeen. As well as degree-level training in fine art, applied art and design, Gray's School of Art offers short courses and evening classes to the general public in a wide variety of mediums.

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Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6 6HW, UK/ 4413.1554.5761/

Leith School of Art (LSA) is an independent art college in Edinburgh, Scotland, providing tertiary education in art and design. LSA is located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, in the former converted Norwegian Seamen's Church, originally built by Scottish architect James Simpson and Danish architect Johan Schroder in 1868. LSA has always been based in the former Norwegian Seamen's Church in Leith. Studios are set out on three levels in the main church building, with additional studio and lecture space in the former church hall at the rear of the main building. In 1999 a modern extension was built around three sides of the former church, adding further studio space, a small library and entrance hall.


Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

Custom House,, 65-67 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, United Kingdom/ 4478.0990.5743/

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (EAFA) is committed to the continuance of traditional modes of teaching drawing and painting and creating the new masters of today. Through learning the time honoured methods of the nineteenth century academies, artists first master the language of drawing and painting, building a pathway to more truthful expression. Just as musicians must first learn their instrument or writers must study language before they can articulate their creativity, the visual artist must achieve the skill set that will unlock their creative potential.


Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Pécs

H-7622 Pécs, Zsolnay Vilmos u. 16., Hungary/ 3672.501.540/

The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts in Pécs is the only centre of higher education in Hungary that integrates training in music and fine arts. Due to the cooperation of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pécs the famous building of the Hotel Nádor in the heart of the city was revived in 2009.

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Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Budapest, Andrássy út 69-71, 1062 Hungary/ 3613.421.738/

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem, MKE) is the central Hungarian art school in Budapest, Andrássy Avenue. It was founded in 1871 as the Hungarian Royal Drawing School (Magyar Királyi Mintarajztanoda) and has been called University of Fine Arts since 2001. School developed programs for training not only painters and sculptors, but artist-craftsmen, mosaic- and gobelin-makers, stage designers, costumers, and restorers.

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Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

Budapest, Zugligeti út 9, 1121 Hungary/ 3613.921.180/

The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (in Hungarian: Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem), former Hungarian University of Arts and Design, is located in Budapest, Hungary. The university is committed to training traditional artist-craftsmen, as well as architects, designers and visual communication designers. This University is named after László Moholy-Nagy.


Iceland Academy of the Arts

11, Þverholt, Reykjavík, 105, Iceland/ 3545.524.000/

Iceland Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) is an Icelandic institution of higher education, located in Reykjavík, which offers the only university-level degrees in the arts in Iceland. The institution was founded on 21 September 1998 by consolidating the Iceland Drama School and the Reykjavík Arts School, and classes began in autumn 1999. It has five departments: Art education, Design and Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre and Dance.

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Burren College of Art, Galway

Newtown Castle, Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland / 3536.5707.7200/

Burren College of Art is an internationally recognised not-for-profit independent college specialising in undergraduate and graduate fine art education. We offer artists and art students from around the world time, space and inspiration within the unique environment of the Burren. The Master of Fine Art programme is accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway and is operated in association with the Royal College of Art, London and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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CIT Crawford College of Art and Design

The Lough, Cork, Ireland/ 3532.1433.5200/

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a vibrant multi-campus College, which has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years. Crawford graduates are among Ireland’s top artists, designers, media designers and communicators, art therapists and art educationalists. Whether you are interested in Fine Art or Contemporary Applied Art, Visual Communications or Multimedia or hoping to do postgraduate study in Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Art & Process, Elearning Design and Development, Journalism or Public Relations with New Media – we have something for you.


Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin

Aungier St, Dublin 2, Ireland/ 3531.402.3000/

Dublin Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as DIT) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It has been ranked in Times Higher Education’s top 100 university-level institutions globally under 50 years old.


Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland/ 3531.239.4000/

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is located at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. It was established in 1997 and incorporated the former Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts. The institution has an emphasis on creative arts and media with the National Film School (NFS) located on campus. The college offers programmes in entrepreneurship,arts and humanities, business, arts management, psychology/cyberpsychology, computing and digital media technology.


Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM), GMIT

Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland/ 3539.1753.161/

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is a third-level college with five campuses in the west of Ireland - in Galway city, Castlebar, Letterfrack and Mountbellew. GMIT offers courses in Engineering, Computing, Business, Science, Tourism, Nursing, Outdoor Education, Creative Arts, Furniture, and more.

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Limerick School of Art and Design

Clare St, Limerick, Ireland/ 3536.120.8871/

Limerick School of Art and Design or LSAD is an art college in Limerick city in Ireland. The school is one of the five constituent schools of Limerick Institute of Technology and operates on two of LIT's campuses in Limerick city, located on Clare Street and George's Quay; both are about 2 km from the main LIT campus at Moylish Park. Since 2012, the school also offers degree programmes at the Clonmel campus of LIT. The School can trace its origins back to 1852 and has had a number of guises and locations before consolidating into its current format and campuses in the 1980s and 1990s. LSAD offers courses at Level 8 (Honours Degree) and Level 9 (Master's Degree) across a range of art and design disciplines.


National College of Art and Design, Dublin

100 Thomas St, Merchants Quay, Dublin, Ireland/ 3531.636.4200/

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is a national art and design school in Dublin, Ireland. Situated on Thomas Street, the NCAD started as a private drawing school and has become a national institution educating over 1,500 day and evening students as artists, designers and art educators. The College was founded in 1746 as a private drawing school set up by Robert West in George's Lane. This school was taken over by the Dublin Society and later the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).