Gutenberg-Intermedia ist jetzt Kommunikationsdesign MA. Diese Seite dient als Archiv.

Gutenberg-Intermedia is now MA Kommunikationsdesign. This site is in archive mode.

2020: Deep Speed Typography

Three intense semesters creating your own typography project. Workshops, excursions, teamwork: the new master’s program starts in October 2020.


— experiment with new ways in typography and editorial design
— create a typography conference as a team
— meet important designers
— open end discussions of innovative editorial design
— your own workplace, 24/7
— time to develop your own project


— excursions to typography and design conferences
— learning type design in three days
— rapid prototyping for typographers
— speed-dating with 16 new fellow students
— web typography on a weekend
— workshops and tutorials

There is typography for deep understanding (Deep Reading) and typography for browsing, quick overview (Speed Reading). In this master’s programme, we want to explore both types of reading to their extreme forms.

Testing your ideas and approaches for your own master project through creative experiments:
A better Instagram, a custom font, the reading app of the future, a generative book, typography for augmented reality, moving posters, the editorial design of tomorrow or new avenues in thinking about design.

The master’s degree is aimed at typography / editorial design nerds as well as those who want to catch up: typographic expertise, technical back-ground, thinking about design or simply more project experience.

In addition, the master’s programme has proven record to network and start a professional life.

Workshops with

Jakob Runge, Type-Designer
Frank Rausch, Interface-Typographer
Underware, Type-Foundry

Deep Speed Typography

The Master’s Degree Course Communication Design of Hochschule Mainz, aims to qualify up to 16 Bachelor and Diploma graduates in the areas of interdisciplinary medial design practice and research. The objective is to deepen their design qualifications and widen their conceptual and organisational skills.

Visual Authors

Designer assume the role of «visual authors» who are taking responsibility for the contents, and who in their designs reflect social, technical and cultural contexts, with whole teams implementing substantial design projects. The Master’s Degree Course teaches the skills necessary for these processes within the framework of complex design projects, but also through the development of an individual Master’s Thesis.

Design in Mainz

Mainz, the city where Johannes Gutenberg invented typography, today is home of one of Germany’s largest design faculties, with Communication Design, Interior Architecture and Media Design.

24/7 Workspace

On a specially equipped Master’s floor, you as a student have a workplace which is accessible 24 hours a day. Workplace, printer, beamer, internet, etc. are supplied by the university, you should have your own laptop.

Analog and Digital Workshops

The department of Communication Design provides many different workshops and laboratories for design experiments: Photography Studios and Labs, Interactive Lab, Printing Workshops for Offset and Screen Printing, Letterpress and Printmaking, Book Binding Workshop, Computer Pools and an extensive library supplies latest magazines and publications for research.

Studying and Family Life

Hochschule Mainz was awarded the certificate «Family Friendly University». All students with children aged six months and over are guaranteed a place in childcare. Further details about the network of childcare providers can be obtained from the Equal Opportunity Officer at the University.

Career Perspectives

Graduates of the Master’s Course will mainly work in leading positions where a high level of professional and personal competence is required. Apart from being self employed with one’s own enterprise, there are the profes- sional areas of the Art Director, the Creative Director, the Communication Designer in Education and Research working for agencies, publishers, design studios, cultural institutions and the design departments in industry and the media. The Master of Arts Degree is also a requirement for candida- tes wishing to study for a PhD, and it qualifies for a career in senior service.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have reached a total minimum mark of 2.5 («good») at their finals in a design-oriented Bachelor or Diploma course. The application procedure consists of two steps: the submission of the portfolio, including curriculum vitae, followed by an interview and the online application. Applicants with a diploma from a foreign college/university are required to present their credentials via Uni-Assist.


Virtual Information event

Friday,­ June 5th 2020

The info event takes place virtually: Please send us an email to this address by 4th of June. Then we offer you individual or group appointments via Skype, Zoom or Hangout on June 5th.

portfolio review

If you like, we are also happy to check your portfolio. To do this, upload up to 15 works in a folder that bears your name. Don’t forget: integrate a text file with your name and email address. All data is not visible to external parties and is deleted immediately after the consultation.

Application deadline

Monday, June 15th 2020
Curriculum vitae, Portfolio and
 Application for the aptitude test

Admission interviews

Thursday, July 2nd 2020
Friday, July 3rd 2020

Deadline Uni-Assist

July 15th 2020

Start of studies

October 1st 2020

Graduation Master of Arts

January 2022

Directors of Studies 2020–21

Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen
Prof. Dr. Petra Eisele
Prof. Florian Jenett
Prof. Philipp Pape

University of Applied
Sciences Mainz
Communication Design
Holzstraße 36, D-55116 Mainz

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