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Located in Zurich, Switzerland, The Zurich University of the Arts offers a range of programmes from further education opportunities to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in design, film, art, media, music, dance, theatre and art education.
On 1 August 2007 the School of Art and Design Zurich (HGKZ) and the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance (HMT) merged to become one of Europe’s largest universities of the arts: the Zurich University of the Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, ZHdK).
By aligning teaching and research, the Zurich University of the Arts programmes are designed to promote transdisciplinary work. ZHdK aims to link higher education, professional practice and the general public by showcasing the achievements of staff and students in their own exhibition spaces, theatre, dance and concert halls, including the renowned Zurich Museum of Design and the newly established Theatre of the Arts (formerly the Sihl Theatre).
The University has five departments: Department of Design, Department of Performing Arts and Film, Department of Art & Media , Department of Music , and the Department of Cultural Analysis.
The ZHdK runs nine institutes of research: Institute for Contemporary Arts Research, Institute for Critical Theory, Institute Computer Music and Sound Technology, Institute for Music Studies, Institute for The Performing Arts and Film, Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Institute for Art Education, Institute of Design and Technology, Institute design2context.
The Zurich University of the Arts has a large and diversified network of international cooperations. The international cooperation focuses on student exchanges. Approx. 50 students a year spend a guest semester at the ZHdK and just as many from ZHdK take part in student exchanges. A large percentage of the activities are held within the framework of the European Socrates/Erasmus programme, which also gives lecturers the opportunity to teach for one to two weeks at a partner school (www.zhdk.ch)'.
Courses at Zurich University of the Arts
Department of Performing Arts & Film
Bachelor of Arts in Film
Master of Arts in Film
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Acting/Directing/Theatre Education
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Scenography
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Dramaturgy
Master of Arts in Theatre
Certificate Programme in Stage Dance
Department of Design
Bachelor of Arts in Design
- Industrial Design
- Interaction Design / Game Design
- Scenographical Design
- Scientific Visualization
- Style & Design
- Visual Communication
Master of Arts in Design
Department of Cultural Analysis
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Master of Arts in Art Education
Transdisciplinary Master of Arts
Department of Art & Media
Bachelor of Arts in Media & Art
Master of Arts in Fine Arts
Department of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement
Master of Arts in Music Education
Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance
Master of Arts in Composition/Theory
Composition and Theory
Composition and Media Technology
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) and Certificate of Advanced Studies(CAS)
Art & Design
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