Design (Bachelor)

The course in Design offers bachelors’ degrees in the disciplines Fashion Design, Woodwork/Product & Object Design and Textile Art/Textile Design. The core of course is the intensive combination of craft skills and creative energy. Studying at the college in Schneeberg enables you to receive solid practical and theoretical training through concentrated work in small groups with optimum support from the teaching staff in modern well-equipped studios and workshops. For many years the course has been collaborating with partners from industry and research. This is the precondition for practice-based teaching as we understand it. In line with your individual wishes you can focus more on design and industry or on an artistic orientation. You will be prepared for a wide variety of careers as a designer and a craftsperson in the arts. This is shown not only by numerous design prizes but also, above all else, by our graduates who are working successfully as designers or craftspeople in the arts with their own labels or for well-known companies.

Important: for the inclusion of this study is required an aptitude test. Dates and more information on the entrance examination here.

degreeBachelor of Arts (B. A.)
profiles / core topics
  • Fashion Design
  • Woodwork/Product & Object Design
  • Textile Art/Textile Design
typo of programmefull-time programme
semester startwinter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits8 semesters / 240 ECTS
admission requirements
  • University Entrance Qualifications (A prerequisite for application is the general high-school graduation certificate (Abitur) or comparable qualification for admission to higher education)
  • a particular artistic ability, shown in an aptitude test. Proof of exceptional artistic ability can be accepted and students made exempt of the University Entrance Qualifications
  • craftsmanship ability, shown in related professions or training, are desired
admission restrictionaptitude test required
tuition feesno tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman

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