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Application deadline for the Master of Arts programme at the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam has passed

Study & Teaching

Applications for the Master of Arts for Designers are possible until the 15th of June 2024 – the course will start in the coming winter semester 2024/25.

In the two-semester Master's programme at the Department of Design , you have the opportunity to further your education in the specialisations of interface, communication and product design. The Master's degree programme at the Department of Design offers graduates the opportunity to expand their scientific and design skills following a first degree or after a period of employment.

The Master's thesis as a design project is at the centre of your studies – in terms of content and design. The Master's thesis is supervised by two professors and accompanied by accompanying seminars and courses in accordance with the principles of 'research-based learning' . In addition, research and development projects in cooperation with companies and institutes enable students to play a key role in design development processes and to help shape these as part of their Master's thesis.

A prerequisite for admission is a completed university degree in a design-oriented degree programme and successful participation in the aptitude test in the form of a digital presentation of the proposed topic (proposal) for the Master's project and the portfolio. The proposal can be a topic of your own choice or be based on a project topic or research project specified by the Department of Design. You can find an overview of current project topics on the website of the Master's degree programme in Design.

A letter of motivation and a CV are also required for the application.

Registration for the aptitude test (online) is possible until the 15th of June. The presentations for the aptitude test will take place after the first pre-selection by invitation, probably on Monday, the 15th of July 2024 and will be held online via Zoom conference.

Further information on the Master's in Design as well as the application and selection process can be found at on the programme page.

WHAT? // Registration for the aptitude test for the Master of Arts in Design for the winter semester 2024/25
WHEN? // From now until the 15th of June 2024 (registration deadline)
WHERE? // Online in the registration portal of the Department of Design
WHY? // Prerequisite for admission to the Master's degree programme

Contact for student counselling

Anouk Meissner, M.A.
Research Associate and Pro-Dean for Studies and Teaching
Office Management/Finance at the Department of Design
FB Development/Study Reform Process & Quality Development
Scientific Coordination for the Master's programme
Departmental Exchange Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Frank Heidmann
Research Professor for Design of Software Interfaces
Programme Director for Design (M. A.)