Bern University of the Arts

The range of subjects offered by Bern University of Arts (HKB) extends from Design, Art, Conservation and Restoration to Literature, Music, Opera and Theatre. Students are selected by means of aptitude tests. The viewable frame of reference allows good supervision and a high quality of education. Although students are anchored in their particular discipline, it is nonetheless clear to them that they are part of an innovative art, design and research landscape that operates in trans-disciplinary way. Through this “accentuated proximity”, the student’s own horizons broaden. The acquisition of interface competences guarantees a sustainable professional qualification at university level. Large-scale projects take place in collaboration with established creative artists. Thus HKB, with its major public events, forms a lively part of the Bern cultural scene.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Beck, Director



Continuing education

Professionals can benefit from a broad range of continuing education options in Design, music, theatre and other arts. Various MAS, DAS and CAS study programmes as well as numerous specialist courses and seminars provide extensive opportunities for knowledge consolidation, specialisation and further development.


Qualified lecturers from academic and practical backgrounds offer innovative and practice-oriented teaching. All titles and degrees are recognised on a federal level. The modular nature of the courses simplifies studies accompanying a professional occupation.


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All Bern University of the Arts locations


Management and Administration:

Bern University of Applied Sciences

Bern University of the Arts

Fellerstrasse 11

CH-3027 Bern

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T +41 31 848 38 38