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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.)

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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Study & Teaching

News

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.

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Event

News

Exhibition Opening at the Local Office Luckenwalde

On the 6th of June 2024, the joint exhibition "Drängende Gegenwart – Fotografie als Forschungsinstrument" and "Drängende Gegenwart – textiles in transit" opened at the local office Luckenwalde. It can be viewed there until the 27th of June.

2 Fotos schwarz weiß nebeneinander, in und vor dem Buchladen Ivry books Berlin
Design
Study & Teaching

Retrospective

Small Editions in a small Bookshop

Small editions in a small bookshop – Photo books by students of the Department of Design of the FH Potsdam at Ivry Books

#Demokratie! vertikal links von einem großen "D" mit kreisförmigem Farbverlauf und zehn Händen darauf.
Social and Educational Sciences CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering Design Information Sciences
University policy

Press release

University of Applied Sciences Potsdam organises the Summer Semester 2024 under the Motto #Democracy!

Students and lecturers at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam are organising a free themed semester on democracy and are exploring the future of the free democratic order. Questions of democracy, diversity and openness will be discussed as part of courses, action days and workshops.

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.

Studierende mit den Schalungselementen für den Rumpf des Betonkanus

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.

Ausstellung in Strassburg

Hyperimages – Visual Ecology of Urban Environments

"Hyperimages – Visual Ecology of Urban Environments" is a research project between the University of Strasbourg in France and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in Germany.

Events

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Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences #Democracy! Topic semester
26/06/2024, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Lecturers, Employees, Students
Location: House 3Room 007
Start-up Service, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Social and Educational Sciences, Design, Information Sciences, Civil Engineering Party
26/06/2024, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
freiLand Potsdam
Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences #Democracy! Topic semester
04/07/2024, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Social Justice and Radical Diversity: Social Work Critical of Discrimination in a Pluralistic Democracy
Zielgruppe: University members, Lecturers, Employees, Students, Public
Location: Hybrid
Design #Democracy! Topic semester
04/07/2024, 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Exhibition "The River"
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
Spreepark Art Space

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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