Design and Interaction
- Summer semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- Study mode:
- On campus
Five Reasons to Choose this Master's Program
The M.A. in Design and Interaction is intended for holders of a first bachelor’s degree in:
- Computer Sciences including design components
- Or other design related subjects
Special Program Features
Participate in applied projects during the first two semesters
You will have the opportunity to conduct an applied project in each of your first two semesters where you use the knowledge acquired in class to manage and deliver solid outcomes.
Choose exciting elective courses
In order to broaden your knowledge, you will have the chance to choose a variety of elective courses such as human factors design, psychology, visualization, scientific and technical communication, intercultural management and intercultural competence, or innovation management.
Master’s thesis - Your final self-developed project
During the third semester, you will write your master’s thesis which mostly tackles the practical challenge of devising and implementing an exemplary digital media system.
Impressive career chances in design and technology
Graduates from this master’s program work in design and technology-related companies, agencies, or create their own start-ups.
The “Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs” is a German non-profit association that is authorized to conduct external evaluation procedures for universities in Germany and Europe.
The application requirements for the study program in “Design and Interaction” are:
Previous bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in:
- Computer Sciences or related program including design components
Min ECTS required:
- 210 ECTS (for exception see below).
Applicants with less than 210 ECTS points or 7 semesters of full-time study, but at least 180 points and 6 semesters of full-time study from an undergraduate program must provide proof of additional academic training or may - upon agreement - make up the missing credit points by passing suitable examinations in modules of other degree programs during their master studies.
If an undergraduate degree has not yet been issued, then a preliminary graduation certificate, a current transcript of records, or similar official documents must be submitted instead.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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(starting in April)
Application Procedure & Selection
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional
In order to be admitted to the degree program, candidates need to pass an aptitude test regarding their artistic/creative capability as well as presenting corresponding university entrance qualifications. The test will be assessed based on three categories: perceptive skills, conceptual skills, and design skills.
Apart from registering for and passing the aptitude test, an online application using the application portal Uni-Assist is mandatory.
Bachelor’s certificate with cumGPA (or, if not yet available, your final transcript with cumGPA proving that you have finished your studies).
Module handbook or a description of the courses in your undergraduate studies.
Exposé, no more than two pages. By presenting a project idea, you will demonstrate that you are able to identify opportunities for new approaches in the field of digital media, name reasonable steps to achieve the goals, and relate your project to related approaches and concepts.
Effectively communicating with a group of people with different backgrounds and developing projects with them was a useful learning experience. My portfolio with projects I did while studying impressed my boss at the interview. My insights and experiences with German bureaucracy were also helpful. If you are eager to learn and know why, to what end, you are working so hard, then you will end up learning a lot. It’s the same reason why somebody not interested in a degree or course will not make any progress. I feel the most important thing to learn is when to recognize the opportunity. If something doesn’t work out at first, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will not get to where you want to end up. I have learned to be as flexible as possible thanks to the places I’ve lived and my failures and wins, which I learned through HSRW and living in Germany overall. The path worth traveling is often bumpy. Graduation day was one of the happiest moments on my path abroad.”
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