The closing date for online registration for application for the master’s course is 15 May for the following winter semester.
Design Campus, ‘Lehrklassengebäude’
Neuwerk 7, 06108 Halle
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Ofﬁce for Student and Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 200252
Telephone +49 (0) 345 7751-532
Fax +49 (0) 345 7751-517
Industrial Design (M.A.)
A wide spectrum of areas of practice are open to industrial designers today: from the development of real products to the design of processes, interactions and programmes. This activity could be in the conceptual design of plans of action, communications strategies or services, or in the design of physical or digital products.
In research and teaching as part of a university master’s course, design as a “method of interventon” and a “tool for innovation” takes into account the latest technological developments as well as scientiﬁc knowledge about humans in their natural and social surroundings.The project-oriented master’s course trains students in the methodical planning and implementation of cross-disciplinary design processes and in the team and communications skills required here. The ability to select from among various projects – including cross-course projects – offers students an opportunity for detailed development of individual standpoints. The aim of the course – as demonstrated by the master’s thesis – is the attainment of a high degree of skill and originality in conception and design along with the ability to develop holistic, integrated design strategies, combined with critical reﬂection regarding the societal, cultural, scientiﬁc, technological, economic and ecological conditions and choices that apply to the design task in question. In this way, the Industrial Design master’s course prepares graduates for a variety of areas of activity and provides ideal prerequisites for a freelance design and consultancy career or for carrying out important tasks with signiﬁcant levels of responsibility in companies or other institutions.
Cooperations with other universities, research bodies and partners from industry and the arts round off this course of study.