The HGK Basel FHNW opens its doors

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The HGK Basel FHNW opens its doors (Photo Pati Grabowicz HGK Basel)
The HGK Basel FHNW opens its doors (Photo Pati Grabowicz HGK Basel)

The Basel FHNW Academy of Art and Design invites all those interested in art and design to its OPEN House on Friday, January 19, from 12 to 9 p.m. on the Dreispitz campus in Münchenstein/Basel. Prospective students will have the opportunity to get to know the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs at the HGK Basel FHNW.

As part of the annual OPEN House of the Basel University of Art and Design FHNW on Friday, January 19, 2024, prospective students will have the opportunity to get to know the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs of the HGK Basel FHNW, from Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Scenography to Fashion Design, Process Design at HyperWerk, Transversal Design and Mediation of Art and Design to Visual Communication and Digital Spaces. You can wander through studios and labs, talk to lecturers, researchers and students and visit the Campus.workshops.

From 12 noon, students and anyone who wants to become one will start with a hot soup served on the Freilager square. Afterwards, from 1 p.m., numerous information slots in the degree programs and Campus.workshops will be offered both on campus and online. Questions about studying at the HGK Basel FHNW will be answered at the information desk for prospective students.

The OPEN House’s extensive program of events with a focus on art and design also includes several exhibitions that are only accessible on this day and offer insights into exciting projects and current work by students from the various courses of study at the HGK Basel FHNW. For example, the LOOK semester exhibition of the Industrial Design course, the Open Atelier of the Interior Architecture and Scenography course, the Visual Communication and Digital Spaces studio exhibition and the exhibition of the Art and Design Mediation course.

CIVIC, the discourse and exhibition venue in the foyer of the HGK Basel FHNW high-rise building, will be transformed into a television studio during OPEN House, where the university’s own OPEN House TV will be produced and broadcast live on site: HGK Basel students and researchers will present projects, ideas and talents in performances, music sessions, poetry readings, interviews and much more. There will also be a large do-it-yourself marble run where visitors can win a free drink if they are lucky.

Visitors to the OPEN House have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an extremely varied program that includes not only sound journeys, cinema screenings, video installations and group exhibitions, but also talks, performances and concerts.

The detailed program for the OPEN House can be viewed at openhouse.hgk.fhnw.ch.

Basel University of Art and Design FHNW

Friday, January 19, 2024, from 12 to 9 p.m. Freilager-Platz 1, Dreispitz openhouse.hgk.fhnw.ch Prospective students have the opportunity to get to know the BA and MA study programs on-site at Basel’s Dreispitz and online. Register now!

Time schedule:
From 12 noon: Small lunch on site
1 and 2.30 p.m.: On-site info slots on the degree programs
From 1 p.m.: Online info slots on the degree programs
2.30 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Guided tours of the Campus.workshops