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Merz Akademie University of Applied Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart


Research in Design, Art and Maedia

Subjects: Research in Design, Art and Media,Design,Art,Media

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
96 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
546 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
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Course description

The Master of Arts program, Research in Design, Art and Media – Designing the Future, offers you significant freedom in shaping your studies and choosing the media for your project. Your work will be situated between the expansive realms of “experimental world building” and “experimental documentary practice.” With close individual supervision, you will develop a long-term project throughout the entire study program. You will benefit from the diverse group of students and enhance your practical skills in Merz Akademie’s various labs, including virtual reality, sound studio, green box/video and media lab, screen printing, photo studio, print/scan lab, and bookbinding. In a world marked by catastrophic wars, rising authoritarianism, global inequalities, and the devastating effects of climate change, alongside the challenges of a rapidly evolving mediascape and the swift growth of AI, we turn to art and design. These fields serve as models of human activity that can help us create new ways of working, thinking, and living together.

Program Information

Study Location Stuttgart
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 546 EUR
Cost per Semester 96 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
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Language Requirements

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IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

At the time of application, all applicants should be able to demonstrate at least English level B2.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants need a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (e.g. Diplom) with 210 or 180 ECTS credits from an artistic/design, humanities/cultural studies or natural sciences (e.g. computer science) program. Applicants whose Bachelor’s degree has 180 ECTS credits must complete 30 credits in the form of additional study-relevant coursework as part of a preliminary semester in order to complete the Master’s degree with 300 ECTS credits. In this case, the duration of the study program is 4 semesters. Applicants whose first degree is based on a different credit system can apply for both options and will be admitted to one of the two options after assessment by the admissions committee.

Document Requirements

A curriculum vitae (not handwritten) Proof of a first university degree (certified copies of certificates) A passport photo An exposé outlining a project you would like to work on as part of the Master’s degree program (2-3 pages) A letter of motivation (1-2 pages) A portfolio of 1-3 current textual and/or artistic/design works relevant to the Master’s program. The work submitted should provide an overview of your skills and interests. Proof of English language proficiency (level B2)

Application Process

Acceptance Interview Yes
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
Application directly at the University
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