Art Education


The course imparts the fundamentals of art, design, art theory, media, materiality and communication. At the Bern University of Arts, students develop their own artistic and creative practice. Meanwhile the University of Bern supplies the History and Theory of Art components of the course. This combination of creative-artistic production and academic reflection is unique in Switzerland.


The subject-related and contextual knowledge acquired provides the basis for the competent transmission of art and design, which is professionalised within the framework of the Master programme. In co-operation with our practice-partners in schools and museums, the Bachelor programme gives students their first experiences of communicating their knowledge and competence in various professional areas.


Title / Qualification Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Main study subjects/ specialisations
  • Art and design (Major, Bern University of the Arts)
  • Art History (Minor, University of Bern)
Program study options Full-time
Language(s) of instruction German
Campus(es) Bern
Professional qualification No; a professional qualification can be acquired with the follow-on master’s degree course.
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program Master of Arts in Arts Education
Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice


The Bachelor programme followed by the Master programme is intended to provide professional training with a view to obtaining the teaching diploma for secondary schools in the area of pictorial design at the Bern College of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Bern). The Bachelor programme is therefore not a professional qualification in itself.

Detailed information

BA Art Education

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Head of degree programme

Jacqueline Baum
T +41 31 848 38 52

Dr. Maren Polte

T +41 31 848 38 48