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Design

part time, full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 2 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Schneeberg

    Location

  • May 2023 (Aptitude test)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Industrial Design, Product Design
  • Textile Design
  • Design
Focus

Design, Design, Fashion Design, Wood Design, Textile Design

Target group

In refined design projects, the students are prepared for independent and creative work on the one hand, and on the other, for the managing of problems, time and goals for design tasks in complex contexts. Cooperation with partners from industry, art, science and research is an integral part of the training. The course in Design is further enhanced by intensive teaching of artistic-creative and academic-theoretical principles. Seminars in Market Economy and Design Theory, as well as subject-specific workshops deepen an understanding of Design in the field of social, economic and ecological as well as general cultural responsibility. The Master's degree course teaches the relevant qualifications for artistic (e.g. freelance) and other commercial and industry-orientated work profiles. The students are fully prepared for responsible positions as designers in culture and economy. The Master's degree course in Design is offered in the following three branches of study: Wood Design / Product and Object Design, Fashion Design and Textile Art / Textile Design.

Annotation

The Master’s course requires and encourages the further development of intellectual and creative analysis of the contents of the Bachelor’s programme. The aim is to offer professionally relevant contents for competent ‘shaper’ personalities in terms of high design and technical qualifications. This is to enable them to take on responsible positions in industry as well as in crafts and the arts. The close link between realistic design processes and specific product realisations defines the quality of the project-based teaching. The course always accounts for the individual preferences, interests, previous experience and specialisations of the students. In refined design projects, the students are prepared for independent and creative work on the one hand, and on the other, for the managing of problems, time and goals for design tasks in complex contexts. Cooperation with partners from industry, art, science and research is an integral part of the training. The course in Design is further enhanced by intensive teaching of artistic-creative and academic-theoretical principles. Seminars in Market Economy and Design Theory, as well as subject-specific workshops deepen an understanding of Design in the field of social, economic and ecological as well as general cultural responsibility. The Master's degree course teaches the relevant qualifications for artistic (e.g. freelance) and other commercial and industry-orientated work profiles. The students are fully prepared for responsible positions as designers in culture and economy. The Master's degree course in Design is offered in the following three branches of study: Wood Design / Product and Object Design, Fashion Design and Textile Art / Textile Design.

Admission modus

Selection procedure / qualifying examination

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

1.) a first professionally qualifying and course-related certificate of academic degree in the fields of Fashion Design, Timber Design, Textile Art or Textile Design or a Bachelor's or Master's degree or a Diplom degree in a comparable degree course with at least 240 credit points (ECTS points) 2.) Applicants with a 7-semester certificate of academic degree (at least 210 ECTS points) can complete an introductory pre-semester and thereby acquire the missing 30 ECTS points. 3.) Applicants with a degree acquired abroad are required to provide proof of command of German in written and spoken form to level B 2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference. In cases of doubt, the Examination Board of the Bachelor's degree course in Design will make a decision based on the submitted documents or on a linguistic aptitude assessment. 4.) passed aptitude test

Lecture period
  • 04.10.2022 - 29.01.2023
  • 13.03.2023 - 02.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)

Application Deadline for Aptitude Test

30.05.2023

Please enquire at the university about the dates

Tuition fee

Fees

Course-specific details

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

International office

Student advisory service

Contact person for application / admission / study advice

Frau Christina Schelcher

Tel:
0375 / 536-1184
Email:
studieren@fh-zwickau.de

Graduate contact

Studienberatung
Address
Kornmarkt 1
08056
Zwickau
Tel:
0375 / 536 1184
Email:
studieren@fh-zwickau.de

Christina Schelcher