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Application Integrated Design

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS TO THE INTEGRATED DESIGN PROGRAMME

Bachelor Integrated Design

Candidates must successfully complete a multi-stage examination process to gain a placement in this programme. The first part of this examination is comprised of: an assignment to be completed at home without external assistance and a selection of 5 complementary tasks.

Successful candidates will then be required to complete an examination at the University of the Arts and to submit a portfolio which outlines their familiarity with design issues and contains samples of their artistic output. Your portfolio may contain works from a range of design fields (e.g. drawing, colour studies, form studies, photography, multimedia animation, film, draft work and conceptual design). Each piece may be accompanied by a short written description.

You should submit your portfolio together with a short text outlining your motivation and career plans.

Submitting an application

Applications for our Bachelor of Integrated Design programme are processed through a dedicated online service operated by the University of the Arts. Candidates are requested to submit an application for admission to the entrance examination through our online portal ARTIST by 2017-04-30.

http://application.hfk-bremen.de

On receiving your application, the University of the Arts will send you an email containing details on other important deadlines and dates in the application process.

The entrance examination

The first part of the entrance examination is comprised of an independent assignment on a given topic (to be completed without external assistance), which is to be submitted together with a selection of 5 other works of your choice. These works should be accompanied by:

  • a list of submitted works
  • a personal résumé (bullet-point format)
  • please write your name and application number on the reverse of each work included in your portfolio and ensure that the study programme is clearly identified on the packaging

Candidates will then be required to undertake the second part of the entrance examination. This consists of a half-day exercise conducted at the University of the Arts, followed by an interview with the examination commission. Candidates are invited to bring a maximum of 5 documents / works / designs to this interview.

Applying for a placement

Successful candidates will receive an email from the University of the Arts confirming that they have passed the entrance examination. After receiving this confirmation email. Candidates that receive a letter of rejection will be placed on a reserve list and may be offered a placement in the event that a successful candidate does not take up their placement. We promise that all available placements will be filled.

Important dates

Application for admission to the entrance examination: 2017-04-30
Notification of topics / Kick-off for assignments: from 2017-05-03
Submission of assignments: 2017-05-18 and 2017-05-18
Appraisal of assignments: 2017-05-23 and 2017-05-24
Assignment results / Invitation to attend the entrance examination: from 2017-06-01
Collection date for assignments: 2017-06-08
Entrance examinations: 2017-06-19 and 2017-06-20                    Collection date for submitted works: 2017-06-23
Announcement of the entrance examination results: from 2017-06-28
Collection date for submitted works: 2017-07-20
Allocation of placements: before the end of July 2017
Commencement of the winter semester lecture period: 2017-10-09

Master Integrated Design

Applications for admission to the entrance examination for our Master of Integrated Design programme must be submitted through our online portal ARTIST between 2017-05-01 and 2017-06-15. On receiving your application, the University of the Arts will send you an email containing details on other important deadlines and dates in the application process.

The selection process

Applications should include the following:

  • documentation demonstrating that the candidate has acquired a first professional qualification OR documentation detailing the candidate’s average grade with respect to a course of study of at least 150 credit points
  • a personal résumé (bullet-point format)
  • an expose of 2-4 pages in length outlining the candidate’s project / research proposal in respect of a specific studio, its relevance for the candidate’s personal development, and likely impacts on society / technology / innovation / culture
  • a portfolio of selected works by the candidate which are relevant to the respective programme of studies and Master’s Studio.

The aforementioned documents can be submitted on 2017-06-15 and 2017-06-16 at the University of the Arts Bremen.

In the next step, candidates will be invited to attend a personal interview with the head(s) of the respective studio(s). Candidates will be given the opportunity to offer further information on their research proposal in the course of this interview. This will be followed by a discussion of various questions and topics put forward by the selection commission.

Candidates will be notified by email of the outcome of this selection process.

Candidates that receive a letter of rejection will be placed on a reserve list and may be offered a placement in the event that a successful candidate does not take up their placement. We promise that all available placements will be filled.

Important dates

Application for admission to the selection process: 2017-05-01 through 2017-06-15
Submission deadlines for documents and works: 2017-06-15 and 2017-06-16
Sessions of the selection commission: 2017-06-21 through 2017-06-28
Notification of selection process results and invitation to personal interviews: from 2017-07-03
Personal interviews: 2017-07-10 through 2017-07-13                            Collection date for submitted works: 2017-07-20
Allocation of placements: before the end of July 2017                 Collection date for submitted works: 2017-08-17
Commencement of the winter semester lecture period: 2017-10-09

Information for foreigns applicants

Please Note, the proof of German language skills as obligatory pre-requisite for enrolment. Foreign applicants
for a course of study at the University of the Arts must prove that
they have good knowledge of the German language in oral and written
communication.

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