Transportation Designinternational course, full time

  • Master of Arts


  • 3 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Pforzheim


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study



Professional Studies, Exterior Automobile Work, Interior Automobile Work

Target group

Designers from the field of transportation design who wish to gain further qualifications in the fields of design, future-oriented work with the new media and design management


The Master of Arts in Transportation Design is an international programme for graduates of Transportation and Industrial Design who would like to further their education either immediately after their Bachelor's degree or after having worked in the industry. The course is unique in Germany in its current form and is run in close cooperation with the automotive industry. Programme Structure The Master of Arts programme is structured around three semesters, two topic-related semesters and the master thesis. This comprises of a vehicle design concept (interior and exterior) to be presented in drawings and as a data model as well as a theoretical dissertation on the subject. The Master thesis may be prepared in cooperation with an automotive company. Although not part of the formal programme, students may do an industrial internship. The language of instruction is English. It is recommended that all foreign students learn the basics of the German language, however this is not a requirement.

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements

Above-average degree in Industrial or Transportation Design from a recognised higher education institution/university, good command of English (TOEFL 88 or IELTS 5.5), a letter of recommendation or reference from an academic institution and/or a non-academic company or institution, submission of your own design work and a pass in the university's own aptitude test Good command of German is recommended, but not a requirement.

Lecture period

14.03.2022 - 01.07.2022

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2020/2021)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    see application deadlines for new students

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

    see application deadlines for new students

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Not applicable

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    See application deadlines

Summer semester (2022)
Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants


Tuition fee

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service