M.A. in Design Studies

Prof. Dr. Veronica Biermann, Telefon +49 (0) 345 7751-884
Vertretungsprof. Dr. Pablo Abend, Telefon +49 (0) 345 7751-884

Application deadlines

The closing date for online registration for application for the master’s course is 15 May for the following winter semester. It starts 1st of April.

Further information on application

Master´s courses at the BURG


Design Campus, ‘Lehrklassengebäude’
Neuwerk 7, 06108 Halle

Theoretical Studies

Design Studies


Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Office for Student and Academic Affairs

P.O. Box 200252
06003 Halle

Telephone +49 (0) 345 7751-532
Fax +49 (0) 345 7751-517
designstudies(at)  burg-halle.  de

Design Studies M.A.

Design Studies cover the study of the produced and the artificial, and of the manufacture, perception and effect of artefacts. They consider the theoretical and practical framework conditions of planning, designing and forming – and the consequences of these conditions. Within the Design faculty and in the context of design training, the disciplines of History of Design and Architecture, Design Theory and Psychology of Design make up the Design Studies department. Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Philosophy represent additional training course elements that form part of the teaching of theoretical design fundamentals.

This course in Design Studies – which is unique up to now in Germany – is aimed at graduates who already have a first degree and who wish specialise further in their chosen discipline by engaging in additional area-specific study. Prospective candidates who already have an academic or design/practical qualification may apply.