Programme structure diagram with credits

1. SEMESTER — Raising Awareness

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3022
Knowledge
Social Behavior & Design43
Design Talk OpenIdea
Social Behavior & Design
11
Psychology of Perception, Brain Research33
Skills
Scientific working methods22
Perception, awareness, cognition, detection84
Technical Skills/Coaching22
Project Work
Design basics
Observe, sketch, portray, record
43
Project work on the design of the self-imposed task
Concretization
64

2. SEMESTER — Analyze

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3023
Knowledge
Culture & Design
Sign systems and their cultural meanings
85
Design Talk OpenIdea
Culture & Design
11
Sociology, Social Design33
Skills
Methods of Design Research22
Practice analyses
Power of images and visual codes, Design Rhetoric 
43
Technical Skills/Coaching22
Project Work
Design basics
Capture, Analyze, Visualize
43
Project work on the design of the self-imposed task
Research and Analysis
64

3. SEMESTER — Experimentation

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3022
Knowledge
Economy & Design
Sustainability, Aesthetics of Goods, Images of Organization
43
Design Talk OpenIdea
Economics & Design
11
Language, Storytelling, Dramaturgy, Games33
Skills
Brainstorming, Idea Generation22
Presentation Methods
Aesthetic Theories, Experience Design, Information Design, Visualization
85
Technical Skills/Coaching22
Project Work
Fundamentals of Design
Deconstruction, Experiment, Improvise
42
Project work on the design of the self-imposed task
Experiment
64

4. SEMESTER — Develop

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3020
Knowledge
Technology & Design*
Media Technology, Cross-Media-Design, Introduction to Multimedia Production Methods
44
Design Talk OpenIdea*
Technological Developments
11
Best Practice Analysis*32
Skills
Project Management of Design Processes*22
Stage & Elements*
Form, Space, Time, Character, Identity
83
Technical Skills/Coaching*22
Project Work
Design basics*
Concretization, Production, Implementation
42
Project workon the design of the self-imposed task
Design Execution
64

5. SEMESTER — Communicate

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3012
Knowledge
Communication & Design
Communication Research, Media Impact, Media Law
22
Design Talk OpenIdea
Media Strategies
11
Work placement121
Skills
Argumentation, Presentation11
Interface & Interaction Design
Joy of use
32
Technical Skills/Coaching11
Project Work
Design basics
Release, Publish
22
Project work on the design of the self-imposed task
Realization, Production
Bachelor Thesis 1 Practice
82

6. SEMESTER — Evaluate

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3015
Knowledge
Human Design
Anthropology, Universal Design, Accessible Design, Ergonomie
43
Design Talk OpenIdea
Media Effects
11
Media Calculation Basics22
Skills
Evaluation Methods33
Methods of Scientific Argumentation33
Technical Skills/Coaching21
Project Work
Project work on the design of the self-imposed task
Reconsidering
Bachelor Thesis 2 Theory
152

*Lectures in English

ECTS: Credit points based on the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS). Consistent with international standards, 30 ECTS points can be earned each semester.

SHW: Semester hours per week (SHW). One SHW corresponds to 15 instruction units each of 45 minutes.

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