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Integrated Design

Integrated Design

Our highly successful Integrated Design programme is unique in Germany and has been taught at the University of the Arts for over ten years.

The programme places a premium on creative and interdisciplinary practice, and is informed by a holistic design perspective. Integrated Design takes up the myriad challenges faced by contemporary design, which has undergone significant change in recent years as the scope of its application and expertise continues to grow.

This programme encourages young designers to adopt an open-minded approach and combines a diverse range of perspectives and practical approaches. Successful contemporary design demands more than just practical and technological expertise, designers must also take a wider view and consider the social impact of their work. Studying design at the University of the Arts prepares students for this role by providing tuition in a wide range of skills that are fundamental to the design process, while also encouraging students to develop core areas of practice and an individual position.

The programme consists of a series of modules which systematically address the central aspects of design. These building blocks provide students with the tools necessary to resolve key aspects of the design process. Following initial introductions to the workshops, materials, and technologies available to students through the Integrated Design programme, students are able to select and combine courses from a range of subjects:

  • Design fundamentals
  • Communication Design / Corporate Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Typography, 
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Still Images/Photography
  • Moving Images/Film
  • Interface Design
  • Product Design/CAD
  • 3D/Product Design
  • Constructive Geometry
  • Temporary Architecture
  • Fashion Presentation
  • Fashion Design / Experimental Design
  • Model Design / Pattern Design / CAD
  • Fashion Design / Unique and Serial Design

These practical courses are complemented by academic seminars on the theory and history of design along with a range of courses on professional practice and career development – all of which are integral to the programme as a whole.

The programme features a diverse range of teaching and presentation formats (including internal and external design projects, creative exercises and workshops, academic seminars and lectures, exhibitions, public events, self-guided design, case study exercises, excursions etc.) exposing students to intuitive and artistic approaches as well as more systematic methodologies.

The Integrated Design programme fosters and promotes student input through group and project work, student-initiated events, and a series of lectures by renowned international guests chosen by the student body.

The University of the Arts has established strong ties with international partner universities and designers in Germany and abroad, enabling interested students to study abroad or undertake internships.


In 2009 University of the Arts Bremen introduced its new Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Integrated Design. A two-year Master's programme will be introduced in the winter semester of 2012.


All informations about application, timetables and datelines you find here

Bachelor`s Programme Integrated Design

Master`s Programme Integrated Design

contact person
Imke Bahr
+49 (0) 421 95 95 12 01