Master of Arts
Consecutive Master's programmes
Start of studies
The programme begins in winter and summer semesters.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May (winter semester) or 30 November (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V..
Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 3 semesters.
No restricted admission
The language of instruction is German.
The Master’s programme in Interaction Design is aimed at students in various professions who actively want to work on the design and integration of new information and communications technologies into the man-made environment.
Graduates with a Master's degree in Interaction Design are able to conceive intuitive user scenarios for complex industrial products and to realise these in a multidisciplinary team. Interaction Design places the user and user scenarios at the centre of conceptual development.
Degree course content
The Master's programme focuses on interdisciplinary work and is therefore available both to graduates with a Bachelor's degree or Diplom in Design and to graduates from other faculties who have convincingly proven their interest and ability in interaction design. Suitable undergraduate degrees include programmes with a basis in artistic and design aspects, engineering programmes such as electrical engineering, computer sciences or computer visualisation, and humanities programmes such as psychology, education or media studies.
The "Interaction Design" Master's programme enhances knowledge on how to design interactive environments between humans and computer-based systems. Depending on previous education, students can put together a complementary programme with courses in fundamentals of design, technology and methodology.
The range of design courses on offer are rounded out by specially selected classes in electrical engineering and from the field of social sciences.
An instructional cooperation with the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and cooperation projects with companies help to round out the practically oriented programme.
Admission to the Master‘s programme requires a good university degree completed over a standard course duration of at least 7 semesters or at least 210 credits. Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be checked individually.
As a requirement for admission, applicants have to pass an aptitude test, for which they submit a portfolio which demonstrates the qualification and motivation required for this programme.
The aptitude test is divided into three sections:
1. Evaluation of portfolio
2. Practical test
3. Assessment interview
The language of instruction is German. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:
- Goethe Certificate B2
- DSH I
- DSD II
- TestDaF (minimun level 3 in all examination modules)
- ÖSD C1
- TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule
In addition, evidence must be provided of knowledge of the English language to level B2 of the Common European Framework.
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