Theme field

The contents of the major “integrated design processes (idp)” are oriented towards the current and future tasks of planning, drafting and design in the professional fields of design and cooperation with related disciplines. You will learn dialogue and teamwork skills in interdisciplinary development and design processes.

The goal is a holistic design education. Students are familiarized with different perspectives, images of man and methods in design. They learn to apply the design process to complex problems and topics.

We train designers who enjoy developing products and concepts that advance our civilisation. Our aim is to improve life in society through design, among other things by using new technologies that enable previously undreamed-of forms and solutions.

Creative people who take on this task need more than creativity. Their highly complex work requires a planned, structured and systematic approach. In our master’s degree course, you learn to think and implement design as a multi-stage process. New innovative ideas are the result of systematic work, as modern creativity research has shown. For us, this means that innovation can be planned – in a multi-layered process, interdisciplinary and team-oriented.

What you can expect

A special feature is the project orientation – the so-called focus project, which you can choose freely and which you will work on intensively over three semesters. In Master Design, you will be closely supervised by a mentor – from the first semester up to the master thesis. In the focus projects, students learn how to apply the design process to complex problems and a wide variety of topics. They learn to plan, organize and implement results in interdisciplinary teams. The focus projects are complemented by cross-sectional lectures.

The study focus “integrated design processes (idp)” has a modular structure and thus enables an individual study. Students can work on both practical and research-oriented topics. The range of content includes the following subject areas, from which individual focal points can be developed: