The role of the designer has shifted dramatically in the 21st century, now calling for a unique skill set beyond formal, visual, and media-specific outcomes. Designers must be able to dig deep into content, to shift focus quickly, and to move strategically between creativity and context. As a Master graduate of Design Strategies, you will be prepared to take on complex, interdisciplinary design projects in a high-level, international setting, whether this be commercial, cultural, social, academic, or artistic.
Make a leap at BTK for an exciting and creative career in design. How? With a progressive, state-accredited Master program at BTK in Berlin or Hamburg – in an environment that sets no limits on your artistic professional path, neither personally nor geographically.
The Master study Design Strategies will enable you to pursue a deepened exploratory and research-driven process, rooted in communication design. Throughout your studies at BTK in Berlin, we will guide you through the exploration, iteration and implementation of your individual design research methodology and strategic design thinking to bring out your highest potential as a creative professional.
At BTK, creativity collides with the spirit of entrepreneurship to introduce a fresh perspective on the academic education of young creatives. Originally founded as an independent institution, today BTK's department of art and design offers creative study programs that are more than ever international in their orientation. As a member of Laureate International Universities, the most developed educational network world-wide, we will equip you with all necessary skills and experiences to ensure your professional success anywhere around the globe.
Let the world be your campus and embark on a globally connected, interdisciplinary academic adventure with an individual approach to your artistic talents and aspirations. Our alumni have some great stories to tell. Create yours and inspire the world!
To learn more about why you should start your Master studies of Design Strategy with us in Berlin, please see here.
The Master program Design Strategies will qualify you for a range of creative professions that require in-depth research-based understanding of communication design. Following a rigorous testing phase, you will develop an integrated, strategic approach to real-world problems. This expanded process allows you to work within and across diverse design industries, disciplines, communities, and technologies.
Typical occupations with a Master of Design Strategies include:
At BTK, we are invested in supporting your academic and professional development while letting your individuality and artistic talent lead the way. You will be offered an interdisciplinary selection of modules that will allow for extensive personal development and an early professional orientation during your studies.
As a student of Design Strategies, you will be guided through three semesters: In the beginning, the focus is on exploration. You will be introduced to numerous methods of investigation — into ideas, people, forms, and processes—within the design discipline, so as to develop your own individual design research methodology.
The second semester brings you into an applied, practical context. The iteration and prototyping of ideas helps you test the viability of your projects and you will continuously analyze your investigative process and results.
Finally, the implementation of a complex MA final project brings a design research methodology and strategic design thinking together into a single context. The program prepares you to collaboratively develop innovative design projects, from the initial stages of research through to professional realization.
Applicants from the EU: 950€ / month
Non-EU applicants: 1.050€ / month
The tuition fees cover all of the expenses for your Master studies of Design Strategies. There is a number of options for covering the fees, including payment plans and financial support. To learn more about how to fund your studies of Design Strategies, please see our overview on fees and financing. If questions remain, our student admissions team is gladly at your disposal.
If you want to apply for the Master program Design Strategies in Berlin, you can do so a year ahead of the beginning of your studies. Please provide all of your documents online.
You will find further information on the application process and requirements for Design Strategies here.