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.
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.