At Muthesius Kunsthochschule we want to convey new qualities. For us, design is a comprehensive examination of technical, social and cultural developments as well as societal changes in equal measure. We are interested in translating these developments into new and interesting relationships, processes and interactions. In our studies, we see it as our duty to point out ways to design intelligent and responsible products and user experiences. For this task, we must open our eyes and minds and acquire far-reaching skills for action: networked thinking and acting, exploring, testing, conceptualizing, detailing, visualizing and communicating. And above all: creative decision-making.
Since we in Kiel are anything but a mass university, we can closely coordinate the content to be taught. The result is holistic, practice-oriented and individual teaching. Studying at Muthesius should motivate students to discover personal inclinations and develop them with commitment; our goal is to train them to become responsible, critical and professional designers.
The bachelor’s degree program in industrial design prepares students for the multifaceted and demanding requirements as designers in a way that enables them to work in a variety of professional contexts that point the way ahead.
What kind of future do we want? What qualities should technologies, our coexistence and the way we deal with ourselves have? Who shapes and is responsible for change?
The four-semester Master’s program “Industrial Design”, with a focus on Interface Design or Medical Design, addresses central current and future issues.
It qualifies students for professional, interdisciplinary design work in a broad range of activities in the research, industrial or service sectors with a focus on design, development or strategy. The program is aimed at bachelor’s graduates in industrial design as well as other disciplines. The focus of the academic background is less important than the conviction of being able to create valuable synergies with one’s profession. In particular, the course of study as academic further education is aimed at interested parties who have already gained professional experience. Exploring and researching what will characterize individual and communal human life in the future – that is your study content as a master’s student of industrial design at Muthesius Kunsthochschule.
Students work in the area of conflict between interface design and medical design: These two synergetic focal points impart competencies for future-oriented design work that focuses on people as agents of social change, but also as objects of knowledge in themselves. In the future, designers will play a much stronger role in providing impulses and direction for the individual and collective organization of life and will also make this experience possible – this is the guiding principle of the program.
Prof. Martin Postler
PROF.IN DR. BETTINA MÖLLRING
PROF. FRANK JACOB
PROF. DETLEF RHEIN
PROF. DR. MED. DIETER SIEBRECHT
Industrial Design (MA) Medical Design
PROF.IN DR. ANNIKA FRYE
Design science and research
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) (8 Semesters)
Master of Arts (M. A.) (4 Semesters)
Industrial Design/Medical Design
Industrial Design/Interface Design