Y Institute

The Y Institute is a centre for transdisciplinary tuition. Its core principle is the conviction that art and thinking don't stop at generic borders. The Y Institute sees itself as a place of communication between various forms of realisation and representation. In its teaching curriculum, the Y orchestrates collaborations between various art forms. It works on developing cross-sections of art. Thus, it brings various different disciplines and cultures of knowledge closer together.


The offered teaching of the Y includes the transdisciplinary programme for Bachelor and Master students and the transdisciplinary BA courses for X+Y students. It also runs the Master of Contemporary Arts Practice with specialisations in the fields Fine Arts, Music, Literature and Performance.


Head of Y Institute

Head CAP (Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice)

Andi Schoon & Thomas Strässle


Head of Studies CAP (Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice)

Andrea Gohl


Assistant Y Institute

Martin Christ


Office MA CAP

Sandra Lemp





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Bern University of the Arts

Y Institute

Fellerstrasse 11

CH-3027 Bern


T+ 41 31 848 38 68

F +41 31 848 38 51



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