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Design and Mediafull time

  • Master of Arts


  • 2 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Hannover


  • April 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    March 2024 (EU), March 2024 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Industrial Design, Product Design
  • Communication Design

Creativity techniques, Communication, Sociology/Psychology, Marketing/Social Research, Art and Design Discourse, Design Theory, Technology Development, Project and Self-management, Design Law

Target group

Graduates of the eight-semester bachelor's degree courses in Product Design, Fashion, Interior Architecture, Communication Design, Stage/Set Design - Costume, but it is also open to applicants from related Diploma and Bachelor's degrees in design, graduates of seven semester degree courses may also be admitted based on special qualifications.

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements

a) successful completion of an academic degree in a Design discipline - 240 CP or b) applicants whose academic degree comprises fewer than 240 credits, if they can provide evidence of creditable achievements (e.g. vocational training, relevant professional experience of at least four months or additional academic studies/training). In addition, the university can agree with the student to make up credits in a learning agreement after the crediting of missing credits. In case of missing CP of max. 30 CP, application can be made if the Bachelor's degree or equivalent is obtained by 31/03 at the latest. - Applications must include a synopsis, letter of motivation, portfolio of current work, curriculum vitae, if available evidence of language proficiency, practical experience/job references, portfolio of stays abroad and a proposal for the Master's thesis topic.

Lecture period
  • 01.03.2023 - 08.07.2023
  • 20.09.2023 - 29.01.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.03.2024 - 30.04.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    15.07.2023 (Universitywide deadline)

    As per letter of acceptance

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.01.2024 - 15.03.2024

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.01.2024 - 15.03.2024

Languages of instruction

Main language



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