Member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

With around 2,100 Bachelor and Master students and 650 teaching staff, Zurich University of the Arts is one of the major universities of the arts in Europe. The study and research programme covers the areas of design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary studies, and the teaching of arts and design. The university also has many venues for exhibitions and performances, where the results of the education provided can be shown in public.

Theater and dance BA and MA programs include directing, choreography, dramaturgy, theatre pedagogy, set design and production design, acting and contemporary dance as well as classical ballet. Zurich University of the Arts is part of the Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (ZFH), and is a state university with its own legal entity.

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Department Performing Arts & Film
Pfingstweidstr. 96
8031 Zürich

Email: karin.wegmann(at)

Phone: +41434465334

Peter Ender

Peter Ender
Professor for Acting

Representative for the ITI/UNESCO Network

Karin Wegmann

Karin Wegmann
Assistant of the Dean


  • Department / Faculty dedicated to Performing Arts

    Teaching Languages
  • German, English

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA
  • Bachelor BA and Master MA
  • PhD (in cooperation with universities)

    Faculties / Departments
  • Playwriting
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Theatre Pedagogy
  • Stage Arts
  • Multimedia
  • Film & TV Art
  • Others
  • For local and for foreign students
  • Foreign students need to have basic knowledge of the local language
  • Local language courses available for foreign students

    Teachers/Educator Related Information
  • Local educators allowed
  • Foreign educators allowed on permanent basis, on invitation or call
  • Foreign educators allowed on temporary invitation, on invitation or call

    Regular Activities of the Institution
  • Highlights, show of best works of students of ZHdK, each September
  • Theatre festival in all rooms and spaces of the Theatre field of study (Gessnerallee) each January
  • Z-Dok about topics of documentary film making various conferences of the institute of the performing arts and film (IPF)