Merz Akademie - University of Applied Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart

Research in Design, Art and Media

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Design, Art Studies, Art Pedagogy
90, 120
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
Summer semester: 15 Nov
Application Deadlines
1.5 - 2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
2490€ / 3990€
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

In an international classroom English will be the lingua franca for most if not all teaching learning situations and written work may be delivered in English.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree:

  • 7 semesters - 210 ECTS: study three semesters (starting in the winter semester).
  • 6 semesters - 180 ECTS: go through a one-semester introductory phase in advance (start in the summer semester).

Graduates whose first degree is based on another credit scheme may apply for both options and will be admitted to either one according to their preparedness based on the length and rigour of their previous program.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C2
CEFR German
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Only for holders of a 210 ECTS bachelor's degree.
Summer semester: Only for holders of a 180 ECTS bachelor's degree.

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The university needs the following documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae in tabular form.
  2. Proof of a first university degree (certified copies of certificates).
  3. A passport photo.
  4. An exposé outlining a project you would like to work on as part of the master’s program (2-5 pages).
  5. A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages).
  6. A portfolio of 1-3 current textual and/or artistic/design works relevant to the master’s program. The submitted works should provide an overview of your abilities and interests.
  7. A proof of a English and German language test is required (see language requirements).

Send your application to:

Merz Akademie
Teckstr. 58
70190 Stuttgart

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website