Art Education

We teach you the basic principles of art, design, media, materiality and communication; you develop your own artistic and creative practice.

This degree programme:

  • is the only one of its kind in Switzerland, combining creative, artistic production with academic reflection: while you develop your artistic and creative practice at HKB, the University of Bern supplies the history of art and art theory components of the programme.

  • provides the expert contextual knowledge required for teaching art and design. This is professionalised in the MA in Art Education.

  • gives you your first experience of teaching in a range of professional fields – in collaboration with our school and museum partners.

  • is not a professional teaching qualification in itself, but prepares you for the follow-on MA in Art Education.


  • Title/Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Specialisations -
  • Mode of study Full-time (6 semesters)
  • Start date Mon, 9.9.2024
  • Application deadline Fri, 15.3.2024
  • ECTS credits 180 ECTS-Credits
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern
  • School Bern Academy of the Arts

For detailed information, go to the German page or the French page.