Design (Masters)

The Master’s degree in design offers three possible specializations: Wood Design/Industrial Design, Fashion Design, and Textile Arts/Textile Design. Building on the content of the Bachelor’s program, it demands and promotes a higher level of creative and intellectual thought. Our students deepen their understanding of design in a variety of contexts (from economic to ecological), work on collaborative projects with partners from research and industry, and explore their own artistic vision through the execution of independent projects. They graduate with a strong understanding of both the creative and technical sides of design, ready to work as independent artists or to take on design jobs in commerce and industry.

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

degreeMaster of Arts (M. A.)
type of programmefull-time programme
semester start winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 2 semesters / 60 ECTS
admission requirements
  • A degree in the field of fashion design, wood design/industrial design, textile arts/textile design or a Bachelor or Masters degree or a German Diplom in a relevant field with at least 240 credit points (ECTS).
  • Applicants who have achieved a degree with at least 210 ECTS points are able to take a preliminary semester to obtain the necessary 30 ECTS points, to bring them up to 240.
  • Applicants with an international qualification have to show proof of language skills in both written and spoken German at a B2 Level according to Common European Framework of Reference of Languages. In cases of uncertainty the examination office of the design department will decide on the basis of the documents submitted or a language assessment.
admission restriction aptitude test required
tuition feesno tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman

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