You can choose your special subject for research to suit yourself, and will then concentrate on it intensively for three semesters. For this you will specify a ‘research or focus project’, which you will work on in your first semester through doing a work experience in industry or in a cultural institution.
In the further course of the Master’s in Design, this project will continue to be central and will finally issue in your Master’s thesis. Over the three semesters you will have individual support as you work on your topic, and in this way can go deeply into your special area of research. This will be supplemented by cross-departmental lectures, seminars and competence workshops, where a number of overarching themes will be touched on.
‘Research-based learning’ is the name of this approach, whereby students work independently on a project chosen by themselves. The advantage of this is that as you will be concentrating intensively for three semesters on a specific topic, you will acquire a clear profile. You will learn to take on responsibility for your own research, to carry a project through to its conclusion on your own initiative and so will be well equipped to tackle demanding professional challenges at a later stage.