Aim of the course
The Interior Architecture department offers applicants two specialisations in its master’s programme:
- Interior Architecture
- Furniture and Interior Design
In both courses, theoretical and design aspects of the discipline are examined in detail and applied individually in project work. In each semester, students have the opportunity to select from a range of projects available and deﬁne their own personal study proﬁle in this way.
In the projects available in Furniture and Interior Design, students work with all design ﬁelds that are relevant for interior architecture where planning permission is not required under building law in practice.
The projects in the Interior Architecture course are focused directly on the design of interior spaces in the private, commerical and public spheres. The range of project tasks covers the entire spectrum of the discipline of interior architecture: construction in existing buildings and the development of conversion plans and room concepts, as well as the design and planning of furniture and temporary buildings. These ﬁelds of activity are supplemented by task areas such as set design and the spatial implementation of complex corporate design strategies. Alongside the option of subsequent awarding of planning permission, the Interior Architecture course differs from the Furniture and Interior Design course in its higher degree of architecture-related complexity in particular.
Both specialisations prepare graduates for independent, practical and research-related work. The detailed development of graduates’ individual design repertoires, the sharpening of their standpoints and experimentation in line with their interests are essential elements of the proﬁle of both of these courses.
Course of study
The master’s course can be completed in two, three or four semesters, depending on the knowledge and skill level of the bachelor’s course completed previously. In all cases, the course of study is completed by a one-semester master’s thesis, with the individual selection of a topic and the project proﬁle already forming a part of the ﬁnal examination. The diverse, but always complex master’s project tasks presented to the students previously during the course of study prepare them in an ideal manner to be able to deﬁne their own goals independently. In addition to the choice of design projects available, students also have the opportunity to select from the range of ﬁelds related to interior architecture, humanities and compact artistic/design course elements and can thus round off their programme in a manner beﬁtting university study.
The master’s courses are aimed at graduates with a bachelor’s or a ‘Diplom’ degree with an artistic/design emphasis. However, interested graduates of other disciplines who have relevant qualiﬁcations may also be admitted to a master’s course after taking the course-speciﬁc entrance test.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Completed university course with an artistic/design emphasis
- Master’s suitability test must be passed
- Three-month course-related practical placement in a contiguous time block (documentation required at start of course)
- A completed technical foundation course in construction is also necessary for the master’s course in Interior Architecture
Standard duration of course
2 to 4 semesters, master’s thesis in last semester
There are no university fees