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Programme Contents

The Master’s programme is a three-semester full-time programme and is divided into five modules: In the first two semesters, students take seminars and workshops from modules 1 to 4. The third semester is reserved for module 5, the master’s thesis.

Module 1.1: Intermedia Project

The heart of the course is the Intermedia Project, in which a complex topic is developed across all media. This comprehensive design task trains not only design skills but also organisational skills.

Module 1.1: Workshop

The intermedia project is accompanied by several workshops – practical, technical or design-related – to deepen the topic.

Module 1.2: Research field

In the research and analysis modules, academic work is taught and the individual thesis is accompanied from topic identification to implementation.

Module 1.3: Specialised deepening

This module deepens the competences for approaching complex design questions and strategies as well as methods of design research.

Module 1.4: Theory Master

This module imparts basic competences for a scientific approach to complex design issues and trains the ability to reflect analytically and theoretically.

Module 2.1: Master’s thesis

The last module focuses entirely on the preparation of the Master’s thesis. It combines design and theoretical research, requires artistic-conceptual and scientific-reflective skills.

Study Conditions

Each student is provided with a workspace accessible 24 hours a day in a specially equipped master’s floor. Work can be done here: Workstation, printer, beamer, W-LAN, etc. are provided by the university; students should bring a laptop themselves. All workshops of the Communication Design programme can be used for design experiments. An extensive library, including current magazines, is available for research.

Further Information

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Design Departement
Holzstr. 36
55116 Mainz
Tel +49 (0) 6131-628-2211
Sekretariat: Mo—Fr, 10—12 Uhr
E-Mail: kd(at)hs-mainz.de
www.designinmainz.de
www.hs-mainz.de/gestaltung