The higher education system in Switzerland differentiates between universities and universities of applied science. Despite this disparity, both categories of higher institutions share a similar status. The University of Applied Sciences comprises all institutions providing degree courses in theater, creative writing, music, fine art, and design and conservation studies. Awarding of degrees and academic title by the universities of applied science in Switzerland is under applicable legislation. To be admitted into higher education in Switzerland, one must have completed twelve to thirteen years of compulsory education and upper secondary education which is recognized.
Arts and design universities are situated in French, Italian, and Germans – speaking Switzerland. More than seven thousand places are offered by these universities to students taking degrees in music, theater, fine art, design, creative writing, and conservation studies. The universities of art and design in Switzerland form part of the eight universities of applied sciences offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Arts and art education offered by the universities are quality oriented. The best Swiss schools for art lovers include the following
- Geneva School of Art and Design
This institution was formed in 2006 after merging two schools of art namely the Haute école d’arts appliqués and the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts both of which are over 200 years old. It registers over seven hundred students from forty different states and offers degree programs, both Bachelors and Masters in fashion, jewelry, fine art, visual communication, spatial design, cinema and accessory design.
- Zurich University of the Arts
The university among the renowned arts universities in Europe. It has over two thousand eight hundred students. It has more than six hundred and fifty trained teaching staff. Students here cover study and research programs in design, music, fine arts, dance, film, theatre, transdisciplinary studies, and arts and design teaching.
- The “Haute école de musique Genève – Neuchâtel.”
This institution takes in a historical and stylistic field which ranges from medieval music to contemporary creation. It also covers non-European music. It was established from two older institutions which include, the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute (1915) and the Geneva Conservatory of Music (1835). The institution is also renowned for its teaching and artistic work. The school registers more than six hundred students from five continents. Once registered in the institution, you will find at your disposal highly qualified teachers all of whom run artistic and academic career.
- l’Ecole cantonale d’art du Valais
The school is situated in the heart of the Alps and central Europe. It provides education in visual arts and graphic design. The institution registers more than two hundred students. The small number means that each student is provided with personalized educational support. It also has facilities suitable for the development of new media.
- The Accademia Teatro Dimitri
The institution is a professional theater conservatory. It was founded in in 1975 as a theatre school specializing in the training of physical theatre. It is situated in Verscio. Students here practice artistic research motivated by the international ambiance research uniting students and teachers from twenty various states.