The role of the designer has shifted dramatically in the 21st century, now calling for a unique skill set beyond formal, visual, media-specific outcomes.
As a designer, you must be able to dig deep into content, to shift focus quickly, and to move strategically between creativity and context.
The program begins with a deepened exploratory and research-driven process of design, followed by a rigorous testing phase and an integrated, strategic approach to real-world problems. This will allow you to work within and across diverse industries, disciplines, communities and technologies. Throughout your studies at BTK, we will support you in strengthening your design research process by placing exploratory projects into an applied, real-world context and offering a collaborative and professional learning atmosphere. Cuttingedge yet relevant design solutions are the goal. As a graduate of the program, 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.
In the first, 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 and/ or paper bring together a design research methodology and strategic design thinking a single context. The previous semesters prepare you to develop an innovative project, r theoretical inquiry, from the initial stages of research through to professional presentation and documentation.
Typical areas of work include:
As a private university, BTK is funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at BTK costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: BTK graduates meet essential requirements of design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
Applicants from the EU: 950€ / month
Non-EU applicants: 1.050€ / month
You can find more information about tuitions and fundings here.
Suitable applicants are creative and inquisitive people with conceptual, design, or technological skills. They above all need a keen perception and ability to think abstractly. They should be a good judge of character or interested in people.
Learn more about the general application process at BTK and send us your online application. We look forward to seeing in you in person!