We take 17 students each year. Usually there are 3 times more applicants. From this point of view, your chance is around 30%. If you don't make it this year, don't get discouraged, work on your portfolio and try again next year.
We are interested in who you are, in what you think, and in what you are capable of. If you can communicate that, you're good to go. Show your creativity in max. 5-7 projects. Feel free to use different media and don't be afraid to also present processes or concepts.
The first round of the admission procedure consists of the submission of your portfolio and the homework. If you pass, you will be invited to the second round. This consists of an interview and an one day exam on site.
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The choice of presentation and medium is optional, but we welcome physical portfolios. USB sticks, DVDs, QR codes and .exe files are not accepted. Digital formats such as web pages, videos, interactive and animated works must be indicated by the appropriate URL.
No, you don't need any prior knowledge of programming. Programming is taught from the basics, and it is up to you to decide how much you want to deepen your knowledge.
The program has some technical aspects, so you should definitely be open to technology. However, we don't always work digitally, but sometimes also completely analog and without technology. So there it offers something for everyone.
During your studies, you will be confronted with many different programs and media. The spectrum ranges from Figma to Adobe Creative Cloud to sound programs such as Ableton Live. In each project, you can decide for yourself which media and programs you want to use.
The program offers a comprehensive look at what interaction means and how it can be designed in different contexts. UI/UX is certainly part of this and is therefore also addressed in several courses. However, the focus is not on that.
We assign great importance to working in groups, as you will often be working in interdisciplinary teams later on after graduation. However, you will divide your work in the groups in such a way that you will also work on tasks alone. There will be little individual work unless you explicitly request it.
Sure! We encourage students for such this intention in the 4th semester. The exchange semester can be accredited, but unfortunately not the internship.
We only offer a full-time program. To complete and get the certification, you must attend at least 80% of each course schedule. This condition reduces the possibility to work regularly. While working during evening hours can be possible, we discourage students to do so, as it will be very intensive. However, there is a 3-month lecture-free period/holidays in the summer, as well as several weeks in January and February where you can pursue a job.
Most of the students are between 20 and 30 years old. The average age is around 23.
The official university language is German. Since the field of interaction design is very international, you will not be able to avoid English. Consider it a positive opportunity to further develop your English skills simultaneously. Since we continually accept international students, the internal courses are often in English. The interdisciplinary courses are mostly in German.