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Faculty of Design

Bachelor of Arts (Design) and Master of Arts (Design)

Studying design in Hildesheim has a long tradition. The foundation for today’s Faculty of Design was already laid in 1831. The Faculty’s current study programme in modular form is a two-stage study system with a Bachelor degree and a consecutive Master degree that qualify graduates to work in this field.

With its large spectrum of eight competence fields, which complement and are also linked with one another, the artistic-scientific Bachelor programme in Design forms an interdisciplinary study programme that is unique in its diversity and with its very well equipped workshops. The fields of competence are: Advertising Design, Corporate Identity/Corporate Design, Colour Design, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Interior Design/Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Metal Design and Product Design.

Bachelor Design

The six-semester Bachelor study programme makes it possible for students to either specialise in one particular field in the traditional way or to combine a number of different fields in a completely new way. The study course plans for the individual fields of competence are by no means mandatory, but have rather been designed to serve as a guideline for the students. This allows students to collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis and to pursue their own individual interests, which can, in turn, lead to completely new combinations of the areas of competence and have an innovative effect on the course contents.

The artistic-scientific Master study programme is four semesters in length. It is designed to qualify graduates for positions of leadership in complex, sophisticated fields of design in design teams, in professional freelancing or in their own businesses. The main emphasis is placed on developing the ability to think strategically, on promoting integrative design and on preparing for team-oriented leadership.

Following the Bachelor study programme, which is primarily oriented towards the different fields of competence, the Master programme requires students to deal in greater detail with strategic planning, integrative design processes and leadership tasks on an interdisciplinary level. Thus, the Faculty consistently follows the approach of training responsible designers who are highly competent in their chosen fields, work on interdisciplinary levels and exhibit team spirit, personal accountability and autonomy.

The Faculty of Design maintains very successful partnerships with many universities in Europe, Australia and the USA. These contacts are carefully cultivated and regularly expanded. Many collaborative projects, some of which have lasted for many years, with companies and institutions, not only from this region, contribute to the vitality and practical relevance of the study programme.

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