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Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) is a vibrant center for teaching, research, and production excellence. While firmly anchored in Greater Zurich, our influence extends well beyond Switzerland to the wider international stage. We offer a broad range of degree programs and further education courses in education, design, film, art and media, dance, theatre, and music. Closely interrelating teaching and research, we provide an ideal setting for transdisciplinary projects. Committed to bridging higher education, professional practice, and the interests of the wider public, we showcase the work and achievements of our staff and students in our own exhibition spaces, theatres, and various dance and concert halls.

The Department of Art & Media offers various taught degrees in fine arts, with focuses on painting/drawing, photography, installation/sculpture, video/moving images, sound, performance, language and digitality in its BFA program and focuses in Fine Arts, Language, Curating and Aesthetic Theory in its MFA program The department includes the Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR) and the Public City Centre of Excellence as well as a PhD program (in collaboration with Kunstuniversität Linz/Austria).

Image courtesy Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).

website

https://www.zhdk.ch

residency

Bachelor: 3-4 years, full-time
Master: 2-3 years, full-time

disciplines

Art Education
Design
Film
Fine Arts
Music
Dance
Sound
Theatre
Transdiciplinary Studies

current faculty

Full list

notable alumni

Max Bill
Olaf Breuning
René Burri
Bruno Ganz
Augusto Giacometti
HR Giger
Thomas Hirschhorn
!Mediengruppe Bitnik
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Yves Netzhammer
Oliviero Toscani
David Weiss
Soyoung Yoon

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