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Anyone wishing to study at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design from the winter semester 2024/25 can apply from 1 to 15 May. You can apply online. All relevant information on the application process for Bachelor’s and Master’s students can be found here. The link to the digital application portal will also be published here from 1 May.

The only art college in Schleswig-Holstein offers Bachelor students a selection of art and design degree programmes: There are Communication Design, Industrial Design, Scenography / Interior Design, Fine Art and Art Teaching at Grammar Schools. The Master’s degree programmes in Communication Design, Spatial Strategies, Fine Arts, Art Teaching at Grammar Schools and two different Master’s programmes in Industrial Design are also offered: Medical Design and Interface Design. (...)

From 20 to 23 July, the annual exhibition “Einblick / Ausblick” is celebrated

It is a lavish celebration full of art and design: for the annual exhibition Einblick / Ausblick, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts opens its doors from Thursday, 20 to Sunday, 23 July. On these days, studios, workshops, lecture halls and workrooms will be transformed into an exhibition of around 10,000 square metres: for four days, visitors can gain an insight into the artistic work of students of free art, art for teaching at grammar schools, communication and industrial design as well as spatial strategies. The motto of this year’s Einblick / Ausblick is networking.

“The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts is a place of culture and a place of social encounter, (...)

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. (...)

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New release: Ephemer.

  With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela (...)

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Industrial Design

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.

Teaching staff

Prof. Martin Postler
Industrial Design

Design basics


Medical Design

Industrial Design (MA) Medical Design

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