The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in Switzerland. Core activity is the provision of various tertiary studies on BA- and MA level. The Lucerne University comprises excellent and innovative programmes not only in design and art but also in engineering, technology, IT, business, social work and music. Our interdisciplinary approach gives us a unique profile for a strong curriculum and outstanding research. Design and Art work closely together in a dynamic and fruitful exchange to contribute to social and cultural issues. Our educational emphasis lies on practical experience and hands-on training. Professors and students work closely together in small classes and well equipped workshops. In addition to that a solid and strong theoretical background enables our graduates to succeed in the global job market and to become outstanding pioneers in artistic, creative and cultural developments and cooperations.
The Lucerne School of Art and Design currently maintains around 50 international partnerships in Europe, India, China, Korea, Japan, Israel, Columbia and Russia. Student and staff exchange as well as bilingual programmes contribute to the internationalisation of the institution. Teaching methods are modularly constructed and lead to nationally as well as internationally recognised qualifications.
The Lucerne School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in Switzerland and is widely seen as a reliable and competent partner specialised in four fields: training, professional development, research and development and services in the public space, in the public as well as in the private sector. Our geographic focus is not only on Central Switzerland but also far beyond. We collaborate with many domestic and international partner universities and companies in our main areas of competences.
Art and Design: Bachelor, Master, Research
faculties and departments
Art and Design: Product Design, Visual Communication, Film, Art
bachelor level programs
3 years in:
Animation 2D/3D / Video / Camera Arts / Graphic Design / Illustration fiction and nonfiction / Digital Ideation, Textile Design / Object Design / XS Jewellery / Design Management International / Fine Arts and Art Education
master level programs
Master of Arts in Fine Arts (4 semesters)
Master of Arts in Design (3 semesters)
Master of Arts in Film (4 semesters)
research activity and main areas
Design: - Visual Narratives - Explanation and Services - Product and Textile Design - Design and Management Fine Arts - Art in Public Sphere - Art material research
subject areas for exchange students
Illustration fiction / nonfiction
Design Management, International
Fine Arts and Art Education
Autumn term: April 15
Spring term: September 30
German/some bilingual courses.
English only: Design Management, International
autumn term: Sep – Feb spring term: Feb - June
cost of living per month (studying and living)
Approx. CHF 1750.-