How do you define a broad-based design

Integrated design courses

The course is divided into modules that build on each other and systematically address the central aspects of design. Using these given building blocks, the students learn to work on all relevant issues of the design process. You will first receive a joint introduction to the workshops and their materials and technologies. You can then freely combine the following subject areas within a coordinated offer:

  • Basics of design
  • Communication design / corporate design
  • Interaction design
  • typography
  • illustration
  • To draw
  • Still picture - analog and digital
  • Moving picture
  • Interface design
  • Product design / CAD
  • 3-D design / products and systems
  • Constructive geometry
  • Temporary architecture
  • Fashion display
  • Fashion design / experimental design
  • Model design, pattern construction, CAD
  • Fashion design / unique items and programs

In addition to these application-related areas, all design students study together in scientific seminars on the theory and history of design as well as in the courses on professionalization.

The course includes a wide variety of teaching and presentation forms (design projects inside and outside the university, creative exercises and workshops, scientific seminars and lectures, exhibitions and events for the general public, freelance work, commissioned situations, excursions, etc.), finding artistic -intuitive methods and procedures as well as application as planning, methodical and systematic.

Another special feature of the design course at the Hochschule für Künste is that the students help to shape the teaching: they are involved in working groups as part of the curriculum to organize projects, they initiate their own events and invite you to lecture series with internationally renowned guests.

The University of the Arts has established contacts to international partner universities and designers for possible stays abroad and internships at home and abroad.