Specific admission requirements

Please note: The official language of instruction for this degree programme at FH Vorarlberg is German. A few courses are also offered in English.

The InterMedia master’s degree programme is both a continuation and a supplement to the knowledge and skills obtained during the bachelor’s degree and an independent examination of design questions of economic, social and societal relevance that have yet to be answered.

Admission is therefore not only open to those with a bachelor’s degree in design but also to those who have studied design questions  from other perspectives during their bachelor’s degree programme and can demonstrate relevant prior knowledge.

The master’s degree programme InterMedia at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a university degree programme and the following qualifications and skills are prerequisites to admission: 

  • Successful completion of a subject-specific bachelor's degree or diploma programme
  • Completed equivalent bachelor’s degree or diploma linked to design knowledge (the learning outcomes are linked to the qualification profile of this master’s degree, e.g. academic knowledge from the fields of communication, marketing, psychology of perception, cultural history, media sciences etc.).

attended for at least six semesters and 180 ECTS at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, at which an admission requirement is the general university entrance qualification and which are recognised as educational institutions in the meaning of this definition by the laws of the country in which they are located.

The decision on the recognition of evidence of language ability and the equivalence of Bachelor’s degrees outside of the field and therefore admission lies with the programme director.

Additional tasks may need to be completed as specified by the programme director depending on the bachelor’s degree completed. Missing knowledge may for example be able to be obtained subsequently by attending the relevant courses in the bachelor’s degree programme.

Detailed information

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Language level competence

All applicants for a regular degree programme, are required to verify a language level competence of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.

Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General arrangements

Specific arrangements:

Proven academic achievements at a university at the master's level may be credited on a case-by-case basis for individual courses or modules. The approval decision is made by the programme director after consultation with the relevant teaching staff.

International documents

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

For third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland), the following applies:

If you have submitted documents to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and there is any doubt about the authenticity of these or the documents are not sufficient for a decision to be made about whether the entrance requirements are met, FH Vorarlberg reserves the right to charge a deposit of EUR 250.00.

If the verification has shown the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you meet the admission requirements, the deposit will be refunded to you. Bank charges and fees are at your expense. Please provide us with the bank details (bank, account owner, BIC, IBAN) to which the refund should be made, otherwise the transfer can be made back to the account from which the amount was transferred.

It may also be necessary for you to send the original documents (or certified copies of these) to FH Vorarlberg before you will be included in the admission procedure. It is therefore in your interests to apply early.

Important for applicants from third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland): the final application date is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit may vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.