The Visual Communication Institute in Basel is offering workshops for students, graphic designers and educators. The workshops afford insight into topical themes in Visual Communication in a study program reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design. Practical exercises with a high level of professionalism form the core of the workshops focus. Reflection as well as contextual knowledge will be conveyed by way of input sessions, allowing participants' work to be judged within a contemporary, future-oriented, context relevant to professional practice.

The trinational Rhine river valley is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany, and to sites such as the Vitra Design Museum (G), the Isenheimer Alter (F) or Ronchamp (F). In Basel the Fondation Beyeler, Tinguely Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Schaulager and the Museum of Contemporary Art are world renown. Besides its museums Basel offers a rich mixture of cultural events. During the three weeks, lectures and input sessions by the faculty and with designers from outside the university will accompany the workshops' program, as well as a field trip on each weekend.

MDes candidates are invited to participate in our international Summer Workshop series following their first year, an event their fellow master students from UIC will also participate in. Developing a network with these students is key as every other year the students of Basel will travel to Chicago to further enrich this collaboration.

Dates 2016:


Read testimonials, from participants of previous Summer Workshops.


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