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Master of Arts in Arts and Design (MA)

Part-time studies, 4 semesters

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

No tuition fees

Application and Admission

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We look forward to receiving your application! Don't hesitate to contact us at any time with questions about your admission to the program or the application process.

The following documents are necessary for your complete application:

  • Online form within the online application
  • Letter of motivation
  • Submission of a formulated research question (=idea for a master's topic)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular format
  • Certificates (Matura certificate, Bachelor/Master/Diploma examination certificate or - diploma certificate, Transcript of Records - overview of achievements)
  • Passport or identity card
  • Current portrait photo

Please check our application period here

Important for third countries (non-EU/non-EEA, exception: Switzerland):

As an applicant:in from a third country (non-EU or non-EEA), the 1 March is the application deadline for you. The reason for this is that it sometimes takes longer until international documents can be checked or lead times are necessary for the application of a visa or a residence permit.


Admission procedure

After your application has been submitted and examined, you will receive an email about the admission process. In order to ensure a transparent admission process, the allocation of places is carried out in two stages according to the following criteria:

Stage 1:

  • Evaluate the formulated research question (40%)
    As part of your application, you will submit online a formulated research question from one of your areas of interest. Only if you submit it properly, you will be admitted to the 2nd stage of the admission process.

Stage 2:

  • Presentation of the research question in the context of the structured interview (30%)
    Your submitted research question is to be presented by you. Form and content are based on defined criteria, which will be communicated to you prior to the interview.

  • Structured interview, on-site or virtual (30%)
    The interview will cover your conceptualization of roles in design processes, objectives for master's degree training, topic areas in which there is existing knowledge, design issues already addressed, and your presentation of the research question.

According to a predefined point system, you will receive points. Your ranking on the ranking list of applicants decides on the admission to the degree programme.