Fine Arts

Course summary

In the centre is art in its freedom and dependence on social conditions that surround it. This formation starts with the individual or collective approaches of the students to their artistic work. Confirmed artists involve in developing, clarifying and deepening intensive ongoing discussions raised by the art practice. This fundamental work is supported by the oral and the written reflections, which are seen as essential tools of production. Discussions about the works, seminars and conferences invite everyone in the department to an active participation. 


The workshop, place of practice and life, is available throughout the week and around the clock. Well-equipped laboratories and workshops are at disposal. Close cooperation with the departments of ‘Literary Writing’ and ‘Music & Media Art’, opens a perspective on the Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice at the HKB, only program of its kind in Europe.


The individual experience is at the core of the discussions and any knowledge about the world finds its place there.


Title / Qualification Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
Program study options Full-time
Language(s) of instructionGerman / French
Campus(es) Bern
Professional qualification yes
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice


The study of art creates familiarity with the professional demands of the artistic milieu. Central to the training are one’s individual practice of art, together with reflection and communication with the outside world. Recognized figures from the world of art are invited to semester exhibitions, to discuss students’ work. In this way, the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts provides an excellent basis for deepening students’ own approaches in a Master course, and later to create a position in the art world. Many graduates from this school now number among the Swiss art scene`s promising talents.


Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts. The Bachelor degree programme primarily encourages intensive occupation with art and the further development of the students' own approaches. The degree is primarily an accredited confirmation of artistic production at professional level and qualifies graduates for a subsequent Master Programme in Contemporary Arts Practice.

Detailed information

BA Fine Arts

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Head of degree programme

Hans Rudolf Reust

T +41 31 848 38 43



Anselm Stalder

T +41 31 848 38 44