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

© Hochschule für Künste Bremen – Anja Segermann

The constant change in societal, cultural, social, technological and aesthetic contexts impacts design more than ever. The boundaries of traditional specialist disciplines are increasingly being overcome. The degree programme Master in Integrated Design regards design research and practice as integrated thinking and action in interdisciplinary contexts. The master's programme in Integrated Design aims at creative and interdisciplinary work that can be expressed in all media of design without being tied to specific methods.

Information on applying to the study programme Master 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 Master in Integrated Design at the HfK should submit an application for admission to the entrance examination and to the course between April 1st to May 15th, 2024 (winter semester) 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 following documents must be submitted upon request during the application process:

  • Proof of the first professional qualification (Bachelor or Diploma/Master in an artistic-design or a design-related course of study) 
  • tabular CV
  • a two to four page exposé with a description of your own work/research project and its relevance for your personal development and its impact on society/technology/innovation/culture
  • a portfolio of relevant works of your own.

Based on the results of the submitted documents, you will be invited to a selection interview with the entrance examination committee. The selection interviews will take place in February 2024 for the summer semester and in June 2024 for the winter semester in person at the University of the Arts Bremen. 

We will notify you about the result of the selection profess via email.

Foreign applicants also need proof of language skills (the German certificate). The relevant proof must be presented at the HfK Bremen at the latest at the start of lectures. 

If you receive a rejection notice despite having passed the exam, 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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  • Admission to the selection procedure
  • Selection procedure part 1
  • Selection procedure part 2
  • Results

Important deadlines

  • 1.12.2023–10.1.2024 for the summer semester / 1.4.–15.5.2024 for the winter semester

    Application for admission to entry exam

  • 15.1.–17.1.2024 for the summer semester / 22.5.-24.5.2024 for the winter semester

    Upload of documents and works

    until 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

  • 23.1.–25.1.2024 for the summer semester / 6.6.-11.6.2024 for the winter semester

    Selection by admission committee

  • from 5.2.2024 for the summer semester / from 17.6.2024 for the winter semester

    Results of selection process and invitation to entrance interview

  • 13.2., 14.2. and 16.2.2024 for the summer semester / end of June 2024 for the winter semester

    Admission interview in presence at the University of the Arts Bremen

  • Beginning of March 2024 for the summer semester / beginning of July for the winter semester

    Results of admission interview

  • Mid-March 2024 for the summer semester / from 11 July 2024 for the winter semester

    Results of admission process

  • 1.10.2024

    Start of winter semester 2024/25

Department 1, Office for Students, is the central contact address for all questions relating to applications, admissions, studies and examinations. From the study organisation to the application and admission process, enrolment and de-registration, to questions about taking a leave of absence from your studies, information about study and examination regulations/registrations, questions about BAföG as well as guest and secondary students: you will find advice and support here.

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.