Help for art and design students from Ukraine

Art and design students from Ukraine are welcome at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. In order to build a creative bridge, we have enabled a fluent transition for refugee students. We are open to working out individual solutions together which are adapted to the respective situation of Ukrainian students and which allow them to continue their artistic and design work as quickly as possible. This is carried out in direct consultation with the responsible professors. The Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design welcomes the helpfulness, solidarity and participation of its students, teachers and staff.

Shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Presidential Board decided to admit students from Ukraine to the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in an unbureaucratic and simplified manner. (...)

New Students Application Procedure May 2022

Dear international applicants please note:

All international applicants have to register at Uniassist first to have their documents, diplomas and certificates checked before handing in their application documents to Muthesius directly.

The Uniassist platform is open from 25th February 2021 to 25th of April 2022 for the start of study in October 2022.

Further information on the next steps for your application at Muthesius Kunsthochschule are available on the website.

If you have any questions please use the listed contacts.


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Industrial Design

At the Muthesius, we wish to teach new qualities. For us design is a comprehensive discourse on technical, social and cultural developments as well as social changes. We are interested in translating these developments into new and interesting relations, processed and interactions. We see it as our obligation to show paths to the design of intelligent and responsible products and utility experiences. For this task we have to open our eyes and thoughts and learn far-reaching skills: networked thinking and acting, researching, trying out, conceiving, detailing, visualising and communicating. And above all: design decision-making. Since in Kiel we are anything by a university of the masses, we can finely match the course content we wish to teach. The consequence is an holistic, practically oriented and individual study programme. Studying at the Muthesius should motivate students to develop their personal inclinations, and developed them in a committed fashion; our aim is to train students to become responsible, critical and professional designers.

Bachelor’s Programme

In the Bachelor’s study programme in Industrial Design students are prepared for the diverse and demanding requirements of a design profession so that they are able to carry out trend-setting tasks in different professional contexts.

Master’s Programme

Which future do we wish for ourselves? Which qualities should technologies, living together and our dealings with ourselves have? Who designs and is responsible for change?

The Master’s study programme in Industrial Design at the Muthesius with its focal points of Inteface Design and Medical Design addresses central, current and future-oriented questions. The four-term Master’s studies in Industrial Design qualifies students to carry out professional, interdisciplinary design work in a broad range of activities in the fields of research, industry or services with design, development-technical and strategic focus. The course is geared towards graduates in Industrial Design and other disciplines. The orientation of the academic education is less important than the conviction of being able to offer valuable synergies in a chosen profession. In particular, the studies are designed as supplementary academic education to interested persons who have already gained professional experience. Researching in design and designing in research that which will determine individual and communal human life in the future – this is the content of the studies as a Master’s student of Industrial Design at the Muthesius. Students work within the tension between Interface Design and Medical Design: these two synergetic focal points convey skills for future-oriented design work, in which people occupy a central position as actors of social change but also as objects of knowledge. Designers will significantly strengthen their positions as impulse and direction indicators of individual and communal life organisations and make them into experiences – the studies are taught according to this guiding philosophy.

Teaching Staff

Industrial Design


Industriedesign (MA) Medical Design

Fundamentals of Design

Industrial Design I Meth. Design I M.A. Medical Design

Design Science and Design Research


Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Master of Arts (M. A.)
Industrial Design/ Medical Design
Industrial Design/Interface Design PhD