Applying for the study programme Integrated Design (B.A.)

© Hochschule für Künste Bremen – Anja Segermann

The study programme Integrated Design (ID) is unique in Germany in its consistent and comprehensive focus. The bachelor's programme does not differentiate between the traditional disciplines of design, but rather focuses on overarching, conceptual creativity. In this way, ID is reacting to the changes in the design profession: In addition to the traditional “industrial design”, the post-industrial society has created a variety of new fields of activity that require different profiles.

Information on applying to the study programme Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Design

The application process for the Faculty of Design at the HfK takes place via the application portal (Bewerbungsportal). The HfK maintains email contact with you via your application account during the application process and informs you in a timely manner about dates, processes, necessary documents and tasks.

Applicants for a place at the study programme Bachelor in Integrated Design at the HfK should submit an application for admission to the entrance examination and to the course between February 1st and April 30th via the application portal. The entrance examination takes place in person. After we receive your application, you will receive an email from us stating the further dates and procedures for the application process.

The first part of the exam consists of a homework assignment to be completed independently on a given topic as well as a supplementary selection of five further papers (for example, one paper also corresponds to a sketchbook or a small series) of your choice. 

Must be added:

  • a list of submitted works
  • a tabular CV with a passport photo

The works and documents are uploaded to a web interface. You will receive further information promptly by email. 

Based on the results of the homework submitted, the subsequent second part of the entrance examination will take place on June 18th, 2024. This consists of an assigned topic and a discussion with the examination committee. Applicants can also bring a further five works/designs of their own choosing. The entrance examination takes place in person at the University of the Arts Bremen.

If you have passed the entrance exam, you will receive notification of this by email and will take part in the allocation process for available study places. 

If you receive a rejection notice, it remains to be seen whether the Bremen University of the Arts can allocate you a place in the follow-up procedure. 

Be patient, we guarantee that no study place will remain vacant.

Application procedure – key information in brief

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Important deadlines

  • 1.2.–30.4.2024

    Application for admission to entry exam and application for place to study

  • from 3.5.2024

    Assignation of topic and start of homework

  • 17.5.–21.5.2024

    Upload of homework and of up to five additional works

    until 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

  • 28.5.–3.6.2024

    Review of homework

  • from 10.6.2024

    Results of homework and invitation to entrance exam

  • 18.6.2024

    Entrance exam in person for study programme Integrated Design

  • from 3.7.2024

    Results of entrance exam

  • until mid-July 2024

    Results of application process published

  • until mid-July 2024

    Start of winter semester 2024/25

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Contact General advice on studies

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  • Phone +49 421 9595-1113

Subject-specific study advice from teachers for students and prospective students

Please turn directly to lecturers at the relevant study programmes via email and make an appointment for a personal consultation. Teachers take monthly turns for arranging consultation appointments on subjects specific to their courses (appointments by arrangement).

Please note that proof of German language skills is a mandatory enrolment requirement. Foreign applicants to study at the University of the Arts must prove that they have a good knowledge of the German language in oral and written communication. Further information about the language certificate can be found below.