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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.)

Modellbauwerkstatt der FH Potsdam

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.)

Infografik zum Lehrkonzept des Fachbereichs Design

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.

Study structure design degree programs

News from the Department

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Videoinstallation der Ausstellung Xingú Entangled
Design
Research

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Indigenous lifeworlds as an interactive video installation in Rio de Janeiro

Results from the research project Amazonia as a Future Laboratory of the Ethnological Museum, the Institute for Museum Research and the Ibero-American Institute of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the Botanical Garden Berlin…

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…

Impressions from the Design Department

Projects

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Drei Buchcover von vorne, zwei davon mit Fotos drauf

Photography and Trauma

How photography can contribute to recovery from trauma

Blick über verschiedene Wände mit gerahmten Fotografien und ein Banner mit dem Titel Drängende Gegenwart

Drängende Gegenwart - Photography as a Research Tool

Exhibition for the Brandenburg State Parliament

Bunte Sitze, angebracht am Geländer einer Straßenbahnhaltestelle.

MORARI – Redefining Comfort at Station

Morari (Latin for linger) is a six-part urban furniture series developed in collaboration with Jesse Altmann, Valentina Lenk and Klara Schneider, which questions the comfort at bus stops using Potsdam as an example.

Bildauswahl aus dem Archiv des Fotografen Frédéric Brenner

GraDiM: Granularities of Dispersion and Materiality – Visualising a Photo Archive on Diaspora

In collaboration with photographer Frédéric Brenner and his international project team, the GraDiM research project is developing theoretical and technical concepts for the visualisation of a photo archive with particular sensitivity for a collection documenting the Jewish diaspora.

Events

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Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
23/05/2024, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Workshop Life Design
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: House 1Room 3.07.
Design Conference
24/05/2024, 4.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public, Prospective students
Location: Library
Research & Transfer, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Presentation/Lecture
31/05/2024, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
Präsenzstelle Luckenwalde
Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Info Event
13/06/2024, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: OnlineRoom via Zoom

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

Availability Dean’s Office Design

Dean’s Office

Availability Dean’s Office Design

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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