Locations + Facilities

HKB students work and live in a stimulating environment, and will find a wide range of student facilities at each of our campuses. Our students can also access many of the facilities provided by Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, and the University of Bern.


Fachbereich Gestaltung und Kunst, Fachbereich Konservierung und Restaurierung, Y Institut, Forschung, Direktion und Verwaltung

Fellerstrasse 11 CH-3027 Bern

+41 31 848 38 38


Musik Klassik

Papiermühlestrasse 13a CH-3014 Bern

+41 31 848 39 99


Fachbereich Theater

Zikadenweg 35 CH-3006 Bern

+41 31 848 49 90



Schwabstrasse 10 CH-3018 Bern

+41 31 848 38 29


Studienbereich Jazz

Eigerplatz 5a CH-3007 Bern

+41 31 848 49 30


Musik Klassik

Ostermundigenstrasse 103 CH-3006 Bern

+41 31 848 39 99


BSc Multimedia Production

Schwarztorstrasse 48 CH-3007 Bern

+41 31 848 34 83


Holzikofenweg 8

Bern Academy of the Arts HKB
Multimedia Communication & Publishing
Holzikofenweg 8
3007 Bern

+41 31 848 34 83

Schweizer Opernstudio, Studienbereich Musik und Bewegung

Jakob-Rosius-Strasse 16 CH-2502 Biel

+41 31 848 49 59


Schweizerisches Literaturinstitut

Rockhall IV Seevorstadt 99 CH-2502 Biel/Bienne

+41 31 848 39 00



Bern Academy of the Arts HKB has four libraries at its campuses in Bern and Biel/Bienne.

The Music Division Library is located at the Kaserne Campus in Bern’s Breitenrain Quarter. It holds a large selection of books, CDs and musical scores. The entire collection is listed on BFH swisscovery. All sheet music is listed in the sheet music catalogue. Loans to external users are available. 

The Media Library/Mediothek at Fellerstrasse Campus in Bern-Bümpliz-North holds the media collections for the HKB Divisions, Arts and Design, and Conservation and Restoration, and for the Y-Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies. Since January 2021 the collection is listed in the search platform BFH swisscovery. This is a public lending library.

The library of Schweizerisches Literaturinstitut/Institut Littéraire Suisse is located at the home of this Division, Villa Rockhall IV, no. 99, Seevorstadt/ Faubourg du Lac, Biel/Bienne. The entire collection is listed in the search platform BFH swisscovery. However, loans are available to internal users only. 

The Theatre Library is located at Zikadenweg 35 in Bern. This is a collection of media in and about all genres of theatre (spoken word, music and dance). The collection is listed in the search platform BFH swisscovery, with loans available to internal users only.


The HKB competence and service centre for manual printing techniques.

The staff members of the printing studio offer teaching in screen printing, gravure printing, letterpress printing and support students with their projects.

After completion of a basics module and by arrangement with the responsible teachers, students can also work in the printing studio independently.


Bern University of the Arts
Printing Studio
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

T +41 31 848 38 66



Monday 2 – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Open Workshop

Friday 10 am – 5 pm
or on appointment

The MediaLab is the service centre and centre of excellence for audiovisual design and photography at the HKB, Division of Design and Fine Arts.

The members of the MediaLab give courses, organise photography and AV trainings and advise students, staff members and teachers of the HKB on technical matters and questions of content.

The loans desk provides equipment for the creation and presentation of audiovisual and photographic projects to students, staff members and teachers of the HKB.

An extensive range of equipment such as video cameras, photo cameras, sound and lighting equipment can be rented from the MediaLab.

Alongside the internal university proceedings, the MediaLab also offers competent support to external individuals and institutions.

Please don`t hesitate to contact us with audiovisual commissions.


Bern Academy of the Arts
Design and Fine Arts
Fellerstrasse 11

CH-3027 Bern

T +41 31 848 39 28


Opening hours

Open Lab

The MediaLab infrastructure is available 24/7 


Monday – Wednesday, 10 am – 16 pm or by agreement
(except lecture-free period and holidays)


Monday – Wednesday, 12 – 13.30 pm
(except lecture-free period and holidays)

Further information


Im Tonstudio findet ein wichtiger Teil der Ausbildung des Fachbereichs Musik statt, vor allem auch für Studierende des Bachelors Musik und Medienkunst. Die Studierenden haben die Möglichkeit, die Infrastruktur des Tonstudios für ihre eigenen Projekte zu nutzen. Daneben bietet das Tonstudio auch externen Personen und Institutionen kompetente Unterstützung für professionelle Tonproduktionen im Studio und auf der Bühne.

Das Tonstudio verfügt über eine moderne Infrastruktur mit grosszügigem Regieraum mit analogen und digitalen Vernetzungsmöglichkeiten in weitere akustisch getrennte, multifunktionale Räume und den grossen Konzertsaal. So können Musikproduktionen von Solisten über Ensembles bis zu grossem Orchester bewältigt werden, aber auch Surround-Produktionen und Filmvertonungen sind möglich. 

Das Tonstudio der HKB verfügt zudem über eine gut ausgebaute mobile tontechnische Infrastruktur für Beschallungen, live-elektronische Settings, Klanginstallationen oder Aufnahmen ausser Haus. Ein umfangreiches Instrumentarium – Perkussionsinstrumente aller Art, diverse Flügel und historische Tasteninstrumente – komplettieren das Angebot.


Bern Academy of the Arts
Sound Studio
Papiermühlestrasse 13d
CH-3000 Bern 22

T +41 31 848 39 99


Further Information

The Mechanical Workshop of the Design and Fine Arts Division offers a broad infrastructure, enabling students to work with materials such as metal, wood, textiles and ceramics. An inter-material approach allows projects that incorporate varied materials and techniques. Both analogue and digital technologies are applied. In addition to bronze casting, welding, sawing, sewing and modelling, students also use the embroidery computer, the CNC milling machine and the laser cutter.

The workshop team conducts courses and assists students when realizing their projects in the workshop. After attending an introductory course, students can work independently in the workshop during opening hours. They can also borrow small machinery and tools.

A large collection of samples, which is part of the Material-Archiv network, serves as a basis for studying materials and how to work with them.


Bern Academy of the Arts
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern 

T +41 31 848 38 60

Our expertise is in the field of minimal invasive and non-destructive analyses on art and cultural heritage objects serving education, art conservation science and, practical conservation and restoration of our cultural heritage. The enormous variety and combination of materials present in cultural objects requires a combined approach of multiple analytical techniques. These challenges are faced with a synergetic combination of methods, infrastructure and research. Would you like to know more? We will try to find out more for you!


Bern Academy of the Arts
Art technological laboratory
Dr. Nadim C. Scherrer
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

T +41 31 848 39 10


MATERIAL ARCHIV is a cross-sectoral educational network for teachers, researchers and practitioners. The purpose of this joint project of nine educational and cultural institutions in Switzerland is to facilitate transdisciplinary analysis and exploration of large numbers of material specimens. Diverse and professional approchaches to materials are the outcome of interdisciplinary exchanges among individuals contributing their specific strengths and expertise.

At the very centre of MATERIAL ARCHIV stands an online database on the physical specimen collections held by all participating institutions.


Bern Academy of the Arts
Material Archiv S8
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

T +41 31 848 38 60

E karin.lehmann@hkb.bfh.ch


Opening Hours

The locations of MATERIAL ARCHIV are accessible during the regular opening hours of the HKB.