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Design
Department

Characteristic of the design department is the close interlinking of the degree programmes Interface, Communication and Product Design and European Media Studies, a cooperation project with the University of Potsdam. This networking enables a unique, interdisciplinary educational profile with strong research and practical relevance, which is reflected in numerous projects, exhibitions and cooperations each year. Close cooperation with business and cultural institutions as well as a lively exchange between teachers, students and international universities characterise the learning atmosphere.

Degrees

Digitaler Tisch aus dem Studiengang Interfacedesign

Interface Design (B. A.)

The innovative degree program combines user experience (UX) with user interface design (UI) and a great deal of creativity. Digital devices and systems are only accessible to us via the interface. The interface makes abstract processes tangible – interfaces provide us with information and enable us to control processes.

Interface Design (B. A.)

Lehrsituation im Studiengang Kommunikationsdesign

Communication Design (B. A.)

From the smallest characters to complex campaigns – the task of communication designers is to convey information, messages and news in an exciting and emotional, but also clear and understandable way. We prepare you for the diverse professions in the creative and media industry.

Communication Design (B. A.)

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Product Design (B. A.)

With their work, product designers have a significant influence on the comprehensibility, sustainability, attractiveness and, last but not least, on the acceptance and thus also on the social and market success of a product.

Product Design (B. A.)

Lehrsituation im Studiengang Europäische Medienwissenschaft

European Media Studies (B. A.)

Media should mediate. Because they are constantly gaining in importance with new technologies and cultural practices, the European Media Studies course is based on a broad concept of media. It encompasses a variety of media techniques and practices – with an international perspective and a focus on European cultural, media and legal areas. As a cooperative study program of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the University of Potsdam, the course combines aesthetic-theoretical and cultural-historical knowledge with practical media technology and design.

European Media Studies (B. A.)

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European Media Studies (M. A.)

The Master’s degree course in European Media Studies is a cooperative degree course offered by the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the University of Potsdam. The course combines aesthetic-theoretical and cultural-historical knowledge with practical media technology and design. Fundamental questions about theories, histories and manifestations of the media are combined with conceptual strategies. Reflecting on and with media promotes research work that independently combines theory and practice.

European Media Studies (M. A.)

Ausstellung "Politiken des Designs"

Design (M. A.)

The world that surrounds us is a visual one. Its appearance expands our imagination, inspires our ideas and shapes our dreams. Practical and theoretical research into the transformative power of design is carried out in the Master’s degree program. Students can set and deepen their individual focus in the areas of interface, communication and product design. It is also possible to join one of our thematic clusters. We look forward to researching and shaping the world of tomorrow with you!

Design (M. A.)

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Interdisciplinarity and choice

The study system of the Design Department is focused on the permeability of the degree courses: Only around 50 % of the design subjects have to be completed from the degree program in which the students are enrolled, the other 50 % can be taken from the courses offered in the other design degree programs. 

Courses in the module groups Design Basics, Theory, Workshop Practice or Perspectives and Social Skills in the first stage of studies and all module groups in the second stage of studies are generally offered across all degree programs. This trains students to think beyond disciplinary boundaries at an early stage.

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News from the Department

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Art, Design and Technology: Werkschau at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam on 20th and 21st of July

Works from the past winter and summer semesters will be presented at the annual exhibition of the Department of Design at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The focus will also be on the results and experiences of the thematic semester #Democracy!

Studentin lernt in der Bibliothek der FH Potsdam
Student Counselling Service Library Social and Educational Sciences CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering Design Information Sciences
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Registration for the Long Night of Writing is now open for FHP students

Register now for 18th of April and benefit from the "Long Night of Writing"! The student counselling service and the library of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam are once again offering the opportunity to advance your own writing project with input lectures and the chance to concentrate on…

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MitBestimmen. AbStimmen. BeStimmen.

From the 1st of July 2024 to the 22nd of October 2024, six video explainers designed and animated as part of the seminar "Animated infographics in political communication" will be shown at the Brandenburg State Centre for Political Education. The exhibition answers important questions about the…

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Start-up Service Social and Educational Sciences CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering Design Information Sciences
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Certificate Programme for Job Qualification starts – Apply now!

Job qualification next level: The Work@Heart certificate programme increases students' chances of successfully starting a career – flexibly, sustainably and parallel to their studies. Interested parties can ask their questions in an online information session on the 9th of July from 12 to 1 pm.

Impressions from the Design Department

Projects

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Taiwan – DAAD ISAP-Programms

International Study and Training Partnership with the National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan)

Exchange programme for students and teachers within the framework of the DAAD ISAP programme

Ausstellungsraum mit großem Aufsteller

Drängende Gegenwart × Luckenwalde – Photographic and Textile Works

The exhibition "Drängende Gegenwart – Fotografie als Forschungsinstrument" and "Drängende Gegenwart – textiles in transit" combines photographic and textile works. Starting with the opening of the exhibition on the 6th of June 2024, it will be on display at the Luckenwalde branch until the 27th of June 2024.

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Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

The aim of the project, which is subsidised by the European Regional Development Fund, is to set up an interdisciplinary test and experimental environment for social robots.

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Concrete Canoe Construction for the 19th German Concrete Canoe Regatta 2024

In this project, students from the Departments of Civil Engineering and Design are designing and building concrete boats to compete against teams from all over Germany at the concrete canoe regatta in Brandenburg an der Havel in June 2024.

Events

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Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Info Event
16/07/2024, 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Students
Location: Online
Design, Research & Transfer Presentation/Lecture
19–19/07/2024
Closed Final Presentation
Zielgruppe: Professional audience
Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)
Design, Research & Transfer Presentation/Lecture
22–26/07/2024
Exhibition in the FHP Mobile
Zielgruppe: Professional audience
Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)
Student Counselling Service, Library, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
17/10/2024, 4.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Students
Location: Library

Contact

Office Management

Anouk Meissner, M.A.

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

Dean’s Office

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Dean’s Office

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Dean’s Office

Availability Dean’s Office Design

  • Wed – Thu, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm & 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
  • Fri, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • House D/Room 2.30
  • +49 331 580-4401

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